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20/21.09.2014Amsterdam
FILM DIRECTING WORKSHOP WITH PETER WEBBER

PETER WEBBER is one of the most interesting British Film Directors in activity. Girl with a Pearl Earring, starring Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth, marked Webber’s feature film debut in a most impressive way. The film has received numerous accolades including 3 Academy Award Nominations, 2 Golden Globe Nominations, 10 BAFTA Award Nominations and many others. Webber was then tapped by Dino de Laurentis to direct “Hannibal Rising”. Based on Thomas Harris’ upcoming new book of the same name, and starring Gaspard Ulliel, Li Gong and Anthony Hopkins, Peter has recently releases a new Feature Film “Emperor”, Starring Tommy Lee Jones, and Mathew Fox. Peter Webber started his career with his short film, The Zebra Man, straight out of film school a film about sideshow performer Horace Ridler starring Minnie Driver. He then worked as a film editor, beginning his association with Girl with a Pearl Earring producers Andy Paterson and Anand Tucker on Tucker’s drama debut, Saint-Ex, starring Miranda Richardson and Bruno Ganz. Peter Webers experience speaks for itself and guarantees the high standards our participants have come to expect from FEST FILM LAB. WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION The Film Directing workshop will focus on a diversity of topics of the art of directing a film, you will have the chance of not only receive this knowledge from Peter Webber, but also interact in a very strong way, as the group will have up to 25 participants, making it extremely practical and interactive. You will also have the opportunity to assess the issues you encountered on your films, and receiving the feedback to unblock situations in the future. The topics covered on the workshop will be: THE ESSENCE OF THE CRAFT Film History is your friend. Developing a hinterland Auteur versus Industry – the realities of the business. DIY - low budget approaches The writer/director conundrum The genius myth Understanding your abilities GETTING THERE Looking at the steps before you go into production The development process Raising finance Producers and writers Hollywood versus Europe Agents/managers/lawyers The One Hour Meeting PREPPING Aesthetic overview – the look and the story Crewing up Casting and auditioning Location hunting Rehearsing/working with actors before the shoot Storyboarding How to work with: Art department Costume Camera Assistant directors Planning for Digital VFX SHOOTING The politics – picking your battles The fear Planning your day Blocking the scene Shotlists Storyboards on set Shooting strategy Blocking the scene The Master shot trap The second unit POST PRODUCTION Working with an editor Digital VFX in post Guide music Working with a composer Test screenings ADR Sound Design Grading The final sound mix Test screenings INTO THE WORLD Film Festivals The Press The Internet and Social Media WORKSHOP LOCATION Amsterdam Film School Herengracht 425, 1017 BR Amsterdam, Netherlands PROFILE OF PARTICIPANT The workshop designed for Directors, Film Students, or anyone serious about a career in the Film Business on the area of Directing. 16 hours Duration: 2 days Dates: 20-21 September 2014 Location: Amsterdam Price: 499EUR, (399 Until 21st August) Maximum number of participants: 25 By registering to the workshop you agree with FFL terms and Conditions

11/12.10.2014LONDON / UNITED KINGDOM
TRICKS OF THE SOUND TRADE

Bundle Eddy Joseph + David Macmillan Sound Editing and Sound Mixing workshops offer with 30% discount if registered together, 560GBP instead of 800 GBP, only 6 places available in bundle. About David Macmillan David is one of the most important sound mixers in the world, David won 3 Oscars for his work on The Right Stuff, Apollo 13, and Speed. Some of his other film credits include Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Flatliners, Point Break, The Firm, Natural Born Killers, Nixon, The 40 Year Old Virgin, Twilight, The Proposal, and many others. David has worked with, and done sound mixing for the best directors of our time, Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, Sydney Pollack, Oliver Stone, Ron Howard, Tony Scott, Lawrence Kasdan, Alan Parker, Joel Schumacher, Kathryn Bigelow, Nora Ephron, and many others. Born in Northern Ireland, David emigrated to Canada with his family, where he apprenticed at The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Then, as fate would have it, he met Francis Ford Coppola while working on a documentary in San Francisco, and was hired to wire Coppola’s studio. David worked there for 3 years and Coppola facilitated David getting both his Green Card and his Union Card. Workshop Description: Film makers have always understood the power that Sound and Music have to enhance story telling. Silent films had no dialogue or sound effects, but used organists and occasionally live orchestras along with effects created by in theatre specialists to strengthen the emotional effect of the film. We will take an overview of how film has changed from silents to todays multi speaker systems like Dolby Atmos. The road to recognition for film makers is in submitting their films to festivals and competitions etc. but the jury will immediately reject them if the sound is bad. The purpose of this workshop is to understand the power of good sound, and the pocesses necessary to realize this. David will talk about his work, his recording philosophy, his methodology and show examples from his previous films. He will discuss how the film business has changed,the growing power of television and with the budgets being squeezed, how recording has to deal with a new set of factors, like multiple cameras with various lens sizes, the use of multi track recording and the limited shooting schedules with consequences for all departments. Participants will look at different types of recorders, RF mikes and mixers available for location recording. The different boom mikes available and when to use them will also be a topic. Boom mikes always preferred, they should always be available and open on the set. We will spend a few hours demonstrating how to wire actors, the methods used to hide transmitters and mikes, and how to work around noisy cloathing, skimpy women’s wear/or none, noisy atmosphere and the multi challenges we face in our efforts to get good usable sound. He will stress the importance of acknowledging actors preparations for their roles and how important it is to anticipate sound problems and to have solutions thought out beforehand so one doesn’t have to fuss with actors and interrupt their focus. We will see how dialogue, sound effects, musical score, songs and post sound mixing all come together to create 50% of the film experience. Profile of Participant The workshop designed for Directors, Sound Mixers, Sound Recordists, Boom Operators, Sound Editors, Film Students, or anyone interested in entering the Film Business on the area of Sound. 16 hours Duration: 2 days Dates: 11-12 October 2014 Location: London Price: 399GBP, (320GBP discount of 20% Until 6th September) Maximum number of participants: 25 By registering to the workshop you agree with FFL terms and Conditions
18/19.10.2014LONDON / UNITED KINGDOM
SOUND EDITING WORKSHOP WITH EDDY JOSEPH

Bundle Eddy Joseph + David Macmillan Sound Editing and Sound Mixing workshops offer with 30% discount if registered together, 560GBP instead of 800 GBP, only 6 places available in bundle. ABOUT EDDY JOSEPH Eddy Joseph is without a doubt on of the most successful Sound Editors of our time Eddy Joseph has been in the Film Industry for over 40 years and a Sound Editor for 30. He has collaborated with such directing luminaries as Alan Parker, Bernardo Bertolucci, Louis Malle, Jean-Jacques Annaud, Neil Jordan and Anthony Minghella. His credits include “Pink Floyd The Wall”, “Angel Heart”, “Batman”, “The Commitments”, “The Crying Game”, “Little Buddha”, “Interview with the Vampire”, “Evita”, “Enemy at the Gates”, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”, “Cold Mountain”, “Corpse Bride”, “United 93″, “Casino Royale” and “Quantum of Solace”. He has received 2 BAFTA Awards and 6 further Nominations and 16 MPSE Nominations. Full list of credits on www.imdb.com/name/nm0430577/ Eddy Joseph experience speaks for itself and guarantees the high standards our participants have come to expect from FEST FILM LAB. WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION The Sound Editing workshop will focus on a diversity of topics of the art of Editing the sound of a film, you will have the chance of not only receive this knowledge from Eddy Joseph, but also interact in a very strong way, as the group will have up to 25 participants, making it extremely practical and interactive. You will also have the opportunity to assess the issues you encountered on your own work and the projects you have worked on or will work, and receiving the feedback to unblock situations in the future. Session 1 THE ESSENCE OF THE CRAFT Film History is your friend. Developing a hinterland Auteur versus Sound Editor – the realities of the business. DIY - low budget approaches Understanding your abilities PRE-PRODUCTION Aesthetic overview – the sound of the story Crewing up Storyboarding before track laying How to work with: Editors Producers Directors Planning for Digital VFX Session 2 POST PRODUCTION Working with the editor Digital VFX in post Guide music Working with a composer Track Laying Temp Mixing Test screenings ADR Foley Sound Design Premixing The final sound mix Home Cinema Premiere PROFILE OF PARTICIPANT The workshop designed for, Sound Editors, Directors, Sound Mixers, Film Students, or anyone interested in entering the Film Business on the area of Sound. 16 hours Duration: 2 days Dates: 18th and 19th of October Location: London Price: 399GBP (320GBP with Early Bird discount of 20% Until 26th of July) Maximum number of participants: 25 By registering to the workshop you agree with FFL terms and Conditions

02/03.08.2014Cyberport Hong Kong
TECHNIQUES OF DIRECTING ACTORS CYBERPORT is our venue partner for this workshop We have the very last places to offer for this workshop, as we want a full class we are offering 50% discount on the last few places, grab your place while they last. Filmmakers often use the element of surprise to direct actors for certain scenes to get authentic emotional responses. The directors of AJAMI based their film entirely on this principal. Unlike other forays into improvisation, AJAMI had a very precise screenplay and a well-constructed plot that demanded precise emotional responses from its actors. The actors ended up acting out a story, without being aware that they were being directed according to a pre-written script. The film is a work of fiction which shows “real” people acting in situations that are orchestrated by the directors, but very “real” to the performers, resulting in the actors projecting emotions on camera that they actually experienced at the time. This was achieved over specialized workshops, in which the actors were brought to each character’s emotional and psychological state as written in the script. In these workshops, the participants didn’t learn about text, goals, mise-en-scene or acting tricks. The focus was on the psychological journey of the characters through dramatic role-playing. Eventually, each actor deeply identified with his or her character as though the character was an extension of their own personality. When the cameras started rolling, something magical happened – the actors forgot that they were in a fictional situation and their minds believed that what was happening was real. Throughout the 2 days-workshop, participants will learn and experience the technique that Scandar uses during the preparations of his actors as well as during the shoot. PROFILE OF PARTICIPANT The workshop is designed to Directors, Actors, Film Students. ABOUT SCANDAR COPTI Copti is an Oscar-nominated Palestinian filmmaker born and raised in Yafa. In 2009, his first full-length feature film “Ajami” won the Camera d’Or Special Mention at the Cannes Film Festival. His film was also nominated for the 82nd Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Film category and won more than 15 awards worldwide. Formerly a mechanical engineer, he has also written, directed and edited several fiction, documentary and experimental short films. Copti was on the jury of the Tribeca film festival as well as at the Thessaloniki film festival in 2010 and President of the Human Rights Award in the Istanbul International film festival 2011. Copti was part of the team that launched the Doha Tribeca Film Festival and the Doha Film Institute (DFI) and he headed the DFI’s education department until November 2011. Currently Copti is developing his next feature film project. 16 hours Dates: 2-3 August 2014 Location: Cyberport Hong Kong Price: 5500HKD (2750 until 28th July, or while places last) Vacancies: 25 CYBERPORT is our venue partner for this workshop REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP ON THE LINK BELOW:
24/25.05.2014LISBON / PORTUGAL
FILM DIRECTING WORKSHOP WITH PETER WEBBER

PETER WEBBER is one of the great British Film Directors in activity. Girl with a Pearl Earring, starring Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth, marked Webber’s feature film debut in a most impressive way. The film has received numerous accolades including 3 Academy Award Nominations, 2 Golden Globe Nominations, 10 BAFTA Award Nominations and many others. Webber was then tapped by Dino de Laurentis to direct “Hannibal Rising”. Based on Thomas Harris’ upcoming new book of the same name, and starring Gaspard Ulliel, Li Gong and Anthony Hopkins, Peter has recently releases a new Feature Film “Emperor”, Starring Tommy Lee Jones, and Mathew Fox. Peter Webber started his career with his short film, The Zebra Man, straight out of film school a film about sideshow performer Horace Ridler starring Minnie Driver. He then worked as a film editor, beginning his association with Girl with a Pearl Earring producers Andy Paterson and Anand Tucker on Tucker’s drama debut, Saint-Ex, starring Miranda Richardson and Bruno Ganz. Peter Webers experience speaks for itself and guarantees the high standards our participants have come to expect from FEST FILM LAB. WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION The Film Directing workshop will focus on a diversity of topics of the art of directing a film, you will have the chance of not only receive this knowledge from Peter Webber, but also interact in a very strong way, as the group will have up to 25 participants, making it extremely practical and interactive. You will also have the opportunity to assess the issues you encountered on your films, and receiving the feedback to unblock situations in the future. The topics covered on the workshop will be: THE ESSENCE OF THE CRAFT Film History is your friend. Developing a hinterland Auteur versus Industry – the realities of the business. DIY - low budget approaches The writer/director conundrum The genius myth Understanding your abilities GETTING THERE Looking at the steps before you go into production The development process Raising finance Producers and writers Hollywood versus Europe Agents/managers/lawyers The One Hour Meeting PREPPING Aesthetic overview – the look and the story Crewing up Casting and auditioning Location hunting Rehearsing/working with actors before the shoot Storyboarding How to work with: Art department Costume Camera Assistant directors Planning for Digital VFX SHOOTING The politics – picking your battles The fear Planning your day Blocking the scene Shotlists Storyboards on set Shooting strategy Blocking the scene The Master shot trap The second unit POST PRODUCTION Working with an editor Digital VFX in post Guide music Working with a composer Test screenings ADR Sound Design Grading The final sound mix Test screenings INTO THE WORLD Film Festivals The Press The Internet and Social Media WORKSHOP LOCATION Universidade Lusofona, Campo Grande 376, 1749-024 Lisbon, Portugal PROFILE OF PARTICIPANT The workshop designed for Directors, Film Students, or anyone serious about a career in the Film Business on the area of Directing. 16 hours Duration: 2 days Dates: 24-25 May 2014 Location: Campo Grande 376, 1749-024 Lisbon, Portugal Price: 339,99 including 20% Discount (425 EUR original price) Maximum number of participants: 25 By registering to the workshop you agree with FFL terms and Conditions