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RICHARD MORRISON and DEAN WARES

DURATION: 16 HOURS

10/13 . 05 . 2021

LOCATION: Online


PRICE: 499EUR (249EUR Until 24 February)

VACANCES: 25

CONTACT: filmlab@fest.pt

PENCIL TO PIXEL - FILM TITLE DESIGN WORKSHOP WITH RICHARD MORRISON AND DEAN WARES


ABOUT RICHARD MORRISON


Richard Morrison is one of the most prolific designers of TV and film title sequences and channel branding in the world. His professional experiance spans more than 30 years with more than 170 credits for feature film and TV title sequences. He worked with directors such as Franc Roddam, Terry Gilliam, Ridley Scott, Jean-Jacques Annaud, Tim Burton, David Mamet, and The Wachowski's, amongst many others.
He begun his career in advertising and worked on film trailers under the guidance of Maurice Binder, creator of the early Bond sequences. By the late '70s Morrison had formed Plume, a design and production company for film and TV media specialising in the title sequences, branding, and commercials. He started off with working on such films as Gandhi, Moonlighting, and Quadrophenia, and shortly after that he was creating title sequences for The Killing Fields, The Mission, Brazil and Batman (1989).
Morrison has also created award-winning designs for major UK and European TV channels and by the mid-'90s he was shortlisted for ID Magazine's Top 40 of World Creatives.
In 1998, he reformed as Fig and continued to produce title sequences for films such as The Constant Gardener, The Dreamers, Girl with a Pearl Earring and Two Brothers.
Today, now founder and creative director at The Morrison Studio, he and his team have been responsible for film and TV title sequences such as Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Frankenweenie, Calvary, Howl, and most recently Jupiter Ascending, Denial, Tommy's Honour, The Snowman, Nocturnal Animals and soon to be released Damascus Cover ond Ophelia.
In 2001 his first book CUT was published, and he is currently in production for release this year of his second book, entitled Seen London, a collection of urban photography - streets, people, places. Which director Stephen Frears (The Queen) has written the foreword for.

full credits on http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0607290/


ABOUT DEAN WARES


An adopted Spaniard, Dean lives with his family in Valencia, and has many creative skills which make him an indispensable asset to The Morrison Studio and the tv and film business.

He has long perfected the art of working remotely, while delivering top-end material to film studios and edit suites in the UK and the US.

With a career that began in print and media, Dean is a passionate master of typography who has created special original fonts for brands and projects, which he then translates onto screen.

Always on top of the fast-changing world of graphic design, visual effects and industry delivery needs, he is solution oriented and a technological whizz, with tireless patience and attention to detail.

His great colour and aesthetic sense contributed greatly to the success of Showtime and Sky Atlantic’s Patrick Melrose sequence, nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Main Title Design.

With his editing skills and rhythm, and great communication talent, Dean works across all aspects of design, production planning and delivery as the long-term creative partner and art director in the Studio. Some recent credits include The Undoing, Run, Avenue 5, Riviera and Dublin Murders alongside classic titles such as Enemy at the Gates and High Fidelity.

Richard Morrison and Dean Wares experience speaks for itself and guarantees the high standards our participants have come to expect from FEST FILM LAB.


WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

Pencil to Pixel. Skills and execution in creating a Title Sequence for Movies & TV with Richard Morrison. Covering Research, Design, Art Direction, Production, Music and Post Production.

The workshop will focus on a diversity of topics of the craft. You will have the chance of not only receive this knowledge from Richard Morrison, 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.

DAY 1 and 2

Introduction of the participants and Richard Morrison. The participants will then be showed some clips of the work made by him, analyzing some choices and options made in some of his works, generally sharing experiences and getting into on what was behind them.

The purpose and the importance of an opening sequence; how this short form piece can set the tone for what the audience is about to see, hear and experience (with examples)

The creative starting point; how to approach and generate the concept; how and what to draw out of a given script.

The process in researching ideas and content; where to look for the inspiration; how to apply the craft in different genres; the impact of genre on style.

Stimulate and grow ideas with in your team;

Stages of design ideas before storyboarding - the project workflow; when does the process of designing really start; the important preparaions before putting your ideas on paper.

How to best visualise and storyboard; space for creativity - relations between technical skills and thinking outside of the box.


DAY 3 and 4

The strength of good typography with a sequence; technical aspects of the job.

What skills and tools are needed (computers or pencils?), choosing the right software in advance to Production - an overview of available tools; their advantages, disadvantages and which one to choose.

How and when is music included; communicate your idea to a composer.

Preparing for a client pitch of your chosen ideas; what is important from the client’s point of view; how to present your ideas in the most efficient way.

What is needed before going into Production and Post Production.

The ever-changing technologies and their impact; big screen versus small screen and the future trends within marketing/branding.



PROFILE OF PARTICIPANT
The workshop designed for Title Designers, Designers, Directors, Art Directors, Production Designers, Artists, Film Students, or anyone interested in entering the Film Business on the area of Title Design for Film.


LOCATION OF THE WORKSHOP
The workshop will take place online, FEST FILM LAB has always been a project of high level knowledge sharing and networking. In the next few months we will be hosting the workshops online, however we will maintain not only the standard of quality you have come to expect with the best experts available, but also the networking and interactivity of the workshops:

-The workshop group will have a limited number of participants, we will not host more than 25 participants.

- We will maintain the tailor made aspects, with the possibility of troubleshooting projects you have been involved or challenges you are facing. We will introduce new tools to enhance the interactivity between participants.

- We have rearranged the workshops' sessions, which will take place in 4 days instead of the typical 2 days, so that the workshop is less overwhelming, as the typical two full days online would impact the capacities of the participants to absorb the content.


Duration: 4 days
Dates: 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, of May 2021
2PM - 6PM GMT (London)
3PM - 7PM CET (Brussels)
9AM - 12PM EST (New York)
6AM - 10AM PST (Los Angeles)
5PM - 9PM Gulf Standard Time (Dubai)
9PM - 1AM CST (Beijing)
6:30PM - 10:30PM IST (New Delhi)
Location: Online
Price: 499EUR (249EUR with 50% Discount until the 24th of February)
Maximum number of participants: 25

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