- Learning what makes a great commercial
- Discover the history of advertising and directing commercials
- Tips and tricks for the best showreel
This intensive course will arm you with the information needed to enter and succeed in the world of commercials and branded content. From finding work to working with agencies, clients and copywriters you will get a 21st century insight into the adverting. You will learn tips on pitching for work, making a cutting edge showreel and most important how to make memorable and stand out content.
What will it Cover?
Brief history of film / television advertising
We’ll take a moment to look back on the history of television and film advertising and look at some of the very best directors who have trail blazed with amazing work
Pitching on a commercial
How to win a job….it’s hard but w’ll give you a few inside tips and knowledge to get ahead of the game
Making a dynamic showreel
Your showreel is everything. Make it count with great content the right length…the correct order
Telling stories and selling in less than a minute
How to shoot a great commercial that will get you noticed
What will you Achieve?
How will you be taught?
Who Should Attend?
About the Tutor
Simon Hunter has directed over 50 television and film commercials, and three feature films, and is represented at one of London most respected production companies
His directing debut was the horror movie LIGHTHOUSE in the year 2000 and he went on to direct the visual effects-laden sci-fi movie THE MUTANT CHRONICLES in 2008.
Simon’s first feature, Lighthouse, was released theatrically in 2002. Simon subsequently became a much sort after commercials director before returning to features with Edward R Pressman’s Mutant Chronicles in the Summer of 2006.
Simon flew to Qatar in 2014 to direct 20 episodes of a Scifi adventure series set in the desert. The filming takes place in Qatar, Jordan and India.
In 2017 Simon directed his passion project, EDIE which tells the tale of an older lady who climbs a mountain in Scotland at the age of eighty-three. The film has had an enthusiastic and successful theatrical release in the UK and has sold to multiple territories. Simon lives in the German capital, Berlin.
Since 1999 he has regularly lectured for RAINDANCE and other organisations.
What they’re saying
Simon’s enthusiastic personality and his pearls of wisdom such as “you don’t see with your eyes… they’re just there to filter information to the brain”. Simon has an engaging, highly enthusiastic personality and I was quickly drawn in to his vast skillful knowledge of film production. Steve Grimes
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