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01/02.06.2024London UK
SOUND EDITING WORKSHOP WITH NINA HARTSTONE

ABOUT NINA HARTSTONE Nina Hartstone is an Oscar-winning Sound Editor with over 25 years of experience in the film industry. Her illustrious career includes work on feature films such as “Evita,” “The Hours,” “Gravity,” “Everest,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and “Mowgli.” Notably, her exceptional skills were instrumental in the sound editing of “Bohemian Rhapsody,” for which she received both an Oscar and a BAFTA award, highlighting her as a leading figure in her field. Recently, Hartstone has worked on “Moonage Daydream” and “I Wanna Dance with Somebody,” both of which have already been released to critical acclaim. Additionally, Nina has worked on the recently released and highly acclaimed film “Saltburn,” directed by Emerald Fennell, further cements her reputation for excellence in sound editing. Nina Hartstone has contributed her skills to an impressive array of feature films, working alongside some of the most distinguished directors in the industry such as Alan Parker, Stephen Daldry, Alfonso Cuarón, Baltasar Kormákur, Bryan Singer and many more Residing in Windsor, U.K., with her husband, three children, and two cats, Hartstone remains at the forefront of her profession, consistently demonstrating her expertise and passion for sound editing in feature films. Nina Hartstone 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 London UK Duration: 2 days 10:00 - 18:00 Dates: 1st - 2nd of June 2024 Location: London UK Price: 599GBP (349GBP Until 22nd of May) 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 21st of May) Maximum number of participants: 25 By registering to the workshop you agree with FFL terms and Conditions

06/14.04.2024Online
WRITING YOUR CHARACTERS - SCREENWRITING WORKSHOP

ABOUT RITESH BATRA

Ritesh Batra is widely known for his debut feature film The Lunchbox a touching portrait of the lunchbox delivery system in Mumbai, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. Nominated for 33 international awards, the film won the Rail d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Additionally, it also won the Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Feature Film in 2014, and a BAFTA in the category “Film Not in the English Language”, in 2015. The Lunchbox has been called the highest grossing foreign film in North America, Europe and Australia for the year of 2014 grossing over 25 Million USD. Ritesh has since directed star-studded films, such as The Sense of an Ending (2017), an adaptation of a Booker Prize-winning novel, with Jim Broadbent and Charlotte Rampling; Our Souls at Night (2017), a romantic drama starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda; and Photograph (2019). Batra began his career by writing and directing shorts, such as Café Regular, Cairo (2012), which screened at over 40 international film festivals and won over 12 awards, including a FIPRESCI prize. In 2009, his treatment for Story of Ram was selected by the Sundance Screenwriters Lab. He was then made the Time Warner Story Telling Fellow at Sundance Film Festival, and Annenberg Fellow at Sundance Film Academy. Story of Ram would later turn into The Lunchbox. In 2014, Batra founded his own production company: PoeticLicence Motion Pictures. He is currently in pre-production of his next film, Little Bee, billed as drama-thriller about the intersecting lives of a 16-year old Nigerian orphan and a British couple, Julia Roberts is expected to be starring in the lead. WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

The WRITING YOUR CHARACTERS - screenwriting workshop will focus specifically on the skills to create your characters while developing your script and concept. The workshop will demonstrate how films are about relationships, and how the characters arcs transform You will have the chance of not only receive this knowledge from Ritesh Batra, but also interact in a very strong way, as the group will have up to 25 participants, making it extremely interactive. You will also have the opportunity to assess the issues you encountered on your films, and receiving the feedback in order to solve those problems in the future. The topics covered on the workshop will be: - character introductions - character descriptions - archetypes - protagonists, antagonists, supporting characters - likable and unlikable characters - backstory and relationships - flaws, strengths and vices - clear objectives - unresolved relationships - character arcs and transformation - outer and inner journey / external and internal conflict - wants & needs PROFILE OF PARTICIPANT

The workshop is designed for Scriptwriters, Writers, Directors, Film Students, or anyone interested in entering the Film Business in the area of scriptwriting. WORKSHOP LOCATION The workshop will take place online 16 hours Duration: 4 days Dates: 6, 7th & 13, 14th April 2024 2PM - 6PM GMT (London) 3PM - 7PM CET (Brussels) 9AM - 1PM EST (New York) 6AM - 10AM PST (Los Angeles) 5PM - 9PM Gulf Standard Time (Dubai) 10PM - 1AM CST (Beijing) 7:30PM - 11:30PM IST (New Delhi) Location: Online Price: 599EUR (349EUR with 35% Discount until the 2nd 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:

24/25.02.2024Athens, Greece
EDITING FOR FILM WORKSHOP WITH YORGOS MAVROPSARIDIS

ABOUT YORGOS MAVROPSARIDIS

Yorgos Mavropsaridis is a highly acclaimed film editor, renowned for his distinctive editing style and significant contributions to the film industry, particularly in European cinema. Born and raised in Greece, Mavropsaridis has built a career marked by a series of successful collaborations and critically acclaimed films. Yorgos Mavropsaridis early career was marked by work on various short films and independent projects, where he began to make a name for himself with his meticulous and innovative editing techniques. Mavropsaridis' breakthrough in the international film industry came with his collaboration with the celebrated Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos. Their partnership started with the critically acclaimed film "Dogtooth" (Kynodontas, 2009), which won the Prix Un Certain Regard at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards. This film was notable for its unsettling atmosphere and precise editing, elements that Mavropsaridis masterfully crafted. Following the success of "Dogtooth," Mavropsaridis continued his collaboration with Lanthimos on several other projects, including "The Lobster" (2015) and "The Killing of a Sacred Deer" (2017). "The Lobster," a dystopian dark comedy, earned widespread acclaim and won the Jury Prize at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. It was also nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the 89th Academy Awards. Perhaps his most notable work to date came with "The Favourite" (2018), again directed by Lanthimos. This historical period drama showcased Mavropsaridis' exceptional talent in handling complex narratives and multiple character arcs. The film was a critical and commercial success, receiving ten nominations at the 91st Academy Awards including Best Editing for Yorgos and winning the Grand Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival. He has recently edited the highly acclaimed "Poor Things" one os the most expected films of the year, and once again teaming up with his collaborator Yorgos Lanthimos. Yorgos Mavropsaridis is known for his bold editing style, often characterized by its rhythmic precision and ability to create tension and dark humor through pacing and juxtaposition. His approach to editing is often seen as integral to the storytelling process, actively contributing to the narrative and thematic depth of the films he works on. Throughout his career, Mavropsaridis has collaborated with numerous notable figures in the film industry, including actors like Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz, Emma Stone, and Colin Farrell. His work with Yorgos Lanthimos, in particular, has been a defining aspect of his career, placing him among the most innovative film editors of his generation. Yorgos Mavropsaridis continues to be a prominent figure in the world of film editing. His influence extends beyond the specific films he has worked on, inspiring a new generation of film editors and filmmakers. Mavropsaridis' career, marked by both critical acclaim and influential collaborations, establishes him as a key figure in contemporary cinema, particularly in the realm of innovative and thought-provoking film editing. full list of credits on https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0561430/ WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

Day 1: Crafting the Narrative Getting acquainted: Participants meet Yorgos and dive into an exploration of his portfolio, unearthing the choices behind his acclaimed edits. Character Development in Editing: How to sculpt characters and performances for maximum impact, supported by tangible examples. Story Arcs & Tension Building: Techniques to craft a gripping narrative and maintain audience engagement. Editing Essentials: Achieving fluidity in storytelling and embracing optimal processes. Genre-Specific Editing: Dissecting how the craft varies across genres, and the intrinsic impact of genre on editing techniques. Cinematic Influences: A deep dive into iconic films that have shaped the art of editing, drawing insights that can be applied to contemporary projects. Day 2: Hands-on Editing & Industry Insights Analyzing Actor Performances: Gaining a comprehensive understanding of performances to make informed editing choices. The Nitty-Gritty: A walkthrough of technicalities, contrasting workflows across different budget films. Sound & VFX: Strategies to seamlessly integrate sound, music, and effects into the edit. Practical Editing Exercise: Participants present their pre-workshop edits, facilitating a constructive group critique session. Yorgos offers his seasoned perspective, enhancing participants' confidence in their choices and broadening their understanding of alternative edits. Dynamics of Film Collaboration: Unpacking the editor's relationship with other key crew members, emphasizing the collaborative essence of filmmaking. Navigating the Industry: Insights on carving a niche in the market, agent partnerships, understanding remunerations, and strategies to secure projects. Note: This workshop emphasizes the cerebral aspect of editing, prioritizing decision-making over software proficiency. WORKSHOP LOCATION Athens, Greece PROFILE OF PARTICIPANT The workshop designed for Editors, Directors, Sound Editors, Film Students, or anyone interested in entering the Film Business on the area of Editing 16 hours Duration: 2 days Dates: 24-25 February 2024 Location: Athens, Greece Price: 599EUR (399EUR until 15th of February) 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: