Power of Practical Effects - Adding Practical Effects Without a Budget


Power of Practical Effects

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Address: Raindance Film Centre, 10a Craven Street, London, WC2N 5PE
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Practical Effects on a Budget

What low-budget horror movie doesn’t need a bucket of fake blood and the odd severed limb? Doesn’t your edge of the seat action movie need a little explosion now and again? Maybe your Indie rom-com needs a decapitated corpse to spice things up a bit? Ok, perhaps not the last one, but this practical hands on class will show you how to put the practical effects on the screen without blowing up your budget too.

Who Should Attend

Anyone looking to add an explosion or a splash of gore to their low-budget production.
Anyone looking into an insight into Practical Effects and how to ‘do-it-themselves’.
Anyone interested in finding out how things happen behind the camera.

About The Tutor

Your tutor Robbie Drake has a list of movie credits a metre long. He has been working as an FX makeup artist for over 30 years, on TV Film and Theatre. TV shows such as The Two Ronnies and Max Headroom, also theatre shows such as Phantom of the Opera and Shrek. feature films including Beauty and the BeastAttack the Block and Cockney Vs Zombies. Robbie has a very hands on and fun teaching style, and you will leave smiling. This course is designed to suit all levels.

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1 review for


Power of Practical Effects

  1. Tash Moore

    The tutor was great – talented and entertaining. It was fantastic to see what could be achieved on a small budget, (that has big plans!) To see what you can do yourself and what can be done with some professional help was really useful.

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