“Shooting an Oscar-Winner” Bite-Size Course Syllabus

Shooting an Oscar-Winner with Richard Greatrex & Remi Adefarasin

RICHARD GREATREX

INTRODUCTION

  • Who you are and who I am, and what we can achieve?

STORIES

  • What are they?
  • Film language.
  • Film style, what does it mean.

GETTING STARTED

  • The script
  • The organic process of preparation
  • Creating a ‘Bible’

THE ELEMENTS OF PRE-PRODUCTION

  • Design
  • Crewing
  • Schedules
  • Budgets
  • Tests

PART I: TECHNICAL STUFF

CAMERAS

  • What you know, what you think you know
  • Film VS digital

LENSES

  • What you know, what you think you know
  • The dialogue between the lens and a shot.
  • Review of focal length, speed and depth of field

MOVING THE CAMERA

  • Handheld
  • Drones
  • Everything in between

LIGHTS AND LIGHTING

  • Balance
  • Sources
  • Sources in action
  • Alternatives to lighting
  • Lighting continuity

PART II: LET’S GET AWAY FROM THE TECHNICAL STUFF

ON THE SET

  • A day in the life
  • Manners, war and intimacy

POSTPRODUCTION

  • Film grading and digital grading

FILM STYLES IN PRACTICE

  • Case Study: Warriors directed by Peter Kosminski
    • The director’s vision
    • A subjective audience experience
    • How to achieve the feeling of ‘being there’
    • The practicalities of the down and dirty approach
  • Case Study: Moby Dick directed by Mike Barker
    • Style choices – what kind of film do we want?
    • Practical choices
    • Do we go to sea?
    • The mechanics of water-work
    • How to stay friends after the intensity of a sea shoot
  • Case Study: Shakespeare in Love directed by John Madden
    • The needs of a studio picture
    • Working with the Art Department
    • Sets or Locations
    • The fine balance between reality and artifice
    • Being adventurous
    • Producers and pressure

THE BEST THING ABOUT FILMMAKING . . .

REMI ADEFARASIN

PSYCHOLOGY AND THE FLICKS

  • Humans always love stories
  • Emotions through technology
  • Style
  • Teamwork
  • World Cinema
  • Marketing

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