Directing Summer School with Udayan Prasad
Duration: 3 weeks
Times: Approx. 9am-6pm
Capacity: Max. 12 participants
Fee: £4,500 Fee is payable in two installments.
Priority for this course will be given to applicants aged 23+ years on 1st August 2015. More details.
Based on an exercise originally devised by FAMU (the Czech National Film School) this 3-week summer workshop with director Udayan Prasad explores the fundamentals of filmmaking from script to screen.
Using an apparently straightforward event as its starting point – a girl drops a handkerchief and a boy picks it up – the workshop exposes, through a systematic and rigorous process of scrutiny, the complexities inherent in this, and indeed any scenario.
It goes on to examine the variations and possibilities which must be considered before the event can be translated first into a script, and then - via all the stages of prep, shoot and post production - onto the screen.
The primary areas covered are:
- Script writing
- Visual language
- Choosing locations
- Mise en scene
- Performance/working with actors
- Editing and post production
This is a highly practical programme aimed at anyone who is serious about a career in film; from those about to apply to a major film school, to anyone wishing to improve their understanding of the craft before embarking on their own short films. At the end of the course each participant will receive a certificate of attendance, plus a DVD of their scenes which may be used for showreel purposes or as part of an application portfolio.
Udayan Prasad's fifth and most recent feature film was THE YELLOW HANDKERCHIEF starring Eddie Redmayne, William Hurt, Maria Bello and Kristen Stewart. His US debut, the film received its premier at the Sundance Film Festival, before being released to critical acclaim in the United States in 2010. Read more.