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21/24.02.2023Online
CINEMATOGRAPHY WITH ELEMENTS OF VFX AND CGI WORKSHOP WITH MICHAL LUKA

ABOUT MICHAL LUKA Michał Łuka is an experienced director of photography for both commercial and cinematic projects. He specializes in advanced cinematography techniques for CGI and VFX productions. Michał worked on Netflix’s animated miniseries The Liberator (dir. Grzegorz Jonkajtys), created using the new and unique Trioscope technique. He shot the feature drama Prime Time (dir. Jakub Piątek), which premiered during World Cinema Dramatic competition at the Sundance Film Festival 2021. He's working on a new international tv series. Two of his international films premiered in 2017, including the Bollywood thriller ITTEFAQ (dir. Abhay Chopra) and the feature-length documentary, Call me Tony (dir. Klaudiusz Chrostowski). Call me Tony premiered during the DOK Leipzig Festival and was screened at the world's leading documentary film festival, the International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam (IDFA), where it received the ARRI Award. In 2014, Michał was nominated for the Laszlo Kovacs award at Camerimage for his short Laughter in the Dark. Michał has also served as DOP on numerous commercials and music videos. He has created content for international brands such as McDonald’s, Nike, Lovela, Ted Warsaw, and more. MIchal Luka experience speaks for itself and guarantees the high standards our participants have come to expect from FEST FILM LAB. COURSE DESCRIPTION Nowadays, it is rare for a film to not use any kind of VFX, which can range from slight background changes to entire VFX shots. But when should a filmmaker start thinking about VFX? VFX, if used right, can be an important tool for the betterment of the narrative. When filmmakers think of VFX only after filming, it will often end up as a botched attempt, since VFX elements weren’t thought out, leaving the VFX team with the job of coming up with solutions and working around the mistakes made during filming. Storyboarding is a great way to put the filmmaker, and the VFX team, on the same page, allowing for a better understanding of the wanted final product, offering clear and concrete imagery of the needed VFX elements. Cinematographers must increasingly be prepared to work with VFX and similar digital environments such as Virtual Production. Increasingly these tools will become more standard in independent, small film production, therefore it is imperative for, not only producers and directors, but also cinematographers to better grasp the specifications of this. In this workshops, Michal Luka will show how to work with these tools, and how to better achieves your results The course will also cover the following topic list: 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 Documentary and feature film approach 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 Green screen / blue screen environment SHOOTING Camera angle and framing, Different aspect ratios Static vs movement camera’s personality LIGHT light meters Lighting Setup - Mood natural light location lighting studio lighting PROFILE OF PARTICIPANT The workshop designed for Cinematographers, Camera Operators, Directors, DIT, VFX artists, CGI Artists, Film Students, or anyone serious about a career in the Film Business on the area of cinematography. WORKSHOP LOCATION The workshop will take place online, FEST FILM LAB has always been a project of high level knowledge sharing and networking.The online workshop will maintain the quality expected with the best experts available, and also the networking and interactivity of the workshops: -The workshop group will have a limited number of 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. 16 hours Duration: 4 days Dates: 21st-24th of February 2023 1PM - 5PM WET (London) 2PM - 6PM CET (Brussels) 8AM - 12PM EST (New York) 5PM - 9PM Gulf Standard Time (Dubai) 9PM - 1AM CST (Beijing) 6:30PM - 10:30PM IST (New Delhi) Location: Online Price: 499EUR (299EUR with 40% Discount until the 30th of January) Maximum number of participants: 25 By registering to the workshop you agree with FFL terms and Conditions Please add our address to your email safe senders list, address book or contact list to avoid FEST e-mails in spa

03/06.04.2023Online
GREENSHOOTING - SUSTAINABILITY IN FILM WORKSHOP WITH DÖRTE SCHNEIDER

ABOUT DÖRTE SCHNEIDER

Dörte Schneider has 20 years of experience as an assistant director in films and tv commercials, Dörte discovered that she could combine her passion for film with her environmental concerns. This is how she decided to become a Green Consultant.She obtained the Green Consultant certificate at the German “Hochschule der Medien” (HdM Stuttgart), and since then she has been committed to making film productions greener. To achieve this goal, Dörte believes that educating and raising people's awareness of this issue are fundamental. Dörte is an active member of Filmmakers for Future and of the German green consultant association (BVGCD), besides being an ambassador for The Pact and Green The Bid. In October 2021 she got trained as a Climate Reality Leader. WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

The workshop will look at the climate reality on planet Earth, and how that should influence our every action. It is also going to give an understanding of sustainability as a concept. It will focus on the importance of the application of “green measures” during all stages of film production. The workshop will provide tools to identify issues of environmental impact on film production, provide the knowledge to better interact with a green consultant, and deliver the knowledge to better tackle the challenges of the environmental sustainability of a film production, without neglecting the social and economic ones. The workshop will be informative and interactive, with space for exchange and dialogue. The topics covered in the workshop: - Understanding what a “Green Consultant” does - Know what is happening internationally - Assess the critical points of a project - Know what steps to take at each stage of the project PART 1 | Climate literacy. Introduction to the concept of sustainability. What is a Green Consultant? What’s happening on (and to) Planet Earth? What is “sustainability”? Theoretical and legal bases. Applicability in the audio-visual industries. Introduction to existing initiatives and platforms. What does the Green Consultant do? PART 2 | Departments I Departments and their impact: Production. Screenwriting. Directing. Catering. Scenography. Wardrobe. Make-up/ Hair. What measures can we apply? PART 3 | Departments and their impact: Lighting. Sound. Post-production. Energy, Materials, Transport, Waste. How can we work in a more "green" and efficient way? PART 4 | The footprint of distribution and streaming. Introduction to carbon footprint calculations. Green storytelling. Recap. PROFILE OF PARTICIPANT Anybody working in the film industry is welcome. This workshop is addressing the industry as a whole and is committed to giving an understanding of the importance and scale of our impact and footprint. 16 hours Duration: 4 days Dates: 3rd to the 6th of April 2023 9AM - 1PM (London) 10AM - 2PM (Brussels) 4AM - 8AM (New York) 1:30AM - 5:30AM (New Delhi) 12PM - 4PM (Dubai) 4PM - 10PM (Beijing) Location: Online Price: 450EUR (270EUR with 40% Discount Until 25th of January) Maximum number of participants: 25 By registering to the workshop you agree with FFL terms and Conditions Please add our address to your email safe senders list, address book or contact list to avoid FEST e-mails in spam

13/14.05.2023London UK
CHOREOGRAPHY AND MOVEMENT DIRECTION IN FILM WORKSHOP WITH FRANCESCA JAYNES

ABOUT FRANCESCA JAYNES Francesca Jaynes has been a Choreographer and Movement Director in the film industry for over 25 years. Her work is incredibly diverse, ranging from movement in “A.I. Artificial Intelligence” and “Gravity” to musical films such as “De-Lovely” and “Muppets Most Wanted”. She has worked with top directors on both sides of the Atlantic, including Mike Leigh, Steven Spielberg, Tim Burton, Joss Whedon, Ron Howard, Michael Winterbottom, and Mike Newell, and with a host of stars such as Judi Dench, Dustin Hoffman, Sandra Bullock, Andy Serkis, Christoph Waltz, Tina Fey, Jude Law, Keira Knightley, and Kevin Kline. In addition to a wide-ranging CV in film, she works regularly in the theatre in musicals, opera, and plays, and also in television drama. For a complete look at her career to date, please visit www.francescajaynes.com .

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION CHOREOGRAPHY AND MOVEMENT IN FILM Work in dance and movement in film can be an ever-changing and diverse experience. This is what makes it exciting! But it’s also what makes it extremely challenging. The top people in the industry have a vast range of skills (ballet, tap, historical dance, contemporary social dance, etc) and must always be ready to adapt and change to best serve their director and the film. Within this two-day exploration of the discipline, we’ll look at the complete process of working in dance/movement on a film production, from initial meetings with producers and directors, to casting, rehearsals, and ultimately filming. There are a host of details and elements that need to be considered at each stage of the process, in addition to the actual creation of the work. With discussions, Q and A’s, and practical ‘on your feet’ workshops, we’ll explore the myriad of fun and challenging scenarios that can present themselves on a variety of job assignments. Topics will include: Different approaches for different films, Genres, and directors; How does the dance/movement fit into the narrative of the film and/or scene; Relationships with other departments (Directors, Assistant Directors, Costume Departments, Sound Departments, Art and Props Departments); Practical sessions in creating and filming the work (historical dance, etc); Actors, dancers, and Muppets - working with differing levels of skills, abilities, and comfort zones. PROFILE OF PARTICIPANT The workshop designed for, choreographers, dancers, Actors, and Directors, who can directly benefit from the knowledge and know how presented on this workshop. The workshop is also suited to different profiles, such as cinematographers, Art Directors, who will directly work with Choreographers and Movement Directors, and can improve their work by knowing how to interact with this department in a more effective way. The workshop is also suitable for anyone interested in entering the Film Business on the area of Choreography and Movement Direction.

LOCATION OF THE WORKSHOP London UK Duration: 2 days Dates: 13th - 14th of May 2023 Location: London UK Price: 499GBP (325GBP Until 27th of January) Maximum number of participants: 25 By registering to the workshop you agree with FFL terms and Conditions Please add our address to your email safe senders list, address book or contact list to avoid FEST e-mails in spam.

28/29.01.2023London UK
WRITING PICTURES - SCREENWRITING WORKSHOP WITH TONY GRISONI

WORKSHOP FULL ABOUT TONY GRISONI

Tony Grisoni worked in many different areas of film making before turning to screenwriting. QUEEN OF HEARTS, 1989 was his award winning first feature directed by Jon Amiel. He has worked closely with a number of directors since, including Michael Winterbottom, John Boorman, Sean Durkin and Marc Munden, and has co-written with Terry Gilliam (FEAR & LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS, 1998 TIDELAND, 2005 and that ship of fools - THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE, 2018.) In 2001, Tony Grisoni made the trek along the people smugglers' route from the Pakistan/Afghan border, through Iran and Turkey to Europe with the director, Michael Winterbottom. The resulting film, IN THIS WORLD, won the 2002 Berlinale Golden Bear. BROTHERS OF THE HEAD, 2005 adapted from the novella by Brian W. Aldiss. Grisoni collaborated with Simon Channing Williams of Potboiler Films, and Keith Fulton & Lou Pepe (directors of LOST IN LA MANCHA, 2002) to write and co-produce. RED RIDING, 2009 adapted from the David Peace Yorkshire Noir novels. Directed by Julian Jarrold, James Marsh and Anand Tucker, and produced by Andrew Eaton at Revolution Films for Channel 4. "Red Riding is a deeper pool than The Godfather, but it doesn't encourage swimming." - David Thomson, Murder in the North - The New York Review of Books THE UNLOVED, 2009 was Samantha Morton's directorial debut which won BAFTA - Best TV Single Drama. Produced by Kate Ogborn and Michael Elliott for Revolution Films and C4. SOUTHCLIFFE, 2013 was an original 4-part drama for Channel 4, directed by Sean Durkin and produced by Peter Carlton and Derrin Schlesinger of Warp Films. "A spellbinding and terrifying piece of television storytelling." THE YOUNG POPE, 2016 by Paolo Sorrentino starring Jude law. Co-writer and executive producer. CRAZY DIAMOND, 2017, was one of the Philip K Dick's Electric Dreams anthology directed by Marc Munden and starring Steve Buscemi, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Julia Davis & Joanna Scanlan. "...a clean, perfectly mown world, where everything's fine and nice..." THE CITY & THE CITY, 2018, is a 4 part BBC 2 drama based on the novel by China Mieville. The City and the City features David Morrissey, Mandeep Dhillon, Lara Pulver, Christian Camargo and Maria Schrader and was directed by Thomas Shankland for Mammoth Screen. VANISHED - A VIDEO SEANCE, 1999 was made in collaboration with performance artist and poet, Brian Catling. "...genre busting - an encounter between mainstream movie story telling and the art avant-garde..." - Jonathan Romney. He and Catling have gone to make other pieces for galleries and together hosted the annual celebration of the absurd, CABARET MELANCHOLIQUE (RIP). Other artists he has collaborated with include Oona Grimes, Dryden Goodwin and Marcia Farquhar. Grisoni has also written and directed a number of short films including the BAFTA nominated KINGSLAND #1 The Dreamer, 2008, SYNCING featuring Peter Capaldi, 2009, the award-winning THE PIZZA MIRACLE, 2010 and THE SANDS OF VENUS, 2019. Tony Grisoni is co-writing and co-producing MARLOW, an original TV series for BritBox developed with Simon Maxwell. MARLOW is a trippy crime epic set in the bleak and strange flatlands of the Thames Estuary and will star Claire Foy. He is also writing an adaptation of Norman Lewis’s NAPLES ’44 detailing the violence and the beauty of a city in post World War II chaos. The series is to be directed by Iain Softley and produced by Andrea Calderwood of Potboiler Films. Tony Grisoni experience speaks for itself and guarantees the high standards our participants have come to expect from FEST FILM LAB. WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

The workshop will focus on a diversity of topics on the craft of Screenwriting. You will have the chance to not only hear from Tony Grisoni, but also interact in a very direct way, as the group will have up to 25 participants. * Tony will spend time on what Antoine le Bos of Le Groupe Ouest calls "pre-writing” - a way into your project. This is a return to basics. Storytelling does not need to involve a laptop. Storytelling is a social activity - an audience creates the story. We shall explore new ways of thinking about narrative and character using theatre games, automatic writing, the Tarot and other methods. * Tony will talk through in detail his experience of working on 4 different kinds of film: 1.The film, IN THIS WORLD, and KINGSLAND which draw from, and are guided by first hand accounts. 2. Adaptation: THE RED RIDING QUARTET, THE CITY AND THE CITY and FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS. Tony's specific experience of adaptation. 3. Original material: QUEEN OF HEARTS, the TV series, SOUTHCLIFFE. 4. The art film. Writing and making film on no budget. Stirring the cauldron. * Tony will discuss the history the making and the release of these films and television programmes, with clips to illustrate. He will discuss the creative act, working relationships and the business. The weekend will be - in part - a conversation where we exchange experiences and thoughts on screenwriting and filmmaking. The floor will be open at all times for participation, but there will also be sections where the participants will be very actively involved using their own material. PROFILE OF PARTICIPANT The workshop is designed to Screenwriters, Script Editors, Directors, Producers, Film Students, and anyone with the interest in screenwriting. LOCATION OF THE WORKSHOP London UK Duration: 2 days 10:00 - 18:00 Dates: 28th - 29th of January 2023 Location: London UK Price: 499GBP (325GBP Until 23rd of November) Maximum number of participants: 25 By registering to the workshop you agree with FFL terms and Conditions Please add our address to your email safe senders list, address book or contact list to avoid FEST e-mails in spam. REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP ON THE LINK BELOW:

28/29.01.2023Online
SOUND EDITING WORKSHOP WITH NINA HARTSTONE AND JOHN WARHURST

ABOUT NINA HARTSTONE AND JOHN WARHURST Nina Hartstone and John Warhurst are heads of the Oscar and BAFTA-winning team behind the sound editing of Bohemian Rhapsody, Moonage Daydream and the upcoming I Wanna Dance with Somebody Nina Hartstone is an Oscar-winning Supervising Sound Editor, she has worked in the industry for 25 years as a Supervising Sound Editor working in feature films, specialised in Dialog and ADR Some of her credits include “Evita”, ‘“The Hours”, “Gravity”, “Everest”, “Beauty and the Beast” and Mowgli. This past year, she was Supervising Dialog/ADR Editor on “Bohemian Rhapsody” and has won both a Bafta award and an Oscar for her work on the film. She lives in Windsor, U.K. with her husband, three children and two cats. John Warhurst is a Supervising Sound and Music Editor who has worked in the film and music industry for 25 years, specialising in musical films and currently working on the musical Cats. Amongst some of his credits are Sweeney Todd, Les Misérables, One Direction: This Is Us, The Theory of Everything and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Nina Hartstone and John Warhurst experience speaks for itself and guarantees the high standards our participants have come to expect from FEST FILM LAB. WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION The Sound Editing workshop will focus on a diversity of topics in the art of editing sound for a film. You will have the chance of not only receiving this knowledge from Academy Award Winning Sound and Music Editors John Warhurst and Nina Hartstone, but also to engage with a group that will have up to 25 participants, making it extremely practical and interactive. In addition you will have the opportunity to assess any issues you have encountered in your own work and get helpful tips for any future projects you might work on. Pre-Production Planning - testing workflow - liaising with the Sound Mixer - logistics for sound on set including music playback if required - director’s vision for final sound track Production Sound: Making the Most of Every Opportunity - making the most of unique opportunities on set - Wild Tracks - SFX - Location ambiences Director’s Cut: beginning Post Production - handover from Production Sound Mixer - supplying sounds to editorial - supplying music to editorial - improving production sound for the Avid tracks - temp ADR - workflow with Editorial - turnover elements First Temp Mix / Test Screening - crewing up - target audience - screening location and sound quality - managing expectations - how to mix (Avid or stage) - Avid tracks or all mics - temp Foley - temp SFX - temp ADR - temp Music - how they can become the finished product - stems to go back into the Avid - workflow of Avid tracks moving forward Finding the Cut - managing new cuts - improving the sound throughout picture edit - editing production dialogues - planning for ADR / Crowd / Foley / FX and Music recordings - source music requirements - sound editorial track lays - ADR tips and tricks - making choices for the mix - preparing alternatives Preparing for the Mix - liaising with the Re-recording mixers - Track layout - Separation of stems - Mixing in Atmos - Score recording Premixing and Mixing - planning your premixes - maintaining flexibility with the tracks - Getting the overview of all the sound and music elements - Mix reviews Deliverables - planning time for all versions - QC ing - M+E - TV Airline Version Politics - different roles and their responsibilities - managing different personalities - being open to other creative ideas - talking through logistics and problem solving - working as a team - building up a client base/securing the next gig - coping with long hours PROFILE OF PARTICIPANT The workshop designed for, Sound Editors, Music Editors, ADR Editors, Directors, Sound Mixers, Film Students, or anyone interested in entering the Film Business on the area of Sound. WORKSHOP LOCATION The workshop will take place online, FEST FILM LAB has always been a project of high level knowledge sharing and networking. We will be hosting the workshops online in the near future, however we will maintain the standard of quality expected with the best experts available, and also the networking and interactivity of the workshops: -The workshop group will have a limited number of 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. 16 hours Duration: 2 days Dates: 28th-29th of January 2023 9AM - 6PM GMT (London) 10AM - 7PM CET (Brussels) 1PM - 10PM Gulf Standard Time (Dubai) 5PM - 2AM CST (Beijing) 8PM - 5AM AEDT (Sydney) 2:30PM - 1:30AM IST (New Delhi) 4AM - 1PM EST (New York) 1AM - 10AM PST (Los Angeles) Location: Online Price: 499EUR (299EUR with 40% Discount until the 16th of January) Maximum number of participants: 25 By registering to the workshop you agree with FFL terms and Conditions Please add our address to your email safe senders list, address book or contact list to avoid FEST e-mails in spa