Lab III: Directing Lab
Freetown Film Labs is a British Council programme which aims to support the development of skills required by young and emerging filmmakers, towards the development of documentary or scripted concepts to produce short films of high quality, leading to creation of job opportunities and prosperity in Sierra Leone in the long term. The programme which is co-delivered by Freetown Media Centre (Sierra Leone) and Nova Studios (UK)offers a fantastic opportunity to learn new skills, consolidate old ones, build new networks and immerse yourself in filmmaking.
The Film Directing Lab is the third in a series of four labs which makes up the Freetown Film Labs. The Film Directing Lab will focus on directing short-form documentary and commercial films. Participants will work in groups, pitch and refine their ideas, learn and discuss their methods before shooting and editing a complete 3-minute film - all within the space of five days (07 – 11 December 2020).Participants will learn about developing ideas and pitching, pre-production planning, working as part of a crew, interview techniques, visual storytelling, working with sound, editing, structuring your production company, building client or commissioner relationships and more.