Masterclass Day Two at the Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2015

Enjoyed yesterday’s packed line-up of masterclass sessions? This year’s Aesthetica Short Film Festival has more to offer with a second helping of talks and discussions taking place throughout Saturday 7 November. In 2015 ASFF returns with its largest programme to-date, featuring a total of 24 sessions led by speakers from major film organisations including creative agency White Lodge, Channel 4, Rankin Film, the Association of Camera Operators, VFX Giant Framestore, Ridley Scott and many more.

The line-up for Masterclass Day Two, Saturday 7 November:

Little White Lies: Independent Viewpoints on Film-Writing, 10:30 – 11:30, York St John University
Celebrated film magazine Little White Liesshowcases and discusses film in all its diverse guises with a growing audience of over 100,000 film-lovers. David Jenkins, Editor at the publication, will explore how film journalism is expanding across traditional print and new digital platforms and the importance of talking honestly and openly about the medium of film.

Robbie Gibbon: Big Screen and Television Storytelling – The Craft and Technology of Film Editing, Session 1: 10:30 – 11:30, Session 2: 12:00 – 13:00, York St John University
With credits that include Doctor Who, My Mad Fat Diary and The Reckoning and feature films likeThe Trip to Italy and Wasteland, Robbie Gibbon has extensive experience in the art of editing, assistant editing and directing. He will look at the theory behind the practice as and demonstrate pre and post production processes.

Tim Pope, Director: How I Got My First Break, 12:00 – 13:00, York St John University
CADS Lifetime Achievement winner Tim Pope has worked on music videos for the likes of The Cure, Fatboy Slim, David Bowie and Neil Young. Director of feature film The Crow: City of Angels and co-founder of Cowboy Films, the production company behind BAFTA winner The Last King of Scotland, Pope will discuss his creative journey and what he has learned along the way.

Shooting People: Branded Content: Keeping the Creative in the Corporate, 13:30 – 14:30, York St John University
Presented by Shooting People, this panel discussion will demystify the world of branded content and provide an insight into how it can help you make a living in the corporate film industry, without sacrificing your creative goals. Panellists include filmmakers who have worked for brands such as Guardian, New York Times, Samsung, Microsoft and Dunlop, as well as the Global Video Production Manager for Lush.

Festival Formula: Realising the Potential – from Festival Strategies to Crowd Funding, 15:00 – 16:00, York St John University
Behind successful campaigns with films featuring at festivals including Raindance, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Tribeca and more, Festival Formula founder Katie McCullough talks about building your digital presence, how to get your work out there and how to make a positive impact in today’s film industry.

Tickets and Passes are available from the Festival Hub at Visit York, 1 Museum Street, 09:00 until 17:00.

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