Dates & Venue 2015

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Greater London (Reading, Surrey), UK

Dates: October 20-22, 2015

Masterclass Venue:
Wotton House Hotel, Dorking, Surrey, United Kingdom

The main focus of this intensive 3-day Masterclass will be commercial and corporate film shooting.For general information about the Masterclasses click here.

* Student discount of $100 available. Please contact info@filmmaking-masterclass.com before you book, with a scan of your proof of student status.

Reduced group rates for 3 or more people available. Please contact info@filmmaking-masterclass.com for details.

£ 850* for a limited time only!

£ 950 regular price
Course price only!

Hotel room can be booked directly on the hotel website.

Let us know if you have any problems getting a room, don’t worry – we have blocked a number of rooms for our participants.

We recommend booking 4 nights at the hotel, with arrival one day before the course starts, and departure on the day after the last workshop day – the Masterclass lasts 3 full days!

We were asked by people to connect attendees in case they want to share rooms. Get in touch with us and let us know if this is an option for you and we will connect you with other attendees who consider that option!

BOOK WORKSHOP HERE!

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Set at the end of October at the Wotton House Hotel in Surrey, the first ever UK FILMMAKING MASTERCLASS will bring together ambitious filmmakers who want to up their game in commercial filmmaking.

Ever wished Philip Bloom, Nino Leitner & their pals guided you through your filmmaking? Well, that’s exactly what this is.

Attendees will be split into groups, with each group shooting & editing their own commercial or corporate film on a subject inspired by a prop or location we handpick for them.

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But that’s not where this course will stop short – lighting techniques, timelapse sessions, post production workflows and even “dealing with clients” will be covered in special sections.

At the end of the three full days, the participants will go home with a finished piece, lots of new knowledge and certainly a lot of great new contacts!

All participants should ideally stay at the Wotton House Hotel, which is also the event location. Arrival on October 19 (on the day before the workshop starts) is recommended.

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General course contents:

  • Know your camera – DSLRs & large sensor cameras
  • Sound, sound, sound
  • Gear hands-on
  • Approaching a shoot & planning
  • Camera movement, framing & shot sizes
  • LOTS of practical shooting
  • Timelapsing – shooting & post
  • Advanced interviewing techniques
  • Post Production – Editing & color grading

Specific contents – corporate & commercial shooting:

  • Dealing with clients – seminar
  • Making a rough budget
  • Scheduling
  • How to approach a corporate shoot – staying creative
  • Planning and preparation, rough storyboarding
  • Assignment: Shooting a commercial or corporate film in a group
  • Post production, finishing & assessing the final product with other groups
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    Greater London (Reading, Surrey), UK

The Hosts

Our hosts are seasoned cinematographers and filmmakers with decades of experience in the film industry. All of them are part of a new breed of filmmakers who embrace more affordable and accessible technology that is available to all of us.

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The line-up we are putting together is unique – you might know Philip Bloom and Nino Leitner from their online work, constantly testing new cameras and gear on their sites philipbloom.net and cinema5D.com.

This is the first official Filmmaking Masterclass in three years – the busy schedules of the hosts make planning really hard. Not any kind of workshop, but a series of days of total immersion in the craft, covering absolutely everything including theory, lots of practice and of course post production.

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Philip Bloom, United Kingdom

Philip Bloom really needs no introduction. He has been educating & inspiring the filmmaking community for years.

He began his career in 1989 at Sky News where he worked for 17 years covering some of the biggest stories around the world. During this time he learned many of the key skills that are invaluable in his work since. His understanding of what is “the story” and his ability to work fast and under pressure.

During his 9 years of being freelance he has worked across multiple genres. From music videos to corporates to big screen narrative fiction (Red Tails) and multiple award winning feature documentaries (How to start a revolution)

He is currently shooting season 2 of CNN’s critically acclaimed new documentary series “The Wonder List” whilst maintaining a prolific social media presence where he offers help and advice to countless people.

His passion for filmmaking is contagious.

Join us for three full days of intensive training with Philip that will cover absolutely everything you need to know to master these cameras.

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Nino Leitner, Austria

Nino Leitner is an award winning filmmaker, Director of Photography and film producer based in Vienna.

Nino’s work mainly focuses mainly on documentaries, TV commercials, corporate films for international brands and narrative short film productions with his film production company Nino Film GmbH.

He is also a well-known blogger as a partner at cinema5D.com, one of the world-leading websites for camera and accessory reviews as well as his own personal blog ninofilm.net/blog, where he shares insights into how he works on his shoots and projects.

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    Philip Bloom, United Kingdom

  • Nino Leitner, Austria

    Nino Leitner, Austria

About

The Filmmaking Masterclass is a unique kind of workshop. Three full days. Intensive hands-on shooting. Exclusive locations. This is 90% about practice, not just theory. You MAKE a film! 

Philip Bloom, Nino Leitner & all the other tutors will teach you the intricate details of practical shooting in a truly unique setting.

It’s about getting the best out of your equipment, but especially developing your skills. It’s about techniques, which cannot be learned from a book or the Internet.

The Filmmaking Masterclasses are a success story – and in the past, they took place in Majorca, Las Vegas and Key West, Florida. For the first time ever, we come to the United Kingdom in this beautiful location, the Wotton House Hotel in Surrey, not far from London.

There will be sessions on various subjects of commercial and corporate filmmaking and practical exercises – to prepare the teams for the challenge to produce and finish their own films within the three days.

We encourage aspiring DPs, directors, and people who shoot films for a living (or strive to do so) to come and join us. We will NOT be covering basics, this will be an intermediary and advanced workshop.

As a refresher for the basics, attendees will receive detailed digital textbooks / PDFs a few weeks before the course starts, containing all the concentrated basics for large-sensor cameras and HDSLR filmmaking. This leaves more time focusing on advanced shooting techniques and practical shooting during the Filmmaking Masterclass.

Additional Tutors

The right tutor-to-student-ratio is important for us, which is why will add additional tutors who are experts in their respective fields, or add another angle to the whole topic.

We will add them upon final confirmation, please check back soon!

A look back

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Behind the scenes videos

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Final films – Masterclass 2011

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Final films – Masterclass 2010

  • Behind the scenes videos

    Behind the scenes videos

  • Final films – Masterclass 2011

    Final films – Masterclass 2011

  • Final films – Masterclass 2010

    Final films – Masterclass 2010

Sponsors & give-aways

Soon to be announced.

The Support Team

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Caroline Sumners

Caroline has vast experience in marketing and event management, and most recently was European Marketing Manager for G-Technology, where she set up the G-Team of which Nino and Philip were both early members. Caroline now runs her own event company, Fifty One Degrees Ltd, and is leading the production and Management of Filmmaking Masterclass.

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    Caroline Sumners

Testimonials

Ronald Vonk

The 2011 masterclass was such an amazing experience! A fantastic way to learn: 3 days morning till late at night being able to focus on trying new stuff and collaborating with great people; Hanging out with like-minded individuals in a great setting; Talking about kit and experiences; Making new friends over dinner and drinks; And best: I’m still in touch with a lot of people I’ve met there, have already collaborated with some of them (Phil, Nino, Didier, Gerwin & Ian) and have gotten in touch with even more great people willing to collaborate through them! So many opportunities if you’re willing to make the most of the experience. Priceless! – Ronald Vonk (ronaldvonk.com)

Ted Kieniewicz

It was great time in Marjorca on HDSLR Masterclass. I learned a lot, smile a lot and have fun. Thanks for opportunity to shoot 7D with Zeiss CP. lenses. Ted

Marc Buholzer

Hi Sebastian and Nino, I really had a good time with you guys. It was great to try out the Compact Primes from Carl Zeiss. The thing I wanted to find out here in Mallorca was the workflow about HDSLR filmmaking. You guys just did a great job! Hope to see you somewhere else. Marc

Angus Pigott

Hi guys, I came here knowing pretty much nothing about DSLR filmmaking and have learned so much! Great Masterclass and great people. That’s so much and I hope we can all stay in touch and meet again. Cheers, Angus

Bruno Jubin

Sebastian, Nino: I have really liked to know people passionate of HDSLR cameras like I am! I have really enjoyed and really learned so much. Thank you very much! Bruno Jubin

Alex Pitstra

Guys, I had a really great time during the masterclass. Some very useful new information and also a lot of hands-on fun! Keep up the good work and kepp bringing those Zeiss primes! :-) We’ll keep in touch! Alex

Joel Conder

Hey guys, had great fun over last three days, oh yes and I learnt something aswell! I think the main thing that I will take away from this experience is…naked….totally naked! (insider) On a serious note: Great course, learnt lots and was great meeting everyone! See you soon. Joel

Alexander Boboschewski

Hallo Sebastian, Hallo Nino, danke dass Ihr eure Erfahrungen mit uns geteilt habt. Euer Workshop hat entscheidend dazu beigetragen mir ein besseres Bild über HDSLR zu machen. Danke für die Informationen, aber auch entspannende Zeit auf den Balearen-Inseln. Ein Loblied über die Zeiss Primes lass’ ich aber aus, es gibt so auch noch andere gute Optiken :-) Hoffentlich bis bald irgendwo auf Facebook, Twitter oder im Real Life, Bobo – www.bobo.at

Contact & Conditions

For questions of any kind, please contact info@filmmaking-masterclass.com.

All course contents are subject to change. We are constantly evolving our courses and might add assisting tutors and content at any time.

Minimum attendance:

We have a minimum attendance number of 17 people. Should this number not be reached until two weeks before the workshops starts, we reserve the right to cancel the event. From past experience, this is extremely unlikely to happen – it’s more likely that the 30 spaces on offer will be sold out very soon.

Cancellation policy:

After booking a spot, please note that cancellation is only possible in extreme personal circumstances.

In these cases, please contact us via email as soon as possible.

The UK FILMMAKING MASTERCLASS™ is being produced by Film Makers Masterclass Ltd.

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