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From script to premiere: iPhone filmmaking masterclass

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Join Tony Myers and professional film director Peter Ferris for an introduction in how to make a film on your iPhone – whatever your level of experience.

More and more top filmmakers including Park Chan-wook (Oldboy) and Mark Bendjelloul (Searching For Sugar Man) are using the iPhone as part of their repertoire and for some filmmakers it is their camera of choice for not only shooting short films, documentaries, music videos and cinematography – but also full-length feature films.

The iPhone (and other top-end smartphones) has revolutionised the industry because for many it’s the camera that’s always with you and is so unobtrusive and easy to use, with even just a little filmmaking knowledge.

The iPhone is also a mini studio in your pocket. Thanks to a huge range of apps it is possible to make a film, from script to premiere, on your iPhone – and we’ll show you how!

This masterclass, for all levels of filmmakers, will guide the user through the key developments and features of mobile filmmaking with practical tips on how to set up a shot, what apps to use and best techniques when it comes to editing.

Tony Myers is the editor and founder of smartmoviemaking.com, one of the first websites dedicated to mobile filmmaking and is seen as a highly regarded and authoritative voice on this new and exciting genre. He is also a senior editor at the Guardian and was part of the launch team on its iPad edition.

Peter Ferris is unique in his extensive and varied first hand experience at the top level in many different areas of film, television, theatre and music industries. For 25 years Peter has taught screen acting classes throughout the UK with many of his students becoming famous names in the Film and TV Industry and for the past two years Peter has shot a 20 to 30-minute film at each of his monthly weekend screen acting film masterclasses in both Belfast and Cardiff and is now launching in London and Los Angeles. He switched to filming on smartphones soon after their introduction and will demonstrate not only how to use the iPhone and smartphone camera but also how to use some of the many accessories such as dollies and steadicams to get the perfect shot.

Tony and Peter are also founders and creators of the iPhone Popup Film Festival, which showcases the best mobile films in venues in the UK, Europe and The United States.

Course Structure

7:00- 7:20pm: Tony Myers: introduction to iPhone Film Making

7:20-7:50pm: Short showcase of some of the best films from the iPhone Popup Film Festival

7:50-8:10pm: Peter Ferris: the iPhone as a filmmaker’s tool

8:10-8:30pm: Tony Myers: a guide to filmmaking apps

8:30-9:30pm: Peter Ferris: filming from script to screen using the iPhone

9:30-10:00pm: Tony Myers – editing apps and techniques


Date: 23 January 2013

Times: 7.00-10:00pm

Location: The London Rehearsal Rooms, 83 Borough Road, London, SE1 1DN

Price: £75 (inclusive of VAT and booking fees) EARLY BIRD FEE: £55 if you book before 16 January 2013

You are welcome to bring your own refreshments to this class

Maximum class size: 30

To book

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• Further reading: Mobile filmmaking and how the new ‘creator-makers’ stole the show