Online Postgraduate Degree

Develop your voice as an independent filmmaker
In partnership with Staffordshire University, Raindance offers a fully accredited Masters Program. Accessible in person in London, or online from around the world. Join over 100 students who have forged their own path in the film business

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Film Training

Develop your filmmaking craft.
We provide dozens of filmmaking workshops with industry professionals. All our courses take place in evenings or on weekends to suite your work schedule.

Start building your filmmaking toolkit.

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Join us in the heart of Toronto's Film District for exclusive industry networking events.
Join us and chat with the people who are movin’ and shakin’ in the Canadian film industry right now.

Bring your business cards and network.

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The Comic Hero’s Journey

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We’ve all heard about the Hero’s Journey, thanks to Joseph Campbell and Chris Vogler. If you’ve seen Star Wars, you’ve seen a good example of the Hero’s Journey dramatized—a young man who has greatness within gets a call to go on an adventure. After first “refusing the call” he may meet up with a wise old mentor, join a […]

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Don’t Dismiss Your Crazy Ideas

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  I got an email the other day from an aspiring screenwriter who had an idea for an unusual structure for her screenplay. She asked whether I thought it would be safer to stick to the traditional three-act structure and "maybe just drop in a few more unusual elements." Of course it's hard to give […]

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5 Greatest Things That Have Happened In Virtual Reality So Far

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Virtual reality is not just "the next big thing", and definitely far more than just a gimmick. It's an entirely new step in the evolution of visual storytelling.  It's not just 3D and a step forward from film: it's a new medium. We've explored it in our Virtual Reality Filmmaking Toolkit, where you can learn how […]

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5 Non-Screenwriting Books for Screenwriters

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When I wrote my first screenplay, I bought screenwriting books. Seems logical, right? I wanted to write a good screenplay - so I bought a book about the craft of screenwriting, specifically Story by Robert McKee (both the paperback and iBooks edition). This was a breakthrough for me at the time - however, somewhere between the third and […]

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