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MET FILM SCHOOL EALING STUDIOS EALING GREEN LONDON W5 5EP

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DID YOU KNOW? DEAR FILMMAKER 10 YEARS OF MET FILM SCHOOL EALING STUDIOS FILMMAKING IN LONDON OUR STUDENT PRODUCTIONS MET FILM SCHOOL BERLIN WE ARE PART OF THE INDUSTRY OUR TUTORS ALUMNI IN THE INDUSTRY MET GO (MET GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES) IN CONVERSATION WITH… PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE CERTIFICATE ADVISORY BOARD OUR FACILITIES 10 GOOD REASONS TO CHOOSE MET FILM SCHOOL YOUR FILM EDUCATION: IN SAFE HANDS POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES ONE-YEAR COURSES SIX-MONTH COURSES SHORT FULL-TIME COURSES SHORT PART-TIME COURSES WEEKEND COURSES INDEX 2


The top 20 UK films in 2012 grossed £348 million, nearly 1/3 of the total UK box office

UK public funding for film in 2011/12 increased by 2% to £366 million

In 2011, the UK film industry had a turnover of £7.7 billion, its highest ever total

Of the top 200 global box office successes of 2001-2012, 21 films were based on stories and characters created by UK writers. Together they have earned more than $22 billion (£14 billion) at the worldwide box office

UK film industry exports in 2011 were 121% higher than in 2001

FILMMAKER

DEAR

DID YOU KNOW?

In June 2003 Met Film School opened its doors to its first short course in filmmaking, the brainchild of Thomas Hoegh and Luke Montagu. 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 this year 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. They do so under the tuition of industry professionals within an institution which itself has produced nine commercially released feature films in the last five years, as well as postproducing many others. And all this within the infrastructure and atmosphere of Ealing Studios, the oldest continuously working studio facility for film production in the world.

To date, over 5000 students have come through our doors. This year we have 250 students on full time programmes (including our MA, BA and 6-month courses) as well as another 700 students across the year on short, part-time, and weekend courses. Between them they will make some 800 short films, 3 feature films, and 4 TV series this year alone. Our student body is diverse. Of our 2012-13 intake on full-time programmes, 50% are from the UK, 25% are from Europe, and 25% are from the rest of the world, and 42% are female. We have awarded Voices that Matter scholarships to students from Palestine, Gaza, the USA, London, Uganda, and South Africa. 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.

JONNY PERSEY CHIEF EXECUTIVE

SOURCE: BFI STATISTICAL YEARBOOK 2013 3

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10 YEARS

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Met Film School was founded in 2003. Since then we have grown substantially and now have an extensive campus at Ealing Studios, two shooting stages and a school in Berlin. Here are a few key moments from our story… Born in 2003 First 8-week course takes place in Clapham. 2005 Move into Ealing Studios. First unaccredited one-year course begins. Met Film acquires postproduction 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 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 Met Film School student, Perry Bhandal, sees his film, Interview with a Hitman, released by Kaleidoscope – a year after he pitched the idea at the school. Meanwhile, Met Film School Berlin opens. 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.

I FELL INTO STUDYING FILM, AND STARTED FROM KNOWING NOTHING ABOUT FILMMAKING. THOSE TWO YEARS I SPENT AT THE MET WERE THE MOST MEMORABLE AND FORMATIVE YEARS OF MY LIFE SO FAR. SINCE GRADUATING, I HAVE BEEN WORKING AS A CINEMATOGRAPHER.

RINA YANG BA (HONS) PRACTICAL FILMMAKING, 2010

In 2013 Over 1200 students will book a course with us. 50% of students on full-time programmes will be from the UK, and 42% will be female. Met Film School students will shoot some 800 short films, 3 feature films, and 4 TV series during the year. *82% of graduates of our full-time programmes are currently working in the creative industries. *May 2013 statistics

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1955 The Ladykillers © 1955 Ealing Studios

2006 The Queen ©2006 Pathé Productions

2013 Downton Abbey © Carnival Film & Television Limited 2012

1949 Passport to Pimlico © 1949 Ealing Studios

1999 Notting Hill ©1999 Universal City Studios, Inc

THE LADYKILLERS PASSPORT TO PIMLICO A LONG WAY DOWN DOWNTON ABBEY THE HOLLOW CROWN STAR WARS: EPISODE TWO SHAUN OF THE DEAD BURKE AND HARE VALIANT ABOUT TIME TWO FACES OF JANUARY I GIVE IT A YEAR ST. TRINIAN’S THE QUEEN PRINCE OF PERSIA BRIDGET JONES: THE EDGE OF REASON NOTTING HILL A LITTLE CHAOS

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Met Film School is the only film school in the UK that’s based within a working film studio. Ealing Studios has being making films since 1902. It is the oldest continually operating studio in the world and it is a prestigious hub for filmmaking talent. Here are just a few films and TV series shot at Ealing Studios:

St Trinians 2 © 2009 Fragile St Trinian’s Limited and Entertainment Film Distributors Limited

EALING STUDIOS

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FILMMAKING IN LONDON

WHY STUDY FILMMAKING IN LONDON?

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The UK is the third busiest filming production centre in the world and the capital is the epicentre of activity. (Film London 2013) Since Film London was launched in 2004 filming in the capital has risen by a massive 30% making it one of the world’s busiest filming cities. (Film London 2013) From the swinging London streets of Alfie, to contemporary movies such as 28 Days Later to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the city has been a unique backdrop to an enormous range of films. London has also been the key location for some world famous Oscar winning movies over the last decade including The Iron Lady and The King’s Speech. Studying in London means you have access to a huge range of filmmaking resources. London houses the British Film Institute, The Cinema Museum, The Kubrick Archives and The London Film Museum.

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The capital also boasts one of the world’s most vibrant art-house cinema scenes and a multitude of film clubs.

London has a broad film festival scene and the city hosts over 40 film festivals annually. (British Council 2013)

The capital is also a great place to find work in the film industry; with the UK’s largest film studios based either within or in easy reach of London. These include: Pinewood, Ealing, Shepperton and 3 Mills studios. 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 and communities live side by side. It doesn’t matter how long you live in London you’ll never see it all. There’s always something new happening. No matter how long or short you stay, London will fuel your creativity!

HERE ARE SOME OF THE RECENT FILMS SHOT IN LONDON

THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 2 HARRY POTTER AND HUMMINGBIRD LES MISÉRABLES PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN ONTIDESSTRANGER PROMETHEUS SHERLOCK HOLMES 23 SKYFALL BOND THE DARK KNIGHT RISES THE IRON LADY THE KING’S SPEECH TRANCE WELCOME TO THE PUNCH

SHOOTING IN LONDON IS A PLEASURE. THE CREWS ARE WONDERFUL. THE CITY IS FILM-FRIENDLY AND COOPERATIVE AND, FOR SOMEONE LIKE MYSELF, THE WEATHER IS IDEAL. WOODY ALLEN DIRECTOR 10


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.

DANIEL CHISHOLM ONE-YEAR PRACTICAL FILMMAKING, 2009

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MET FILM SCHOOL ABOUT BERLIN BUFA

STUDYING IN BERLIN

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

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 at 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 with the University of West London, however we will be offering some of our short courses in German from Autumn 2013.

Berlin is an exciting, cosmopolitan cultural hub that continues to attract filmmakers and artists from around the world. Berlin has a strong film, TV and creative media start-up community: together they make up a professional workforce of over 300,000.

Berlin is an affordable option for our International students choosing to study within Europe. 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 (four hours a day) while they study with us, making it a really attractive destination for international study.

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. Today, BUFA is an active film studio, whose stages offer a wealth of filming opportunities for productions – Greenscreen, live-TV studio set up, standing sets used for TV production and a large stage for commercial use. The studio is home to in-house production companies, a camera / lighting rental house, a prop house, a set building company and postproduction facilities.

Filmmakers from all around the globe are attracted to Berlin with around 300 films being shot here each year. The Berlin International Film Festival is one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world with an emphasis on showcasing new filmmakers and independent film productions. Courses offered at Met Film School Berlin:

ACCREDITED COURSES BA (HONS) PRACTICAL FILMMAKING PRACTICAL FILMMAKING DIPLOMA (DIP HE) ONE-YEAR PRACTICAL FILMMAKING (CERT HE) FULL-TIME NON-ACCREDITED COURSES SIX-MONTH PRACTICAL FILMMAKING FROM STORY TO SCREEN IN 8 WEEKS DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING FOUR-WEEK DIRECTING ACTING FOR FILM PART-TIME COURSES PART-TIME FILMMAKING (TAUGHT IN GERMAN ONLY) PART-TIME DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING (TAUGHT IN GERMAN ONLY) SIX-MONTH SCREENWRITING PART-TIME PRODUCING WRITING FOR ONE-HOUR TV DRAMA (PART-TIME) WEEKEND COURSES TWO-DAY INTENSIVE FILMMAKING (TAUGHT IN ENGLISH AND GERMAN) MAKE A MUSIC VIDEO INTRODUCTION TO SCREENWRITING WRITING FOR ONE-HOUR TV DRAMA INTRODUCTION TO ACTING FOR FILM YOUNG FILMMAKERS’ COURSES YOUNG FILMMAKERS’ ACADEMY YOUNG FILMMAKERS’ WORKSHOP (TAUGHT IN GERMAN ONLY) 13

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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 coproduced 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 The Great 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

TUTOR ANUREE DE SILVA EDITING

ARTS TUTOR MARK JOHNSON SCREEN

NIC MORRIS BSC CINEMATOGRAPHY TUTOR

OF STUDENT AFFAIRS & TUTOR JAMES PRICE DOCUMENTARY KIRA-ANNE PELICAN SCREENWRITING TUTOR LISA NEELEY DIRECTOR POST-GRADUATE PROGRAMMES Credits include The Matrix Reloaded and Eyes Wide Shut. She also wrote the hit web-series Living with the Infidels, which was picked up by BBC comedy.

Former development and production executive at Warner Bros. and HBO Films. Director of screenplay consultancy, Story H-Q.

Director of Channel 4 Documentary series’ What is Freedom? and People in Order.

ORLANDO SEALE ACTING TUTOR

MAIREAD MCCLEAN

MARK BARRS CINEMATOGRAPHY TUTOR

OF PROGRAMMES ALAN LEWIS DIRECTOR

FAYE HEADLIGHTOFANDCAMERA, SOUND

TIM MERCIER DIRECTING TUTOR

GILL WILKINSON DIRECTING TUTOR

BRIAN WARD SCREENWRITING TUTOR

AND EMMA LINDLEY ACTING DIRECTING TUTOR

TUTOR ASHER TLALIM DOCUMENTARY

HARRIET WOOTLIFF DIRECTING TUTOR

DAN ROBERTS EDITING TUTOR

JOE HEPWORTH SCREENWRITING TUTOR

Our tutors are all working film professionals and collectively have been nominated 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.

3D artist and compositor with over 13 years experience in the CG industry.

Camera credits on Sunshine, Below and Top Gear.

EDITING AND JAMIE NUTTGENS DIRECTING SCREENWRITING TUTOR KAROLINE MOSER TUTOR

DIRECTOR OF MET GO CHRIS BOULD HEADCREATIVEOF TELEVISION Multiple BAFTA-winning Director/ Producer of My Friend Joe and Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Director of multi-award winning soap opera EastEnders and TV series Holby City.

Actor with appearances in The West Wing, Ghost Whisperer, The IT Crowd, Casualty and films Sleepy Hollow, French Film and Fred Claus.

Director on a range of television series’ including Hollyoaks, The Bill, Casualty and Byker Grove.

Screen Arts Tutor, Leading screen arts academic who also teaches at the NFTS.

DOCUMENTARY AND EXPERIMENTAL FILM TUTOR

Director of feature documentaries For the Record and Bella Exchange.

Feature Film, TV Drama and Commercials Director of Photography, with special interest in digital workflows.

Camera department with credits including Jane Eyre, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Hogfather and Waking the Dead.

Screenwriter. Co-writer of Sidney Pollack’s The Interpreter.

Award-winning producer and director of BBC documentary Big Brother, ITV series My Parents Are Aliens and BBC series Brum.

Editor on A fantastic fear of everything, and Editorial Department on Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Dirty Pretty Things.

Co-Producer of Red Riding and Raindance Festival winner with the microbudget The Blue Tower.

Editor of documentary strands Extraordinary People and Equinox Special.

TUTOR KATE MYERS PRODUCING

TUTOR TUTOR ROBIN VIDGEON BSC CINEMATOGRAPHY CLAIRE MOORSOM SCREENWRITING Cinematographer for Hellraiser, The Mission, The Fly II and Additional Photography on The World is Not Enough.

Founder of Seymour Films and story editor for TV and film projects including Hustle, Donkey Punch and The Giblet Boys.

SIMON SHORE DIRECTING TUTOR

TUTOR DAVID GAMBLE EDITING

SHANI GREWAL DIRECTING TUTOR

IAN KNOX SCREENWRITING TUTOR

Credits include: Holby City, Taggart, Bad Girls, Boon and Monarch of the Glen.

JAMES MORAN SCREENWRITING TUTOR

Screenwriter of feature film: Cockneys v. Zombies and TV series Torchwood, Primeval and Spooks.

PAUL WHEELER BSC CINEMATOGRAPHY TUTOR

LAURA SMITH DIRECTING TUTOR

TERRY ILOTT PRODUCING TUTOR

DAVID MARTIN EDITING TUTOR

VICTORIA TRACHY

TUTOR AND METGO PRODUCER STEVE PINHAY PRODUCING

PHILIP SINDALL CINEMATOGRAPHY TUTOR

GIACOMO CIMINI DIRECTING TUTOR

PHILIPPE LONGCHAMP

Credits include Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch. Kate was also associate producer on TV Series Lock, Stock… and feature film Birth starring Nicole Kidman.

DIRECTOR OF QUALITY AND UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

Specialist in the field of screen arts.

OF STUDENT BREN SIMSON HEADFILM PRODUCTION

Lead director on a range of television series including Medics, StarStreet and Island. Other credits include: Brookside, Press Gang, The Bill, EastEnders and Making Out. Drama documentary credits include ‘Addicted to Murder’ on Harold Shipman. 17

Producer of a number of TV series’ including Comic Relief Does Fame Academy, SM: TV Gold and Reeves and Mortimer’s Driving School.

RACHEL WOOD

HEAD OF SCREENWRITING AT MET FILM SCHOOL

Formerly Head of Production at Catch23UK and Head of Development at Scala Productions.

Award-winning documentary filmmaker.

Editor on films such as Trainspotting, A life Less Ordinary and Shallow Grave. Editor on a range of TV series’ including Holby City.

Former BBC Senior Drama Cameraman and Director of Photography of Inspector Morse, Oklahoma and King Lear.

Camera Operator on Nanny McPhee, Shakespeare in Love, Four Weddings and a Funeral and Mamma Mia!

HELEN MCGREGOR

HEAD OF SCREEN ARTS

Published novelist and writer and Associate Screen Arts Tutor at the NFTS.

A BAFTA-nominated Writer/ director with several feature films in development.

Award-winning writer/director of features, TV drama, and documentaries; teaches directing and other related aspects of filmmaking.

Director of TV short series The Cut, Doctors and Hollyoaks.

Award winning producer and director. Director of Italian TV series Delitti. His latest work City in the Sky premiered at the 66th Venice Film Festival.

JONAS GRIMAS

DIRECTING TUTOR

Director of a number of TV series including Heartbeat, Wallander, Hope and Glory and Silent Witness.

Oscar-nominated, BAFTA winning Editor of Shakespeare in Love, Veronica Guerin and Shopgirl.

Writer of a series of shorts including Out of Order, Soul Flowers and Let’s Launch Leonard. Joe also directed and produced Night Fishing, which was screened at film festivals globally.

Director of a range of TV series, with credits including Casualty, Holby City and Grange Hill.

Director of Film Business Academy, CEO of Hammer Film Productions Ltd, governor of the BFI, European Editor of Variety & Editor of Screen International. SCREENWRITING TUTOR

Professional script consultant for Miramax and New Line.

Editor of Sid and Nancy and Straight to Hell Returns.

KANT PAN EDITING TUTOR

Academy Award nominated Editor of The Crying Game.

AND RORY KILALEA ACTING DIRECTING TUTOR

LESLEY MANNING

ACTING AND DIRECTING TUTOR

Award-winning Director of BBC Films’ Ghostwatch and My SisterWife, BBC’s Blood Rights, Berkley Square and Drovers’ Gold.

Award winning writer and filmmaker. Credits include: Features - Cry Freedom, Kings Solomon’s Mines, A Far off Place, A World Apart, A Dry White Season. Commercials: Coca Cola, Land Rover, Nivea and The African Concert - Paul Simon, Gracelands.


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 of the 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 19

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 (HONS) PRACTICAL 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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MET GO

(MET GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES)

Met GO is the team at Met Film School dedicated to helping recent graduates take their first steps in their professional careers within the film, television and creative industries. Met GO aims to support graduates to gain substantive experience within the industry both through employment and in entrepreneurial roles; to support student films in festivals and commercially, and to maintain ongoing relationships with our graduates. Met GO has three distinct functions; Met GO Festivals, Met GO Agency and Met GO Productions.

MET GO FESTIVALS

MET GO AGENCY

MET GO PRODUCTION

Met GO Festivals was launched to help students navigate the festival and commercial world of film to maximise opportunities for their films. We provide information and advice to our students and graduates on film festival strategy. In addition, we select a crop of films annually, which we feel have uniquely strong opportunities to succeed critically or commercially and manage their film festival strategies.

Met GO Agency 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 industry partners.

Met GO Production works with external clients at competitive rates employing graduates to produce work, who in turn employ other students and graduates to deliver projects. Projects are mentored by experienced Met Film School professionals and overseen by the Met GO team. Film commissions to date have come from the corporate and charitable sectors.

A few recent highlights of 2013 film festival successes include:

“IT WAS A JOY HAVING (MET FILM SCHOOL GRADUATE) CHRISTINA GARNER WORKING WITH US. SHE HAD A BRIGHT ENTHUSIASM, AND DILIGENT COMMITMENT TO THE TASK, THAT WAS LAUDABLE.”

THE HIGH PRICE OF GOLD

by BA graduate Ross Domoney won the Audience Award at the Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival and played in festivals throughout the world.

WHEN TOTTENHAM EXPLODED

by BA student Inbar Livne won Best Short Documentary at London Independent Film Festival (LIFF).

BENNY AND JACK´S FLYING MACHINE

by BA student Krysten Resnick premiered at Toronto International Film Festival.

TOY SOLDIERS

What employers say about MET GO AGENCY

IAIN BROWN Specific Films

What students say about MET GO AGENCY “I INTERNED AT MET FILM PRODUCTION, WORKING ON FICTION AND NON-FICTION PROJECTS IN VARIOUS STAGES OF DEVELOPMENT, AND THEN WENT ON TO DOGWOOF FOR TWO MONTHS. AT THE END OF THAT TIME, I WAS OFFERED A FULL TIME PERMANENT CONTRACT AT DOGWOOF. HAVING WORKED ON VILLAGE AT THE END OF THE WORLD AT MET, I GOT TO WORK ON THE RELEASE OF THE FILM AT DOGWOOF, AND CAN NOW LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING ON ITS DVD CAMPAIGN TOO.”

by BA graduate Jose Yapur received the Jury’s Special Mention at the Guanajuato Short Film Festival in Mexico and was presented as one of “Best of Mexican Shorts” in Cannes.

Benny and Jack´s Flying Machine

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What companies say about MET GO PRODUCTIONS “BAXTER HAS CHOSEN ‘HAPPY SOUP’ BY TOM HUMPHRIES & JP BLUNT AS THE WINNER. HE LOVED THE CONCEPT – DARK BUT STILL HUMOROUS AND THOUGHT IT WAS REALLY WELL SHOT AND DIRECTED.” HOLLY WILLIAMS EMI

“HIGHLY IMAGINATIVE IDEA CREATIVELY EXPRESSED AND PROFESSIONALLY PRODUCED. WELL DONE!” FORD COMPETITION Judging Panel

AUSCHWITZ ON MY MIND

by BA graduate Assaf Machines screened at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival, Tel Aviv Student Film Festival, San Francisco Jewish Film Festival and the Jerusalem International Film Festival.

Met GO Production also launches and hosts competitions for Met Film School students and graduates to produce work for commercial and charitable organisations. For example, in 2012-13 we worked with EMI on a competition for students and graduates to make videos for a Baxter Dury album, offering a prize of £1000 for the winning entry; we worked with Ford as part of their European filmmaking competition to showcase its latest technology; and we launched Met FACTOR with pop star Sinitta, producing music videos for a series of break-out bands.

GEMMA PURKISS BA Practical Filmmaking Graduate, 2012

“WORKING WITH MET GO GAVE US THE BEST OF ALL WORLDS: AN ENERGETIC GROUP OF TALENTED NEW GRADUATES IN THE FIELD SUPERVISED BY AN EXPERIENCED DIRECTOR FOR A PRICE THAT WAS WITHIN OUR BUDGET. WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK FOR? OH YEAH, THEY WERE A DELIGHT TO WORK WITH!” SHOSHANA BOYD (JDOV) Note: Met GO Production is separate from Met Film Production, our professional feature film company.

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IN CONVERSATION WITH… ANDY SERKIS

Actor, Director and Author Andy Serkis gave a relaxed and personal masterclass to students at Met Film School. Best known for his role as Gollum in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and now with The Hobbit, Serkis’ work in motion capture is critically acclaimed. This has earned him many awards including an Empire Award, a National Board of Review Award, Two Saturn Awards and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

DAVID YATES

HUGH BONNEVILLE

JOHN LANDIS

Sir Alan Parker CBE, Director, Producer, Writer and Actor, gave an entertaining masterclass to Met Film School students. Parker began his film career through his association with producer Lord David Puttnam when he wrote the screenplay for the feature Melody in 1971. Parker is best known for directing musical films including Bugsy Malone, Fame, Pink Floyd-The Wall, The Commitments and Evita. He was knighted in 2002.

Actor Hugh Bonneville is a familiar face on our screens, with a broad and varied career in film and television. He is best known for his role as Robert, Earl of Grantham in BAFTA award winning series Downton Abbey.

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ASCHLIN DITTA

KIRK JONES

ASIF KAPADIA

HOSSEIN AMINI

SANDY LIEBERSON

LORD DAVID PUTTNAM

JUDY MORRIS

STEPHEN FREARS

To welcome the DVD release of the Met Film Production French Film, writer Aschlin Ditta led a masterclass discussing his career and the differences working on feature and television projects. Ditta has written three series and two specials of The Catherine Tate Show and won Best Screenplay at the Monte Carlo Film Festival.

SIR ALAN PARKER CBE

Yates’ career includes renowned TV series State of Play; whilst his 2005 feature Girl in the Café was BAFTA and Emmy award winning. Yates is also one of the most commercially successful British directors in recent years having helmed films in the Harry Potter franchise including The Order of the Phoenix, The Half Blood Prince and The Deathly Hallows parts one and two.

Director John Landis visited the school to talk about his career and latest movie Burke and Hare filmed at Ealing Studios. With a directorial career spanning four decades, Landis’ films have gone on to become some of the most popular movies of all time such as An American Werewolf in London and The Blues Brothers.

We organize a number of masterclasses throughout the year to inform our students and enhance their studies with industry insights. We’ve welcomed a variety of guests to Met Film School, here are just a few…

British screenwriter Hossein Amini visited Met Film School whilst at Ealing Studios working on his directing debut, Working Title’s Two Faces of January. Following the acclaimed success of last year’s cult neo-noir crime thriller Drive, for which Amini was nominated for several awards for best Screenplay adaptation, Amini’s move into directing comes at a focal point in his career. His words of advice to Met Film School students - Be true to your voice and persevere through the times when your work is rejected.

Writer, Director and Actor Judy Morris (Happy Feet, Eye of the Storm) took part in a Q&A session with Met Film students, providing an insight into her career and how she got into the business with her lively “just do it” attitude. The key theme of the Q&A was “Be relentless” and never to believe your own publicity because fortunes can change so quickly.

Writer and Director Kirk Jones visited Met Film School to talk about his career and experience shooting feature projects, Waking Ned and Everybody’s Fine, starring Robert De Niro and Drew Barrymore. Jones’ debut feature film Waking Ned made an unprecedented impact on the global box office and he has since directed Nanny McPhee starring Emma Thompson.

As outgoing Chair of Film London and expresident of production at 20th Century Fox, Lieberson is a prolific figure in the film industry. His visit to the school gave students the chance to hear the views of a major industry figure and gain an insight into the business of filmmaking.

BAFTA-winning filmmaker Asif Kapadia is known for his visually striking films exploring characters living in timeless, extreme and unforgiving landscapes. Not only garnering acclaim for his fiction films such as The Warrior and Far North, Kapaida has recently had great success with feature documentary Senna and shared his experiences with students.

Producer Lord David Puttnam is a film industry legend that has worked on some of the best-known films of all time including the timeless Chariots of Fire, winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture. His filmmaking career spanned over four decades and included a period as CEO of Columbia Pictures. He visited Met Film School to share his extensive filmmaking learning with students, using his Oscar winning The Killing Fields as a real-life filmmaking case study for discussion.

Stephen Frears gave a modest and honest account of his career in the film industry during his masterclass at Met Film School. Frears’ film career has seen him direct cult hits My Beautiful Launderette, Dirty Pretty Things and Prick Up Your Ears. He has been nominated for both an Oscar (Best Achievement in Directing) and a BAFTA (the David Lean Award for Direction) for The Queen, and has directed six women to Oscar nominations, including Michelle Pfeiffer and Helen Mirren (who won). 24


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, one and two-year programmes and the MA who demonstrate exemplary communication and teamwork, management, planning and organisational 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 CBE 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. Chair at Film Agency for Wales 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. 26


OUR FACILITIES

CAMPUS

SHOOTING CAMERAS LOCATIONS

LIGHTING & SOUND

Regardless of their study programme we encourage students to be resourceful and pragmatic when it comes to production planning, as these are skills that will be transferable to all types of productions.

The main Met Film School campus is located onsite at Ealing Studios. Lessons take place in our teaching rooms or, if they include shooting exercises, around campus. Aside from scheduled teaching sessions, students have access to the school to continue working on their projects independently. Students store their rushes on portable hard drives and they can use one of our 100+ Apple workstations to edit whenever the school is open.

Met Film School has its own sound stage located within the Ealing Studios lot which is used for various practical workshops and teaching sessions; a multicamera studio and gallery. In addition to the sound stage, students at Met Film School will experience a range of shooting environments. As well as our Ealing Studios campus, students also have access to our smaller studio located near our main site at Warwick Road - the space offers a number of shooting possibilities and is used for teaching and practical exercises.

Our kit room offers all the equipment that students require to set up the basics for their shoot. This includes three-point lighting systems, sound kits and grips. Our kit room also holds boom poles, zeppelins, radio mics, hard drive sound recorders, mixers, dedo lights, flo lights, 1k and 2k fresnel lights and a range of dollies. A complement of lighting grip equipment (c-stands, magic arms, flags and polyboard) is also available to help students learn the craft of lighting.

Our kit room is equipped with a range of sound, camera and lighting kits for students on their films, as well as exercises throughout the courses. Students on our longer programmes will act as crew on each other’s films, supported by external professionals where appropriate. By taking on a range of on-set roles, students gain the wellrounded production experience needed to aid their development as independent filmmakers.

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In addition, we aim to provide additional support for those starting higher education at Met Film School. We offer students on our accredited courses a complimentary and voluntary online course to help them get to know their fellow students, the school, our virtual learning environment and of course the language of filmmaking. We feel that this course provides our students with a valuable induction to the school, with long-lasting benefits.

We have a wide range of camera facilities, the Sony EX3 or equivalent is an industry workhorse, capable of stunning pictures. Students on our one and two year courses will also receive training on large sensor cameras, such as the Red One and the Sony F3. Our dedicated production team is available to assist students in selecting the most appropriate resources.

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GOOD REASONS TO CHOOSE MET FILM SCHOOL

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YOUR FILM EDUCATION IN SAFE HANDS

UNIVERSITY OF WEST LONDON

CERTIFICATE OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The University of West London is the validating partner for our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. 

Met Film School is a member of The Certification Service for Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CPD is the term used to describe the commitment to lifelong learning, a skill that is invaluable to all people across every segment of society. A range of our short and part-time courses are CPD certified.

QUALITY ASSURANCE

CILECT

NATIONAL FILM AND TELEVISION SCHOOL

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education

Met Film is one of a select number of schools in the UK to boast full membership to The International Association of Film and Television Schools (Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles de Cinéma et de Télévision – CILECT)

The National Film and Television School (NFTS) is our advisory partner on our undergraduate and non-accredited programmes, providing you with skills and experience in all key areas of filmmaking.

Met Film School has undergone a review for educational oversight by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), which has identified the following good practice: • Professional Practice Certificate which enhances graduate opportunities: 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 gain access to our Industry Placement Scheme. • Masterclasses with leading industry professionals. • Strong and wide-ranging industrial links.

CILECT is deeply committed to maintaining the highest possible educational standards of audiovisual teaching and learning in its member schools and is dedicated to the stimulation of creativity, diversity and individuality.

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE CERTIFICATE This enhances graduate opportunities: 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 gain access to our Industry Placement Scheme.

BIS: DEPARTMENT FOR BUSINESS AND INNOVATION & SKILLS We are a listed body with the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS). The BIS invests in skills and education to promote trade and boost innovation. Listed bodies are higher learning institutions that offer courses in the UK that can lead to a degree from a recognised body.

AVID Met Film School is an Avid Learning Partner. A number of our editing courses are Avid certified. In order to become an Avid Learning Partner (ALP), Avid requires a strong quality focus as well as a state-of-the-art training environment.

ADOBE® Met Film School are an authorised Adobe Educational Partner, consulting on educational delivery, software training and professional certification. In addition, our partnership allows the school access to the very latest software updates from Adobe®.

ARTS AWARDS MET FILM PRODUCTION Met Film Production and its team have garnered numerous awards for both its fiction and documentary films. Awards include two BAFTA wins and two further nominations, an OSCAR nomination, two BIFA nominations, a Grierson win and two further nominations as well as multiple film festival prizes and openings at top film festivals around the world. 31

Our residential and non-residential courses for young people allow students to work towards a Bronze or Silver Arts Award. Arts Awards are recognized qualifications that allow young people to develop as artists. For more information on Arts Awards visit www.artsaward.org.uk

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FILM SCHOOL GAVE ME AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE I COULD WORK ON MY IDEAS. I KNOW MORE ABOUT THE KINDS OF FILMS I WANT TO MAKE NOW, AND I KNOW A LOT MORE ABOUT THE INDUSTRY THAN I DID.

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POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMME

MA FILMMAKING, 2013

MET FILM SCHOOL

JOSH BREGMAN

MA DIRECTING MA SCREENWRITING MA BUSINESS AND PRODUCING MA POSTPRODUCTION MA CINEMATOGRAPHY

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MA DIRECTING MA SCREENWRITING MA BUSINESS AND PRODUCING MA POSTPRODUCTION MA CINEMATOGRAPHY* Met Film School offers MA Programmes in Directing, Screenwriting, Business and Producing, Postproduction and from February 2014 Cinematography*. The programme is led by experienced filmmaking practitioners, including directors, writers, producers, editors, postproduction picture and sound specialists and cinematographers, and consists of a series of modules dedicated to each programme. Each student on the programme will complete a portfolio of filmmaking projects plus a final Master’s Project. Unique to our range of MAs is our Filmmaking Lab offered across all five programmes where directors, screenwriters, producers, postproduction and cinematography students will be immersed in filmmaking practice and moving image theory as the conceptual bedrock that informs the rest of the programme. Additionally, there will be designated points during the year where students will be expected to work together across each programme in the production of a collaborative filmed project. The course is divided into six 20-credit modules within each of the five programmes, followed by a 60-credit module for the final Masters Project. Across the six modules each student will attend a series of lectures, screenings, seminars, practice-based exercises and workshops as well as work independently to produce projects for their portfolio, demonstrating craft and creativity to an advanced degree. In addition, students

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will be required to conduct academic research within their chosen programme as the basis of critical and reflective written work that links to their filmmaking practice. Students will also receive 1:1 tutorial support throughout the year. MA DIRECTING This programme takes directors through the process of production, from script to screen, focusing on the core elements of visual language, narrative storytelling and performance. Students will learn and practice a variety of directing styles, techniques and strategies for narrative as well as non-fiction storytelling. The goal of this programme is to develop the craft skills and technical proficiency that ultimately frees the director to take creative risks. MA SCREENWRITING Storytelling lies at the heart of this programme where students will learn how to turn their stories and ideas into viable screenplays as the all-important template for film, television and online content. Students will study and practice the rigorous craft of screenwriting including story structure, scene development, characterization, dialogue and genre. Each student will have their written work read and performed by professional actors, and have the chance to have their work directed and produced. MA BUSINESS AND PRODUCING The focus of this programme emphasizes the skills needed to manage projects and people, two of the most important skills a producer of filmed content needs in today’s marketplace. With a blended

curriculum that includes core business concepts as well as the creative aspects of producing, students will acquire an understanding of financing, marketing, distribution and exhibition. From looking at content creation to the nuts and bolts of production planning and business management, students on this programme will develop skills across a range of visual media platforms, including film, small screen and emerging digital technologies. MA POSTPRODUCTION Postproduction is an integral part of the filmmaking and storytelling process. This programme focuses on the core skills and technology needed for today’s ever-changing industry, including off-line and on-line editing, sound design, grading and visual effects. Students will study and practice the power of editing as a creative and technical craft and acquire marketable skills across a variety of visual media. MA CINEMATOGRAPHY* The art of cinematography is about working within a creative team to take the audience on a cinematic journey.

MA PRODUCTION EXPERIENCE AND ACADEMIC AWARDS The projects that students create will contribute to their showreel and professional CV, demonstrating individual voice as an advanced-level filmmaker. Students who successfully complete the first three modules of the programme will be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate of Education. Students who successfully complete the first six modules of the programme will be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Filmmaking. All students must successfully complete the first six modules to continue to the final phase of the programme: the Masters Project. Those who complete all seven modules successfully will be awarded one of the following degrees: MA Directing MA Screenwriting MA Business and Production MA Postproduction MA Cinematography

The Director of Photography is a creator and a collaborator who is responsible for shaping movement and sculpting light and shade.

Applicants must have an honours degree from a UK university or overseas equivalent. Applicants without this qualification, but possessing relevant work experience are also invited to apply. Each application is considered on its individual merits.

This programme will provide you with an invaluable insight into professional working practices, on-set etiquette, and the departmental roles within the camera department and key working relationships with directors, writers, producers and editors.

Entry on to this programme is competitive; therefore you are strongly advised to apply well in advance of the course start date in order for us to process your application in a timely manner. To enrol on our MA programmes please download our application form from the website.

STUDY LEVEL POSTGRADUATE

START DATES AND PRICE 24 February 2014 All programmes £15,000

AWARDS MA Directing MA Screenwriting MA Postproduction MA Business and Producing MA Cinematography* DURATION ONE YEAR FULL-TIME PRODUCTION EXPERIENCE Portfolio of filmmaking projects, Masters final Project VALIDATING BODY These courses have been validated for international student visa applications.

13 October 2014 MA Directing £17,500 MA Postproduction MA Cinematography £20,000 MA Screenwriting MA Business and Producing £17,500 23 February 2015 MA Directing £17,500 MA Postproduction MA Cinematography £20,000 MA Screenwriting MA Business and Producing £17,500 12 October 2015 MA Directing £17,500 MA Postproduction MA Cinematography £20,000 MA Screenwriting MA Business and Producing £17,500

* Subject to Validation

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RICHARD NAYLOR

BA (HONS) PRACTICAL FILMMAKING, 2011

IMMEDIATELY AFTER GRADUATING I COPRODUCED RED DWARF X FOR CHANNEL DAVE. THE OPPORTUNITY TO STUDY SO MANY DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF FILMMAKING WAS NOT ONLY ABSORBING BUT GAVE ME THE CONFIDENCE AND SKILLS I NEEDED TO DIVE STRAIGHT INTO PRODUCTION FOR TEN MONTHS.

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TWO-YEAR UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES BA (HONS) PRACTICAL FILMMAKING BA (HONS) FILM AND DIGITAL CINEMATOGRAPHY 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 digital cinematography, and on completion you will be awarded with a degree qualification that reflects your chosen pathway. However all students, regardless of their study route, take part in modules that cover the fundamentals of filmmaking and complete an individual graduation project.

STUDY LEVEL

UNDERGRADUATE DURATION

TWO YEARS FULL-TIME START DATES

17 FEBRUARY 2014 6 OCTOBER 2014 9 FEBRUARY 2015 5 OCTOBER 2015

PRICE

£22,000 PER YEAR £22,000 PER YEAR £22,000 PER YEAR £23,000 PER YEAR

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

UCAS Code W600

INSTITUTION Code

Production Experience Students studying on the two-year degree programme will complete at least six short films, both individually and collaboratively, across a range of formats and genres. In addition, you will take part in filmed exercises that reflect the core concepts of the module you are studying. These exercises will showcase your acquired understanding of varying visual formats and your ability to take on a range of production roles. The BA (Hons) Practical Filmmaking degree allows you to tailor your studies to include specialist training in digital cinematography. Students on the practical filmmaking route cover all aspects of filmmaking from pre-production to postproduction. All students will leave with a showreel that demonstrates their acquired filmmaking skills and experience.

Film and Digital Cinematography The use of camera and light is a diverse creative and technical discipline. Therefore, the digital cinematography specialization focuses on the art of visual storytelling whilst developing your understanding of relevant cinematography tools. During your programme you will share some of the modules studied by your practical filmmaking peers and acquire a fundamental knowledge of film production while working as cinematographers on numerous student films. The specialist digital cinematography modules allow you to build on this understanding, teaching you how to creatively light, frame and compose shots using industry standard practices and equipment. Over the course of study you will develop your own style and approach as a cinematographer and apply this knowledge to a range of genres and productions.

Practical Filmmaking The specialist options in practical filmmaking allow you to gain experience in a range of filmmaking areas. You will explore how to work with actors, develop and produce short films across various genres, including both fiction and non-fiction. In addition to developing your production skills for both big screen and small screen, the practical filmmaking route allows you to participate in the production of a digital feature film. 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 with an emphasis on screenwriting and storytelling at the heart of the process.

W05

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

ADVISORY PARTNER

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MET FILM SCHOOL WORK PLACEMENTS* At Met Film School we believe that in order to fully understand the film industry you need to work within it. That’s why we are introducing the option of taking a year out during the BA to gain work experience in the creative industries. In the first year we will be offering 12 work experience places. Students will either spend a year working within one organization or take a series of shorter work placements organized by the school. Students are able to undertake a work placement on either the two or three-year modes of study. Students on the two-year BA would therefore spend the second year in industry and return to the school to complete their BA in their final, third year. Students undertaking the three-year study option will spend the third year in industry, completing their degree in four years.

PRICE

ÂŁ5,000 sandwich year

International Students *Please note that this option is not available for non-EU students.

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SARAH ARMSTRONG

ONE-YEAR PRACTICAL FILMMAKING, 2007

MY TIME AT MET FILM SCHOOL GAVE ME AN INSIGHT INTO AREAS SUCH AS PRE- AND POSTPRODUCTION THAT I WOULD OTHERWISE NOT HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO. SINCE GRADUATING FROM MET FILM I HAVE WORKED AS A CAMERA ASSISTANT ON AN EDUCATION, PROMETHEUS AND SKYFALL.

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ONEYEAR COURSES PRACTICAL FILMMAKING DIPLOMA (DIP HE) ONE-YEAR PRACTICAL FILMMAKING (CERT HE) ONE-YEAR CINEMATOGRAPHY (CERT HE)

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PRACTICAL FILMMAKING DIPLOMA DIP HE

ONE-YEAR PRACTICAL FILMMAKING CERT HE

The Practical Filmmaking Diploma 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, formats and genre. Students studying on the Practical Filmmaking Diploma will receive further training in screenwriting, genre filmmaking and multi-camera production. By the end of the programme you will have been involved in the production of a number of films both individually and collaboratively 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 producing, screenwriting, editing, directing actors, and be able to fulfill a variety of key production crew roles.

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.

PRODUCTION EXPERIENCE During the Practical Filmmaking Diploma programme you will have been involved in the creation of at least four films both individually and collaboratively. The four 60-credit modules listed below include a balance of both practical and theoretical components: • Foundations in Filmmaking • Making Short Films
 • Professional Practice
 • Crafting Narratives

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STUDY LEVEL

DIPLOMA OF HIGHER EDUCATION (DIP HE) DURATION

17 MONTHS FULL-TIME START DATES

17 FEBRUARY 2014 6 OCTOBER 2014 9 FEBRUARY 2015 5 OCTOBER 2015

PRICE

£27,000 £27,000 £27,000 £27,000

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

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. Over the course of the year, you will have been involved in the production of your own three films, worked as crew on numerous other films and have completed several other filmed exercises, equipping you with an impressive showreel. The three 60-credit modules listed below, include a balance of both practical and theoretical components: • Foundations in Filmmaking • Making Short Films
 • Professional Practice

STUDY LEVEL

CERTIFICATE OF HIGHER EDUCATION (CERT HE)

DURATION

ONE YEAR FULL-TIME

START DATES

17 FEBRUARY 2014 6 OCTOBER 2014 9 FEBRUARY 2015 5 OCTOBER 2015

PRICE

£22,000 £22,000 £22,000 £23,000

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

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ONE-YEAR CINEMATOGRAPHY CERT HE One-Year Cinematography programme is designed to provide intensive, practical and theoretical training in cinematography for film and television. You will work alongside industry professionals and with the latest technologies to develop your expertise and knowledge in this discipline. By the end of the course you will understand the role of cinematography and the creative, technical and scientific principles behind the craft. Through this programme you will gain experience in a wide range of fields including camera, lighting and sound recording. You will learn to shoot on film as well as on digital cameras including the RED, Canon C300, Sony F3, EX3 and JVC HM700. You will leave equipped with the skills required to confidently enter the industry, fulfilling roles ranging from Director of Photography, Camera Assistant, Focus Puller, Clapper Loader, Grip, Gaffer and many others to an expert standard. PRODUCTION EXPERIENCE Like your fellow One-Year Practical Filmmaking students you will have been involved in the creation of three short films both individually and collaboratively, as well as having the opportunity to work as Directors of Photography and camera crew on several other films. The three 60-credit modules listed below include a balance of practical filmmaking, specialist cinematography and theoretical components: • Foundations in Filmmaking
 • Making Short Films
 • Professional Practice

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DANIEL DEMISSIE

STUDY LEVEL

CERTIFICATE OF HIGHER EDUCATION (CERT HE)

ONE-YEAR PRACTICAL FILMMAKING, 2008

DURATION

ONE YEAR FULL-TIME START DATES

17 FEBRUARY 2014 6 OCTOBER 2014 9 FEBRUARY 2015 5 OCTOBER 2015

PRICE

£22,000 £22,000 £22,000 £23,000

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

UCAS Code W620

INSTITUTION Code W05

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

ADVISORY PARTNER

Dan pitched Town of Runners to Met Film Production whilst a student at the School, and developed it with producer Al Morrow and director Jerry Rothwell over a period of several years. The film was produced by Met Film Production and Klikk Productions with partners Sundance Institute, ITVS International, Channel 4 Britdoc Foundation, and WorldView. It premiered at Tribeca and was released theatrically and on DVD in the UK by Dogwoof, who are also selling the film internationally. For The Sunday Times it was “a compelling and beautifully shot story about chance and graft.”

STUDYING AT MET FILM SCHOOL HAS BEEN ONE OF THE MOST SEMINAL EXPERIENCES IN MY LIFE SO FAR. BEFORE, MAKING A CAREER IN THE INDUSTRY WAS A DREAM AND THE EXPERIENCE, CONTACTS AND SUPPORT I RECEIVED AT MET FILM SCHOOL HAVE HELPED TO MAKE IT A REALITY. IT WAS TRULY AMAZING THAT AN IDEA A FRIEND AND I HAD WAS REALIZED AS TOWN OF RUNNERS, A FILM THAT PREMIERED AT TRIBECA AND WHICH HAS BEEN SEEN BY THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD.

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MARCUS MARKOU

MET FILM SCHOOL

SIXMONTH COURSES

PART-TIME FILMMAKING, 2010

Marcus released Papadopoulos & Sons theatrically in the UK himself in April 2013, grossing £40k on the opening weekend on 13 Cineworld screens, with no posters, press ads or TV campaigns. It has been acquired by the BBC for free TV and alongside sales agent 7&7 and Movie Partnership, it is selling well globally. NuVision released the film in Germany in June 2013 on 100 screens. Marcus says: “This is proof that there is demand for independent films, and that the producer can get there direct.”

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I LOVED MET FILM SCHOOL BECAUSE IT WAS A PRACTICAL FILMMAKING COURSE, BEING THROWN IN THE DEEP END AND MEETING NEW FRIENDS. ANDY PRODROMOU AND PAULYNE ANTONIOU, BOTH OF WHOM I MET THERE, ENDED UP WORKING ON PAPADOPOULOS & SONS. THE COURSE GAVE ME A HUGE BOOST IN CONFIDENCE.

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SIX-MONTH PRACTICAL FILMMAKING

SIX-MONTH CINEMATOGRAPHY

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 cinematography course is designed for those looking to gain an intensive, practical training in cinematography for both film and television. The course is an immersive, hands-on experience, underpinned with relevant theory and core skills, while also nurturing creative and artistic talents.

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, camera, lighting 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. Students who demonstrate exemplary communication and teamwork, management, planning and organisational 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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DURATION

6 MONTHS FULL-TIME PRICE £10,000 START DATES 28 APRIL 2014 3 NOVEMBER 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 postprodution elements of film finishing

Collaboration and communication are key to working successfully in all roles within the camera and lighting departments; you will learn to perform each role to a high standard. You will also integrate with the six-month practical filmmaking programme at key moments to fully explore the professional working relationships across all departments. The course will start with a firm grounding in all aspects of filmmaking, which will be the foundation for your specialised cinematography training. This course will allow you to work with camera industry professionals to develop practical professional skills. Students who demonstrate exemplary communication and teamwork, management, planning and organisational 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.

DURATION

6 MONTHS FULL-TIME PRICE £10,000 START DATES 28 APRIL 2014 3 NOVEMBER 2014 BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL • Use lighting, composition and movement to craft a visual landscape unique to the story you’re wishing to tell. • Be able to collaborate with directors and other heads of department to realise the full potential of the script or idea for narrative filmmaking and commercial briefs. • Understand the roles within both the camera and lighting departments and be able to work within each of these roles to an industry standard. • Make fully informed choices on the use of camera, lighting and grip equipment as appropriate for a project. • Understand the principles behind the acquisition of moving pictures combined with an appreciation of the influences governing the choice of current industry standards.

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SIX-MONTH POSTPRODUCTION

SIX-MONTH VISUAL EFFECTS FOR FILM

Our Six Month Postproduction programme is designed for those seeking specialist training in the latest digital filmmaking postproduction techniques. The course aims to provide you with highly marketable skills across a variety of visual media.

This programme is designed for those who would like to gain highly in demand visual effects postproduction skills. The Visual Effects for Film programme starts with a three-week introduction to Maya, Nuke and other related software. The topics covered during the six-month course are based on standard production pipelines used within the visual effects industry. The Visual Effects for Film programme encourages a teamdriven production and learning environment, which is intended to foster and reinforce the highly interdependent production processes used within the film and visual effects industries.

Postproduction is the last stage in the film production pipeline where the film becomes a reality. A key part of this course is the study and practice of editing as a creative and technical craft. This course will cover the core skills and technology needed for today’s ever-changing filmmaking industry, including editing, colour grading and visual effects. Students who demonstrate exemplary communication and teamwork, management, planning and organisational 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.

DURATION

6 MONTHS FULL-TIME PRICE £10,000 START DATES 28 APRIL 2014 3 NOVEMBER 2014 BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL • Develop an understanding of post-production workflows, processes and disciplines • Demonstrate competency in editing to enhance the storytelling process • Use colour to maximise the visual impact of films • Apply core skills in visual effects production to the completion of films • Deliver a film to market across a range of distribution platforms.

This programme will cover four main areas of study, each area will include training in the following core skills: INTRODUCTION TO POSTPRODUCTION WORKFLOWS • Introduction to Adobe Premiere® Pro • Introduction to After Effects • Introduction Data Management Processes • Video Compression Encoding and Distribution

EDITING – AVID • Creative editing techniques and the art of storytelling • Introduction to AVID Media Composer • Introduction to adding Postproduction effects • Audio management

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This programme will cover four main areas of study, each area will include training in the following core skills:

START DATES

6 MONTH FULL-TIME PRICE £8,000 DURATION 28 APRIL 2014 3 NOVEMBER 2014 BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL • Be able to shoot, key and composite liveaction footage shot on green screen • Shoot and track your own footage using a variety of cameras and software

INTRO TO MAYA AND NUKE SOFTWARE TRAINING

• Have learned integrated 3D production and compositing workflows

• 3D Modelling Techniques • Texture Mapping • Lighting and Rendering • Compositing • VFX Animation

• Work seamlessly between industry standard visual effects software packages

• Problem-solve effectively and construct dynamic production workarounds

LIVE ACTION INTEGRATION VISUAL EFFECTS ESSENTIALS • Visual effects overview • Titling and motion graphics • Introduction to digital compositing • Working with Greenscreen • Painting out elements from filmed material e.g. scene salvage • Invisible effects – changing the look of the shots e.g. shot stabilisation

COLOUR GRADING • Colour theory and colour correction • Colour grading and look development e.g. shooting footage raw and applying a style • Picture finishing skills • Video broadcast standards

• Camera Tracking • Planar Tracking • Digital Set Extension • Rig Removal Techniques • Invisible FX

DIGITAL COMPOSITING • Compositing Workflows • Keying and Roto Prep • Integration CG Render Passes • ‘2.5D’ Compositing in Nuke • Digital matte painting

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SIX-MONTH DIGITAL ANIMATION

SIX-MONTH SCREENWRITING

This course is designed for those wishing to acquire industry leading digital animation skills, which are highly sought after in the filmmaking industry. The Digital Animation programme begins with a three-week introduction to Maya and Nuke and also touches upon other related software that will be used during the course. The topics covered are based on standard production pipelines used within the industry. Digital Animation requires a team-driven production and learning environment, intended to foster and reinforce the highly interdependent production processes used within the visual effects and film industries.

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

START DATES

6 MONTH FULL-TIME DURATION £8,000 PRICE 28 APRIL 2014 13 NOVEMBER 2014 BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL

The programme will cover four main areas of study, each area will include training in core skills:

• Be able to sculpt photorealistic 3D creatures

INTRO TO MAYA AND NUKE SOFTWARE TRAINING

• Be able to integrate the traditional principles of animation

• 3D Modelling Techniques • Texture Mapping • Lighting and Rendering • Compositing • Animation

THE ANIMATION PRODUCTION PIPELINE • Character Modelling and Skinning • Skeleton Creation and Rigging • Texturing Techniques • Principles of Animation • Keyframe Animation Techniques

• Have captured on-set motion data

• Be able to add dynamic finishing FX such as CG cloth, fur and hair • Communicate effectively as a member of a production team • Problem-solve effectively and construct dynamic production workarounds • Work seamlessly between industry standard visual effects software packages

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 £1,600 START DATES 1 MARCH 2014 30 AUGUST 2014 PRICE

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

CREATURE PRODUCTION PIPELINE • Character Design and Modelling • Sculpting in Mudbox • Texturing in Mudbox • Maya to Mudbox Workflows

ANIMATION PRODUCTION • On-set Motion Capture and Cleanup • Blend Shapes and Lip Sync • Incorporating Secondary Animation • Layering Muscle Systems • Simulating Fur, Hair and Flesh

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SIX-MONTH PRODUCING AND BUSINESS Our Six-Month Producing and Business programme is designed for those seeking an in-depth grounding in the business skills required in order to succeed as a producer. This course is delivered on alternate Saturdays over a six-month period, with Saturday sessions running from 9am to 1pm. This course has a business management focus and is specifically designed for professionals in the film and entertainment sector. It embraces business economics, value-chain analysis, financial statements and accounts, project finance and corporate finance. It looks at entrepreneurship, business planning and digital opportunity. It also considers audiences and markets and examines obstacles to growth and change. Students on this course will be provided with a reading list to prepare them for the programme and will be required to deliver coursework to complete the programme successfully.

DURATION

6 MONTHS PART-TIME PRICE £3,000 START DATES 1 MARCH 2014 30 AUGUST 2014 BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL • Understand how to develop a project from script to market. • Understand the global market for commissioning and producing films internationally. • Gain appreciation of the business model for independent feature production. • Develop pitching and presentation skills for the filmmaking industry • Understand the business opportunities presented by digital technologies and key methodologies for exploiting these opportunities

The programme will cover four main areas of study. Each area will include the following training: ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS ANALYSIS

BUSINESS PLANNING AND ACCOUNTING

• Introduction: how business works • Entertainment business models • The film and entertainment value chain • Hit-based economics and its consequences

• The entertainment market • Business planning • Understanding financial statements • Financial information for management decision-making

PROJECT AND CORPORATE FINANCE

ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND DIGITAL OPPORTUNITY

• The film and entertainment audience • Project funding, capital structure and ownership • Corporate funding, capital structure and ownership • Obstacles to growth

• The digital opportunity and globalisation • Obstacles to change • Entrepreneurship: starting a new venture • Summary: How business works revisited

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DAVID BOND

MET FILM SCHOOL

FROM STORY TO SCREEN IN EIGHT WEEKS, 2003

THE SHORT FILM I MADE AT MET FILM SCHOOL, LIONS ARE GREEN, WAS MY WAY INTO THE INDUSTRY AND IT GAVE ME THE NAME FOR MY PRODUCTION COMPANY GREEN LIONS, WHICH I’VE BEEN WORKING AT SINCE THEN. I PRODUCED FEATURE DOCUMENTARY ERASING DAVID, AND I’M COMPLETING PROJECT WILD THING,, A FEATURE DOCUMENTARY, WHICH WILL PREMIERE AT THE SHEFFIELD DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL IN 2013 AND THEN PLAY AT CINEMAS AND ON TV.

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FROM STORY TO SCREEN DOCUMENTARY IN EIGHT WEEKS FILMMAKING

FOUR-WEEK DIRECTING

THREE-WEEK EDITING (AVID)

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 and is ideal for those considering a change in career.

Most documentary filmmakers these days are expected to be both self-shooters and self-editors. 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. The course culminates with you shooting a short scene for a film.

Editing lies at the heart of filmmaking and calls for knowledge of film grammar and storytelling techniques. You will receive high-level instruction in how to use the editing interface of Avid® Media Composer and then practice your editing skills, first by cutting the rushes to a complete professionally made short, then by editing the rushes to scenes from a well-known feature film. If you pass the examination, you will earn AVID certification.

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

• Know how to operate Avid® Media Composer

• Know how to interpret a script 
and create a storyboard

• Be able to serve the narrative through effective editing

• Shoot for the edit and edit a scene

• Proficiently operate a digital camera, record sound, light a scene and edit

• Shoot for the edit and
edit a dramatic scene

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

• Know how to research your subject, write a proposal and create a treatment

• Record sound and use it creatively to tell your story

• Cast and direct actors for the camera


• Consider production issues such as scheduling, location management and legal requirements

• Know how to interpret a script and create a storyboard • Understand how to use the camera to tell a story

• Know how to record sound and use it creatively to tell your story

DURATION

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• Understand how to use the
camera to tell a story • Manage a crew and direct
using correct on-set protocol • Develop your understanding of the grammar of film and visual storytelling

• Understand how to use editing to condense and expand time • Be able to employ narrative techniques to create tension • Understand the impact of genre on editing styles • Know how to work with music and composers

• Have created a short scene for a film

ADVISORY PARTNER

DURATION

8 WEEKS FULL-TIME PRICE £4,000 START DATES 14 APRIL 2014 06 OCTOBER 2014

DURATION

4 WEEKS FULL-TIME PRICE £1,750 START DATES 3 FEBRUARY 2014 7 JULY 2014 4 AUGUST 2014 3 NOVEMBER 2014

DURATION

3 WEEKS FULL-TIME £2,000 START DATES 13 JANUARY 2014 28 APRIL 2014 1 SEPTEMBER 2014 PRICE

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ACTING FOR FILM LEVEL 1

ACTING FOR FILM LEVEL 2

ACTING FOR FILM LEVEL 3 INTRODUCTION TO (FIGHTING FOR FILM) CINEMATOGRAPHY

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.

This course has been developed for actors who want to build on the skills they have learned through their experience of film acting or those who have taken our level 1 programme. One-to-one and group sessions will be supplemented with networking opportunities with professional directors, casting directors and producers. Whether your aim is to get a place at drama school, find an agent, or enter the industry, you will receive guidance from a professional acting coach and director to help you achieve your goal. The course will culminate in the screening of a film that you will have created during the four weeks. Students who have not taken the Level 1 programme will be asked to supply a CV and showreel to demonstrate their screen acting experience.

This is a four-week course where you learn fighting techniques applied to acting for film. You will build an understanding of how these techniques work with visual production of action and combat sequences. These skills will be applied to working in a greenscreen and a motion capture environment. You will be applying the techniques you have acquired in Level 1 and 2 Acting and combining them with specialist physical acting skills. You will learn how to create the illusion of fighting safely and reliably, whilst appearing ‘realistic’ for camera. You will also build an understanding of the creative and technical skills of fighting for film, exploring the physical story-telling and dramatic intention of violence.

This full-time programme provides a comprehensive introduction to the technical and creative use of camera lights and audio. Introduction to Cinematography covers a range of areas that form the technical basics of cinematography: taking full, manual control of industry standard digital cameras, the selective use of large sensor cameras, focus pulling, camera movement, using dolly and track and lighting for narrative and pack shots. You will be given the chance to apply these skills in filmed scenarios to enhance your working knowledge of cinematography.

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

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

• Have absolute confidence in acting for the screen

• Be able to apply the use of camera sound and light in a coordinated way

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

• Understand how to use voice and movement effectively

• Gain an insight into the workings of the fight industry for film, including the roles of fight directors, crew, actors, fight doubles and background fighters

• Understand the technical aspects of film acting

• Understand key methodologies such as Stanislavski and Meisner

• Have come up with valuable tools for the actor to prepare for a screen performance, including how to interpret a script • Have gained an insight into how to survive as an actor in the marketplace

DURATION

4 WEEKS FULL-TIME PRICE £1,750 START DATES 7 APRIL 2014 14 JULY 2014 27 OCTOBER 2014

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• Have roles in numerous exercises and short films • Have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the film industry

• Learn realistic approaches to simulating fighting and combat on screen to maximize realism and believability • Understand how to reliably perform the fight techniques safely and realistically, and how this can differ between theatre, film and computer animation

• Have clear career goals

• Apply combat techniques in the context of a film production on a film set and in a motion capture environment

DURATION

DURATION

4 WEEKS FULL-TIME PRICE £1,750 START DATES 6 JANUARY 2014 6 MAY 2014 11 AUGUST 2014 24 NOVEMBER 2014

4 WEEKS FULL-TIME PRICE £1,750 START DATES 17 FEBRUARY 2014 2 JUNE 2014 8 SEPTEMBER 2014 12 JANUARY 2015

• Have gained technical knowledge and confidence in using filming equipment • Have developed a critical understanding and practical use of the basic rules of film grammar and narration through working with the camera

DURATION

3 WEEKS FULL-TIME £1,500 START DATES 24 MARCH 2014 11 AUGUST 2014 PRICE

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ADVANCED CINEMATOGRAPHY

YOUNG FILMMAKERS’ ACADEMY

YOUNG ACTORS’ ACADEMY

YOUNG ANIMATORS’ ACADEMY

The Advanced Cinematography course provides an in-depth experience of current camera and industry practice. It allows you to familiarise yourself with the differences between shooting still and motion pictures, as well as the differences between shooting digital and traditional film. The course will cover the technical knowledge required to operate cameras and compose lighting for several types of media. You will work in groups that comprise roles based on industry standard film crew, crafts and disciplines.

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.

Are you 14 – 17 years old and want to learn professional screen acting skills? The Young Actors’ Academy could be ideal for you. This course has been developed for young people interested in learning or developing existing acting skills, though no previous experience is required for this course. 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. The course includes voice-over work, in addition to working with other actors.

Are you a Pixar movies fan aged 14-17 and interested in learning more about the skills it takes to make them? Our 3-week animation course will allow you to gain an introduction to different techniques for telling stories through the medium of animation. Learn how to combine voiceovers and the motion capture of actors to capture the performance of an animation.

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

• Have a good working knowledge of lighting for a moving subject

• Know how to work with actors including casting, preparing for a shoot, blocking and rehearsing

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

• Have produced a short animation

• Understand basic exposure control for shooting on both digital and film cameras

• Understand the key elements of cinematography including lighting, framing and shooting for the edit

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

• Be familiar with several industry standard cameras • Understand how different cameras handle and perform

• Be able to record sound and understand how it can be used to dramatic effect

• Understand how to tell a story with a motion picture camera

• Understand how the roles of scriptwriter, director, cinematographer, sound recordist, storyboard artist, editor and continuity assistant interrelate

DURATION

DURATION

2 WEEKS FULL-TIME PRICE £1,500 START DATES 14 APRIL 2014 1 SEPTEMBER 2014

3 WEEKS FULL-TIME PRICE £1,500 START DATES 7 JULY 2014 4 AUGUST 2014

• Understand the technical aspects of film acting • Have come up with valuable tools for the actor to prepare for a screen performance, including how to interpret a script

This course aims to help you learn the basics of a variety of digital software and kick-start your future career in animation.

• Demonstrate an understanding of the medium of animation • Understand how to tell a story using animation • Collaborate with acting students for voice overs for animation • Gain an insight of motion capture for animation

• Have gained an insight into the acting marketplace and found out more about pursuing acting as a career

DURATION

3 WEEKS FULL-TIME PRICE £1,500 START DATES 7 JULY 2014 4 AUGUST 2014

DURATION

3 WEEKS FULL-TIME £1,500 START DATES 7 JULY 2014 PRICE

Students will have the opportunity to work towards a Bronze or Silver Arts Award. Information about Arts Award which offers a unique set of accredited qualifications is available at: www.artsaward.org.uk

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MET FILMMAKING CAMP Met Filmmaking Camp is a supervised residential programme designed for young people aged between 14-17 who are passionate about filmmaking. The July programme takes place at Marlborough College one of the UK’s oldest co-educational independent schools. Former alumni of Marlborough include the Duchess of Cambridge. The August programme takes place at Rugby school, which is also another one of the UK’s top independent schools. Both schools offer centuries of history and the very latest teaching facilities, including state of the art multimedia resources, a broad range of sporting facilities and modern teaching classrooms, all combining to create an inspirational educational experience. Both schools offer boarding houses furnished to a very high standard with a choice of single or group rooms. Cooked meals are served in public dining rooms. You will eat, sleep and breathe film, with a total immersion into the world of filmmaking supported at every stage by industry professionals and culminating in the production of a short film. Spend your days trying your hand at a variety of different roles, from directing to editing and everything in between. You will learn how to write scenes, use a camera to tell stories, edit and direct actors. Alongside the intensive experience, there will be a fun social programme revolving around film, including movie screenings and creative workshops. Fun and challenging, this programme demands full commitment, in the evenings and on weekends, so you’ll need to work hard, often under significant time pressure. This is an opportunity to develop great filmmaking skills whilst enjoying a richly rewarding and unforgettable experience.

MET YOUNG ACTORS’ CAMP DURATION

2 WEEKS FULL-TIME PRICE £2,200 START DATES 14 JULY 2014 11 AUGUST 2014 Students will have the opportunity to work towards a Bronze and Silver Arts Award. Information about Arts Award, which offers a unique set of accredited qualifications is available online at: www.artsaward.org.uk.

Met Young Actors’ Camp is a new course offered in 2014. It is a supervised residential programme designed for young people aged between 14-17 who want an intensive immersion in the art of acting. The programme will be offered in July and August. The July programme will be offered in leading co-educational independent school, Marlborough College. The August programme will be offered at Rugby School, one of the oldest independent schools in the UK. The course provides you with the opportunity to be taught by an acting coach and professional film director. You will act in numerous filmed exercises that will be discussed in class, so that you can learn from your mistakes and improve your performance as the course progresses.

DURATION

2 WEEKS FULL-TIME £2,200 START DATES 14 JULY 2014 11 AUGUST 2014 PRICE

Students will have the opportunity to work towards a Bronze and Silver Arts Award. Information about Arts Award, which offers a unique set of accredited qualifications is available online at: www.artsaward.org.uk.

Met Young Actors’ Camp allows you be completely immersed in the art of acting supported at every stage by industry professionals. Alongside the intensive experience, there will be a fun social programmes revolving around film, including movie screenings and creative workshops. Enjoyable and challenging, our programme also demands full commitment, in the evenings and on weekends, so you’ll need to work hard, often under significant time pressure. This is an opportunity to develop your acting skills whilst enjoying a richly rewarding and unforgettable experience.

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PERRY BHANDAL

MET FILM SCHOOL

PART-TIME PRODUCING, 2009

Perry pitched an idea for a feature film to Spencer Pollard of Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment during a pitching exercise at Met Film School. Impressed with the idea, Spencer financed the film with a cash budget of £165,000, and it was launched at Cannes in 2012. It took $331,000 in advances from 20 territories, and following its release in the UK, took £87,000 revenue in its first 6 months. Sales continue both worldwide and domestically. The Daily Mail described it as “a dark and stylish thriller.” 71

MY EXPERIENCE AT MET FILM SCHOOL INFORMED AND HELPED FOCUS MY STRATEGY ON GETTING MY FIRST FEATURE OFF THE GROUND. I EXECUTIVE PRODUCED, WROTE AND DIRECTED MY DEBUT FEATURE – THE ACTION THRILLER INTERVIEW WITH A HITMAN STARRING LUKE GOSS.

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PART-TIME FILMMAKING This programme is designed for those who want access to intensive practical filmmaking training, but can only commit to a part-time schedule. Are you considering a change of career, and wanting to explore your potential as a writer/director? Do you have a feature film idea for which you’d like to make a short promotional film to help raise finance for the next stage of development? This comprehensive, practical programme will provide you with a full range of filmmaking skills, culminating in the production of a short film, which you will write, direct and edit. Classes take place over a combination of evenings and weekends. The Screenwriting module of Six-Month Part-Time Filmmaking is CPD (Continuing Professional Development) accredited.

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PART-TIME DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING DURATION

6 MONTHS PART-TIME PRICE £4,000 START DATES 02 APRIL 2014 24 SEPTEMBER 2014 BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL • Understand the process of making a film from script development through to directing and editing/postproduction • Understand the key visual storytelling tools of a director • Be able to achieve a high level of proficiency using essential filmmaking equipment • Know how a director prepares for a shoot and how to manage a cast and crew during production

This programme is designed for those familiar with narrative filmmaking, but wish to acquire documentary filmmaking skills and shoot their own short film on a part-time basis. The first week of our course will be devoted to training you to use professional digital cameras and to edit using Adobe Premiere Pro®. You will then be ready to start researching and developing your project with the guidance of an experienced documentary filmmaker. A series of specially designed practical workshops will show you how to approach sound, camera and editing in the context of the documentary.

DURATION

6 MONTHS PART-TIME PRICE £3,000 START DATES 05 FEBRUARY 2014 07 MAY 2014 BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL • Know the history of the documentary genre, its different forms and the market, as it exists today. • Understand how to operate a digital camera, record sound, light a scene and edit using Adobe • Know how to use key tools within the Adobe CS6 suite • Understand production issues such as scheduling, location management and legal requirements.

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PART-TIME ACTING FOR FILM

PART-TIME EDITING (AVID)

PART-TIME PRODUCING

SCREENWRITING 1 MASTERING THE BASICS

This course is aimed at all those wishing to learn or develop existing acting skills for the medium of film, but who cannot commit to a full-time schedule. Taught by an acting coach and professional film director over the course of 12 weeks on 2 evenings per week, you will learn core acting skills as well as all the technical skills necessary for you to perform confidently in front of a camera. You will act in filmed exercises and also shoot exercises yourselves, so that you know what it’s like to be on the other side of the camera.

Editing lies at the heart of filmmaking and calls for knowledge of film grammar and storytelling techniques. Our Part-Time Editing course will instruct you in both these areas. The first section of the course is dedicated to providing you with a technical overview of AVID and postproduction workflows within this programme. You will take part in a series of practical workshops, which will teach you the fundamentals of creative editing, and give you the opportunity to put your creative editing skills into practice.

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.

This course is for anyone serious about learning the craft of screenwriting and what it takes to become a professional screenwriter. You will cover the necessary skills that are fundamental to screenwriting, including how to develop a cinematic concept, creating memorable characters, the importance of dramatic structure, writing dialogue and action, understanding genre and audience and the value of rewriting. You will also benefit from focused tuition on how to survive as a screenwriter, how to pitch yourself and your project, and will receive professional feedback on your work.

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

• Have gained confidence in acting for the camera

• Know how to operate AVID

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

• Know how to serve the narrative through effective editing

• Know how the global film industry, and particularly the UK film industry, operates

• Understand how genre affects your story and your audience

• Know and have practiced the tools necessary to create a believable performance on screen

• Know how to use editing to condense and expand time

• Understand the roles of different types of producer (creative, line and
financial producer)

• Learn the various creative tools for developing an idea into a marketable concept for the big screen

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

• Know narrative techniques to create tension

• Understand the technical aspects of film acting • Be able to read a script and identify whether the characters are three dimensional or not

• Understand how genre impacts on editing styles

• Know how the production process works • Know how to utilise digital technologies and the internet

• Understand basic postproduction using AVID

• Understand how to survive as an independent producer

DURATION

DURATION

• Learn how to pitch and present your ideas in a professional setting • Understand the basics of dramatic structure and how to format a screenplay

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

DURATION

12 WEEKS PART-TIME PRICE £1,750 START DATES 16 APRIL 2014 24 SEPTEMBER 2014

12 WEEKS PART-TIME PRICE £2,000 START DATES 5 FEBRUARY 2014 7 MAY 2014

12 WEEKS PART-TIME PRICE £2,500 START DATES 22 APRIL 2014 22 SEPTEMBER 2014 Our Part-Time Producing course is CPD (Continuing Professional Development) accredited.

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DURATION

12 WEEKS PART-TIME £800 START DATES 4 MARCH 2014 1 JULY 2014 7 OCTOBER 2014 PRICE

Our Part-Time Producing course is CPD (Continuing Professional Development) accredited.

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SCREENWRITING 2 TAKING THE NEXT STEP

SCREENWRITING 3 WORKING TOWARDS THE NEXT DRAFT

WRITING FOR ONE-HOUR TV DRAMA

Are you ready to take your writing to the next level? This 12-week course builds beyond the basic principles to give you a deeper understanding of screenwriting craft and further develop your technique. Topics covered include: creating memorable characters, exploring alternatives to three-act structure, building sub-text and meaning into your scenes, understanding the relationship between genre and audience, working in partnership with producers, and how to navigate screenwriting schemes and competitions.

So you’ve written your first draft – what do you do now? This is where the hard work really begins! This 12-week evening course will examine the craft of the re-write. Our writing tutors will give you the practical skills to tackle your re-write based on the adage that screenplays aren’t written, they’re re-written. You will learn how to plan and execute the re-write of a draft, including how to divide the work into manageable steps. You will understand the various types of re-writing, from a ‘page 1 rewrite’ to a surgical polish. You will also be given tools to navigate professional and non-professional feedback along the way without losing the vision of your original idea.

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

BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL

• Understand how to create distinct, believable characters

• Understand what is meant by a re-write

• Understand and apply the skills to write a scene with meaningful sub-text

• Examine whether your story really works

• Gain a greater understanding of the television pilot

• Appreciate the relationship between genre and audience, and how to create genre hybrids • Learn what’s required to apply for relevant screenwriting schemes and competitions

DURATION

12 WEEKS PART-TIME PRICE £800 START DATES 21 JANUARY 2014 3 JUNE 2014 30 SEPTEMBER 2014 77

• Gain a deep analysis of why structure is so important in the craft of the re-write • Understand the importance of revising character journeys • Analyse different drafts of completed screenplays

DURATION

12 WEEKS PART-TIME PRICE £800 START DATES 9 JANUARY 2014 13 MAY 2014 23 SEPTEMBER 2014 6 JANUARY 2015

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 PRICE £800 START DATES 13 MAY 2014

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JENNY BARTHOW

MET FILM SCHOOL

DSLR FOR PROFESSIONAL FILMMAKING, 2013

THE TEACHING WAS REALLY INSPIRING, LOTS OF HELPFUL KNOWLEDGE WAS PROVIDED MAKING THE FILMMAKING TRADE ACCESSIBLE.

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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’ WORKSHOP

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TWO-DAY INTENSIVE FILMMAKING

INTRODUCTION TO SCREENWRITING

WRITING FOR ONE-HOUR TV DRAMA

INTRODUCTION TO ACTING FOR FILM

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 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 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 analysing 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.

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.

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

• Gain an introduction to One-Hour TV Drama

• Have an understanding of subtext

• Know the difference
between a screenplay
and the finished film

• Increase your understanding of why this is an exciting medium for writers

• Be able to analyse film scripts

• Understand the stages of
development, including synopses and treatments

• Understand the importance of character development

• 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 £500 START DATES 25 JANUARY 2014 22 MARCH 2014 31 MAY 2014 5 JULY 2014 13 SEPTEMBER 2014 81

• Have developed the right structural approach • Understand how genre helps shape and market your story

• Have grasped rehearsal and 
blocking techniques

• Understand what makes a great concept

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

• Distinguish television writing from film writing

• Have gained experience
in acting in short filmed scenes

DURATION

DURATION

• Understand the role of screenwriters within the film industry

DURATION

2 DAYS FULL-TIME PRICE £300 START DATES 25 JANUARY 2014 22 MARCH 2014 31 MAY 2014 14 SEPTEMBER 2014

2 DAYS FULL-TIME PRICE £300 START DATES 12 APRIL 2014 13 SEPTEMBER 2014

2 DAYS FULL-TIME £300 START DATES 18 JANUARY 2014 15 MARCH 2014 17 MAY 2014 6 SEPTEMBER 2014 PRICE

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FILM PRODUCING 101

DSLR FOR PROFESSIONAL FILMMAKING

ADVANCED DSLR FOR PROFESSIONAL FILMMAKING

MAKE A MUSIC VIDEO

Producing is a craft that many people starting out in filmmaking don’t understand or are intimidated by. Our Film Producing 101 course aims to demystify this field and provide students with the basics of film producing. It also aims to show students ways they can develop their producing skills in the future, either working on short or feature productions. This weekend course will draw upon the many considerations producers face when embarking on a new project. It also introduces the key skills, qualities and know-how a producer needs to succeed in the filmmaking industry.

The DSLR course is designed for those with a working understanding of the principals of cinematography or stills photography that want to apply this knowledge specifically to shooting with digital SLR cameras. You will learn how to get the best from a DSLR camera and how to make use of a selection of accessories specifically designed for video shooting on stills cameras. Through a range of creative exercises you will discover the pros and cons of working with these systems and how to avoid some of the most common pitfalls.

The Advanced DSLR for Professional Filmmaking course is designed for students who have previously completed the DSLR for Professional Filmmaking course, or those with an extensive DSLR and/or cinematography background. This programme covers areas from focus and operating, to sound sync and postproduction workflows. The aim of this programme is to provide you with the fundamental knowledge to shoot and finish DSLR video footage to its highest standard.

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

• Be familiar with industry structure, terminology and jargon

• Understand what accessories are available and how to use them to turn a DSLR into a workable video shooting solution

• Have worked on a professional level shoot using DSLRs (for example a pop video or a short drama)

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

• Appreciate the strengths and weaknesses of DSLRs as video cameras

• Understand how to sync sound to DSLR footage

• Understand the life cycle of a film from concept to delivery • Understand how to seek funding • Understand the role of scheduling and budgets • Be familiar with the key roles a producer undertakes – creative, financial, legal and organisational

DURATION

2 DAYS FULL-TIME PRICE £300 START DATES 1 MARCH 2014 2 AUGUST 2014 4 OCTOBER 2014

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• Have developed an understanding of the differences between stills photography and that of motion picture cinematography in terms of lighting and camera movement

DURATION

2 DAYS FULL-TIME PRICE £400 START DATES 1 MARCH 2014 2 AUGUST 2014 4 OCTOBER 2014

• Have taken your DSLR footage through a full postproduction workflow • You will understand the peripheral rigs necessary to operate DSLR in a similar way to a digital film camera

DURATION

2 DAYS FULL-TIME PRICE £500 START DATES 8 MARCH 2014 9 AUGUST 2014 11 OCTOBER 2014

• 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 £500 START DATES 5 APRIL 2014 26 JULY 2014 PRICE

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YOUNG FILMMAKERS’ WORKSHOP Our Young Filmmakers’ Workshop provides young people aged between 14 and 17 with a thorough, hands-on introduction to the fundamentals of filmmaking. You will take part in a series of practical filmmaking workshops that cover all aspects of film production. You will improve your technical and creative understanding of production processes, learn on-set working practices and develop an understanding of visual storytelling techniques. The course covers the basics of directing, cinematography, and editing. You will get hands-on experience shooting a selection of scenes that draw from Hollywood scripts and other film sources. A DVD of all work completed will be sent to you after you finish the course. Students will have the opportunity to work towards a Bronze or Silver Arts Award. Information is available online at www.artsaward.org.uk

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DURATION

2 DAYS FULL-TIME PRICE £400 START DATES 15 MARCH 2014 21 JUNE 2014 6 SEPTEMBER 2014 1 NOVEMBER 2014 BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL • Understand key elements of visual storytelling and camera operating • Know how to edit meaningful sequences

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INDEX

INDEX

Course

Page

Acting

Course

Page

Filmmaking

ACTING FOR FILM-LEVEL 1 (FULL-TIME)

65

PRACTICAL FILMMAKING DIPLOMA (DIP HE) (FULL-TIME)

47

ACTING FOR FILM LEVEL 2 (FULL-TIME)

65

ONE-YEAR PRACTICAL FILMMAKING (CERT HE) (FULL-TIME)

48

ACTING FOR FILM LEVEL 3 (FIGHTING FOR FILM)

53

66

SIX-MONTH PRACTICAL FILMMAKING

PART-TIME ACTING

75

PART-TIME FILMMAKING

73

INTRODUCTION TO ACTING FOR FILM (WEEKEND)

82

FROM STORY TO SCREEN IN EIGHT WEEKS (FULL-TIME)

63

TWO-DAY INTENSIVE FILMMAKING (WEEKEND)

81

DSLR FOR PROFESSIONAL FILMMAKING

83

(FULL-TIME)

Cinematography

(FULL-TIME)

(WEEKEND)

MA CINEMATOGRAPHY (FULL-TIME)

37

ADVANCED DSLR FOR PROFESSIONAL FILMMAKING (WEEKEND)

84

2-YEAR BA (HONS) FILM AND DIGITAL CINEMATOGRAPHY (FULL-TIME)

41

MAKE A MUSIC VIDEO (WEEKEND)

84

ONE-YEAR CINEMATOGRAPHY (CERT HE) (FULL-TIME)

49

SIX-MONTH CINEMATOGRAPHY

54

Producing

INTRODUCTION TO CINEMATOGRAPHY (FULL-TIME)

66

MA BUSINESS AND PRODUCING (FULL-TIME)

37

ADVANCED CINEMATOGRAPHY

67

SIX-MONTH PRODUCING AND BUSINESS (PART-TIME)

59

PART-TIME PRODUCING

76

FILM PRODUCING 101

83

MA SCREENWRITING (FULL-TIME)

37

SIX-MONTH SCREENWRITING

58

(FULL-TIME)

(FULL-TIME)

Directing MA DIRECTING (FULL-TIME)

37

FOUR-WEEK DIRECTING (FULL-TIME)

64

Screenwriting

Documentary

(WEEKEND)

(PART-TIME)

PART-TIME DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING

74

SCREENWRITING 1: MASTERING THE BASICS (PART-TIME)

76

DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING (FULL-TIME)

64

SCREENWRITING 2: TAKING THE NEXT STEP (PART-TIME)

77

SCREENWRITING 3: WORKING TOWARDS THE NEXT DRAFT (PART-TIME)

77

Editing & Postproduction

78

MA POSTPRODUCTION (FULL-TIME)

37

WRITING FOR ONE-HOUR TV DRAMA

INTRODUCTION TO SCREENWRITING (WEEKEND)

81

SIX-MONTH POSTPRODUCTION (FULL-TIME)

55

WRITING FOR ONE-HOUR TV DRAMA (WEEKEND)

82

SIX-MONTH VISUAL EFFECTS FOR FILM (FULL-TIME)

56

SIX-MONTH DIGITAL ANIMATION (FULL-TIME)

57

Young People’s Courses

THREE-WEEK EDITING (AVID) (FULL-TIME)

64

YOUNG FILMMAKERS’ ACADEMY (FULL-TIME)

67

PART-TIME EDITING

75

YOUNG ACTORS’ ACADEMY (FULL-TIME)

68

YOUNG ANIMATORS’ ACADEMY (FULL-TIME)

68

(PART-TIME)

Filmmaking

69

2-YEAR BA (HONS) PRACTICAL FILMMAKING (FULL-TIME)

41

MET YOUNG ACTORS’ CAMP (FULL-TIME)

70

MET FILM SCHOOL WORK PLACEMENTS (FULL-TIME)

43

YOUNG FILMMAKERS’ WORKSHOP (WEEKEND)

85

87

MET FILMMAKERS’ CAMP

(FULL-TIME)

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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. 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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QUALITY ASSURANCE

VALIDATING PATNER ACCREDITED BY

BERLIN CAMPUS

ARTS AWARD

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