Remote Masterclasses
Duration
3 hours
Age
14-17
Participants
1-2 per household
Location
Remote via Zoom
Price
£90 per household

ABOUT

Young Film Academy run regular interactive remote masterclasses for aspiring young filmmakers and actors aged 14-17 that fuse advanced teaching from industry professionals with practical activities and workshops.

Remote course pricing is on a per group basis. Min-Max group size for this course is 1-2 students. The number of students in your group does not affect the price.

 

 

UPCOMING MASTERCLASSES

 

 

STORY STRUCTURE

Saturday February 27th 2021 | 3pm-6pm GMT

Structure, Structure, Structure! You may have heard of the 3-act structure, or even the 5 act structure and in this writing masterclass you will learn how to apply theory to your film script, using structure to turn your ideas into fully fledged movies. In this masterclass your tutor will take participants through the interplay between story and character to help take your scripts to the next level!

No equipment needed, just a pen & paper (or a writing tool of your choice!)

 

 

GENRE WRITING FOR FILM

Saturday March 13th 2021 | 3pm-6pm GMT

There’s an often-quoted recipe for success in movie-making: “90% same, 10% different.” But how do young writers ensure that their stories benefit from the positive boost offered by genre, without descending into cliche? Audiences love genre, and this practical masterclass will explore how different genre tropes from horror, thriller and comedy movies can be used effectively by writers in their own stories, whilst keeping their material feeling fresh. An essential masterclass for young writers interested in writing original movies in their favourite genres.

No equipment needed, just a pen & paper (or a writing tool of your choice!)

 

 

SCREEN ACTING – ACCESSING TRUTHFUL EMOTIONS ON SCREEN

Saturday March 27th 2021 | 3pm-6pm GMT

In this Screen Acting masterclass we will explore how to prepare for a range of emotional moments on screen (happiness and joy as well as anger and sadness!). Screen actors on this masterclass will be guided through a variety of techniques by our professional acting tutor. This includes how to find your own ‘method’, working with directors and how to apply what you’ve learnt on the masterclass in auditions and for self-tapes when you’re working alone. We will also cover the important topic of managing mental health during preparation and on set when working with emotions.

 

 

CREATING A SHOWREEL

Saturday April 10th 2021 | 3pm-6pm GMT

Creating a showreel/portfolio is one of the most important skills for creatives looking to enter the industry, whether that be for university applications or beyond. Students will be guided through the process of creating a showreel, learning best practices, things to avoid and how to select their best clips, before assembling them into an impressive showreel. This Masterclass is open to both filmmakers and actors. You can use your own footage from films you’ve made or acted in, or follow along using footage provided by YFA!

No editing experience required, however you will need editing software; eg. Apple iMovie, Apple Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro or Elements, Adobe Premiere Rush etc.

 

 

WRITING A TV SERIES

Saturday April 24th 2021 | 3pm-6pm GMT

How do TV writers structure seasons and episodes? How is writing a TV series different from writing a movie? What is a showrunner? Is my story best as a movie or TV series? The answers to all these questions and more will be answered in this practical masterclass, focusing on how to create the content we love to watch on streaming services like Netflix, Amazon and Apple+. Participants will get an overview of the skills necessary to adapt a story for an episodic structure. During the session participants will also be guided through the art of pitching, culminating in the creation of their very own TV show pitch!

No equipment needed, just a pen & paper (or a writing tool of your choice!)

 

 

WRITING CHARACTERS

Saturday May 8th 2021 | 3pm-6pm GMT

Character development is a core element of screenwriting and this masterclass will help you understand where writers go wrong with their characters and learn what writing 3-dimensional characters looks like. Through practical tasks your tutor will guide you through ways to make all your characters distinctive through their actions with dialogue to create believability and bring your scripts to life.

No equipment needed, just a pen & paper (or a writing tool of your choice!)

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO RUN THESE COURSES?

– an internet connection capable of reliably streaming video

– a laptop or desktop computer

– ideally a quiet space for working

+ Please see individual masterclass listings above for additional requirements.

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