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STUART DRYBURGH CINEMATOGRAPHY WORKSHOP 8-9 June 2024 Berlin
4 Days HOURS
26/29 . 09 . 2023
PRICE: 499EUR (325EUR Until 20 September)
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.
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
Looking at the steps before you go into production
The development process
Producers and writers
Hollywood versus Europe
The One Hour Meeting
Aesthetic overview – the look and the story
Casting and auditioning
Rehearsing/working with actors before the shoot
How to work with:
Planning for Digital VFX
The politics – picking your battles
Planning your day
Blocking the scene
Storyboards on set
Blocking the scene
The Master shot trap
The second unit
Working with an editor
Digital VFX in post
Working with a composer
The final sound mix
INTO THE WORLD
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.
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.
Duration: 4 days
Dates: 26th to the 29th of September
9AM - 1PM (London)
10AM - 2PM (Brussels)
12PM - 4PM (Dubai)
4AM - 8AM (New York)
4PM - 8PM (Beijing)
1:30PM - 5:30PM (New Delhi)
5AM - 9AM (Rio de Janeiro)
6PM - 10PM (Sydney)
Price: 499EUR (325EUR with 35% Discount until the 20th of September)
Maximum number of participants: 25
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