FILM DIRECTING MASTERCLASS WITH PETER WEBBER

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WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

The Film Directing workshop will focus on a diversity of topics of the art of directing a film, you will have the chance of not only receive this knowledge from Peter Webber, but also interact in a very strong way ,making it extremely practical and interactive. You will also have the opportunity to assess the issues you encountered on your films, and receiving the feedback to help with similar situations in the future.

Who Should Attend

The workshop designed for Directors, Film Students, or anyone serious about a career in the Film Business on the area of Directing.

Duration: 
2 days (9am - 6pm)

Dates
23 - 24 July 2018 (Mon-Tue)

Price
S$ 1790 before 7% GST
S$ 1915.30 after 7% GST

This course is supported for up to 90% subsidy under the IMDA Talent Assistance Scheme
In addition media freelancers can apply for a S$ 7.50 per hour training allowance.
Availability and amount of subsidies and grants are subject to IMDA. More information about application procedures and terms here.

Course Outline

THE ESSENCE OF THE CRAFT
Film History is your friend.
Developing a hinterland
Auteur versus Industry – the realities of the business.
DIY - low budget approaches
The writer/director conundrum
The genius myth
Understanding your abilities

GETTING THERE
Looking at the steps before you go into production
The development process
Raising finance
Producers and writers
Hollywood versus Europe
Agents/managers/lawyers
The One Hour Meeting

PREPPING
Aesthetic overview – the look and the story
Crewing up
Casting and auditioning
Location hunting
Rehearsing/working with actors before the shoot
Storyboarding
How to work with:
Art department
Costume
Camera
Assistant directors
Planning for Digital VFX

SHOOTING
The politics – picking your battles
The fear
Planning your day
Blocking the scene
Shotlists
Storyboards on set
Shooting strategy
Blocking the scene
The Master shot trap
The second unit

POST PRODUCTION
Working with an editor
Digital VFX in post
Guide music
Working with a composer
Test screenings
ADR
Sound Design
Grading
The final sound mix
Test screenings

INTO THE WORLD
Film Festivals
The Press
The Internet and Social Media
 

About the Instructor
 

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Peter Webber

PETER WEBBER is one of the most interesting British Film Directors in recent years.
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Girl with a Pearl Earring, starring Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth, marked Webber’s feature film debut in a most impressive way. The film has received numerous accolades including 3 Academy Award Nominations, 2 Golden Globe Nominations, 10 BAFTA Award Nominations and many others.
Webber was then tapped by Dino de Laurentis to direct “Hannibal Rising”. Based on Thomas Harris’ upcoming new book of the same name, and starring Gaspard Ulliel, Li Gong and Anthony Hopkins,

Peter has recently releases a new Feature Film “Emperor”, Starring Tommy Lee Jones, and Mathew Fox.

Peter Webber started his career with his short film, The Zebra Man, straight out of film school a film about sideshow performer Horace Ridler starring Minnie Driver. He then worked as a film editor, beginning his association with Girl with a Pearl Earring producers Andy Paterson and Anand Tucker on Tucker’s drama debut, Saint-Ex, starring Miranda Richardson and Bruno Ganz.

Peter Webber's experience speaks for itself and guarantees the high standards our participants have come to expect