The BFI Academy Course, run by LSM in conjunction with CfBT Education Services, is offering 16-19 year olds the opportunity to learn about film making from high quality tutors and professionals who work in the industry.
Like the Sound Masterclass, which is being delivered by Grant Bridgeman who works professionally in the film and television industry – both as a location sound recordist and in post production (sound design / dubbing) – and he’s also a part-time lecturer in the LSM. Grant said he has “been recording and manipulating sound since 14, and been passionate about sound and music ever since”.
Grant said: This Saturday’s Sound Masterclass will (in 90 minutes) try to put across the importance of sound in film and TV: how it can transform a scene (both for the good and the bad), render a location shoot worthless, and make you realise that without sound, cinematography is just a series of still photographs. There will be an introduction to equipment, basic techniques and recording levels, followed by a short practical to go record a short piece to camera with dialogue – the results / problems / lessons learnt will be discussed.
The mantra of the day is: “No one walked out of the cinema, whistling the wide shot”.
Grant told me that his work crosses genres and he is “at home on the grandeur of a feature film set, through TV drama, to working with minimal kit on a documentary.” His credits (at various levels) include Mr Selfridge, Accused (series 2), Bert and Dickie, Best Laid Plans, The Facility, Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll, The Duchess, Harry Potter (Deathly Hallows), Control… and many more as you’ll see from his website which we featured on his last post about working on ‘Mr Selfridge’.
For those lucky to be on the masterclass, which is fully booked, you’ll be in for a treat betweeen 12.00 to 13.30 in Room MC0023, Ground Floor MHT Building, Brayford Pool campus. Enjoy!