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12/13.09.2015Lisbon | Portugal
CINEMATOGRAPHY WORKSHOP WITH STUART DRYBURGH ONLY ONE PLACE LEFT!

ABOUT STUART DRYBURGH

Stuart Dryburgh is one of the most interesting cinematographers in activity, he helped create the distinctive look in films such as "The Piano". In recent years Dryburgh shot the films "Lone Star", "Bridget Jones's Diary", and HBO series "Boardwalk Empire". Stuart is also developing several projects at the moment, including cinematography in Yimou Zhang's "The Great Wall" Starring Matt Damon, Pedro Pscal and Willem Defoe, and James Bobin's sequel to "Alice in Wonderland": "Alice Through the Looking Glass" starring Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska and Helena Bonham Carter . Dryburgh started on the job as a gaffer. As a result he found himself working and learning alongside many major cinematographers, in the process gaining a reputation as a skilled lighting specialist. After six years as a gaffer Dryburgh moved into the cinematographer's role shooting his first feature "The Leading Edge". Dryburgh was given the chance to shoot "An Angel at my Table" by Jane Campion, the film won accolades, and standing ovations. In 1992 Dryburgh reunited with Jane Campion in "The Piano", his work on the film won him the Oscar, ASC and BAFTA nominations, but was beaten by Schindler's List. Dryburgh followed "The Piano" with impressive work on "Once Were Warriors". After working on John Sayles' acclaimed border drama "Lone Star", Dryburgh reunited with Jane Campion, to shoot Henry James adaptation "The Portrait of a Lady". A long series of projects has followed, including hits "Analyze This", "Bridget Jones's Diary" "Kate and Leopold" and the pilot episode of "Sex and the City". Dryburgh went back to New Zealand to shoot "In My Father's Den", shot wildly out of sequence in an effort to capture different seasons on film. In 2007 he shot "The Painted Veil" Dryburgh's projects also include the pilot for acclaimed Prohibition-era drama "Boardwalk Empire". Martin Scorsese directed, with Dryburgh describing it as in many ways "a dream job". Variety later argued that Dryburgh's cinematography on Ben Stiller's remake of "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" was "reason enough to see the film on the bigscreen". He followed it with Michael Mann cyber-crime tale "Blackhat". In 2012 he returned to New Zealand as director of photography on Japanese-set drama "Emperor", directed by Peter Webber. WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

The workshop will focus on a diversity of topics of the art of cinematography, you will have the chance of not only receive this knowledge from Stuart Dryburgh, 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 over all theme of the workshop will be: How Stuart applies 30 years of shooting on film to shooting in the digital age, and what younger cinematographers can gain by ‘thinking film, shooting digital’ The workshop will also cover the following structure: ESSENCE OF THE CRAFT Auteur versus Industry – the realities of the business. DIY - low budget approaches Understanding your abilities Overview and “Case Study” clips of my work GETTING THERE Hollywood versus Europe Agents/managers/lawyers PREPPING Script break down Aesthetic overview – the look and the story - Stylistic Approach Crewing up Location hunting Rehearsing before the shoot Storyboard How to work with: Art department Costume Camera Planning for Digital VFX Camera systems, Lens selection Grip equipment Originating materials (film stock/tape) Relationship between the DP and the director Tradicional Vs. Digital How to properly tech scout a location How I design master shots and coverage SHOOTING Planning your day Blocking the scene Shotlists Storyboards on set Shooting strategy Camera - Movement - How / When / Why laboratory procedures Exposure - Zone System of Exposure - Film and Video LIGHT light meters Lighting Setup - Mood natural light location lighting studio lighting Night and day Lighting to suit actors WORKSHOP LOCATION Lisbon, Portugal PROFILE OF PARTICIPANT The workshop designed for Cinematographers, Camera Operators, Directors, Film Students, or anyone serious about a career in the Film Business on the area of cinematography. 16 hours Duration: 2 days Dates: 12-13 September 2015 Location: LISBON, PORTUGAL Price: 499EUR (399EUR Until 6th of September) Maximum number of participants: 25 By registering to the workshop you agree with FFL terms and Conditions

12/13.09.2015Lisbon | Portugal
EDITING WORKSHOP

ONLY ONE PLACES LEFT! About Hervé Schneid: Hervé Schneid is a French editor that in the last 38 years built up an impressive career. We can safely say Hervé Schneid is one of the greatest film editors in activity. Hervé Schneid has cut more than fifty films of different genres but he has become best known for his long-lasting collaboration with French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet on films Delicatessen (1991), Alien: Resurrection (1997), Amélie (2001), A Very Long Engagement (2004), The Young and Prodigious Spivet (2013). Apart from work with Jeunet Hervé Schneid edited Lars von Trier's Europa (1991), an adaptation of Virginia Woolf's Orlando (1992) made by Sally Porter, experimental poems Kinogamma One and Kinogamma Two (2008), crime thriller Mesrine: Public Enemy No. 1 (2008), he has also edited Michel Vaillant(2003) and Zidane, un portrait du 21e siècle (2006) he his currently editing the directional début film of Natalie Portman "A Tale of Love and Darkness" Hervé Schneid filmography speaks for itself and guarantees the high standards our participants have come to expect from FEST FILM LAB. WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION The Editing workshop will focus on a diversity of topics of the craft, you will have the chance of not only receive this knowledge from Hervé Schneid, 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: Introduction of the participants and Hervé, the participants will then be showed some clips of the work made by Hervé , analyzing some choices and options made in some of his works. Hervé will focus on how to help the story flow through the editing, and his best processes.The relation with the director DOP, and other members of the film crew, How to apply the craft in different genres. Creating visual narratives while working with sound, music and special effects. How to be a part of the whole process of film and television production and not merely as the final stage, becoming true collaborators, not just efficient technicians. How to edit you characters (practical examples of problem solving and good decisions) How to serve the narrative through effective editing How to employ narrative techniques to create tension The impact of genre on editing styles The market reality for Editors, Agents, Rates, and finding your own work Practical exercise. The participants will be given footage (a small 2 minute scene) to work two weeks before the workshop, all participants will show their work at the workshop, the group will then analyze each editing, and learn from each other’s work. Hervé will give his insight on each edited version of the footage. The participants should at the end be self-conscious of their editing choices, as well as aware of the other options taken by the other participants. PROFILE OF PARTICIPANT The workshop designed for Editors, Directors, Sound Editors, Film Students, or anyone interested in entering the Film Business on the area of Editing 16 hours Duration: 2 days Dates: 12-13 September 2015 Location: Lisbon, Portugal Price: 449EUR (359EUR Until 6th of September) Maximum number of participants: 25 By registering to the workshop you agree with FFL terms and Conditions
24/25.10.2015Hong Kong
CASTING FOR ACTORS WORKSHOP WITH NANCY BISHOP

ABOUT NANCY BISHOP Emmy-award nominated, American Casting Director, Nancy Bishop, has cast nearly 100 international film and TV projects, from her base in Prague. She has cast for major feature films including and Mission Impossible IV, Roman Polanski’s Oliver Twist, Prince Caspian, and Bourne Identity. Recent credits include “November Man” starring Pierce Brosnan and Olga Kurylenko, and Snowpiercer starring Chris Evans and Tilda Swinton. She has been teaching film acting throughout Europe, the UK, and the US for many years. In addition, Nancy is the founding head of the Acting for Film Department at the Prague Film School, and author of the best selling book, “Secrets from the Casting Couch.” and the just launched “Auditioning for FIlm TV” The new book is called “Auditioning for FIlm TV” and it’s just out. A must-have book and video guide for actors,endorsed by Donald Sutherland, Auditioning for Film and Television offers practical advice on audition technique, scene analysis, online casting and social media. A practical workbook written from a casting director's point of view, Auditioning for Film and Television teaches film actors the craft of auditioning in front of the camera. It shows actors how to use today's internet technologies to advance their careers and features success strategies and actual exercises to achieve results in the casting studio. The book will be available for a discounted price of 15 EUR. Nancy Bishop, CSA Casting Director and author, of Secrets from the Casting Couch, offers special workshop in London, 1-2 November, 2014. WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION This two day intensive workshop is designed for actors seeking work in the international market. Actors will learn essential skills in marketing, cold reading and on-screen auditioning technique. Each actor will get professional feedback on his\her headshot, and scene work. Class Schedule: Saturday 24th October, 2015 10:00 Meet at venue for welcome coffee and orientation. 10:30 Marketing Seminar for International Work In this seminar, actors will learn how to present themselves for international work; how to crack into the US and European markets. Marketing skills covered will include how to - accomplish a winning self-taped audition - develop an effective CV, - chose a key photo for headshots, - create a show reel and website. 13:00 Lunch 14:00-15:30 Archetype Workshop Actors should bring their photos and CVs for discussion. The class will view and critique one another’s headshots, helping to pinpoint a key archetypal image for each actor. 15:30-17:00: Cold Reading Technique exercises. In this sections, actors will learn how to scan a and perform a cold text. 17:00 Scene assignments will be assigned for mock audition on Sunday. Sunday 25th October 2015 10:30-13:00 Master Class: Scene Study. Actors will further develop auditioning and screen acting skills with a mock casting by taping and reviewing scenes. 13:00-14:00 Lunch 14:00-17:30 Continuation of shooting scenes, followed by critique. 17:30 Farewell drink. 15 hours Duration: 2 days Dates: 24-25 October 2015 Location: Hong Kong Price: 4999HKD (20% Discount, 3999HKD Until 4 September) Maximum number of participants: 20 By registering to the workshop you agree with FFL terms and Conditions

30/31.05.2015344 West 38th New York USA
ACTING WORKSHOP

25% Discount Until 18th of May

Melissa Leo is one of the most in demand actresses in the world right now, Winner of an Oscar for her performance on “The Fighter” Melissa will surely be one of the great actresses of our time, and is step by step also becoming one of the most awarded actresses in activity. Melissa Leo was born on September 14, 1960, in New York City. Leo starred as the mother of boxer Mickey Ward in the 2010 film The Fighter, also starring Mark Wahlberg. The role garnered her both Golden Globe (best supporting actress) and Oscar awards. Other accolades include award nominations for the film Frozen River and the HBO series Mildred Pierce. Leos breakthrough role came in 1993, when she began playing Detective Sergeant Kay Howard on the NBC series Homicide: Life on the Street. Melissa rose back to prominence with an impressive performance as a wife of an addict in the 2003 film 21 Grams. Her role garnered an award nomination for best supporting actress from the L.A. Film Critics Association. Many film opportunities followed, including The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005) with Tommy Lee Jones, Hollywood Dreams (2006) and Black Irish (2007). Leo went on to win acclaim for her performance as a struggling mother in the heralded film Frozen River (2008), most notably Independent Spirit Award, Screen Actors Guild and Academy Award nominations—all in the best actress category. More films followed, including Everybodys Fine (2009) with Robert DeNiro, Conviction (2010) with Hilary Swank and The Fighter (2010) with Mark Wahlberg. In the latter film, she garnered wide acclaim for her performance, including a Golden Globe and an Academy Award, both in the best supporting actress category. Moving back to TV in 2011, Leo showcased her talent in the HBO series Mildred Pierce, starring alongside Kate Winslet; she earned an Emmy nomination (outstanding supporting actress in a miniseries or movie) for her role as Lucy Gessler in the series. Leo went on to work on several projects, including “Oblivion” (2013), with Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman, which show us Melissa in a different genre, but always keeping it faithful to her choice for strong and captivating women, who immediately jump from the screen. Also in 2013 Melissa Leo went on working in The Butler, also featuring Forest Whitaker, Jane Fonda and Oprah Winfrey. That same year, she won an Emmy Award for her guest appearance on the sitcom Louie. Later in 2013 she premiered her most recent film the highly praised “Prisioners” starring along with Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal, more recently premier the film “The Equalizer” alongside Denzel Washington and “The Angriest Man in Brooklyn” alongside Robin Williams. WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION This 2 days acting Workshop with Melissa Leo is an one of a kind opportunity for those who are serious in acting as well as those with some theatre experience looking to brush up on their skills in front of the camera. In this two-day intensive course, you will learn from the experience of Melissa Leo who will introduce you to the several techniques she uses in acting for screen, while giving you an insight into what goes on behind the camera. By the end of the workshop you should have a clearer insight on: - Confidence in acting for the screen - Have an understanding of how to use voice and movement effectively - Gain a clear understanding of key methodologies - Have in-depth knowledge and understanding of the film industry - Have clear career goals and the confidence to pursue them - The Do’s & Don’ts of the Audition Process - Recognize the importance of the actor/director relationship - Effectively breakdown and analyze every scene in your script Participants should also bring one scene, and one monologue to work on specific. In this small group interaction is done on a great level, real life problems of actors will be addressed by Melissa Leo, at the end of the last day you will also be able to discuss problems you faced in your own career and ask for feedback from Melissa Leo. WORKSHOP LOCATION Penny Templeton Studio 344 West 38th St., Suite 204, New York PROFILE OF PARTICIPANT The workshop is designed for actors who are serious about their career, or prospective actors who seriously want to enter the film business 16 hours Duration: 2 days Dates: 30-31 May 2015 Location: Penny Templeton Studio 344 West 38th St., Suite 204, New York Price: 699USD (525 with 25% discount until 18th May) Maximum number of participants: 20 By registering to the workshop you agree with FFL terms and Conditions REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP ON THE LINK BELOW:
23/24.05.2015LONDON / UNITED KINGDOM
FILM DIRECTING WORKSHOP WITH PETER WEBBER

ABOUT 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 London UK 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: 23-24 May 2015 Location: London UK Price: 399GBP (319GBP Until 21st of May) Maximum number of participants: 25 By registering to the workshop you agree with FFL terms and Conditions