Welcome to our Blog Page. Here, our Artistic Director gives an insight into the sessions, which allows students to reflect on the previous week's work.
ALL SYSTEMS GO!
This week's BLOG is written by one of our creatives, Gemma Wardle.
This week, our artistic director has been away filming, so it's been left to me to comment on the past week's work.
We now have all three terms running at the same time. In London, our morning group are in their third term, the newly formed afternoon group are into their first term and the school in Leeds, is just into it's second term.
Seeing the process (the same teaching methods employed with each class) at these three points, it's clear to see how our current 'Third Termers' have developed and this week, having seen all three groups working, just why they have progressed so much.
Our Artistic Director, Paul David-Gough, has a very direct style. It's light at times and quite jocular, but he is keen to insist that mistakes are not passed over. The emphasis at the moment, for all of the students, is accuracy. Even from the very beginning of this course, everything 'stop's when things go even slightly wrong.
There are certain words that have been mentioned in each of the four classes this last weekend. They crop up very regularly - 'Focus' and 'Awareness' being the main two.
Awareness is the element that our very first group of students have begun to master. It is the element that the current new crop of students in London are working closely on and the element that the Leeds school are developing.
This week we will begin the very laborious task of editing the London Students showreel footage. It's extremely intricate work and not a fast process, but one of the most creative areas of the filming process.
Editing will take place in the edit suite of Mind your Own Media, under the stewardship of professional editor and IGUN Pictures Director of Photography, Christ Lewis.
There will be some changes to the website shortly, including full profiles of some of our 3rd term students, along with links to their showreel.
For our afternoon class, we will be rounding up a very detailed and concentrated series of classes, looking at Focus, Awareness and Ensemble, prior to beginning their first filmed projects… …the casting session!!!
Watch this space!