Directing Summer School with Udayan Prasad
Duration: 3 weeks (2 days off during the course)
Times: Approx. 10am-6pm
Capacity: Max. 12 participants
Fee: £4,750 Fee is payable in two installments
Priority for this course will be given to applicants aged 23+ years. More info.
PLEASE NOTE IN 2018 THE DIRECTING SUMMER SCHOOL WILL BE LED BY JONAS GRIMAS.
Named Cultural Personality of the Year by the Stockholm Cultural Award in 2011, Jonas has been based in London since 1988 where he has has worked on a number of British crime dramas, including HAMISH MACBETH with Robert Carlyle, SILENT WITNESS and SECOND SIGHT: KINGDOM OF THE BLIND starring Clive Owen, HOPE AND GLORY with Lenny Henry and THE HELLO GIRLS for the BBC. He was also a regular contributor to ITV’s HEARTBEAT having directed thirty episodes.
Jonas won the BAFTA Film Award for best short film with ARTISTEN (The Artist). He was also nominated for best short film with MAROONED.
Having worked on British crime dramas, Jonas also took on a string of Swedish productions including the infamous WALLANDER films based on Henning Mankell’s novels. He directed two Wallander films, THE TRICKSTERS and THE PHOTOGRAPHER, before taking on the high profile job of turning Camilla Läckberg’s best-selling novels ISPRINSESSAN (The Ice Princess) and PREDIKANTEN (The Preacher) into television.
Jonas recently completed MIKE THE MIDWIFE, a comedy pilot for Channel Four, IGNOBLE NIGHT, based on Shakespeare’s play Cymbeline, LOVE AND LUST ACCORDING TO MEISNER and a string of observational documentaries: 300, FAKING IT, ELGAR'S TROMBONE, A SHOT OF GLASS, DELPHINE'S TOP and PAINTING EURYDICE. He has also transferred the stage plays LOCKED UP and FORE! and a concert performance of Mozart’s THE MAGIC FLUTE to the screen and, since 2008, made 120 short films under the title MY UNEVENTFUL LIFE.
For more information, showreel and clips visit: www.jonasgrimas.com
Based on an exercise originally devised by FAMU (the Czech National Film School) this 3-week summer workshop 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.