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CONTENTS MET FILM SCHOOL BERLIN BERLINER UNION FILM STUDIOS OBERLANDSTRASSE 26-35 12099 BERLIN KONTAKT DEUTSCHSPRACHIGE KURSE T +49 (0)30 8975 8877 E INFO@METFILMSCHOOL.DE W WWW.METFILMSCHOOL.DE Our Admissions team is based in London. If you wish to get in touch with our admissions team contact:

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DID YOU KNOW? DEAR FILMMAKER 10 YEARS OF MET FILM SCHOOL ABOUT MET FILM SCHOOL BERLIN FILMMAKING IN BERLIN LIVING IN BERLIN GETTING AROUND THE CITY BERLIN’S EVER-CHANGING ARCHITECTURE BERLIN’S VIBRANT ART SCENE OUR STUDENT PRODUCTIONS MET FILM SCHOOL LONDON WE ARE PART OF THE INDUSTRY OUR TUTORS ALUMNI IN THE INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE CERTIFICATE ADVISORY BOARD TEN GOOD REASONS TO CHOOSE MET FILM SCHOOL OUR LOCATION: BUFA UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMME ONE-YEAR COURSES SIX-MONTH COURSES SHORT FULL-TIME COURSES SHORT PART-TIME COURSES WEEKEND COURSES DEUTSCHSPRACHIGES KURSANGEBOT 2


In 2012, Germany produced 220 films and co-produced 82 films

There are more titles overall released annually in Germany – an average of 440 - more than in any other European country apart from France. National funding is available from the Deutscher Filmförderfonds, which is open to anyone shooting in Germany Germany is teeming with boutique distributors (well over 100 separate companies release films each year) Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg is among the richest of the regional funding organisations, with production support funds of around €25 million per year. Between 50% and 65% of its annual budget is spent on production funding

FILMMAKER

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In June 2003 Met Film School opened its doors in London to its first short course in filmmaking, the brainchild of Thomas Hoegh and Luke Montagu. Met Film has since grown to include a production and postproduction business and in 2012 Met Film Berlin opened. Ten years on, I have the enormous privilege of steering Met Film into its second decade.

What I am most proud of are the achievements of our students. During 2013 four feature films written, directed or produced by Met graduates will have had commercial theatrical releases, three in the UK and one in France. Over 80% of graduates from our full-time programmes are working at the heart of the creative industries in a mixture of freelance and permanent roles. 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 Met Film School Berlin and helping you navigate your path through the wonderful and complex world of film.

JONNY PERSEY

CHIEF EXECUTIVE MET FILM

Filmmaking can only be learnt by making films. At Met Film School Berlin, you will be creating films from day one in the most practical and immediate way possible. With a hands-on approach, you will write, direct and edit your own films, whilst also enjoying the strong support that comes from collaborative teamwork. Our tutors in Berlin, drawn from around the world, are all industry professionals whose passion and experience will guide you through every step of the filmmaking process. We give you the time, resources and support to discover what you want to say in the language of film. Based at BUFA Studios, the school is located in one of the key hubs of Berlin’s artistic communities and at the heart of a vibrant, busy working studio. At Met Film School Berlin, we offer you the opportunity to grow and develop as a filmmaker and storyteller. We look forward to welcoming you to the school and helping you to develop your career in this exciting and rewarding profession.

SILVIA BECK

SCHOOL DIRECTOR MET FILM SCHOOL BERLIN

SOURCE: FFA ANNUAL REPORT FEBRUARY 19, 2013 AND FILMFÖRDERFONDS (DFFF) 3

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Born in 2003 First 8-week course takes place in Clapham, London. 2005 Move into Ealing Studios, London. First unaccredited one-year course begins. Met Film acquires post-production business. 2006 Met Film launches production business. 2007 25 students enrol on first BA programme with the then TVU (now known as University of West London). 2009 BA Practical Filmmaking launches with 119 enrolments. Meanwhile, Met Film Production’s Little Ashes and French Film are released in the UK and other territories. 2010 Teddy Cherim and Kees van Nieuwkerk’s graduation film, Sterke Verhalen (Tall Stories), is released in 34 cities across Holland and Belgium. Met Film Production’s The Infidel opens in over 40 territories. 2011 Egill Kristbjornsson’s graduation film, Paper, premieres at Tribeca alongside Met Film Production’s Donor Unknown, which is then released in cinemas in the UK. 2012 Met Film School Berlin opens. Meanwhile Met Film Production’s Town of Runners, conceived and co-produced by graduate Dan Demissie, opens in Tribeca and is released in cinemas in the UK by Dogwoof. Another MFS student, Perry Bhandal, sees his film, Interview with a Hitman, released by Kaleidoscope – a year after he pitched the idea at the school. 2013 Commercial releases in the UK and Germany for Papadopoulos and Sons (graduate, Marcus Markou) and in France for White Lie (graduate, Nyima Cartier), and for Met Film Production films, Village at the End of the World, and The Great Hip Hop Hoax. Also, Ross Domoney’s graduation film, The High Price of Gold, wins top prize at the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival.

ABOUT MET FILM SCHOOL BERLIN Met Film School opened its doors to budding filmmakers nearly ten years ago, and following its success we decided to launch a second campus in Berlin - the heart of independent filmmaking. Met Film School Berlin follows exactly the same ethos as our London School, offering an intensive practical filmmaking experience taught by industry professionals in an active film studio. Students are able to feel completely integrated within the Berlin filmmaking community, working in an environment that is steeped in cinematic and filmmaking history. Classes are primarily taught in English, in accordance with our accreditation by the University of West London, however we will be offering some of our short and part-time courses in German from Autumn 2013. Met Film School Berlin is based at BUFA; the studio that has been home to film productions since the Weimar Republic and is one of the oldest film studios in Europe. The school’s location enables students to have first-hand experience of a working film studio on a day-to-day basis, and also places them in the heart of the city. Met Film School Berlin is also a desirable destination for Non-EU students seeking the flexibility to work whilst studying. It’s possible for overseas students to work 180 half days per year (four hours a day) whilst studying in Germany.

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FILMMAKING IN BERLIN

WHY STUDY FILMMAKING IN BERLIN?

Berlin is an exciting, cosmopolitan cultural hub that continues to attract filmmakers and artists from around the world. Berlin has a strong TV, film and creative media start-up community: together they make up a professional workforce of over 300,000. For filmmakers, Berlin’s ability to offer strong financial incentives to international productions has made it a central player in the global market. Films produced in the BerlinBrandenburg region have ranged from low budget independent movies to blockbusters such as Stephen Daldry’s “The Reader”, Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglorious Basterds” and most recently George Clooney’s “Monument Men,” making Berlin film crews in high demand. Berlin is also host to the Berlinale, one of the top four film festivals in Europe, with an emphasis on showcasing new filmmakers and celebrating independent filmmaking. As such, Met Film School Berlin has incorporated the Berlinale into the curriculum for accredited students students are given a festival pass for screenings, networking and the well respected Berlinale Talent Campus, a series of workshops and discussions hosted by well known film figures such as Jane Campion, Matthew Libatique, Ken Loach, Tom Tykwer and Gael Garcia Bernal. Met Film School is sponsoring the Interfilm Short Film Festival, which hosts special events and programmes in cinemas across Berlin. Students can also attend the many film events, pop-up screenings and parties organized by the Berlin Film Society (set up by British ex-pat Jack Howard).

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Met Film School Berlin also plans to help our graduates gain real experience in the film industry and provide and help student films be successful in festivals and commercially through Met GO (Met Graduate Opportunities). Met GO connects graduates with full-time jobs, freelance contracts, internships and placements. It helps graduates establish a network of contacts through Met Film School’s relationships with its industry partners. Masterclasses and workshops are also held at the school throughout the year. Guests at Met Film School Berlin have included award-winning director/producer Jerry Rothwell (Deep Water, Donor Unknown, Heavy Load, Town of Runners). Students also benefit from live-screenings of masterclasses held at our London school, where guests have included directors David Yates and John Landis. Berlin is the capital of Germany and is also the largest city with a population of 4.4 million within its metropolitan area. Berlin has extremely efficient public transport links and a diverse cultural environment making it the perfect location for learning, exploring and visiting. Berlin’s geographic position within Central Europe gives students the opportunity to explore neighbouring film hubs: Leipzig hosts the renowned DoK film festival annually, Poland’s Camerimage Festival is a must for any aspiring cinematographer and nearby Hamburg, Prague and Budapest are all established locations for large feature productions. Berlin is an affordable option for our students, a good standard of accommodation is available at relatively low cost and living expenses are also kept low, with an all-day ticket for public transport costing around €6. Non-EU students are also able to work 180 half-days per year (4 hours a day) while they study with us, making Berlin a really attractive destination for International study.

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LIVING IN BERLIN

Berlin’s charm lies in its unique landscape and undeniably diverse culture, with its world-class museums, art galleries, restaurants and nightspots. Eating out can be an inexpensive affair for Berliners with an array of international cuisine readily available. Try the national dish “Currywurst’’, Russian delicacies, Vietnamese dishes or authentic middle-eastern falafel from the many street vendors. If you’re feeling flush then head to upscale Berlin restaurants Grill Royale and Fischers Fritz which are star-spotting hot spots during the Berlinale! Take in the sun during the summer months and chill out at Beach Bar on the River Spree, picnic in the Tiergarten, or take a refreshing swim in one of the various lakes. For those looking for a slightly quirkier experience test out your vocal cords with Mauer Park’s Karaoke on Sunday afternoons.

GETTING AROUND THE CITY

The city is made up of 12 districts each one with its own distinct personality. Most of our students choose to live in the trendy districts of Kreuzberg and Neukölln. Kreuzberg is Berlin’s most populous district and is a multi-cultural hub of bohemian culture. Bar Raval, a great Spanish “New Wave” bar and restaurant co-owned by actor Daniel Brühl (star of Goodbye Lenin) is a fashionable hangout spot for Kreuzberg locals who want an affordable evening out overlooking Görlitzer Park. Kreuzberg is also home to Würgeengel (the name comes from art-house movie classic “El angel exterminador” by Luis Buñuel, 1962), a colourful and vibrant venue with a lively atmosphere. Neighbouring downtown district Neukölln is home to Berlin’s most unconventional opera house, the Neuköllner Oper, and hosts an array of interesting old building quarters, which gives the area its interesting urban history.

Covering nearly 341 square miles, it would be impossible to explore the whole city by foot. Fortunately, Berlin has one of the most extensive, efficient and affordable transport networks of any European city. The Underground (U-bahn), the overground Schnellbahn (S-bahn) and Ringbahn provide comprehensive access to most parts of Berlin and run through the night on weekends. In addition, there is an extensive network of trams and buses including the number 100 and 200 buses which offer a cheap alternative to a sight-seeing tour as they take in most of Berlin’s major tourist attractions. Check out the Fahrinfo Berlin app to help you navigate the city’s myriad transport options!

Taxis are also easy to find and not too expensive. Berlin is littered with taxi ranks and there is even an app to hail one too! (TaxiBerlin) For people looking to explore areas slightly further afield, the state-of-the-art and architecturally stunning Hauptbahnhof provides access to Germany’s world-class network of national and international train lines. And getting to and from Berlin by plane couldn’t be easier with two international airports Tegel, located very close to the city centre and Schönefeld just south of the city - and a further brand-new airport, Brandenberg airport due to open soon (though perhaps best not to ask a local when this will be!)

For more information on where to live and the range of accommodation options in Berlin, visit our “Finding a Place to Live” page under the Admissions section on our website at www.metfilmschool.de

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BERLIN’S EVER-CHANGING ARCHITECTURE

From the imposing Brandenburg Gate, to the iconic Berlin Wall, Berlin boasts some of the world’s finest architecture clustered around the River Spree. The Berlin Wall is one of the most political works of architecture of all time and you can still visit the remaining parts of it to experience Berlin’s rich history. Buildings are not just buildings here; they are pieces of propaganda, memorials, and art forms in their own right. Separating the Eastern and Western blocks of Berlin (and, at the time, the rest of Europe), the Wall symbolized the conflicting ideologies of Nazism and Communism. The two halves of the city, separated for decades, were physically reunited in 1989. Both the Memorial site and the East Side Gallery (an open-air exhibition of art painted directly onto the last existing portions of the Berlin Wall) are popular tourist destinations, bringing history and contemporary culture together which is the very ethos of the city. Berlin’s TV Tower - the Fernsehturm - was also a symbol of the communist regime, and is one of the largest structures in Europe. Built in the 1960’s, visitors can now get a 360° view of the city from 204m up, or take a “sightseeing tour” in the revolving restaurant. In recent years Berlin’s construction boom has encouraged modern architects to manipulate its landscape and, as a result, buildings are noted for their originality rather than their antiquity.

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BERLIN’S VIBRANT ART SCENE

Modernism is apparent where you would least expect it! The government district is extremely impressive with its new Reichstag dome redesigned by Lord Norman Foster and The German Chancellery building (or, as it is known locally, the Washing Machine building, because of the roundshaped windows and its cubic form) designed by award-wining architect Charlotte Frank. Examples of Berlin’s more traditional architecture can be found on the breathtaking Museum Island in the River Spree, which houses five museums built from 1830 to 1930 and is a celebrated World Heritage site. Also located on this island is the Berlin Cathedral, emperor William II’s ambitious attempt to create a Protestant counterpart to St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Berliners are also not afraid of regenerating important pieces of historical architecture, as proven by The Bellevue Palace – the official residence of the Federal President. Located in the midst of the Tiergarten, the palace’s interior was repeatedly transformed in the course of many conversions due to a turbulent past: It was once the summer residence for Prince Ferdinand of Prussia but damaged in May 1945, at the end of the Second World War, and refurbished substantially in the 1950s and then again in 2005 to become the primary residence of the President of Germany.

During the 1920’s, Berlin experienced a cultural and artistic boom to rival its European counterparts. Bursting with creative energy and decadence, it was a hub for anything new and modern, drawing giants of architecture (including Bruno Taut, Martin Wagner, Hans Scharoun and Walter Gropius), fine arts (George Grosz, Max Beckmann and Lovis Corinth) and literature (Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Tucholsky, W.H Auden and Christopher Isherwood) to the city. Fast-forward to Berlin now, and it’s still a city of freedom and creativity. The Wall has fallen and, along with it, barriers of self-expressionism. Galleries and exhibition spaces appear in the most unexpected places, adding to the vibrancy and unpredictable nature of the Berlin art scene. In Berlin, art galleries are everywhere! Art gallery hopping is a great way to experience the culture and visual history of Berlin whilst perhaps discovering the next big thing. The Berlinische Galerie offers a steady flow of new artists exhibiting their work in this former glass warehouse, with previous shows including a retrospective of the Berlin-born Arno Fischer. With plenty of light and crisscrossing staircases, it’s a much sought after exhibition space and a popular tourist destination as their permanent collection includes work from the Berlin Dada era and the German Expressionists.

Another Gallery of note is the Temporare Kunsthalle, which boasts a great collection of contemporary artwork and has an outdoor exhibition space for projections and events. The third Strychnin Gallery is also located in Berlin (the other two are located in New York and London) and is home to an eclectic mix of painting, photography and sculpture. The Berlin art scene is very active and extensive and there are always a number of pop-up exhibitions and alternative galleries to discover. Berlin is also home to notable museums, including those situated on Museum Island, an important destination for all new Berliners! Museum Island is a unique ensemble of five museums, including the Pergamon Museum and the Alte Nationalgalerie. The city is the spiritual home of the Bauhaus movement, arguably the most influential school of architecture, design and art in the 20th century. Its Archive – or Museum of Design – houses a sensational collection of work from artists who fled Germany during the Nazi’s rise to power to spread their influence in Modernism across the world. The Jewish Museum is also an integral part of the city, as Berlin was one of the largest Jewish cities in the world before the events of WWII. Here the museum explores the entire history of the German Jewish community and offers child-friendly tours, workshops and even musical events.

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OUR STUDENT PRODUCTIONS

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WILL BE MADE AT MET FILM SCHOOL OVER THE NEXT YEAR HAVE ATTENDED MET FILM SCHOOL TO DATE WILL BE MADE BY MET FILM SCHOOL STUDENTS DURING THE YEAR

MET FILM SCHOOL WAS A SAFE PLACE TO LEARN, TRY THINGS OUT, MAKE MISTAKES AND CUT MY TEETH. I HAD THE TIME OF MY LIFE AND LEARNED THE TECHNICAL AND CREATIVE SKILLS THAT I NOW USE DAILY FOR MY WORK AS A FREELANCE FILMMAKER, EDITOR AND VFX ARTIST. SINCE GRADUATING I’VE BEEN AN EDITOR AND COLOURIST FOR TWO COMMERCIAL PRODUCTION COMPANIES, A VFX ARTIST ON SHORT FILMS, COMMERCIALS AND FEATURE FILMS AND WON THREE BEST MUSIC VIDEO FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS FOR HUNGER.

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MET FILM SCHOOL EALING LONDON STUDIOS

STUDYING IN LONDON

OUR RANGE OF COURSES

Met Film School London opened it’s doors to budding filmmakers ten years ago, establishing the school as London’s leading provider of practical filmmaking courses. We’re part of the Met Film Group consisting of the school, Met Film Production and Met Film Post. This enterprise allows us to make films, teach people the skills that they need to make films and offer postproduction services to filmmakers, keeping us completely integrated within the Film Industry.

London has been the backdrop to an enormous range of films, from the Swinging streets of Alfie to the contemporary Harry Potter movies. When Film London was set up in 2004, filming in the capital rose by 30% making the city the third busiest filming production centre in the world, with over thirty crews shooting on its streets every day. Producers are now choosing to have their films made in the city due to the world-class facilities on offer. It has never been more exciting to study filmmaking in London.

ACCREDITED COURSES MA IN FILMMAKING BA (HONS) PRACTICAL FILMMAKING (2-YEAR OR 3-YEAR) PRACTICAL FILMMAKING DIPLOMA (DIP HE) ONE-YEAR PRACTICAL FILMMAKING (CERT HE) ONE-YEAR CINEMATOGRAPHY (CERT HE)

Our London school follows the exact same ethos as our Berlin school- on most of our courses students will write, produce, direct and edit their own short films and fully engage with the art of collaborative filmmaking. Our tutors are all working industry professionals from the world of the UK film and television industry and beyond. Met Film School offers a wide range of filmmaking courses including undergraduate and postgraduate courses. In addition, it offers just under 40 short and part-time courses spanning directing, cinematography, screenwriting, producing and postproduction for adults and young people alike.

Met Film School London is the only film school in the UK that’s based within a working film studio. West London’s Ealing Studios has a rich and important history and is the oldest continually operating studio in the world. Making films since 1902, it is perhaps best known for it’s Ealing Comedies of the 1940s and 1950s, including The Ladykillers and The Lavendar Hill Mob. In recent years Ealing Studios have been used for high-profile productions such as Downton Abbey, Nowhere Boy, My Week with Marilyn, Prince of Persia, The Iron Lady, Burke and Hare, Star Wars: Episode Two, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, The Importance of Being Earnest, Notting Hill, St. Trinian’s, and Woody Allen’s Wasp. Met Film School’s facilities include one of Ealing Studios’ original sound stages as our on-site studio space.

Being a student in London will allow you to experience one of the most diverse cities in the world, where more than 300 languages are spoken and a wealth of different cultures live side by side. You will be taught filmmaking in an artistic and creative environment, steeped in cinematic history. There are now over 40 film festivals hosted in the city. Studying in London means that you have access to a range of filmmaking resources like The British Film Institute, The Cinema Museum and the Reuben Library, as well as the vast number of film clubs and societies around the capital.

FULL-TIME NON-ACCREDITED COURSES SIX-MONTH PRACTICAL FILMMAKING SIX-MONTH CINEMATOGRAPHY SIX-MONTH POSTPRODUCTION SIX-MONTH VISUAL EFFECTS FOR FILM SIX-MONTH DIGITAL ANIMATION FROM STORY TO SCREEN IN EIGHT WEEKS DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING FOUR-WEEK DIRECTING THREE-WEEK EDITING (AVID) ACTING FOR FILM- LEVEL 1 ACTING FOR FILM- LEVEL 2 ACTING FOR FILM- LEVEL 3 (FIGHTING FOR FILM) INTRODUCTION TO CINEMATOGRAPHY ADVANCED CINEMATOGRAPHY PART-TIME COURSES PART-TIME FILMMAKING PART-TIME DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING SIX-MONTH SCREENWRITING SIX-MONTH PRODUCING AND BUSINESS PART-TIME ACTING PART-TIME EDITING PART-TIME PRODUCING SCREENWRITING 1: MASTERING THE BASICS SCREENWRITING 2: TAKING THE NEXT STEP SCREENWRITING 3: WORKING TOWARDS THE NEXT DRAFT WRITING FOR ONE-HOUR TV DRAMA WEEKEND COURSES TWO-DAY INTENSIVE FILMMAKING INTRODUCTION TO SCREENWRITING WRITING FOR ONE-HOUR TV DRAMA INTRODUCTION TO ACTING FOR FILM FILM PRODUCING 101 DSLR FOR PROFESSIONAL FILMMAKING ADVANCED DSLR FOR PROFESSIONAL FILMMAKING MAKE A MUSIC VIDEO YOUNG FILMMAKERS’ COURSES YOUNG FILMMAKERS’ ACADEMY YOUNG ACTORS’ ACADEMY YOUNG ANIMATORS’ ACADEMY MET FILMMAKING CAMP MET YOUNG ACTORS’ CAMP YOUNG FILMMAKERS’ WORKSHOP

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WE ARE PART OF THE INDUSTRY

TOWN OF RUNNERS “IN AN OLYMPIC YEAR, HERE’S AN INSPIRATIONAL REMINDER OF WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT”

We’re not just a film school; we’re part of an enterprise that makes films, teaches people the skills needed to make films and offers postproduction services to the industry. In 2011 our production company Met Film Production released award-winning documentary feature Donor Unknown (nominated in 2011 for a Grierson Award) alongside another Met Film Production release, Men Who Swim. In 2010, in the USA and UK we released comedy film The Infidel, written by author and comedian David Baddiel. In 2012 Met Film Production’s Town of Runners, conceived and co-produced by graduate Dan Demissie and postproduced by Met Film Post, opened at the Tribeca Film Festival and was seen by audiences around the world. 2013 saw the UK release of Village at the End of the World and Hip Hop Hoax premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival. We currently have fiction and documentary projects in pre-production.

Our Industry partners:

VILLAGE AT THE END OF THE WORLD

LITTLE ASHES

DONOR UNKNOWN

“VISUALLY IMMACULATE AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING STUFF”

“A LUSH, INVOLVING PERIOD DRAMA THAT PROVES THERE ARE OTHER STRINGS TO PATTINSON’S BOW”

“NOTHING IN THE HOLLYWOOD IMAGINATION CAN COMPETE WITH THE PLOT OF DONOR UNKNOWN”

EMPIRE

THE INFIDEL “SHARP, WISE AND VERY FUNNY” TIME OUT LONDON

TOTAL FILM

MEN WHO SWIM “A NIGH-ON PERFECT DOCUMENTARY”

THE SUNDAY TIMES

THE INDEPENDENT

TOTAL FILM

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OUR TUTORS

Our tutors are all working film professionals and collectively have been nominated for and won numerous awards. They will help you gain the experience, skills and contacts you need to launch your career. Here is a selection of some of our tutors.

SILVIA BECK

CLAUS DEUBEL

Is an award-winning Cinematographer working in television and cinema. Claus’ credits include Die Spielwuetigen, Geteilte Liebe and Walkman Blues.

Is an Editor working on feature films and in television. Her credits include The House is Burning, Songs of Love and Hate and the moviedocumentary Frozen Angels.

SILKE BOTSCH

ALASDAIR REID

RALPH NETZER

ULLA KOESTERKE

RICK MINNICH

ATHANASIOS KARANIKOLAS CLARISSA NEWMAN Is a Greek-born Berlin-based Filmmaker. Working as Director, Producer and Editor, his feature film credits include Echolot which premiered at the 2013 Berlinale and Elli Makra, 42277 Wuppertal.

Is a Production Co-ordinator. Her credits include Green Zone, Quantum of Solace, Wanted and Amazing Grace.

ARPAD BONDY

SOL BONDY

DONNA SHARPE

HAL CANTOR

JAN BAUER

LISA NEELEY

HELEN McGREGOR

Is a Cinematographer and Director who has worked in the film industry for almost 25 years. She shot two BAFTAnominated short films and has both directed and shot feature length projects for cinema and TV. Her credits include Going Down, I Am From Nowhere and Michael Nyman In Progress.

Director of Photography with nearly 20-years experience working on feature films, TV series, documentaries and various art installations. His cinema credits include Silent Waters, 3 Chinesen mit dem Kontrabass, Ritterinnen and Endstation Sehnsüchte.

Producer credits include Doll, the Fatso and Me, Youth and Petit. His graduate feature film premiered at the Berlinale 2012 and was nominated at the 2012 European Film Awards. He co-runs One Two Films, a successful Berlin based feature film company.

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Has worked as a Production Sound Mixer for over 20-years on award winning films The Look - Charlotte Rampling, Work Hard Play Hard, Die Spielwütigen, and well known TV-Movies including Das Traumschiff and Polizeiruf 110.

Is a Documentary Filmmaker and screenwriter whose credits include the BAFTA-nominated and National Television Award winning Who Do You Think You Are?, the EMMY award-winning and BAFTA-nominated People’s Century and the BAFTA awardwinning Trouble at the Top.

Is an American-born WriterDirector based in Berlin. His feature documentaries include Heaven on Earth (FIPA d’Or), Homemade Hillbilly Jam (Hot Docs, True/False, Sheffield Doc/Fest), and Forgetting Dad (Special Jury Award, IDFA).

Hal is an American Writer working in television, film and theatre. Hal’s one-hour legal drama pilot, Mouthpiece, was optioned by Fox Television Studios and his screenplay for The Lake Effect, a one-hour drama pilot for Showtime, was developed with Emmy-winning director, Scott Winant.

Is a Composer for film and television from the UK. He won the VW Score Prize at the Berlin Film Festival 2006. His credits include the BAFTA-winning documentary Mummifying Alan and the major BBC Television series WW2 – Behind Closed Doors.

Writes and Directs for film and television in the UK as well as in Germany. His work has won awards from the Royal Television Society, the Kino Film Festival Manchester, and others. Jan’s screenplay for Stray Dogs was nominated for the German Scriptwriting Award 2008/9.

DAN CHISHOLM

Is a Director of commercials, pop-promos and drama working out of London and Berlin. Prizes include the Diamond Award at the California Film Awards and Best Music Video at Los Angeles Film Festival of Hollywood.

Visiting tutor Lisa is former Development and Production Executive at Warner Bros, and HBO Films. She is currently the Director of screenplay consultancy, Story H-Q.

MARIA VON HELAND

Is an award-winning Director working in television and films. Her directing credits include Big Girls Don’t Cry and the Emmy-winning Sterntaler. Her writing credits include Hilde and most recently Hector and the Search for Happiness directed by Peter Chelsom and starring Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike and Toni Collette.

Has over 20-years experience as a Documentary Director, Producer, Editor and composer. His work has won awards at film festivals throughout Europe.

Visiting tutor Helen is a published Novelist and Writer and associate Screen Arts Tutor at the NFTS.

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ALUMNI IN THE INDUSTRY At Met Film School we offer a range of opportunities for our students to engage with professionals during their time with us – to give them the best transition possible into the film industry and beyond. Here are some examples of productions our students have worked on:

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN TRIBUTE SHOOT ANNA KARENINA CASUALTY CLASH OF THE TITANS DOCTORS DORIAN GRAY DR WHO EASTENDERS GREAT HIP HOP HOAX HEROES HOLBY CITY JACK RYAN MERLIN MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 4: GHOST PROTOCOL NIGELLISSIMA ONE DAY PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES POIROT PRINCE OF PERSIA THE SANDS OF TIME 21

SKINS SKYFALL SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE? SOCCER AID MATCH 2012 ST TRINIAN’S ST TRINIAN’S 2: THE LEGEND OF FITTON’S GOLD STRICTLY COME DANCING SURVIVORS THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA THE DARK KNIGHT TORCHWOOD TOWN OF RUNNERS VILLAGE AT THE END OF THE WORLD WOLVERINE WRATH OF THE TITANS X MEN: FIRST CLASS X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE YOUNG VICTORIA YOUNG, DUMB AND LIVING OFF MUM

MET GAVE ME MY LIFE! SINCE GRADUATING I BEGAN MY CAREER BY WORKING AS AN ASSISTANT DIRECTOR ON SEVERAL BOLLYWOOD FILMS AND A COUPLE OF HOLLYWOOD FILMS SUCH AS MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 4 – GHOST PROTOCOL. I HAVE SINCE SET UP MY OWN COMPANY CHASING FRAMES PRODUCTIONS.

GAURI CHADHA BA FILMMAKING 2010

After leaving Met Film School our students have gone on to achieve success in a variety of roles, whether freelance on independent productions, at established media companies, or even setting up their own companies. Our students have worked for:

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PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE CERTIFICATE

ADVISORY BOARD

Our Advisory Board consists of accomplished industry professionals, including major distributors, and award-winning filmmakers.

FILM WRITING AND DIRECTING CANNOT BE TAUGHT, ONLY LEARNT. AT MET FILM SCHOOL YOU’LL SPEND MOST OF YOUR TIME MAKING FILMS WITH THE SUPPORT OF PROFESSIONAL FILMMAKERS. I DON’T KNOW ANY OTHER WAY TO LEARN. STEPHEN FREARS Met Film School Patron and Director of High Fidelity, Dangerous Liaisons, Dirty Pretty Things and The Queen.

The professional practice certificate is a unique award developed by Met Film School to recognise outstanding students by communicating their professionalism to prospective employers. Students on our six-month full-time, one and two-year programmes and the MA, who demonstrate exemplary communication and teamwork, management, planning and organisation skills, initiative and film sense are awarded the Met Film School Professional Practice Certificate and access to our Industry Placement Scheme which is part of Met Go. The Met Film School Industry Placement Scheme seeks to provide students with placements and jobs within the film, television and media industries. The scheme’s participating companies span all sectors of the industry and offer a wide range of placement opportunities. A placement can often provide valuable experience and contacts and be a first step into a successful career within the creative industries.

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THOMAS HØEGH Founder of Arts Alliance. SIR ALAN PARKER Director of Bugsy Malone, Fame, Pink Floyd-The Wall, The Commitments and Evita.

JILL TANDY Head of Commercial Affairs at NBC Universal International Television Production. CAMERON MCCRACKEN Managing Director of Pathé UK.

SUSAN BENN Founder and Artistic Director of Performing Arts Labs.

NIK POWELL Director of NFTS and Producer of The Crying Game.

HEATHER RABBATTS Ex-Chair of Shed Media, the group behind UK TV series Supernanny, Who Do You Think You Are? and the Academy Award-winning Man on Wire.

DAVID KOSSE President of Universal Pictures International.

FRANCIS SERIAU Founder of the Tech Music School group. BARNABY THOMPSON Head of Ealing Studios, Director of St. Trinian’s and Producer of An Ideal Husband.

SARAH GAVRON Director of feature film Brick Lane.

MICHAEL GUBBINS Former editor of Screen International. ROGER LAUGHTON Former Chair of South West Screen and Deputy Chair of the British Film Institute.

SANDRA HEBRON Independent film consultant with clients including the Rome International Film Festival and Everyman Cinemas. Previously Head of BFI Festivals and Former Artistic Director of London Film Festival. JOHN WOODWARD Managing Director of Arts Alliance, previously Chief Executive of the UK Film Council, British Film Institute, and PACT. 24


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GOOD REASONS TO CHOOSE MET FILM SCHOOL ALL OF OUR TUTORS ARE INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS 80% OF MET FILM SCHOOL GRADUATES WORK WITHIN THE FILM AND TV INDUSTRY FILMMAKING STUDENTS WRITE, DIRECT AND EDIT THEIR OWN FILMS ALL OF OUR COURSES ARE TAUGHT IN ENGLISH WITH GERMAN OPTIONS NOW AVAILABLE ON OUR POPULAR COURSES BASED IN A WORKING FILM STUDIO ACCESS TO A WIDE RANGE OF THE LATEST PROFESSIONAL FACILITIES 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 BERLIN IS A MULTILINGUAL CITY AND ENGLISH IS WIDELY SPOKEN THE BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL IS AT THE EPICENTRE FOR INDEPENDENT FILMMAKING IN EUROPE MASTERCLASSES AND WORKSHOPS ARE HELD THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

“HAVING SO MUCH PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE DEFINITELY WAS WHAT I MOST ENJOYED ABOUT THE COURSE.” CAMILA GONZALEZ DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING

“WHAT I LOVED MOST ABOUT THE COURSE WAS THE DEGREE OF CREATIVE FREEDOM.” SAVITA FRANKLIN FROM STORY TO SCREEN IN EIGHT WEEKS

“STUDYING IN BERLIN IS AMAZING! THE CITY HAS LOTS TO OFFER - ART IS EVERYWHERE. GETTING CONTACTS FOR SMALLER BUDGET FILM GROUPS IS A LOT EASIER.” YU WATANABE BA (HONS) PRACTICAL FILMMAKING

“BEING A STUDENT IN BERLIN IS EXTREMELY REWARDING…THE AMOUNT OF RAW, UNTOUCHED HISTORICAL LOCATIONS PROVIDE A REALLY NICE AESTHETIC FOR SHOOTING A FILM IN BERLIN.” MATT BELBIN BA (HONS) PRACTICAL FILMMAKING 26


OUR LOCATION

BUFA Created in 1917, UFA was a government-owned producer of propaganda films. UFA’s studios (Babelsberg and the now-called BUFA) were considered to be the most modern in the world. The studios employed important directors, such as Ernst Lubitsch, famous for directing sophisticated comedies, and G.W. Pabst, a pioneer in the expressive use of camera position and editing techniques. The appetite for films was huge and UFA productions expanded from the political to the more creative. UFA was key to the German Expressionist movement, funding works by acclaimed directors such as Fritz Lang and F.W. Murnau. With the move away from silent movies, UFA literally built a roof on their previously glassed-top studios and launched into a new era of filming. One of the many films they produced was Marlene Dietrich’s first “talkie” The Blue Angel (1930). Challenging the power of Hollywood, UFA made films for the European market in German, French and English.

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Today, BUFA is an active film studio whose stages offer a wealth of filming experiences – greenscreen, live-TV studio set up, a standing set used for TV production and a large stage for commercial use. The studio is home to various industryrelevant companies including inhouse production companies, a camera / lighting rental house, a film & TV prop house, a scenery and set construction company and post-production facilities. Being in close proximity to the industry offers our students access to the professional world of filmmaking. The studio is based near the trendy Neukölln/Kreuzberg area of Berlin. Students can expect a vibrant, diverse and extremely creative community. 

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DEGREE PROGRAMME ONE-YEAR COURSES SIX-MONTH COURSES SHORT COURSES PART-TIME COURSES WEEKEND COURSES DEUTSCHSPRACHIGES KURSANGEBOT

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BA (HONS) PRACTICAL FILMMAKING Two-Year BA (Hons) Practical Filmmaking is designed for those who are looking for an intensive academic experience. You will gain a comprehensive range of production skills that focus on creative development, writing, directing, producing, editing and professional industry practice. In addition, you will develop a critical awareness of film history, movements, genres and contemporary styles. The BA Programme offers specialist modules in practical filmmaking and students will go on to complete an individual graduation project. On completion students will be awarded with a degree qualification in Practical Filmmaking. PRODUCTION EXPERIENCE Over the course of two years you will make six original films, including a collaborative feature film project. These exercises will demonstrate an understanding of visual formats and the student’s ability to take on a range of production roles. You will explore how to work with actors, develop and produce films across key genres, and contribute to productions intended for both the big and small screen. During the course you will gain a comprehensive overview of all areas of the production process, and couple your practical experience with a theoretical and critical understanding of film in its varying formats. All students will leave with a showreel that demonstrates their acquired filmmaking skills and experience.

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STUDY LEVEL

UNDERGRADUATE START DATES

06 OCTOBER 2014 05 OCTOBER 2015

PRICE

€21,000 per year €21,000 per year

DURATION

TWO YEARS FULL-TIME PRODUCTION EXPERIENCE Six films
(Individual and collaborative projects) Filmed exercises

UCAS Code W600

INSTITUTION Code W05

VALIDATING BODY These courses have been validated for international student visa applications.

ADVISORY PARTNER

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ONE-YEAR PRACTICAL FILMMAKING (CERT HE)

PRACTICAL FILMMAKING DIPLOMA (DIP HE)

One-Year Practical Filmmaking (Cert HE) 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 three short films and numerous exercises, the last of which will be your graduation film made over a threemonth period. In addition to these practical examples of your work, you will understand and be proficient in directing actors, producing, screenwriting, editing, camera operation and sound recording. 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.

The Practical Filmmaking Diploma includes all 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 (Dip HE) 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, including directing, cinematography, editing, production design, assistant directing, sound recording and script supervising.

PRODUCTION EXPERIENCE Our one-year course offers 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

STUDY LEVEL

CERTIFICATE OF HIGHER EDUCATION (CERT HE) START DATES

06 OCTOBER 2014 05 OCTOBER 2015

PRICE

€21,000 €21,000

DURATION

ONE YEAR FULL-TIME PRODUCTION EXPERIENCE Three films
(Individual and collaborative projects) Filmed exercises

UCAS Code W601

INSTITUTION Code W05

VALIDATING BODY These courses have been validated for international student visa applications.

ADVISORY PARTNER

PRODUCTION EXPERIENCE Our Practical Film Diploma (Dip HE) offers you the chance to gain experience across a diverse range of production roles including those of writer, director and editor. You will have been involved in the production of making a number of films individually, and have taken part in numerous practical filmmaking exercises, which you can use for your own showreel. When you graduate you will be proficient in directing, producing, screenwriting, editing, directing actors for the camera, cinematography and sound design and recording. All modules on this programme include practical work, they are:

STUDY LEVEL

DIPLOMA OF HIGHER EDUCATION (DIP HE)

START DATES

06 OCTOBER 2014 05 OCTOBER 2015

PRICE

€26,000 €26,000

DURATION

17 MONTHS FULL-TIME

PRODUCTION EXPERIENCE Four films
(Individual and collaborative projects) Filmed exercises

UCAS Code 316W

INSTITUTION Code W05

VALIDATING BODY These courses have been validated for international student visa applications.

ADVISORY PARTNER

• Foundations in Filmmaking • Making Short Films
 • Professional Practice
 • Crafting Narratives

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SIX-MONTH PRACTICAL FILMMAKING

SIX-MONTH SCREENWRITING

Our Six-Month Practical Filmmaking programme has been created for people looking for an intensive and practical immersion in the craft and technique of filmmaking. The programme is specifically designed to give you the essential tools to be a professional filmmaker and a solid foundation in the key elements of filmmaking, from story to screen. Taught by industry professionals, Six-Month Practical Filmmaking will provide you with a showreel of your work, and the confidence to launch your career in the film industry.

Our Six-Month Screenwriting programme is designed for those seeking an immersion in the art of screenwriting. The course aims to provide you with the tools you need to work as a professional screenwriter.

The 25-week programme consists of three terms. During Terms 1 and 2, you will be trained in all key aspects of filmmaking through a combination of intensive practical workshops and a series
of filmmaking exercises, escalating in scale as you go through the programme. Following the learning from the foundation programme in Term 1, you will learn advanced skills in screenwriting; cinematography and sound; fiction directing and producing; documentary production; editing and postproduction during Term 2. In Term 3, you will make your own film and perform key roles on set on other students’ films.

DURATION

6 MONTHS FULL-TIME PRICE

€9,500 START DATES

07 APRIL 2014 06 OCTOBER 2014 BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL • Learn how to interpret a script and create a storyboard • Operate a professional digital camera and light a scene confidently • Be able to record sound and use it creatively to tell your story • Be able to cast a film and direct actors • Manage a small crew and direct using the correct
on-set procedures • Be able to use professional editing software and understand the key postproduction elements of film finishing

If you’re committed to writing and developing a feature film script whilst furthering your knowledge of the craft of screenwriting, then this course will help you achieve your goal. On alternate Saturdays over six months, we provide comprehensive support to help you develop your ideas with the aim of writing a first draft script by the end of the programme. In addition to the guidance of a professional writing tutor, this course requires students to work on their projects in their own time, with the goal of producing original, engaging work that is competitive in today’s marketplace. You will learn how scripts are packaged, how to take a project into the marketplace, what distributors are looking for in terms of material, and you will be given the opportunity to pitch your project to an industry panel. Our course is designed for those who are truly dedicated to writing an original script with genuine potential.

DURATION

6 MONTHS PART-TIME PRICE

€1,200 START DATES

19 FEBRUARY 2014 10 SEPTEMBER 2014 25 FEBRUARY 2015 BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL • Have a clear understanding of how to develop your idea for screen • Demonstrate knowledge of characterization techniques • Have a detailed appreciation of the script drafting process • Have an increased understanding of the feature film marketplace from a producing and distributing point of view

As with our accredited programmes, students who demonstrate exemplary communication and teamwork, management, planning and organisation skills, initiative and film sense are awarded the Met Film School Professional Practice Certificate, and access to our Industry Placement Scheme which is part of Met Go.

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FROM STORY TO SCREEN DOCUMENTARY IN EIGHT WEEKS FILMMAKING

FOUR-WEEK DIRECTING

ACTING FOR FILM

From Story to Screen in Eight Weeks is our longest running course and is designed to provide you with a solid foundation in filmmaking. This programme will provide you with practical experience in all of the key areas of filmmaking and culminates in the production of your own short film. It covers the essential craft areas of screenwriting, use of camera and sound, casting and directing actors, editing and script development. This is an intensive programme on which you will write, direct and edit your own film and is ideal for those considering a change in career.

Most documentary filmmakers these days are expected to be both self-shooters and selfeditors. As a result, we will train you to use professional digital cameras and to edit on professional software. With the guidance of an experienced documentary filmmaker you will have the unique opportunity to research, write, produce and direct your own short film. You will review the history of the documentary and analyse examples of successful films in the marketplace today.

Four-Week Directing covers a comprehensive range of filmmaking skills, allowing you to explore the processes of visual storytelling whilst working with actors, interpreting scripts, devising narrative storylines and developing your understanding of the technical aspects of film production. You will cover cinematography and editing and will focus on improving your directing skills, equipping you with an independent approach to filmmaking.

Acting for Film is our screen acting course and has been developed for people who are serious about becoming a film actor, or wish to develop existing acting skills for the medium of film, though no previous experience is required. Taught by an acting coach and professional film director, you will act in numerous filmed exercises that will be analysed in class so that you can learn from your mistakes and improve your performances as the course progresses. You will also learn what it’s like to be on the other side of the camera by directing and acting as crew (operating the camera and recording sound) on a number of short exercises.

BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL

BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL

BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL

BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL

• Be able to tell a good story and structure a script

• Understand the current context of documentary filmmaking by examining the history of the documentary genre, its different forms and the current market

• Be able to tell a good story

• Have gained confidence in acting for the camera by understanding the filmmaking process

• Understand how to use the camera to tell a story

• Be able to proficiently operate a digital camera, record sound, light a scene and edit

• Know the difference between acting for theatre and acting for film

• Know how to shoot for the edit and
edit a dramatic scene

• Understand the technical aspects of film acting

• Know how to manage a crew and direct using correct on-set protocol

• Have come up with valuable tools for the actor to prepare for a screen performance, including how to interpret a script

• Know how to interpret a script and create a storyboard • Understand how to use the camera to tell a story • Know how to shoot for the edit and edit a scene • Be able to cast and direct actors for the camera • Know how to record sound and use it creatively to tell your story

• Know how to research your subject, write a proposal and create a treatment • Be able to consider production issues such as scheduling, location management and legal requirements

• Know how to interpret a script and create a storyboard

• Know how to record sound and use it creatively to tell your story • Develop your understanding of the grammar of film and visual storytelling

• Have gained an insight into how to survive as an actor in the marketplace

• Developed a scene for your showreel

DURATION

8 WEEKS FULL-TIME PRICE €3,000 START DATES 07 APRIL 2014 07 JULY 2014 06 OCTOBER 2014

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DURATION

8 WEEKS FULL-TIME PRICE €3,000 START DATES 24 FEBRUARY 2014 04 AUGUST 2014 20 OCTOBER 2014

DURATION

4 WEEKS FULL-TIME PRICE €1,200 START DATES 03 MARCH 2014 07 JULY 2014 03 NOVEMBER 2014

DURATION

4 WEEKS FULL-TIME €1,200 START DATES 19 MAY 2014 01 SEPTEMBER 2014 PRICE

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YOUNG FILMMAKERS’ ACADEMY If you’re between 14 and 17 years old and are passionate about filmmaking then this course has been designed especially for you. Try your hand at a variety of different roles, from directing to editing and everything in between. Supported at every stage by industry professionals, you will learn how to write scenes, use a camera to tell stories, edit using professional software and direct actors. Although fun and challenging, you should be aware that this course requires you to work hard, often under significant time pressure.

DURATION

3 WEEKS FULL-TIME PRICE €1,200 START DATE 14 JULY 2014 BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL • Understand the fundamentals of storytelling • Know how to work with actors, including casting, preparing for a shoot, blocking and rehearsing • Understand the key elements of cinematography, including lighting, framing and shooting for the edit • Understand how the roles
of scriptwriter, director, cinematographer, sound recordist, storyboard artist, editor and continuity assistant interrelate

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PART-TIME PRODUCING

WRITING FOR ONE-HOUR TV DRAMA

This unique course has been developed for those who wish to forge a career as a film producer, or who wish to gain an understanding of the film business. You may have a feature film project in mind that you would like to develop. Or perhaps you have transferable business skills that you would like to apply to a filmmaking context. On this comprehensive course you will learn how films are created, financed and sold. In addition, you will gain valuable practical experience by developing your own feature film projects. In one-to-one sessions with the instructor, you will budget, schedule and package a feature film and come up with marketing strategies for your project.

Are you obsessed with ‘Breaking Bad’, ‘Mad Men’, ‘Game of Thrones’ ‘The Sopranos’, ‘The Killing’, ‘Broadchurch’ and ‘Borgen’? Do you want to learn how these great
TV shows are conceived and written? This 12-week part-time course offers a close study of the craft of television writing, primarily the one-hour drama form.

BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL

BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL

• Know how the global film industry operates

• Gain a greater understanding of the television pilot

• Understand the roles of different types of producer (creative, line and
financial producer) • Know how the production process works • Know how to utilise digital technologies and the internet • Understand how to survive as an independent producer

DURATION

12 WEEKS PART-TIME PRICE €1,600 START DATES 26 FEBRUARY 2014 03 SEPTEMBER 2014 11 MARCH 2015 41

Our course will allow you to gain a general understanding of writing for TV and provide an insight into the television business. You will learn how to pitch a TV pilot, plus specific TV drama character development techniques and the key ways to structure a one-hour TV drama. You will also look at how writers create treatments for television shows and analyse what makes a great scene for TV. The course will also incorporate scene readings with actors.

• Understand the differences in formats • Understand the world of US, UK and European television markets • Be able to analyse the importance of character in the one-hour TV drama • Develop, conceive and write a treatment of a television series

DURATION

12 WEEKS PART-TIME €800 START DATES 26 FEBRUARY 2014 14 JANUARY 2015 PRICE

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TWO-DAY INTRODUCTION TO INTENSIVE FILMMAKING SCREENWRITING

INTRODUCTION TO ACTING FOR FILM

MAKE A MUSIC VIDEO

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, handson introduction to the basics of directing, 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.

This course has been designed for creative individuals who have a great idea for a film but don’t know where to begin. This two-day practical introduction is run by industry professionals. You will leave with an understanding of the basic principles involved with writing a screenplay, get professional feedback on your current projects and the motivation to start your script.

This is a great taster course for those who are new to acting as well as those with some theatre experience looking to brush up on their skills in front of the camera. You will take part in short, filmed scenes and will receive feedback to help make your performance in front of the camera as relaxed and natural as possible. You will be taught by a professional acting coach who will introduce you to the basic differences between acting for screen and acting on stage, whilst giving you an insight into what goes on behind the camera.

Music videos are a great way to access the film industry, and provide you with a creative calling card for future work. Although budgets for music videos are somewhat ‘challenging’, the onset of digital filmmaking has enabled directors to achieve great filmic looks with the right know-how. Our Make a Music Video weekend course will provide you with the essential knowledge and skills to devise and shoot an effective music video.

BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL

BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL

BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL

BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL

• Know how to operate a digital camera confidently and effectively

• Be able to create original, engaging characters

• Have an understanding of subtext

• Know the difference between a screenplay and the finished film

• Be able to analyse film scripts

• Know how to work to a brief and come up with interesting ideas

• Understand how to compose shots, shoot for the edit and break down a scene into shots • Have performed the roles of director, sound recordist and editor • 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

DURATION

2 DAYS FULL-TIME PRICE €300 START DATES IN ENGLISH 22 MARCH 2014 12 JULY 2014 13 SEPTEMBER 2014

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• Understand the stages of development, including synopses and treatments

• Have grasped rehearsal and 
blocking techniques

• Have developed the right structural approach

• Have an understanding of how actors are cast in the film and TV industry

• Understand how genre helps shape and market your story

• Have gained experience
in acting in short filmed scenes

• Understand the role of screenwriters within the film industry

DURATION

2 DAYS FULL-TIME PRICE €200 START DATES 22 MARCH 2014 13 SEPTEMBER 2014

• Be confident in creating treatments, mood boards and pitches • Be able to import/export files • Understand how shots are cut together in an edit • Know how best to direct a lip-sync performance • Understand the key roles on set and how to work professionally with a crew • Understand the basics of shooting digitally and the types of kit available

DURATION

2 DAYS FULL-TIME PRICE €300 START DATES 03 MAY 2014 02 AUGUST 2014

DURATION

2 DAYS FULL-TIME €300 START DATES 05 APRIL 2014 23 AUGUST 2014 11 APRIL 2015 PRICE

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WRITING FOR ONE-HOUR TV DRAMA This exciting new two-day course will introduce you to the world of One-Hour TV drama. This is a practical introduction to television writing run by industry professionals. You will spend time analyzing popular TV shows and looking at main characters, the world, the concept, and structure. By the end of the two days, you will have gained a greater understanding of the basic principles involved in creating and writing a TV concept.

DURATION

2 DAYS FULL-TIME PRICE €200 START DATES 01 FEBRUARY 2014 01 NOVEMBER 2014 BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL • Have gained an introduction to one-hour TV drama • Increase your understanding of why this is an exciting medium for writers • Understand the importance of character • Understand what makes a great concept • Be able to distinguish television writing from film writing

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KURSE AUF DEUTSCH

KURSE AUF DEUTSCH

TEILZEITKURS SPIELFILM KURSÜBERSICHT Dieser Kurs findet abends und auf deutsch statt. Suchen Sie nach einer Weiterbildung oder planen Sie einen Berufswechsel und möchten Ihr Potenzial als Autor/Regisseur erkunden? Haben Sie eine Spielfilmidee und benötigen einen Promo-Film, um noch um finanzielle Unterstützung für die nächsten Produktiosschritte zu werben? Dieser umfangreiche Kurs vermittelt durch viele praktische Übungen Kenntnisse in allen Bereichen des Filmemachens und beinhaltet die Produktion eines kompletten Kurzfilmes, für den Sie unter professioneller Anleitung selbst das Drehbuch schreiben, Regie führen und schneiden werden.

TEILZEITKURS DOKUMENTARFILM DAUER

7 MONATE TEILZEIT PREIS

€2,500 TERMINE

26. FEBRUAR 2014 03. SEPTEMBER 2014 11. MÄRZ 2015 AM ENDE DES KURSES WERDEN SIE • den gesamten Prozess einer Filmproduktion kennengelernt und vom Drehbuchschreiben über Regieführung hin zur Postproduktion selbst durchlaufen haben. • wirklich verstehen, wie Film funktioniert – ästhetisch und technisch • durch intensive und praktische Übungen mit Kamera, Ton und Schnittprogramm über gute Kenntnisse im Umgang mit grundlegendem Filmequipment verfügen • die entscheidenden Techniken kennen, um als Regisseur eine Geschichte visuell umzusetzen • wissen, wie ein Regisseur sich für den Dreh vorbereitet und Cast und Crew während der Produktion anleitet • alle notwendigen Fähigkeiten besitzen, um ein unabhängiger Filmemacher zu werden

KURSÜBERSICHT Von Dokumentarfilmern wird heute erwartet, dass sie ihre Filme selbst drehen und schneiden können. Unser Teilzeitkurs Dokumentarfilm ist ideal für all jene, die bereits vertraut sind mit einigen grundlegenden Kenntnissen im Bereich des fiktionalen Films und nun die nötigen Kompetenzen und Fähigkeiten erwerben möchten, um ihren eigenen Dokumentarfilm zu drehen. In den ersten Wochen des Kurses werden Praxis und Theorie miteinander verbunden. Sie lernen, wie Sie eine professionelle, digitale Kamera in dokumentarischen Situationen einsetzen, Sie werden verschiedene Filme analysieren um herauszufinden, welcher Stil und welche Herangehensweise am besten zu Ihrem gewählten Thema passt. Über 16 Wochen verteilt werden Sie erkunden, wie die Theorie die Praxis und wie die Praxis die Theorie beeinflusst. Sie werden Ihr eigenes Projekt mithilfe eines erfahrenen Dokumentarfilmregisseurs recherchieren und entwickeln. Am Ende des Kurses werden Sie dann einen Kurzdokumentarfilm, drei gefilmte Übungen und ein Portfolio mit ausgearbeiteten Ideen für weitere Dokumentarfilme erstellt haben.

DAUER

7 MONATE TEILZEIT PREIS

€2,500 TERMINE

26. FEBRUAR 2014 10. SEPTEMBER 2014 25. FEBRUAR 2015 AM ENDE DES KURSES WERDEN SIE • einen guten Einblick gewonnen haben in die Geschichte des Dokumentarfilms, seine unterschiedlichen Formen und Stile und wie sich diese anwenden lassen • fachkenntnisse besitzen über digitale Kameras, Tonaufnahme und Schnitt mit entsprechender Soft- und Hardware • wissen, wie Sie Ihren Film gründlich recherchieren, ein Treatment schreiben und ihr Vorhaben vermarkten können • kompetenten Einblick haben in effektives Disponieren und Location Management sowie in alle grundlegenden rechtlichen Voraussetzungen die für die Dokumentarfilmarbeit notwendig sind • im erfolgreichen Pitchen von eigenen Ideen geübt sein, Ihren eigenen Dokumentarkurzfilm gedreht und geschnitten haben und mehrere Dokumentarfilmideen ausgearbeitet haben.

KONTAKT FÜR KURSE AUF DEUTSCH T +49 (0)30 8975 8877 E info@metfilmschool.de

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KURSE AUF DEUTSCH

KURSE AUF DEUTSCH

ZWEI TAGES INTENSIVKURS FILM

FILMWORKSHOP FÜR SCHÜLER

KURSÜBERSICHT

KURSÜBERSICHT

Der Zwei Tages Intensivkurs Film (Two-Day Intensive Filmmaking) ist der ideale Kurs für alle, die einen ersten Vorgeschmack auf das Filmemachen bekommen wollen. An nur einem Wochenende entsteht dabei ein kurzer Film, der allen Teilnehmern durch praktische Übungen mit Kamera, Ton und Schnittprogramm, und durch das Arbeiten mit professionellen Schauspielern einen ersten kreativen Einblick in alle Bereiche des Filmemachens vermittelt Der gemeinschaftlich erstellte Kurzfilm wird Ihnen anschließend auf DVD zugeschickt.

DAUER

2 TAGE VOLLZEIT PREIS

€300 TERMINE

24./25. MAI 2014 16./17. AUGUST 2014 AM ENDE DES KURSES WERDEN SIE • wissen, wie man eine digitale Videokamera sicher und kompetent benutzt • die wichtigsten Elemente des Filmemachens verstehen, wie z.B. eine einfache Szene zu beleuchten, Bildausschnitte zu komponieren und für die Aufnahmen zu bearbeiten und wie man eine Szene in verschiedene Einstellungen ‘auflöst’ • einen Einblick in unterschiedliche Tonaufnahmetechniken für Dialog, Atmo, Geräusche bekommen haben • erste Grundkenntnisse im Schnitt und Computerschnittprogramm haben

Fragst Du Dich, wie es hinter den Kulissen beim Film abläuft? Wie man kreative Ideen in Bild und Ton umsetzt und dann eine Geschichte daraus bastelt? Der Wochenendkurs für 14-17Jährige Schüler ist eine praktisch angelegte Einführung in das Filmemachen. Du wirst einen Einblick in alle Aspekte der Filmproduktion bekommen, Grundlagen von Regieführung, Bildgestaltung und Schnitt erlernen und ausgewählte Szenen aus Hollywood Drehbüchern umsetzen. Dieser Kurs ist herausfordernd, spannend und macht Spaß – speziell für junge ambitionierte Filmemacher, die von Profis lernen und sich gute Teamfähigkeiten aneignen wollen. Am Ende wird jedem eine DVD mit der gesamten Arbeit zugeschickt.

DAUER

2 TAGE IN VOLLZEIT

PREIS

€100

TERMINE

12./13. APRIL 2014 31. MAI/01. JUNI 2014 23./24. AUGUST 2014

AM ENDE DES KURSES WIRST DU • die Grundlagen des Visuellen Erzählens und der Kameraführung kennen • wissen, wie man den Schnitt benutzt, um aussagekräftige Filmsequenzen zu erstellen • wissen, wie man als Regisseur mit Schauspielern arbeitet. • durch die Zusammenarbeit am Set verstehen, wie die Rollen des Regisseurs, Kameramanns, Tonmanns und des Cutters zusammenspielen

• wissen, wie man ein Drehbuch interpretiert, ein Storyboard erstellt und Schauspieler anleitet • die Rollen von Regisseur, Kameramann, Toningenieur und Cutter genauer kennengelernt haben

KONTAKT FÜR KURSE AUF DEUTSCH T +49 (0)30 8975 8877 E info@metfilmschool.de

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INDEX

INDEX

COURSE

PAGE

Acting

COURSE

PAGE

Filmmaking

ACTING FOR FILM

38

BA (HONS) PRACTICAL FILMMAKING

32

INTRODUCTION TO ACTING FOR FILM

44

ONE-YEAR PRACTICAL FILMMAKING

33

PRACTICAL FILMMAKING DIPLOMA

34

SIX-MONTH PRACTICAL FILMMAKING

35

FROM STORY TO SCREEN IN EIGHT WEEKS

37

FOUR-WEEK DIRECTING

38

YOUNG FILMMAKERS’ ACADEMY

39

Cinematography BA (HONS) PRACTICAL FILMMAKING

32

Directing BA (HONS) PRACTICAL FILMMAKING

32

TEILZEITKURS DOKUMENTARFILM

48

ONE-YEAR PRACTICAL FILMMAKING

33

TEILZEITKURS SPIELFILM

47

PRACTICAL FILMMAKING DIPLOMA

34

FILMWORKSHOP FÜR SCHÜLER

50

SIX-MONTH PRACTICAL FILMMAKING

35

ZWEI TAGES INTENSIVKURS FILM

49

FROM STORY TO SCREEN IN EIGHT WEEKS

37

FOUR-WEEK DIRECTING

38

Producing

YOUNG FILMMAKERS’ ACADEMY

39

BA (HONS) PRACTICAL FILMMAKING

32

TEILZEITKURS SPIELFILM

47

ONE-YEAR PRACTICAL FILMMAKING

33

TWO-DAY INTENSIVE FILMMAKING

43

PRACTICAL FILMMAKING DIPLOMA

34

ZWEI TAGES INTENSIVKURS FILM

49

PART-TIME PRODUCING

42

MAKE A MUSIC VIDEO

44

Screenwriting Documentary

SIX-MONTH SCREENWRITING (PART-TIME)

36

BA (HONS) PRACTICAL FILMMAKING

32

FROM STORY TO SCREEN IN EIGHT WEEKS

37

ONE-YEAR PRACTICAL FILMMAKING

33

WRITING FOR ONE-HOUR TV DRAMA (PART-TIME)

42

PRACTICAL FILMMAKING DIPLOMA

34

INTRODUCTION TO SCREENWRITING

43

DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING

37

WRITING FOR ONE-HOUR TV DRAMA

45

TEILZEITKURS DOKUMENTARFILM

48 YOUNG FILMMAKERS’ ACADEMY

39

FILMWORKSHOP FÜR SCHÜLER

50

(WEEKEND)

For Young Filmmakers Editing BA (HONS) PRACTICAL FILMMAKING

32

ONE-YEAR PRACTICAL FILMMAKING

33

PRACTICAL FILMMAKING DIPLOMA

34

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Met Film School has undergone a review for educational oversight by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and has received its final report, which is available in full at:

ADVISORY PARTNER

www.qaa.ac.uk/InstitutionReports/ Reports/Pages/REO-MFS-12.aspx

BASED AT

We have received the following judgment from QAA: The review team has confidence in Met Film School’s management of its responsibilities for the standards of the awards it offers on behalf of its awarding bodies. The review team has confidence that Met Film School is fulfilling its responsibilities for managing and enhancing the quality of the intended learning opportunities it provides for students.

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QUALITY ASSURANCE

The review team concludes that reliance can be placed on the accuracy and completeness of the information that Met Film School is responsible for publishing about itself and the programmes it delivers.

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Met Film School Berlin Prospectus 2014  

Met Film School Berlin Prospectus 2014

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