Beginners Summer School

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Beginners Summer School

Sun, 14 Aug 2022 to Sat, 27 Aug 2022

Duration: 2 weeks
Times: Approx. 9.30am-5.30pm
Capacity: Max. 12 participants
Fee: £3,750  Fee is payable in two installments
Priority for this course will be given to applicants aged 18-22 years. More info.

Be one of 12 budding young filmmakers from around the globe to take part in our intensive director training! If you're passionate about filmmaking and seeing your ideas come to life on the screen, our Beginners Summer Schools with Chi Yu, will give you the foundations you need to make your start.

This two-week intensive is packed with practical filmmaking exercises. In addition to directing, you will try your hand at screenwriting, editing, acting and camera. You will work with peers on early exercises, but the final project will be your own! You will develop your ideas into a script, and work with industry professionals to translate it onto the screen in your own short film. 

At the end of the course each participant will receive a certificate of attendance, plus a USB of all of their scenes which may be used for showreel purposes or as part of an application portfolio.

Aimed at those with little or no practical filmmaking experience, this programme complements our Directing Summer School with Udayan Prasad for more experienced filmmakers.

Please note: Those who complete and submit an application by Sunday 22nd May will receive priority for a place. We will continue to accept applications after the initial application deadline. Offers to subsequent candidates will be made subject to availability.

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Tutor profile: Chi Yu, Writer/Director & Film Lecturer

Chi Yu's workshops at LFS

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Chi Yu is a Writer/ Director who graduated with a MA in Filmmaking at the prestigious London Film School in 2013. He was mentored by UK Producer Margaret Matheson in his final year. He was funded by Film London's London Calling and London Calling Plus Schemes and has had films shown at festivals in the UK and Ireland. He has been part of the BAFTA Crew scheme and has devised and taught courses for LFS's Outreach Department. He also mentored at Iconic Steps. Chi currently teaches Editing at London Film School, and sees himself as a sole-practitioner of filmmaking with all-round filmmaking skills.