Monthly Archives: June 2015

On Set With… Sadie & The Saturday Film Shoots

Welcome to a look behind the scenes on our set in Highgate. We’ve been working very hard on a fairy tale adaptation for the big screen! Our group have been looking at the building blocks of fairy tales and how … Continue reading

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How to…shoot a closeup

Studio Film School director Dan shares his advice for getting the perfect closeup. If there’s one golden rule I would apply to all filmmaking, it would be think in terms of shots. What are you filming? Why are you filming … Continue reading

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We’re opening a new workshop centre! 

2015 is an exciting year for us, as we’re launching not one but two new workshop centres! We opened for registration at our new Hampstead centre (based at The Hall School) earlier this year and we’re now adding a new … Continue reading

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Our Top Ten Summer Films

As we start to gear up for summer here at SFS HQ, we had a think about some of our favourite summer films to share with you. Here are some classic films that just wouldn’t be the same without their … Continue reading

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On Set With… Sheena at The Saturday Film Shoots

We catch up with Studio Film School workshop leader Sheena, who gives us an insight into what her crew (ages 7 – 9) have been up to this term: My group and I are VERY excited about it being the cinema … Continue reading

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How to…shoot a trombone shot

This one is a tricky one – and a good challenge to keep you busy! A trombone shot, or a dolly zoom is a great technique to add some pizazz to a scene where a character experiences something shocking, intriguing, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Jurassic World

Now I’m a bit of an anomaly, because I am not too familiar with the original films… A crime, I know. I’ve been told off severely by several fans. Though that does mean I was not clouded by bias and … Continue reading

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On Set With… Donna & The Saturday Film Shoots

We catch up with Studio Film School co-director Donna, who tells us what her crew are up to this term: I am sooooo excited about this term at the Saturday Film Shoots, and I definitely can’t hide it. I’ve been … Continue reading

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How to… Love and Hate Your Characters

So this one is more about screen writing than production filmmaking, but quite often, filmmaking starts with the script. This blog is about helping you to help your characters, by doing the worst possible things to them. Audiences love conflict, … Continue reading

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Our International Exchange with FUNN

Last month brought our first International Exchange programme, when we welcomed young filmmakers and staff from FUNN, the Sharjah Media Arts for Youth and Children. Based in the UAE, FUNN provides activities, workshops and screenings for young people interested in … Continue reading

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