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Week 4 The last week!

Our last week has came!  Yet again we arrived at BBC Blackstaff Studios. As usual we got into our film making groups and Micheal taught us about Blocking the “Scene along with Directing Techniques” which was all very interesting and learned a lot and hopefully we will use when we are making our films in a few weeks time.

At around 11am we had an Q&A with the actress Suranne Jones and she told us a bit about how she got into to acting which was very interesting. Then she told us about  actors and actresses and how they do  there work along with how we should treat them when we are making our films and  I think we should use all that advice in our film when we are making it

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Then we went for lunch and we went to Burger King as normal because its never busy.

When we got back to class we got into our groups and then we had to act out one of the scenes from our films in front of the class and they gave us some feed back which was very helpful!

Once we got all the feed back. The best groups scene was chosen and it was acted out and we learned how to film it along with editing it in final cut. I learn a lot in that session because i am the camera man in our film! and hopefully will be able to apply that information in our production.

Just before we go home Shauna and Michael went through and helped us with finalising our scripts along with problems that could happen when we our filming, for example when we film our  we want to film around dusk because its sort of getting dark around 3pm and 5pm. So we had to sort out how we going to film all this.

Everything is now all sorted and our dates are set for the weekend starting the 20th december and ending on the 21st and those dates are coming very soon! and we can’t wait! we are now sorting our actresses out for the film and once we get that done we are all good for filming!

Its a shame its are last week of Film Academy classes met some really nice people who i am going to miss badly we split up for good!Our films will be screen on the 1st of February 2014! and i can’t wait to see everyones film!!

Even when the film Academy is over i will still use this blog to post about other film work that i have been doing!

Week 2

To start things off we had a change of location from the BBC Broadcasting House to their Blackstaff Studios which is near by, but we still managed to get lost!

Eventually I found and met Gareth and then Shauna took us in and we got our passes for the day. We went through the building and went to a big fancy boardroom and you know by the look of it the BBC has too much money to spend! I counted 10 computer/TV screens in the one room.


When everyone arrived we split into our film making groups to talk about how we are going to make our films.Throughout the morning we were developing  our stories and got feedback on each of them

Later on, at around 11, Terry Loane, who is the Director of the Northern  Irish film called MickyBo And Me,  more or less told us the whole story about film making and how the idea for this film came about which was developed from a stage play. Terry comes across as a really cool guy and I learned a lot from his workshop even tho i’m not that interested in the directing side of films!

After his workshop, we went for a bit of lunch! We could not decide where to go in Belfast! it was either between a noodle bar or Burger  King, we ended up in Burger King!

When we got back from lunch, Mr Lennox taught us about beat sheets  which is basically what happens in each scene of the film which I can use in the  course I’m doing in college. He also taught us about some screen writing in the software, called Celtx, which I already knew how to use! Then Mr Lennox taught us to make a film plot by following Blake Snyder‘s book called  Save The Cat which I now have! Once we planned out our beat sheets we had to get feed- back from the rest of the group and got really good and useful feed- back!

Then that brilliant day in the BBC came to an end! So Shauna closed that session by buying us some amazing pizzas!! Then even better she got us taxis over to The Odyssey to watch the film Stand By Me! which was sooo funny and would recommend anyone to watch it if they want a laugh!

Overall, it was a brilliant day and I learned a lot and can’t wait till the black tie event on Thursday! and to next week’s class!

I will put some post up from the black tie along with a film review on Stand By Me!