With kind support of Skillset
Since this recession hit, the depressing fact is that the percentage of women in the UK film industry workforce has gone down. Even further. But we know you talented ladies are out there. So, once again, we've teamed up with some of the country's best training organisations to deliver a highly practical series of workshops, boosting the skills and confidence of women who already have some professional experience in film.
And the good news is that all these courses are offered at literally a snip of their usual price!
Get your tickets here
LFA presents: Post-production reinvented
ICA Nash Room, Sat March 6, 4.30pm, £10, £9 ICA & BEV Nest members
Post-production has been reinvented with the arrival of digital technology. Which similarities exist? How do filmmakers adapt? How do different editing packages interpret information from domestic to professional HD? A professional editor demystifies any technical doubts, equipping storytellers for creative work.Participation by application to email@example.com Download the application form on the right column and submit along with your CV.
NFTS presents: Marketing in the Digital World
BFI Studio, Sat March 6, 12.00pm, £15
Just because anyone can create content, does it mean it will sell? This workshop looks at new business models for distribution including theatrical, DVD and VoD. as well as the changing home entertainment market and distributing directly to the consumer with advice for legally downloading your film.Participation by application to firstname.lastname@example.org Download the application form on the right column and submit along with your CV.
BAFTA presents: How Shooting on HD is changing Hair & Make Up
ICA Nash Room, Sat March 6, 1.00 - 4.00pm, £10, £9 ICA & BEV Nest Members
An interactive and practical masterclass looking at how HD camera technology is affecting the hair and make up industry. This session will be led by prominent industry professionals and is ideal for those wishing to develop their careers and ensure they remain at the cutting-edge of the hair and make-up industry. Speakers will include:Suzanne Stokes-Munton (Hair designer/Wig maker: Agora, Bad Education, Love in the Time of Cholera, Habla Con Ella, Hotel Rwanda); Kristyan Mallet (Prosthetics make up design/special effects make-up design: Wanted, St Trinian’s, “Merlin”, “Robin Hood”)Participation by application to email@example.com Download the application form on the right column and submit along with your CV. Image: make up by Christine Blundell for M.A.C. Cosmetics
SOLD OUT: Ravensbourne presents: RED Camera work flows
01zero-one training centre, Fri March 5, 2pm-5pm, £35
This is an introductory session aimed at producers, directors and cinematographers that are interested in working with the RED, but who have little or no experience of it. Shooting on the RED provides numerous imaging options from which you need to make informed choices. This session aims to give you an overview and introduce you hands-on to the camera. Understanding the processes involved in creating the final image will enable you to contribute at all stages of production and empower you to move forward with confidence.Participation by application to firstname.lastname@example.org Download the application form on the right column and submit along with your CV.
VET presents: Digital Cinematography - From Camera to Post
VET Lux Building, Wed March 10, 6.30 - 9.30pm , £35
A look at the impact on roles and responsibilities within the camera team. Who manages the data, how, and where does it go? What is a DIT?Participation by application to email@example.com Download the application form on the right column and submit along with your CV.
Rigging accessories and monitoring on set with the P2 (HPX 2700) and RED camera
Plus an overview of the path into and through post production (Avid and FCP)
Hosted by Joan Leese, VET and Lyn Turner, Four Corners who will provide the HD and RED technical support and jargon-busting. Grasp the implications and some practical issues of shooting in HD and the importance of understanding what happens to the data through the whole production process.
Escape Studios presents: 3D Graphics and Visual Effects
Escape Studios, Sat March 6, Sun March 7, £100
A practical, introductory training session for those wanting an insight into 3D for visual effects and post-production. This hands-on session is hosted by Escape Studios, the London based academy of animation and visual effects. Participants will be taken through the basic creation of 3D models, the process of camera tracking these into live-action footage and the skills required in lighting and texturing, in order to achieve photo realistic results.Participation by application to firstname.lastname@example.org Download the application form on the right column and submit along with your CV.
Training / Doc: Shooting Women + Director Q&A
BFI Studio, Sun March 7, 2.00pm, £9, £6.65 concs.
Dir Alexis Krasilovsky, USA 2008, 53minA director, producer and cinematographer herself, Krasilovsky made this documentary for all you working and aspiring camerawomen and DoPs out there. With stories, experiences and generous advice from Agnès Varda, Brit Sue Gibson and top US cinematographer Ellen Kuras, to name a few. An engaging and generous series of interviews with women behind the lens from the US to India, Africa, Afghanistan and beyond. To get tickets click here: www.bfi.org.uk/whatson/bfi_southbank/events/birds_eye_view_film_festival_2010/shooting_women_director_qa
SOLD OUT: Pitch & Connect and Meet the Producers with NPA
ICA Brandon Room and Lounge Bar, Sat March 6, 4.30 - 6.00pm, £7
Birds Eye View invites female writing, directing and producing talent to come and have up to a 15 minute one-to-one session exploring your film ideas with leading industry commissioners and producers. Bring your pitch along and use this time to test you’re your ideas and your technique in a uniquely supportive environment. Take a punt upstairs then head to the lounge bar to network with the Producers from the National Producer Alliance. This really is your chance to pick the brains of the UK’s best and most experienced in the industry.Pitch and Connect panellists are: Warp X Head of Development Caroline Cooper Charles; Universal Pictures UK's Sales Manager Jody Pope; UK Film Council's Head of Premiere Fund Sally Caplan; and Film London's Head of Production and Talent Maggie Ellis. Participation by application to email@example.com Download the application form on the right column and submit along with your CV.
ICA Lounge Bar, Mon March 8, 3.30pm & ICA Lounge Bar Wed March 10, 3.30pm FREE
We invite all emerging women filmmakers to come, meet each other and enjoy some first-come first-screened exposure of your new work, or work in process, hosted by Short Executives Jude Goldrei (Monday) and Julia Caithness (Wednesady) from Lifesize Pictures. A great chance for feedback from pro’s and peers, and to connect with other filmmakers and potential collaborators. All films on DVD please!
Meet the Filmmakers: in partnership with Shooting People
ICA Lounge Bar, Fri March 5, 4.00pm, FREE
No advance booking required. Free Event.Meet our inspirational filmmakers from the UK and abroad, mingle with the Birds Eye View team and festival crowd while relaxing with a nice cup of tea and some delicious cake! No better way to start a Birds Eye View festival weekend!
Shooting People Presents: Let's Get Digital
ICA Nash Room, Sun 7th March, 1.30pm, £8, £7 ICA & Nest members
This forum-style event will first list the essential tools and digital marketing techniques available to the independent filmmaker to market a film and build an audience; a case study of these tools in action; a snapshot of the digital agency landscape, and a discussion of monetising digital media. Hosted by Festival Producer Carla MacKinnon (Branchage and LSFF) and featuring Harriet Fleuriot, artist filmmaker and digital marketeer, plus social media experts, digital agency bigwigs and digital native filmmakers.To get tickets click here: www.ica.org.uk/23831/Film/Shooting-People-Presents-Lets-Get-Digital.html
Our highlight training event is a masterclass with the wonderful Susanne Bier (Brothers, After the Wedding, Things We Lost in the Fire). We are also showing all three of Biers's films, with Q&As. Please see here for more info.