Are you interested in learning to make your own films?
NEW from January 2020 we have two separate offers for film makers; film club and film company. Both are free to join and led by award-winning filmmaker Matthew McPherson.
FILM CLUB – for anyone who is interested in exploring the film making process and getting in-depth experience on a weekly basis. Every September, January and April anyone can register to join the Film Club for a minimum three month term. It’s free to join and has limited spaces.
The Film Club is a group of 15-20 young film producers aged 14-24 who enjoy making their own movies. We aim to create high quality movies anything from 20 second clips to no-budget movies on budget equipment – mainly smartphones.
The club works on any number of small film projects at the same time. They meet once per week – and have a small training session on learning the ‘planning and project management’ side of the process. You will be encouraged to make films using mobile phones, edit using simple editing software and get it entered into film festival circuit, shown in our very own YATI cinema or published online.
You will be expected to make movies in your own time more than during the sessions – although there will be filming sessions on Saturday sessions as well. The sessions will explore essential parts of the film-making process e.g. story development, glossary of film-making; shot selection, storyboarding, casting, filming and post-production.
Weekly meetings are every Saturday from 10.30-12.15pm. Just come along for about 10:10am, so that you can sign up and non-YATI members will need to pay membership (£10/£5 concs)
At the first sessions, you will be joined by film-maker Mat McPherson, and Derek Oppong from YATI. You will be making mini-movie projects. You will also be joined by Josh Aderinola who is a professional film producer who will take you through the problem solving side of filming and editing. We also have the support of James Bowsher from the National Film and Television School, who will be supporting the development of your ideas and offering help for working behind the scenes in the industry.
Each weekly 1h 45min session will loosely follow a production project management structure to produce short films.
FILM CLUB is from 10.30-12.15pm.
What to bring: Bring a device with you maybe – a tablet or smartphone just in case.
Cost: It’s FREE for any YATI member! (Join YATI for just £10 per year) Please remember that although this club is being offered to you for free, it was actually an expensive course but has been paid for by Islington Borough Council, and so we are counting on you to attend your free place. The first thing about making films, is to be professional – make sure you turn up on time. On professional TV and Film sets, it can cost thousands of pounds if actors or staff are late. So we will be strict on time-keeping.
Sign-up or join the waiting list below.
YAFco (YOUNG ACTORS FILM COMPANY) – YAFco is aimed at older film makers who have attended consistently and been available on a daily basis. Entry is by invite only, due to substantial commitment required.
Weekly meetings are every Saturday from 12.45-2.30pm. Just come along for about 10:10am, so that you can sign up and non-YATI members will need to pay membership (£10/£5 concs)
Just email Jamie@youngactors.org.uk and say that you want to join the film club or film company. Please note that entry to the Film Company is by invite only. Selection is not based on talent or ability, but based on track record of commitment and availability.