The dynamic masterclasses series at Aesthetica’s Short Film Festival (ASFF) 2016 provide specialist information to aspiring and established filmmakers, as well as creating a platform for networking with like-minded figures within the industry. With over 20 masterclasses scheduled over the four-day event, ASFF is designed to connect its visitors with a multitude of areas in film that interest them. Knowledgeable figures including those from the Whitechapel Gallery, the BBC and The Brothers McLeod present our visitors with topics ranging from perfecting a comedy pitch to the depiction of gender roles in film.
The festival’s masterclasses aim to extend participants’ understanding of film, offering a crucial insight into the art of editing and the use of music within film. Lynden Campbell from Domino Publishing (Arctic Monkeys, Hot Chip, Wild Beasts, The Kills) will explore the importance of music licensing during the filmmaking process in the first of these masterclasses. Her work includes campaigns for Fendi, Adidas and Audi R8 as well as films such as Children of Men. Campbell’s masterclass is set to guide its guests through the process of sourcing and selecting the perfect soundtrack whilst retaining the desired tone and aesthetic of the film.
Credited for series’ such as Misfits, Peaky Blinders, Nightshift and feature films Desert Dancer and Slumdog Millionaire Celia Haining will reveal the power of editing in relation to depicting a brilliantly crafted narrative. Haining will take a short break from editing BBC1’s upcoming drama series Redwater to join us at ASFF 2016 and explore practical editing techniques used by professionals throughout the production process that will captivate the eyes of your viewers.
For more information on our Masterclass programme and a full list of representatives visit http://www.asff.co.uk/asff2016/masterclasses
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1. Jim Poyner, ASFF 2015.