5 Day Film Making Residential Outline Timetable

Below is an outline timetable of all the activities for the week. Very occasionally changes may occur to publicised activities and the timetable due to circumstances beyond our control e.g. weather. We’ll endeavour to inform parents and students of any changes as soon as possible.

  • 8am – Breakfast
  • 9am – Filmmaking Starts
  • 12:30pm – Lunch
  • 4pm – Filmmaking Ends
  • 4pm – 6.15pm – Free Time
  • 6.15pm – Supper
  • 7pm – 9pm – Evening Activity
  • 9.45pm – Evening Registration
  • 10pm – Bedtime
  • 10.30pm – Lights Out
  • 4pm – 6pm – Students arrive. Meet & Greet.
  • Students will be registered, given their student pack and shown to their rooms. They will meet our UK Film School Directors Gary Halliday and Jacqueline Edge, their Mentors and fellow students.
  • Students can browse & buy our popular UK Film School hoodies etc.
  • 6pm-6.15pm Gary Halliday will welcome students and give a brief introduction to the course.
  • 6.15pm – 7pm – Supper
  • 7.15pm – 9.45pm – Film Screening. We’ll screen a classic, age appropriate, film for the students to enjoy and see how the best in the business work.
  • 8am – Breakfast
  • 9am – 12.30pm – Filmmaking; Introduction to the camera equipment, Health & Safety Briefing, Brainstorm and pitch ideas for the film. Develop and understand the fundamentals of a story.
  • 12.30pm – Lunch
  • 1.30pm – 4pm – Filmmaking; How to write a good script. How to Storyboard. How to develop a script.
  • 4pm – 6pm – Free Time
  • 6.15pm – 7pm – Supper
  • 7pm – 9pm – SFX Workshop
  • 8am – Breakfast
  • 9am – 12.30pm – Filmmaking; Cast roles. Organise costumes. Location scout.
  • 12.30pm – Lunch
  • 1.30pm – 4pm – Filmmaking; Read through script and rehearsals. How to block a script. How to direct and collaborate with actors.
  • 4pm – 6pm – Free Time
  • 6.15pm – 7pm – Supper
  • 7pm – 9pm – Guided Walking Tour of historic Stratford Upon Avon
  • 8am – Breakfast
  • 9am – 12.30pm – Filmmaking; Filming Day 1 – Learn the key elements of cinematography, including lighting, framing a shot, shooting for the edit.
  • 12.30pm – Lunch
  • 1.30pm – 4pm – Filmmaking; Explore how to work effectively with actors and other key crewmembers.
  • 4pm – 6pm – Free Time / Hardcourt Area – Basketball/Football
  • 6.15pm – 7pm – Supper
  • 7pm – 9pm – Acting to Camera/Filming Fight Scenes Workshop
  • 8am – Breakfast
  • 9am – 12.30pm – Filmmaking; Filming Day 2 – Understand the roles of scriptwriter, continuity assistant, clapper loader, director, cinematographer and sound engineer by performing each of these roles.
  • 12.30pm – Lunch
  • 1.30pm – 4pm – Filmmaking; Explore the importance of each of the film crew’s roles on set & how they interact. How to shoot to the edit.
  • 4pm – 6pm – Free Time / Volleyball
  • 6.15pm – 7pm – Supper
  • 7pm – 9.45pm – ‘Wrap Party and Awards Ceremony’
  • 8am – Breakfast
  • 9am – 12.30pm – Filmmaking; Filming Day 3 – How to be decisive, stay flexible, solve problems & work to a deadline.
  • 12.30pm – Lunch
  • 1.30pm – 4pm – Filmmaking; Final Filming. How to work as a team and communicate effectively under pressure.
  • 4pm – Wrap
  • 4pm – 4.45pm – Presentation of Certificates, Crew Photo’s, Tea & Cakes. Parents are very welcome to join us for the Presentation and Refreshments.
  • 5pm – Finish
  • Please ensure that all students are collected by latest 5pm

Regular breaks, a lunch hour and snacks are provided throughout the day
Times and activities may be subject to changes due to such circumstances as the weather and availability of locations