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All change in the Sound Department
Sadly, it looks as though Paul Davies'current project is going to go over, which means he is unable to participate in our Masterclass. However, Graham Hartstone has agreed to step in for him. Graham was Head of Sound at Pinewood Studios for many years, so not all his work is listed on IMDb, but his knowledge of Sound and the Film Industry will be a valuable addition to our team.



Latest News
Experienced Location Manager Paul Howard will be talking about his work and career.



Masterclass Update
Stuart Conran (Hair/Makeup/Prosthetics) joins the tutors for the Course.
Stuart Conran, Prosthetics Designer and Hair/Makeup Supervisor - known for his work on The Descent, (where he worked with Production Designer Simon Bowles and Stunt Co-ordinatior Jim Dowdall) will be talking about the work of the Hair and Makeup Supervisor.



CineMasters presents a Features Masterclass
10th-12th April 2015 - at Pinewood Studios
A unique opportunity to meet and learn from leading industry professionals.
The Features working Masterclass cancelled in October has now been rescheduled for April, just after Easter, and compressed to take only one weekend, and costs only £99.50.
Pinewood Studios and Creative Skillset are both supporting this masterclass which provides a unique opportunity to find out about working on features and high end drama.
Leading industry practioners, including Penny Eyles, Jim Dowdall, Derek Suter and Simon Bowles will represent eight departments involved in filming drama and features - Camera, Sound, Editing, Production Design, Continuity, Location Manager, Stunt Co-ordinator and Hair and Makeup. It will introduce participants to the production prep work of the latter five crafts and demonstrate how members of the Camera, Sound and Editing departments can work with those Heads of Department to make the unit run more productively
You can also download more information and the course schedule.
 
 

UPDATE October 2014 Course Postponed
We are very sorry but the The Interdepartmental Working In Features Masterclass has had to be postponed. We are attempting to reschedule this and if we are successful those who have already expressed an interest will be contacted as a first priority.



Registering for the Course (as we have had some enquiries):
The current version of Acrobat reader (free) can be used to fill in the form. But just in case you're still having problems, this is a Word version. If you're really having problems, just email us with your details (name address and - if you want the discount - sponsoring HoD). We will fill in the form and you can sign it when you get there.
Once we get the form or email we will send you a PayPal invoice which you can pay using your PayPal account or a card.



We have now confirmed that Leslie Healey will take the place of Martin Walsh in the Production Team.
Les began his career working as assistant to Terry Rawlings, so the list of "assistant editor" credits on IMDb is as interesting as his editor credits!



Masterclass Latest:
Production Designer Richard Drew has joined the Production Team.
Richard has many years experience in television drama and entertainment. Having begun his career as Art Director on various popular television series Richard has now moved on to Production Design. His current project - Big School is currently running on BBC1 prime time tv.
Unfortunately editor Martin Walsh has had to drop out due to work commitments having been brought forward. We will confirm a replacement as soon as possible.
Also, neither Diana Dill nor Nick Daubeny can now be available for these dates. Their places have been taken by Penny Eyles and Christian McWilliams.



Production Guild welcomes CineGuilds "Interdepartmental Working on Features" Masterclass
Alison Small, CEO of The Production Guild, has welcomed the latest CineGuilds Masterclass saying "It can be difficult for newcomers to the industry to get work in some departments of major drama productions, if they don't have experience. This course will give those who have not had the opportunity to work on large budget productions a chance to meet leading industry professionals in camera, design, sound, editing, locations, hair and make-up, continuity and stunts and gain an insight into their approach to their crafts and working with other departments."



For the avoidance of doubt
In case you were wondering - yes, the cost of the course DOES includes lunch and tea/coffee break refreshments on all four days.



Masterclass Latest:
Aaron Sherman and Nick Daubeny confirmed as speakers.
Aaron Sherman will talk about the work of the Hair and Make-up Department on Day 3, and Nick Daubeny will talk about the work of the Location Manager on Day 1.
Download the latest information and course schedule
To book or reserve a place click here



Pinewood Studios joins with CineMasters and Creative Skillset to help enhance new entrant employability

Pinewood Studios is supporting a new 4-day masterclass designed to help new entrants to the Camera, Sound and Editing departments understand how a large feature film or high-end television drama production crew work together on set. This lack of understanding is the reason producers often give for not employing new entrants to the film industry.
The masterclass, designed by CineMasters with funding from Creative Skillset, will run over two weekends in October at Pinewood Studios. Leading industry practioners, including Paul Davies, Diana Dill, Jim Dowdall, Derek Suter and Martin Walsh will represent eight departments involved in filming drama and features - Camera, Sound, Editing, Production Design, Continuity, Location Manager, Stunt Co-ordinator and Hair and Makeup. It will introduce participants to the production prep work of the latter five crafts and demonstrate how members of the Camera, Sound and Editing departments can work with those Heads of Department to make the unit run more productively.
The course costs £195.00, £175.00 if sponsored by a HOD.
For more information click here
For full course schedule click here
To book or reserve a place click here
 
 



A Chance to Meet ...... **UPDATE**
Production Designer and Art Director Stephen Scott will be talking about Production Design and working with other departments including Locations at this event. More details about his work can be found on his website.



A Chance to Meet ......

Some of the people who made your Favourite Movies and TV Series.....

and find out why they're so good!
Saturday 5th April
at
The London Film School
Shelton Street London WC2H 9UB

If you are about to graduate from Film School, or just starting out on your career in the industry, this is a unique opportunity to learn about two of the unsung crafts - Script Supervisor, Location Manager - as well as Cinematography and Production Design, and meet senior members of the other departments as well.
Two sessions (morning and afternoon) and a 90min networking session midday! The morning session will cover Script Supervising and the Camera Department, the afternoon session, Location Managing and Production Design

09.00-09.45
Registration
10.00-11.00
Morning Session part 1 - Brief introduction to the craft and panel discussion
11.00-11.20
Break
11.20-12.20
Morning Session part 2 - Questions to the panel and individual discussions with the speakers

Speakers:
Script Supervisor - Diana Dill;
12.30-14.00
Networking (and lunch break)
14.15-15.15
Afternoon Session part 1 - Brief introduction to the craft and panel discussion
15.15-15.35
Break
15.35-17.05
Afternoon Session part 2 - Questions to the panel and individual discussions with the speakers.

Speakers:
Production Designer - To be confirmed (BFDG);
Location Manager - Richard Godfrey
Tickets:
All day: £25.00
Single Session (including the lunch-time networking) £15.00
Group discounts are available on the booking form.



STILL Calling All Cinematographers, Production and Costume Designers and Editors!
SCREEN CRAFT RIGHTS is a Collecting Society that has been established to ensure that the Crafts rightsholders of British productions benefit wherever possible.
In some European countries authors (rightsholders) of films and television programmes are entitled to payment when their work is copied from broadcast channels or the internet, rented or used for educational purposes. The authors of a production (or a specific element of a production) are usually recognised as being the writer, director and composer but in some countries it can also include the cinematographer, the editor and designers - the craft rightsholders.
Screen Craft Rights is a not-for-profit organisation, jointly established by BECTU, BSC, GBCT and GBFTE to collect and distribute these payments to UK Cinematographers, Production/Costume Designers and Editors.


In 2011 the Cine Guilds contributed to the Government (DCMS) Film Policy Review, drawing attention to the potential problems resulting from the number of overseas crew working on productions in the UK on short term visas. Members of the Guilds can contact the Secretary of the Cine Guilds for a copy of this contribution. The Cine Guilds is continuing to liaise with the relevant bodies on this matter.


2012 News Summary
2012 was a busy year for the CineGuilds, the highlights are:
We organised the last of the Making Better Movies series of events with BAFTA. These were a series of Masterclasses which showed the various crafts of the industry interact, and in particular how the crafts which are not taught in the colleges interact both with the crafts that are taught (the primary or core crafts) and the rest of the crew and production. During the series we had a number of highly respected speakers:
John de Borman (Director of Photography), Simon Bowles (Production Designer), Sam Breckman (Location Manager), Allan Cameron (Production Designer), Simon Clark (Production Mixer), Diana Dill (Script Supervisor), Jim Dowdall (Stunt Coordinator), Gavin Finney (Director of Photography), Nick Fulton (Location Manager), Neill Gorton (Prosthetics Designer and owner of Millenium FX), Lindy Hemming (Costume Designer), Eddy Joseph (Sound Editor), Terry Rawlings (Editor), Jane Soans (Location Manager) and Paul Weston (Stunt Coordinator)
These events led us to working with the Skillset Craft and Technical Academy to provide "slimmed down" versions at colleges teaching film but outside the Skillset Film Academy group so that their students would have some appreciation of those crafts that are not (or cannot be) taught on Film Courses, such as Stunt Co-ordinator, Continuity Script Supervisor, Location Manager and Production Design.


Information
Filming During the London Olympics
In February 2011 the Cine Guilds contacted the London Organising Committee for the 2012 Olympics concerning the effect the Olympics would have on filming in London and the other Olympic centres and has received the full detailed schedule of events, which is available for download.