met film school BERLIN Highly practical filmmaking courses taught by professional filmmakers, based at Havel Studios. www.metfilmschool.de www.metfilmschool.co.uk
MET FILM SCHOOL
t Met Film School you learn filmmaking by making films. From day one we throw you in at the deep end, and help you develop in your chosen field through a carefully constructed programme of production experience and education in industry practice, vocabulary and conventions. We’re not just a school. We’re part of the Met Film Group, based in Ealing Studios, consisting of the school, Met Film Production and Met Film Post. Unlike any other film school we are completely integrated within the film industry. Met Film Production develops and produces a number of feature films each year and Met Film Post is a leading post-production business, specialising in end-to-end sound and picture post. We’re proud of our pitch forums, masterclasses, and the community of professionals who love to work with and teach our students as much as they do making films. Whichever programme you choose, whether it’s long or short, general or specialist, a first degree, or a treat to yourself, we look forward to welcoming you to the school and helping you navigate your path through the wonderful and complex world of film.
ABOUT MET FILM SCHOOL BERLIN
et Film School opened its doors to budding filmmakers nearly 10 years ago, and following its success we are delighted to launch our Berlin campus. Met Film School Berlin follows the same ethos as our London School, offering an intensive practical filmmaking experience taught by industry professionals in an active film studio. All our classes are taught in English, providing students wishing to achieve a BA with the option of spending a year studying at our campus in Berlin followed by a year at our London School if you select the Digital Feature Film Production module. It’s also possible for overseas students to work 180 half days per year (four hours a day) whilst studying in Germany. Practical experience: On most of our courses, students write, produce, direct and edit their own short films with the support of their tutors. Students benefit from hands-on experience via numerous shooting and directing exercises, tailored coaching through one-to-one and group sessions with our tutors and access to state-of-the-art digital technology. Preparing you for your career: We work hard to prepare our students to make films that will work in cinema, but we also understand film in the broader sense, and prepare students for new career paths within the changing digital landscape by
providing insight into the various platforms through which film can now be enjoyed, from Internet video-on-demand to mobile phones and HD TV. Programmes to fit your needs: We select students who show passion, talent, and determination to succeed, and offer a variety of full-time and weekend programmes to fit your needs, whether you’re a school leaver looking for an intensive two-year degree programme; a graduate looking to build on your academic experience with a highly practical immersive programme; or a working professional considering a change in career direction. Met Film School Berlin is based in the beautiful Havel Studios, which is steeped in history. At the beginning of the 20th century it was a popular tourist destination for Berliners due to its stunning location and spacious grounds right on The Stoessensee. During the war years the buildings were badly damaged and restoration followed in 1945 when the building was reopened as ARCA Film Studios. During the 1950’s the Fa. Film Company also used the studios for smaller productions. From 2001 to 2003 the studios lay dormant until the photographer and filmmaker, Bernd Böhm took over the Studios and saved them from ruin with a complete renovation. Today the studios are an integral part of the Berlin film studio landscape. Producers, photographers and set designers value the idyllic setting, its convenient location to the city, and the comprehensive facilities available. The Studios were also used for cinematic films such as Oscar nominated Wim Wender’s 1984 film Paris - Texas and also his 1986 film Wings of Desire.
Why choose Met Film School Berlin? All our tutors are industry professionals. An extremely high percentage of our students work within the industry. Filmmaking students write, direct and edit their own films. All our courses are taught in English. Emphasis on intensive, practical experience. Access to all equipment required by students, including, high-end cameras, sound recording kit and lights. International Students are able to work 180 half days per year (four hours a day) whilst studying in Berlin. masterclasses held throughout the year, guests at Met Film School London have included David Yates and John Landis.
Studying in Berlin
ocated in Berlin’s West End District, Havel Studios’ peaceful and spacious location offers excellent filmmaking facilities a mere 20 minutes from the cosmopolitan cultural hub that is downtown Berlin. Brimming with packed out cafes, trendy bars and hip nightlife Berlin sets the bar as a scene-stealer of a city. Filmmakers from all around the globe are attracted to Berlin with around 300 films being shot here each year. At the centre of the film scene is the Berlin International Film Festival, which is a source of inspiration in the global film community. Juxtaposed against Berlin’s trendiness is a city with an extraordinary past. A centre of political and economic tensions for many years, Berlin was the hub of a fascist regime, bombed, divided and finally reunited. History smacks you in the face at every turn with famous landmarks such as the Reichstag, re-designed by Lord Norman Foster and centre for the German Parliament since 1999, and what’s left of the Berlin Wall – a stark reminder of the physical barrier constructed by the German Democratic Republic to divide East and West Berlin. Some other sights well worth a visit are The Funkturm (radio tower) which has been transmitting signals since 1926 and offers sweeping views of the city from its 125m viewing platform, and the Tiergarten – the oldest public park in Berlin and a favourite haunt for locals and visitors alike.
Berlin is a fun, modern, extremely livable city. The cost of living is affordable with a good standard of accommodation readily available. The transportation system runs like clockwork, and is excellent value for money with an all-day ticket costing in the region of €6.
BA (HONS) PRACTICAL FILMMAKING BA (Hons) Practical Filmmaking is designed for those who are looking for an intensive, two-year degree programme. You will gain a comprehensive range of production skills that focus on creative development, writing, directing, producing and editing. In addition, you will develop an understanding of film history, movements, style and associated critical analysis skills, as well as a thorough appreciation of contemporary industry practice. Over the course of two-years you will make six original films, five of which you will write, direct and edit yourself, plus a collaborative feature film project that you will undertake at our London campus.
KEY FACTS Study level Undergraduate Duration Two years full-time Price €19,000 per year Start dates 18 February 2013 30 September 2013 17 February 2014 29 September 2014 Production Experience Six short films (Individual and collaborative projects Filmed exercises UCAS Code W600 Institution code W05
Practical Filmmaking Diploma The Practical Filmmaking Diploma includes all of the areas covered by students on the One-Year Practical Filmmaking course and further develops your skillset over an additional four-month period. The course also gives you the chance to make short films, make your own documentary as well as collaborate on a project for the small screen. In addition, you will develop an understanding of film history, film movements and genre. The Practical Filmmaking Diploma provides a greater in-depth understanding of the creative, technical and craft skills required for professional film production. Students will receive more detailed training in key areas of production andmulti-camera production, including directing, cinematography, editing, production design, assistant directing, sound recording and script supervising etc.
Production Experience Our one-year courses offer you the chance to gain experience across a diverse range of production roles and film genres. You will fulfill the roles of writer, director and editor - working on projects either individually or collaboratively. You will have been involved in the production of three films plus a number of filmed exercises, equipping you with an impressive showreel. All modules on this programme include practical work, they are: • Foundations in Filmmaking • Making Short Films • Professional Practice • Crafting Narratives
KEY FACTS Study level Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE) Price €25,000 per year Start dates 18 February 2013 30 September 2013 17 February 2014 29 September 2014 Production Experience Four short films (Individual and collaborative projects Filmed exercises UCAS Code 316W Institution code W05
One-Year (Cert HE) Practical Filmmaking One-Year (Cert HE) Practical Filmmaking is an intensive and highly practical course aimed at those dedicated to pursuing a career in film. By the end of the course you will have written, produced, directed and edited; with the support of a professional Script Editor and Editor; three short films and numerous exercises, the last of which will be your graduation film made over a three-month period. In addition to these practical examples of your work, you will understand and be proficient in directing, producing, screenwriting, editing, directing actors for the camera, cinematography, sound recording and design. Furthermore, by completing numerous practical exercises and collaborating on your fellow students’ films, you will gain an understanding of the various roles required in film production.
Production Experience Our one-year courses offer you the chance to gain experience across a diverse range of production roles and film genres. You will fulfill the roles of writer, director and editor - working on projects either individually or collaboratively. You will have been involved in the production of three films plus a number of filmed exercises, equipping you with an impressive showreel. All modules on this programme include practical work, they are: • Production Experience • Foundations in Filmmaking • Making Short Films
KEY FACTS Study level Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE) Duration One year full-time Price €19,000 Start dates 18 February 2013 30 September 2013 17 February 2014 29 September 2014 Production Experience Three short films (Individual and collaborative projects) Filmed exercises UCAS Code W601 Institution code W05
• Professional Practice
TWO-DAY INTENSIVE FILMMAKING This is a perfect course for anyone wanting to get a first taste of filmmaking. Combining workshop and group instruction, this course has been designed to provide a fun, hands-on introduction to the basics of direction, sound and editing and will equip you with basic technical knowledge in each area. You will direct professional actors as part of the production of a short film, which will subsequently be sent to you on DVD.
By the end of the course you will: • Know how to operate a digital camera confidently and effectively • Understand how to compose shots, shoot for the edit and break down a scene into shots • Know how to record clean dialogue, atmos and wild tracks • Understand how to edit with professional software • Know how to interpret a script, create a storyboard and direct actors • Have performed the roles of director, sound recordist and editor
KEY FACTS Duration 2 days full-time Price €300 Start dates 17 November 2012 26 January 2013 23 March 2013 25 May 2013 14 September 2013 22 March 2014 24 May 2014 13 September 2014
Met Film School London Ealing Studios Ealing Green London W5 5EP All enrolment enquiries are handled by our enrolments team in London. If you would like us to contact you please fill in our prospectus request form.
Met Film School BERLIN Havel Studios Havelchaussee 161 14055 Berlin
Published on Nov 7, 2012