How to Shoot Anthony Hopkins (and more) w/ DoP Tony Pierce-Roberts BSC (THE REMAINS OF THE DAY, UNDERWORLD, HOWARDS END)

Presented in Partnership with ShortCourses@NFTS – the Gold Standard in Film Industry Professional Development

⏲ 12th and 13th May 2018, 10:00 to 18:00

A Cinematography Short Course Taught By A Major Industry Figure

In this two day intensive course, organised in partnership with ShortCourses@NFTS, Oscar-nominated cinematographer Tony Pierce-Roberts shares his insider industry knowledge with a small group of students. Tony Pierce-Roberts BSC is probably best known for his work on a of number of highly acclaimed period films, such as A Room with a View, Howards End and The Remains of the Day, although his diverse filmography includes high-profile Hollywood films like the box-office hit, Underworld and the Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson vehicle Doom.

Topics will range from the creative, such as the use of light and location, to the more practical, including getting hired on your dream job and working with limitations.

This course will be highly interactive, with lively discussions that will continue into the evening as the tutor joins the students for a complimentary drink at the pub at the end of the first day.

Who’s it for?

This course is ideal for cinematographers, as well as for directors, producers, editors, and any others who want to better understand this essential part of cinematic storytelling.

Where is it?

Tileyard Studios, Tileyard Rd, Kings Cross, London N7 9AH (Kings Cross a 15-minute walk away)

How much does it cost?

£279 for two full days of instruction.
Complimentary lunch and light refreshments provided during the day and drinks down the pub on Saturday evening.


You can see the full syllabus right here 




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More about the Bite-Size Courses series

These intensive, highly practical and interactive weekend film short courses offer professionals the chance to learn from major industry figures in an intimate classroom environment.

The special low price and central London location make this ideal for those who want to get a taste of what makes the National Film and Television School’s Short Courses department the gold standard in film industry professional development, but with a minimal commitment of time and money. The connections made at these courses can be valuable in their own right, so at the end of each day, students and tutor all go to the pub to continue the conversation!

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