Are you interested in learning to make your own films?
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.
NEXT ENTRY POINT: MONDAY 11 JANUARY . PLEASE SIGN UP CLICK HERE ALL SESSIONS ON ZOOM
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)
Where: 70-72 Barnsbury road, Islington. N1 0ES. Nearest Tube Angel, on the northern line.
What will it be like?
The film club is led by film-maker Mat McPherson from YATI wit special industry guests on a regular basis who will be supporting the development of your ideas and offering help for working behind the scenes in the industry.
We also have the support of James Bowsher from the National Film and Television School, with film study and opportunities for the over 16’s to work on set when conditions allow.
Each weekly session will loosely follow a production project management structure to produce short films.
FILM CLUB is from 16.30-18.00pm ONLINE VIA ZOOM.
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 Monday from 19.00-20.30pm.
Where: ONLINE or at 70-72 Barnsbury road, Islington. N1 0ES. Nearest Tube Angel, on the northern line.
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 Film Industry basic requirements:
commitment (we need to see that you work outside of sessions)
availability (you must attend at least 10/12 sessions per term)