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16/19.07.2024Online
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. -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 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: 1st to the 4th of July 1PM - 5PM (London) 2AM - 6PM (Brussels) 4PM - 8PM (Dubai) 8AM - 12PM (New York) 8PM - 12AM (Beijing) 5:30PM - 9:30PM (New Delhi) 9AM - 1PM (Rio de Janeiro) 10PM - 2AM (Sydney) Location: Online Price: 599EUR (349EUR with 40% Discount until the 2nd of July) 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:

05/06.10.2024London UK
PRODUCTION DESIGN WORKSHOP WITH ANDREW McALPINE

ABOUT ANDREW McALPINE Andrew McAlpine is a renowned production designer whose visionary work has left an indelible mark on the landscape of contemporary cinema. Over the years, McAlpine has crafted some of the most memorable and visually striking film environments, earning him acclaim and recognition within the industry. His expertise will be shared with participants in the FEST FILM LAB workshops, offering a rare opportunity to learn from one of the best in the field. With a career that spans several decades, McAlpine has collaborated with a roster of illustrious directors, bringing their cinematic visions to life with his design concepts. His work with Jane Campion on the critically acclaimed film "The Piano" is a testament to his ability to create deeply immersive and emotionally resonant spaces. For his work on "The Piano," McAlpine was honored with the BAFTA Award for Best Production Design, showcasing his talent for crafting visually compelling narratives that enhance the storytelling of a film. McAlpine's portfolio is diverse, encompassing a wide range of genres and styles. His collaboration with Lone Scherfig on "An Education" demonstrated his skill in recreating historical periods with authenticity and detail, transporting audiences to the 1960s with elegance and precision. His work on "An Education" further solidified his reputation as a master of production design, capable of seamlessly blending historical accuracy with artistic innovation. Not limited to historical dramas, McAlpine has also worked on films such as "Me Before You " directed by Thea Sharrock. Among his other notable collaborations is with Danny Boyle on "The Beach," where McAlpine's design contributed significantly to the films' visual storytelling. Whether creating whimsical, fantastical landscapes or grounding stories in detailed, realistic settings, McAlpine's designs always serve to deepen the narrative impact of the films he works on. In "Clockers" (1995), directed by Spike Lee, McAlpine's production design played a crucial role in bringing the gritty, urban environment of the film to life, enhancing the story's raw and powerful narrative. His ability to create a visually compelling and authentic setting helped establish the movie's intense atmosphere and emotional depth. Similarly, for "Aeon Flux" (2005), McAlpine ventured into the realm of science fiction, crafting a futuristic world that was both innovative and believable. His design for the film provided a unique aesthetic that was integral to the movie's storytelling, showcasing his versatility and creative prowess in production design across different genres. In addition to his film work, McAlpine's influence extends to television and advertising, highlighting his adaptability and broad range of skills within the field of production design. His ability to mentor and inspire others through his work makes his participation in the FEST FILM LAB workshops an invaluable opportunity for production designers and filmmakers to gain insights from a seasoned professional. Andrew McAlpine's enduring passion for storytelling through visual design, combined with his extensive experience and numerous accolades, makes him a relevant figure in the world of production design. Workshop participants can look forward to an enriching experience, learning from McAlpine's wealth of knowledge and expertise in creating captivating cinematic worlds. Andrew's experience speaks for itself and guarantees the high standards our participants have come to expect from FEST FILM LAB. WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION This two-day workshop, led by acclaimed Production Designer Andrew McAalpine, is designed for film professionals seeking an in-depth exploration into the art and science of production design. McAlpine's illustrious career, marked by visually stunning and narratively compelling film environments, serves as the foundation for a workshop that covers the entire spectrum of production design. Day 1: Theoretical Foundations and Pre-Production Essentials Defining Production Design: A deep dive into the role of production design in cinematic storytelling, examining how visual environments contribute to the narrative and emotional depth of a film. Script Analysis for Design: Techniques for extracting visual and thematic elements from scripts, facilitating design that is intrinsically tied to the story. Visual Conceptualization: Developing a coherent visual strategy that encompasses set design, locations, and the integration of special effects, with a focus on creating mood and atmosphere. Collaborative Dynamics: Strategies for fostering productive collaborations with directors, DPs, and other department heads, ensuring a unified vision from pre-production through to post-production. Design Research and Mood Boards: Utilizing historical research, location scouting, and mood boards to conceive and communicate the visual palette and stylistic approach of the film. Technical Drawing and Model Making: An overview of the tools and techniques for creating detailed plans, elevations, and models that guide construction and set dressing. Q&A: Interactive Session Day 2: Practical Implementation, Post-Production, and Industry Navigation From Concept to Set: Managing the translation of designs into physical spaces, including practical considerations for set construction, prop sourcing, and on-location modifications. Digital Design Tools: Incorporating digital tools and software in production design, from pre-visualization to CGI and virtual sets, and how they are changing the landscape of physical set design. Sustainability in Production Design: Implementing green design practices, focusing on materials, construction methods, and set strike, to minimize environmental impact. Navigating Post-Production: Ensuring the integrity of the production design in the final film, including collaboration with VFX teams and consideration for color grading. Mastering the Business of Design: Building a personal brand, portfolio development, effective networking, and understanding the financial and contractual aspects of production design. Career Longevity and Adaptation: Discussing the evolution of the production design role, anticipating future trends, and strategies for career growth and adaptation in a rapidly changing industry. Case Studies: Case Study Analysis: McAlpine will present case studies from his notable projects, detailing the challenges faced and creative solutions implemented, encouraging participant discussion and analysis. PROFILE OF PARTICIPANT The workshop designed for Production Designers, Art Directors, Costume Designers, Set Designers, Directors, Art Directors, DP's, or Film Students WORKSHOP LOCATION London UK Duration: 2 days 10:00 - 18:00 Dates: 5th - 6th of October 2024 Location: London UK Price: 599GBP (349GBP Until 27th of June) 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

05/06.10.2024London UK
DIRECTING ACTORS FOR FILM WORKSHOP WITH PETE TRAVIS

ABOUT PETE TRAVIS

Established director and BAFTA winner Pete Travis actually had a late start in his filmmaking career: before becoming a director, Pete Travis was a social worker. However, inspired by Alan Clarke and Costa-Cravas, he decided to take a post-graduate course in filmmaking. Soon after graduation he acquired the rights of “Faith” (short story written by Nick Hornby) and presented his first short film at the London TV Festival (1997). Later, he directed episodes of “Cold Feet” (1999) and the TV series “Other People's Children” (2000), as well as “The Jury” (2002) mini-series and the TV movie “Henry VIII” (2003), featuring Helena Bonham-Carter and Mark Strong. Impressed with his work, Paul Greengrass, “Captain Phillips´” director, sent Travis a script that he co-wrote with Guy Hibbert – “Omagh”. The film premiered in 2004 at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it won the Discovery Award. The film also won the 2005 BAFTA Award for “Best Single Drama”. “Vantage Point”, was his first major motion film, starring Dennis Quaid and Matthew Fox. It was released in the USA, in 2008. Just one year later, in January of 2009, Pete Travis took to Sundance to premiere “Endgame”, which dramatizes the last days of Apartheid in South Africa and stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, William Hurt, Jonny Lee Miller and Mark Strong. Later, Travis directed a film adaptation of the popular UK comic book series, “Dredd” (2012). In Travis' feature film, Karl Urban takes on the role of judge Dredd with Olivia Thirlby playing his young accomplice. The film quickly gathered a cult following. Pete Travis recent work stars Riz Ahmed and Billie Piper: “City of Tiny Lights” (2016) - a crime thriller film, written by Patrick Neate and based on his own novel of the same name and "Project Blue Book" with Aidan Gillen and Michael Malarkey WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

The Directing Actors for Film workshop will focus on a diversity of topics of the art of directing actors, you will have the chance of not only receive this knowledge from Pete Travis, 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 also cover the following structure: PRE-PRODUCTION Introduction to “acting” / How to actors work? The Actor/Director relationship Letting the actors to build their own characters The Actor’s tools and methodologies The director in a casting What is a character? The importance of the story through the eyes of the character Planning Rehearsal - What to Rehearse and Why. Rehearsal Tools Directing The Character ON SET How to communicate with actors Staging the Scene and Blocking the Action How the camera affects performance. Business and endowment Keeping performances dynamic and the actors engaged. Keeping the set as a creative environment. What to ask for in a new take. Maintaining Continuity - Emotional and Physical WORKSHOP LOCATION London UK PROFILE OF PARTICIPANT The workshop designed for Directors, Assistant Directors, Film Students, or filmmakers serious about a career in the Film Business on the area of Directing Actors Duration: 2 days 10:00 - 18:00 Dates: 5th - 6th of October 2024 Location: London UK Price: 599GBP (349GBP Until 6th of June) 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:

08/09.06.2024Berlin, Germany
CINEMATOGRAPHY WORKSHOP WITH STUART DRYBURGH

workshop full for waiting list please email filmlab@fest.pt ABOUT STUART DRYBURGH

Stuart Dryburgh is one of the most interesting cinematographers in activity, he created the distinctive look in films such as "The Piano" , "Ben is Back", "The Painted Veil", "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" "The Great Wall" and many other. 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. In recent years Stuart has shot films such as "Ben is Back" (directed by Peter Hedges), the Upside (directed by Neil Burger), The Only Living Boy in New York (Directed by Marc Webb), The Great Wall (directed by Yimou Zhang), Alice Through the Looking Glass (directed by James Bobin) Stuart has also just finished shooting the Men in Black 4 full list of credits on https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0238698/ 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. Day 1: Unearthing Creativity & Distinctiveness in Cinematography Introduction: Evolution of a Cinematographer Brief on how Stuart's experiences in film over the last 30 years apply to today's digital age. Advantages cinematographers can harness by "thinking film, shooting digital". ESSENCE OF THE CRAFT Auteur vs. Industry: Real-world intricacies of the film business. DIY approaches and the value of understanding one's unique capabilities. A deeper dive: clips from Stuart's oeuvre, shedding light on his approach and interpretation. Inspirations & Influences Stuart presents clips from films that have shaped his perception of light and composition. Interactive session: Participants share short clips of movies that have impacted their cinematic vision, discussing their takeaways on light, composition, and style. GETTING THERE: Navigating the Industry Contrasting the worlds of Hollywood and Europe. The crucial role of agents, managers, and lawyers in a cinematographer's journey. PREPPING: The Backbone of Cinematography The nuances of script breakdown and its role in defining the visual narrative. Crew selection, location scouting, and the pivotal pre-shoot rehearsals. The importance of storyboards and collaborating effectively with departments: Art, Costume, Camera, and VFX. The dynamic between the DP and the director: Finding common ground. An overview of camera systems, lens choices, grip equipment, and the selection of originating materials. Day 2: From Conception to Execution: The Cinematographer's Canvas SHOOTING: Bringing the Vision to Life Day planning, scene blocking, and the strategic use of shotlists. The role of storyboards on set and the art of designing master shots and coverage. Navigating the balance between traditional and digital techniques. A comprehensive guide to tech scouting a location. LIGHT: The Cinematographer's Paintbrush The science and art of exposure. The indispensability of light meters, setting the mood through lighting, and techniques for various settings: natural, location, studio, and transitions between night and day. Crafting lighting to enhance actors, and ensuring it aligns with the story's mood and tone. Interactive Lighting Exercise Participants engage in a hands-on small lighting experimenting scene under Stuart's guidance. A practical exploration of the themes discussed, utilizing simple lighting equipment. Wrap-Up: The Path Forward Reflection on the challenges and intricacies of making a movie from a cinematographer's lens. An open discussion where participants can address issues they've faced in their projects, gaining insights to navigate future challenges. Encouraging participants to continue developing their unique voice and style in cinematography. WORKSHOP LOCATION Berlin, Germany PROFILE OF PARTICIPANT The workshop designed for Cinematographers, Camera Operators, Directors, Film Students, or filmmakers serious about a career in the Film Business on the area of cinematography. 16 hours Duration: 2 days Dates: 8-9 June 2024 Location: Berlin, Germany Price: 599EUR (399EUR until the 30th of April) 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:

08/09.06.2024Berlin, Germany
POST PRODUCTION SUPERVISION AND MANAGMENT WORKSHOP WITH POLLY DUVAL

ABOUT POLLY DUVAL

Polly Duval's career as a Post Production Supervisor in the heart of London's vibrant independent film scene spans over two decades. With a portfolio of more than forty feature films, Duval's credits include Mike Leigh's multi award-winning Mr. Turner, John Crowley's Oscar nominated and BAFTA winning Brooklyn, and Emerald Fennell's 2023 hit Saltburn, all showcasing Duval’s capacity to navigate the complex demands of post-production, ensuring that each project's vision is realised to its fullest potential. Other notable projects like Peterloo, Judy, and Living further exemplify her contribution to the British film landscape. Having recently finished on Mike Leigh’s latest film Hard Truths, Polly Duval is currently engaged with several projects across leading platforms and production companies, including Netflix, A24, and the BBC. This ongoing collaboration underscores her continuing influence and sought-after expertise in the realm of post-production. Polly Duval 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 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: Role Clarity and Expectation Setting: An in-depth look at the post-production supervisor’s responsibilities, from the pre-production stages through to the final delivery, setting the stage for what producers, directors, and editors expect from this pivotal role. Budgeting: Detailed strategies for creating, managing, and adjusting post-production budgets. Learn to forecast potential financial pitfalls and how to navigate them without compromising the project's artistic integrity. Timeline Management: Techniques for developing a realistic and flexible post-production schedule, accommodating for editing, VFX, sound design, and grading within the project's timeline constraints. Team Dynamics and Communication: Strategies for fostering effective communication and collaboration among the post-production team, as well as with the production team and external vendors. Explore tools and methodologies for keeping everyone aligned with the project's goals. Delivery and Distribution Preparedness: Detailed guidance on preparing your film for delivery, covering various formats and specifications required for theatrical release, streaming platforms, and broadcast. Understand the nuances of international delivery standards and how to ensure your film meets them. Troubleshooting and Crisis Management: Equip yourself with the skills to handle common and unexpected challenges that arise during post-production, from technical issues to creative disagreements. Learn strategies for troubleshooting and keeping your project on track towards completion. PROFILE OF PARTICIPANT The workshop is designed for: Producers, Directors, Post Production Supervisors, Post Production coordinators, production managers, production coordinators, production assistants, Film Students, and filmmakers serious about a career in the Film Industry in the area of Post Production. LOCATION OF THE WORKSHOP Berlin, Germany Duration: 2 days Dates: 8-9 June 2024 Location: Berlin, Germany Price: 599EUR (399EUR until 4th of June) Maximum number of participants: 25 By registering to the workshop you agree with FFL terms and Conditions TO REGISTER PLEASE USE THE LINK BELOW: