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January 2017
£198

Filmmaker’s Foundation Certificate

January 24 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Raindance Film Centre, 10a Craven Street
London, WC2N 5PE
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Ate de Jong

Have the film industry demystified in five evenings and learn the basics of writing, directing and producing.

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£198

Writer’s Foundation Certificate

January 25 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Raindance Film Centre, 10a Craven Street
London, WC2N 5PE
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Pile of Screenplays

Jumpstart your story from idea to page in five Wednesday evenings.

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£198

Director’s Foundation Certificate

January 26 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Raindance Film Centre, 10a Craven Street
London, WC2N 5PE
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This series of evening courses provides new directors with the basic techniques and information needed to direct a short film or feature.

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February 2017
£237.60

Movie Genre Foundation Certificate

February 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Raindance Film Centre, 10A Craven Street
London, WC2N 5PE United Kingdom
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Movie Genre Foundation Certificate

Genre - the most misused word in the English language - Alan Parker Labelling your script as a drama is the kiss of death. All stories are dramas. Drama is too general. In order to define stories filmmakers use the tool of genre. Genre is important in helping a film find an audience, as it allows the audience to quickly attach to the film, bringing new stories to situations they're already familiar with. For example, The Godfather is crime plus…

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£59

Crime, Thriller & Detective

February 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Raindance Film Centre, 10A Craven Street
London, WC2N 5PE United Kingdom
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Thriller, Crime and Detective stories can be extremely popular - ranging from cheap and cheerful B features and TV fillers right up to some of the greatest works of art that the cinema has known. However they can be very demanding, attracting a very savvy and knowledgeable audience. Get them right, though, and the world of cinema and TV is at your feet. In this evening we introduce some surprising aspects of genre writing in general and then focus on…

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£198

Producer’s Foundation Certificate

February 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Raindance Film Centre, 10a Craven Street
London, WC2N 5PE
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Producer's Foundation Certificate

Learn the basics of film producing over five Tuesday evenings.

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March 2017
£198

Documentary Foundation Certificate

March 1 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Raindance Film Centre, 10a Craven Street
London, WC2N 5PE
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Documentary Foundation Certificate

A five evening certificate course providing a basic and practical guide to the art of documentary filmmaking.

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£198

Technical Foundation Certificate

March 2 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Raindance Film Centre, 10a Craven Street
London, WC2N 5PE
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Technical Foundation Certificate

This five evening certificate course will arm filmmakers with an understanding of the tools and techniques at their disposal.

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£59

Horror/Noir

March 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Raindance Film Centre, 10A Craven Street
London, WC2N 5PE United Kingdom
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Horror and Noir are particularly attractive for indie low-budget film-makers as well as high budget studios. The combination of high emotion and dark stories is a particularly good one, especially for film-makers at the start of their careers, and approached in the right way, each genre can yield rich and exciting stories. We will discuss the similarities and differences between Horror and Noir, and how the writer must satisfy very different audience expectations. This evening will also explore ways of…

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April 2017
£59

RomCom

April 24 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Raindance Film Centre, 10A Craven Street
London, WC2N 5PE United Kingdom
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RomCom can vary from up-beat and undemanding to acid-sharp and even darkly cynical. The genre can happily include everything from the most off- beat indie stories through to some of the greatest (and most insightful) comedies the movies have seen. In this evening, we survey the comedy field and look at the three key types of romantic comedy - what they require and how writers need to approach each of the three in a very different way. We discuss how…

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