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Young Directors

Film School

Ex-BBC director/producers

Workshops for 10-15yos

HACKNEY SUMMER SCHOOL ON SALE NOW

Course 1: Aug 5-9

Course 2: Aug 12-16 

 

 

 

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WHAT DO WE DO?

Now in our third year, we run workshops for students aged 10-15rs during summer and Easter holidays. 

Starting from scratch on the first day, by the end of the week, we’ve written, acted, directed, sound recorded and made the props for a short film. Each summer we show that year’s student films at the Rio Cinema in Dalston. 

Have a look at our showreel. Full films are in the gallery below. 

It’s really important to us that students guide the films. In practice, this means we end up making sci-fi, magic, horror, spy and action films. We try to keep them to a Dr Who level of scariness. 

This is not a course for someone who wants to make a documentary or explore social issues directly (indirectly, well that’s a different matter!). This is a course for someone who likes robots, dragons, ghosts, wizards and evil villains trying to destroy the world. 

WHAT HAPPENS ON OUR COURSES?

We teach all the students how to edit using i-movie. By the end of the week, they should all be able to make films on their own. While that is going on, everyone gets involved in the main film, taking turns directing, operating the camera, clapperboarding, doing make-up, designing props. 

 

SUMMER COURSE – HACKNEY Week 1

http://buytickets.at/youngdirectorsfilmschool/277788Now in our third year, we run workshops for students aged 10-15rs during summer and Easter holidays. 

Starting from scratch on the first day, by the end of the week, we’ve written, acted, directed, sound recorded and made the props for a short film. Each summer we show that year’s student films at the Rio Cinema in Dalston. 

Have a look at our showreel. Full films are in the gallery below. 

It’s really important to us that students guide the films. In practice, this means we end up making sci-fi, magic, horror, spy and action films. We try to keep them to a Dr Who level of scariness. 

This is not a course for someone who wants to make a documentary or explore social issues directly (indirectly, well that’s a different matter!). This is a course for someone who likes robots, dragons, ghosts, wizards and evil villains trying to destroy the world. 

 

Clapton Girls Academy, Hackney. 5-9 Aug 2019

9.30-5pm daily. Mon-Fri.

Clapton Girls Academy,
Laura Place, Hackney, E5 0RB

Open to everyone.

£210 – book direct via Ticket Tailor below

SUMMER COURSE – Hackney Week 2

Now in our third year, we run workshops for students aged 10-15rs during summer and Easter holidays. 

Starting from scratch on the first day, by the end of the week, we’ve written, acted, directed, sound recorded and made the props for a short film. Each summer we show that year’s student films at the Rio Cinema in Dalston. 

Have a look at our showreel. Full films are in the gallery below. 

It’s really important to us that students guide the films. In practice, this means we end up making sci-fi, magic, horror, spy and action films. We try to keep them to a Dr Who level of scariness. 

This is not a course for someone who wants to make a documentary or explore social issues directly (indirectly, well that’s a different matter!). This is a course for someone who likes robots, dragons, ghosts, wizards and evil villains trying to destroy the world. 

 

Clapton Girls Academy. 12-16 Aug 2019

9.30-5pm daily. Mon-Fri.

Clapton Girls Academy,
Laura Place, Hackney E5 0RB

Open to everyone.

£210 – book direct via Ticket Tailor below

WHO ARE WE?

Des Burkinshaw is co-founder of the YDFS with Shazna Burkinshaw. Originally a journalist for The Times, he moved into TV production in the 90s and now has producer/director credits on BBC1, BBC2, BBC3, BBC4, ITV, Channel 4, Sky Arts and Discovery. 

He has filmed all over the world and worked with everyone from Jools Holland to Paul McCartney, Miranda Hart to Michael Caine. 

He has been running his independent company Magnificent! for more than a decade and has written and produced everything from sketches for the BBC to a documentary on leprosy in India as well as producing big events such as Glastonbury for the BBC and The Mercury Music Prize.   

He is also a musician and composer and his debut novel Dead & Talking is out on July 9th 2019. 

Shazna Burkinshaw co-founded the YDFS with Des in 2017, after they met working together on Top of the Pops.

She has credits on programmes on Channel 4, BBC1, BBC2, BBC3, CBBC, Five and CBeebies. 

She has filmed in many locations around the world on programmes as diverse as Blue Peter, a documentary on Sheena Easton and a Later special on the Music of Islam. 

She has worked with presenters ranging from Dick and Dom, Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall, Dermot O’Leary and Jamie Theakston. 

She has also worked as part of the BBC Live Events team and spent 6 years making films for London 2012.

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We send no more than 2-3 emails per year – so you won’t get bombarded. 

And if you haven’t seen enough of our films just yet, there are 15 films of our films on youtube.

If you need to see our insurance policies, child protection policies or DBS forms, please contact Shazna

Phone

07985 586730

Email

info@magnificent.tv