99 Minute Film Schools
99 Minute Film Schools

99 Minutes

Screening:

    Oct 2/3/5/9/10

  • Each Class £12.00
    8.00 Concs/Raindance Premium Members 
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99 Minutes Of Your Time…

Raindance has pioneered a revolutionary approach to film training since 1992.

Our courses are short and to-the-point.
And they are taught by the best industry practioners we can find.

We have influenced many different schools and organisations, including the Berlinale Talent Campus, for which Dieter Koslick's team consulted us for two weeks in 2002.

In January 2006 Raindance launched ‘The 99 Minute Film School’ where founder Elliot Grove strove to do the impossible and explain the basic principles of filmmaking in under two hours. In July last year this was joined by ‘The 99 Minute Directing School’ (later renamed ‘Directing Essentials’ to avoid confusion!)

Now, at the 18th Raindance Film Festival we’re launching a series of ’99 Minute’ schools to cover a wide range of topics invaluable to the independent and low-budget filmmaker.

Please email us on courses@raindance.co.uk for updated information.

THE 99 MINUTE…

…Sound School.

10am Saturday 2nd October
Probably the thing most ignored by filmmakers at every level, yet a vital component of every movie. Film is an audio-visual medium and yet so many films are let down by having no understanding of the ‘audio’ part of that dynamic.  This course will cover sound from on set recording to mixing in post, Foley and ADR.
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...Film Scoring School.

Noon, Saturday 2nd October
Music needn't break the bank. Here we'll show you the ins and out of finding a composer, licensing music and using stock music. We'll also give you insights into how music can be used to add production value to your film and how you and your composer can work together at all stages of the filmmaking process.
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...Directing School.

2pm Saturday 2nd October
All directors need to have one key skill and that is being able to communicate clearly and dynamically with their creative and technical teams. 'Directing Essentials' will demonstrate effective ways of sharing your vision with your main collaborators, The Producer, Director of Photography and Cast.
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...DSLR School.

10am Sunday October 3rd
Find out the low-down on the cutting edge of camerawork. The new DSLR cameras provide remarkable quality for a very low price. Our expert tutor will take through the principles and practices of the very latest advance in camerawork.
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...Survival for Independent Filmmakers School.

Noon Sunday October 3rd
In 99 Minutes, let Raindance founder Elliot Grove explain how to promote your career, deal with the thorny legal and financial issues facing freelancers, and explain social media for the complete and utter beginner. At the end of 99 Minutes you will know how to develop a game plan for success.
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...Funding School.

5pm Tuesday October 5
Have you ever thought of tapping into funding opportunities from Europe?  Did you know that there is a €20 million a year development fund from European Commission available to all European production companies?  Have you ever wondered how to set up your project as a co-production with European partners?  Are you aware of various co-production markets and pitching forums on the Continent that will help you finance for your project faster?
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...Casting School.

10am Saturday October 9
Where do you look to find actors for your production? How do you run an audition? Can I attract a big name to my little movie? And should I be as scared of agents as I am? These questions and more will be answered, and you'll learn the horrifying reasons for the most basic casting rule: 'Don't cast your friends!'
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...Special FX School.

Noon Saturday October 9
What low-budget horror movie doesn't need a bucket of fake blood and the odd severed limb? Doesn't your edge of the seat action movie need a little explosion now and again? Maybe your Indie rom-com needs decapitated body to spice things up a bit? Ok, maybe no the last one, but this class will show you have to put the FX on the screen without blowing up your budget too.
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...Muvizu Animation School

2pm Saturday October 9
What if you could produce an animated short in a couple of hours, not months, relying on skills you've already mastered.

You should try Muvizu. Come along and we'll show you how.
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…Editing School.

10am Sunday Octover 10
What does your editor require from you during the shoot. How can the director work with the editor before, during and after the shoot to make sure the edit runs smoothly. What makes a good cut; how can you increase your editors options;…
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…Visual FX School.

Noon Sunday October 10
With the phenomenal increase in the power of home computers CGI and VFX are now within the hands of every filmmaker. From adding flashes to mock-up guns to full blown alien invasions this course will show you the basic principles to get your low-budget feature away from the kitchen sink. Even if you don't think your epic requires visual effects this lecture will show you how modern low cost visual effects can enhance any drama..
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99 Minute Film Schools