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15/18.02.2022Online
DIRECTING TV COMMERCIALS WORKSHOP WITH DOMINIC MURPHY

ABOUT DOMINIC MURPHY

Dominic has directed hundreds of commercials - from low-fi realism to glossy beauty spots to cinematic epics. His first ever campaign won the coveted D&AD pencil, and further work for VW, Heinz, Sony, Virgin, Adidas and many others won countless awards including the Andy’s Grand Prix and two Gold Lions at Cannes. He was named in Campaign magazine’s ’10 Hottest Directors in the World’. He worked with BBH, AMV, Ogivy and Mather, McCann, Pubilcis, Wieden+Kennedy, Fallen, Saatchi and Saatchi and more or less all the major international agencies. Dominic’s work was renowned for combining expert storytelling with a level of authentic performance rarely seen in commercials. He worked with Brad Pitt, Carrie Fisher, David Beckham, Kate Moss and countless other top-level actors, celebrities and sportspeople. Among many exploits on location, he’s filmed with tigers in downtown Joburg, elephants up a Thai mountain, the Morocco army in the scorching desert heat and bikini-clad models in the Icelandic winter. In the studio he’s created submarines at Pinewood, cruise ships in Mexico City, an arctic ice station in North London and dangled actors upside down in a replica of the Mir Space Station. Dominic’s debut feature film White Lightnin’ premiered at Sundance and won multiple awards including Best Film and Best Actor at Mumbai IFF and Best Film at Dinard. Edinburgh IFF called it ‘jaw-dropping, a true original’, The Guardian called it ‘demented genius’. More details here. Dominic’s experience speaks for itself and guarantees the high standards our participants have come to expect from FEST FILM LAB. WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION How do you break into the industry? What's the difference between directing a scene for a drama and a scene for a commercial? How do you deal with agency and client input? How do you tell a detailed and engaging story in such a tiny timeframe? - Getting noticed - Reading scripts - Initial chat with agency - Pitching - treatments and moodboards - When the agency want to be more creative than the client - Storyboarding - The dreaded Pre Production Meeting (explaining your plans to the client) - Prep - including the ‘It’s the wrong plane’ moment - Shoot - high pressure decision making, shooting story beats, acting for commercials - Director blind spots - Editing - Sound design PROFILE OF PARTICIPANT This workshop is designed for (actual or potential) directors, creatives and producers - anyone who wishes to expand their knowledge of the commercials director’s process in order to help them develop their skills and become successful in the industry. 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. 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. - 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. 16 hours Duration: 4 days Dates: 15th-18th of February 2022 9AM - 1PM GMT (London) 10AM - 2PM CET (Brussels) 1PM - 5PM Gulf Standard Time (Dubai) 5PM - 10PM CST (Beijing) 8PM - 12AM AEDT (Sydney) 2:30PM - 6:30PM IST (New Delhi) 4AM - 8AM EST (New York) 1AM - 5AM PST (Los Angeles) Location: Online Price: 499EUR (299EUR with 40% Discount until the 18th 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

22/25.02.2022Online
METHOD, MADNESS & MINDFULNESS WORKING WITH ACTORS WITH DOMINIC MURPHY

ABOUT DOMINIC MURPHY

Dominic has directed for over thirty years at the highest level in factual television,commercials, features and experimental film. He has worked with Brad Pitt, Carrie Fisher and many other top-level actors as well as countless celebrities and sportspeople. Dominic’s commercials have won multiple awards including two Gold Lions at Cannes. He was one of Campaign magazine’s ’10 Hottest Directors in the World’. His debut feature film White Lightnin’ premiered at Sundance and won multiple awards including Best Film and Best Actor at Mumbai IFF and Best Film at Dinard. The lead in the film, Ed Hogg, was nominated for Best Actor at the British Independent Film Awards. Edinburgh IFF called it ‘jaw-dropping, a true original’, The Guardian called it ‘demented genius’. More detailshere. Dominic’s first disastrous attempts to work with a professional cast led him to study acting in order to better understand the actor’s process. He trained for three years with renowned method acting coach Jack Waltzer who developed his system at the Actor’s Studio in New York with icons Sanford Meisner and Lee Strasberg. The result revolutionised his approach to filmmaking. Dominic’s many years of meditation and mindfulness practice underpins his approach to working with actors. Actors trust Dominic and he brings out their best performances. In the world of media where well-being is often overlooked, Dominic’s mindfulness and acting training, combined with his extensive directing experience make him ideally placed to help filmmakers create a safe framework for powerful, authentic performances Dominic’s experience speaks for itself and guarantees the high standards our participants have come to expect from FEST FILM LAB. WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION Whether shooting a commercial, a short film or a movie, collaborating with actors (or non-actors) to get naturalistic performances can be a daunting prospect. This will be a fun, challenging and inspiring workshop, combining mindfulness and method acting techniques. During this workshop, Dominic will share his knowledge in a very practical way. You will take part in exercises designed to give you insight into the actor’s process as well as how to stay grounded and communicate well with actors in a hectic working environment. You will have the opportunity to ask Dominic questions to assess issues you have encountered on your films and receive feedback to unblock situations in the future. Maximum number of participants is 25. You will learn about various aspects of working with actors. - Staying present. - Good communication. - How to make actors feel safe. - How not to direct actors - avoiding the biggest mistakes! - General principles of acting and the different acting traditions. - Representing versus experiencing emotions during a scene. - ‘What's my motivation’? - How to help actors connect with real emotion. - Keeping performances spontaneous. - Substitution and other useful method acting ‘tricks’. PROFILE OF PARTICIPANT This workshop is designed for directors, actors, writers and producers - anyone who wishes to expand their knowledge of the actors' process so that they can contribute to creating authentic performances in the field of commercials, features, documentary, short or experimental film. No experience required. 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. 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. - 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. 16 hours Duration: 4 days Dates: 22nd-25th of February 2022 9AM - 1PM GMT (London) 10AM - 2PM CET (Brussels) 1PM - 5PM Gulf Standard Time (Dubai) 5PM - 10PM CST (Beijing) 8PM - 12AM AEDT (Sydney) 2:30PM - 6:30PM IST (New Delhi) 4AM - 8AM EST (New York) 1AM - 5AM PST (Los Angeles) Location: Online Price: 499EUR (299EUR with 40% Discount until the 26th 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

26/27.03.2022London UK
POST PRODUCTION SUPERVISION WORKSHOP WITH POLLY DUVAL

ABOUT POLLY DUVAL

POLLY DUVAL is a British post production supervisor. For over twenty years she has been working in London at the heart of British independent film alongside some of the most highly regarded directors and producers in the industry. Polly has worked on more than forty feature films including NOTES ON A SCANDAL, MR TURNER, BROOKLYN, PETERLOO, JUDY and OPERATION MINCEMEAT. This year she completed post production on Cannes Film Festival hit MOTHERING SUNDAY, and is currently in post on LIVING – an adaptation of the Kurosawa film Ikiru, starring Bill Nighy – and on Working Title’s WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT?, starring Lily James and Emma Thompson. Polly Duval experience speaks for itself and guarantees the high standards our participants have come to expect from FEST FILM LAB. WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION The workshop will focus on a diversity of topics of the craft of Post Production Supervision, you will have the chance of not only receive this knowledge from Polly Duval, 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. Using case studies, the workshop will include the following topics: - The evolving role of the Post Production Supervisor - Planning post production before post production - The post production schedule - Budgeting for post production - Guest speakers on Sound and VFX - Film Delivery, past, present and future PROFILE OF PARTICIPANT The workshop is designed for Post Production Supervisors, Directors, Producers, Editors, Sound Editors, production managers, production co-ordinators, production assistant, assistant editors, script supervisors, Film Students, and anyone with the interest in Post Production. LOCATION OF THE WORKSHOP London UK Duration: 2 days Dates: 26th - 27th of March 2022 Location: London UK Price: 499GBP (325GBP Until 2nd of February) Maximum number of participants: 25 By registering to the workshop you agree with FFL terms and Conditions

24/27.01.2022Online
FILM DIRECTING WORKSHOP WITH PETER WEBBER

ABOUT PETER WEBBER Peter Webber has had a diverse career as a director of film, television and documentaries including the critically renowned ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ and the HBO series ‘Six Feet Under’. Peter is perhaps best known for his film directorial debut ‘Girl With a Pearl Earring’, the film adaptation of Tracey Chevalier’s bestselling novel. The film tells the story of the creation of the famous painting by Dutch master Johannes Vermeer of the same name. The film saw Peter directing Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth as the films leads. Released in 2004 the film went on to be nominated for no less than 3 Academy Awards, 10 BAFTA nominations as well as numerous other honours. 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, In 2012 Peter directed the Feature Film “Emperor”, Starring Tommy Lee Jones, and Mathew Fox. Peter has also directed the Netflix Original Pickpockets (2018). His documentary work includes the award-winning environmental feature documentary Ten Billion (2015) and Earth: One Amazing Day (2017), narrated by Robert Redford and Jackie Chan. Webber's most recent productions include the „Kingdoms of Fire” (2019), television series, which takes viewers back to the past as the Ottoman Empire seeks to conquer Cairo, as well as the documentary „Inna de Yard” (2019), a portrait of the pioneers of reggae music in Jamaica Peter Weber's 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 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. WORKSHOP LOCATION The workshop will take place online, FEST FILM LAB has always been a project of high level knowledge sharing and networking, on the next few months we will be hosting the workshops online, however we will maintain not only the standard of quality you came 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 28 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 session of the workshop that will take place on 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. 16 hours Duration: 4 days Dates: 24th to the 27th of January 2PM - 6PM GMT (London) 3PM - 7PM CET (Brussels) 6PM - 10PM Gulf Standard Time (Dubai) 9AM - 1PM EST (New York) 10PM - 2AM CST (Beijing) 7:30PM - 11:30PM IST (New Delhi) 11AM - 3PM BRT (Rio de Janeiro) 6AM - 10AM PST (Los Angeles) Location: Online Price: 499EUR (325EUR with 35% Discount until the 21st 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.

18/21.01.2022Online
SOUND EDITING WORKSHOP WITH NINA HARTSTONE AND JOHN WARHURST ONLY 3 PLACES LEFT

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. 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. - 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. 16 hours Duration: 4 days Dates: 18th-21st of January 2022 9AM - 1PM GMT (London) 10AM - 2PM CET (Brussels) 1PM - 5PM Gulf Standard Time (Dubai) 5PM - 10PM CST (Beijing) 8PM - 12AM AEDT (Sydney) 2:30PM - 6:30PM IST (New Delhi) 4AM - 8AM EST (New York) 1AM - 5AM PST (Los Angeles) Location: Online Price: 499EUR (325EUR with 35% Discount until the 14th 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