RITESH BATRA WRITING YOUR CHARACTERS - SCREENWRITING WORKSHOP 23, 24th & 30, 31st January
DIRECTING ACTORS FOR FILM WORKSHOP WITH PETE TRAVIS 9th to the 12th of November
2 days HOURS
16/17 . 03 . 2019
LOCATION: London UK
PRICE: 499GBP (349GBP until 18th February)
ABOUT BARRY ACKROYD
Barry Ackroyd is one of the most versatile Cinematographers in activity nowadays, with a career that expands over 30 years, multiple awards and nominations, including the BAFTA award for Best Cinematography for Kathryn Bigelow’s “Hurt Locker” in 2008.
Born in Oldham, England in 1954, his path as a Cinematographer started in television back in 1986 with the behind-the-scenes Documentary of Jim Henson’s “Labyrinth” starring David Bowie.
In the 1990’s he filmed Jon Blair’s Academy Award-winning Documentary Feature “Anne Frank Remembered” (1995). Also during this period he started a long-lasting collaboration with Ken Loach - a director known for his particular work philosophy of embracing his team’s contributions - from which came out films such as: “Land and Freedom” (1995), “My Name Is Joe” (1998), “Sweet Sixteen” (2002), and the Cannes Film Festival Golden Palm-winning “The Wind that Shakes the Barkley” (2006),
Recently he has been a cinematographer in a variety of projects and collaborated with filmmakers such as Adam McKay, in the Oscar Winning “The Big Short” (2015) starring an all-star cast of Christian Bale, Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling, Marisa Tomei, Melissa Leo, Steve Carell among others; Kathryn Bigelow on “The Hurt Locker” (2008) and “Detroit” (2017); Paul Greengrass on “United 93” (2006), “Captain Phillips” (2013) starring Tom Hanks, and “Jason Bourne” (2016), starring Matt Damon.
His latest work includes Netflix released “Outlaw King” (2018), from director David Mackenzie, starring Chris Pine; and is currently working with Jay Roach on a yet-to-be-named project featuring Margot Robbie, Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron.
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 Barry Ackroyd, 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 workshop will 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
Hollywood versus Europe
Script break down
Aesthetic overview – the look and the story - Stylistic Approach
Rehearsing before the shoot
How to work with:
Planning for Digital VFX
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
Planning your day
Blocking the scene
Storyboards on set
Camera - Movement - How / When / Why
Exposure - Zone System of Exposure - Film and Video
Lighting Setup - Mood
Night and day
Lighting to suit actors
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.
Duration: 2 days
Dates: 16-17 of March 2019
Location: LONDON UK
Maximum number of participants: 25
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