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Posts from the Short Film Category

11th June 2018
Season 1 episode 7 ‘Soap Box Fury’
Some may call it Revenge of The Theatre of Fruit But in this 2 hour session we will write, direct, perform, shoot and edit five episodes of the as yet un-named high drama soap opera ‘_________’ ‘________’ upload it to our Youtube channel and become over-night sensations, legends in our own lunchtime, superstars of the interweb.

Get a good grasp of Filmmaking, video and storytelling skills in a short space of time. learn how to work fast and effectively understand where to focus your effort learning delightful phrases like ‘diminishing returns’. Discover the joys of working as part of an organised group and whilst your head spins from of overcoming the impossible come to terms with how making a great end product is only half the job.

Will it be fast and furious? yes madam.
Will you I learn something about making and editing video? indeed madam.
Will it be fun? Oui monsieur it will be très bon.

The tea break : If there is time for a tea break we will be doing well
Referenced Artists further reading : Eastenders, Coronation street, Brookside,

7pm-9pm Southlands Arts Centre
75, The Green, West Drayton, Middlesex UB7 7PW

MONDAY 19TH MARCH SERIES 1 EP#2 ‘Lost In Space’

Hands on production design 101. Is it possible to create alien planets, a dense jungle, city scape or disaster scene in a small room using just a pile of rubbish and torches from the pound shop? We find out…..

7-9pm southlands arts centre
75, the green, west drayton, middlesex. UB7 7PW
web: ub7creative.social twitter: @UB7creative
Production design  / Lighting / Set design / Art Direction

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catching up on gossip Inside the mining truck

Session Summary: 
The focus of this session was to use brain power over gear to produce a scene for camera set far away from the room we were working in.

Taking on the work of Production design, set design slash Art department slash DOP is common (in my experience) on sets of zero or Micro-budget movie making where ideas are abundant, funds scarce. Small theatre companies and artists working to tight budget restrictions also face making the most of abundant cheap or free materials.

Many experienced practitioners develop an effective way of working within their budget and with resources that are readily available to them. Rather than trying to shoot the worlds next Science Fiction blockbuster a (some would say smart) micro-budget film maker may keep their production simple, current day and concentrate on performance and story.

For this session we will be the dreamers, those who refuse to compromise. Rather than concentrate on the negative, lack of funds, or what we don’t have, we will pool our creative thinking to make something fantastic from what we do have.
Yes we could use a computer but really, where is the fun in that?

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a big pile of rubbish including cardboard, cans, paper and an old polaroid camera

it was a slow start.
After much poking about with cardboard, lights and torches, old lego milk bottles and two bags of flour time ticked was ticking by. A shiny silver emergency blanket stood out from the pile of rubbish in front of us… swayed by the session title we headed for somewhere in space.

We had a ,  –