BFI Future screening is a monthly programme of screenings, workshops, competitions and ticket offers for 15-25 year olds run by the BFI Southbank and this summer introduces Raw Shorts, a new programme designed to help new filmmakers make outstanding short digital films on a minimal budget.
9 August sees Raw Shorts: Run Lola Run: Movies and Motion class which aims to explore movement on film, through practical workshops and discussion. For just £6 15-25 year olds take part to look at two notions of motion on film both literally: how to show movement on screen through shots and cinematography and metaphorically: through the use of storytelling and timing.
With an panel of experts including camera operators and actors the course will look at how to add new elements to your film through movements of both the camera and the actors. There is also a chance to hear from professional writers to look at how to develop a narrative along with opportunities to participate in a masteclass using the equipment itself including dollies, Steadicams and jib.
BFI have also been working in conjunction with production design students from Wimbledon College of Arts to transform the Atruium into a working film set during August. Created weekly, the set will be a bedroom of a different teenage character – from a contemporary California socialite to a 70’s punk which filmmakers and actors will be able to create and film short scenes based on the weekly characters.
Lectures and creations in August include DIY Cinematography on 5 August, directing actors on 13 August, writing naturalistic dialogue on 19 August and DIY costume and production design on 27 August.
Classes at BFI South Bank, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London, SE1 8XT. See more here by clicking HERE
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1. Future Film Courtesy of BFI Southbank