Funding Body/Client: Heritage Lottery/University of Lincoln
Goals: To mentor students in professional feature filmmaking practises
Blueprint: Film Foundation ran a series of workshops at the University of Lincoln to train students in various feature film making skills.
The workshops were as follows:
DIRECTING ACTORS – Darren Bolton
Coming from an acting and theatre background, Darren has always put the relationship with the actors as the most important aspect of the work. Using professional actors, this workshop looked at this relationship, methods of work, what is expected of the director and practical opportunities to develop skills.
SCRIPT DEVELOPMENT WITH ACTORS – Darren Bolton & Emily Bignell
In this session students worked with writer/director Darren Bolton and Producer Emily Bignell to investigate practical ways of developing script in a studio environment. This included a range improvisation techniques and how to utilise the skills of professional actors for character and dialogue development.
EDITING FEATURE FILMS – David Brook
In this practical editing workshop students were tasked with some editing challenges, working in small teams to edit together short sequences to a deadline. The difference the editor can make to a scene was discussed towards the end of the session as everybody’s work was compared and critiqued.
PRODUCING FEATURE FILMS – Emily Bignell
In this session, students worked with professional producer Emily Bignell who has over 10 years experience of film production and arts project management. The session investigated key aspects of producing; including script breakdowns and scheduling, managing budgets, selecting and managing crew and cast, essential paperwork and documentation.
Quote: Graham Wilsoncroft – University Student “Really enjoyed the film workshops of the last 2 weeks, a real eye-opener! Thanks to Blueprint: Film for all their awesomeness!”