Over three days we will take you on a journey into the unknown and blow away some mis-conceptions!
We’ve met so many filmmakers that say they don’t make science fiction because of budget issues or lack of other resources. Our belief is that science fiction can be made for any kind of budget and we all know that a big budget doesn’t always make a good film, especially in this genre.
We will arm creatives with tools to help them consider science fiction for their next project. We want you to think differently about what science fiction can be and sometimes what it is not.
THE SCI-FI-FACTORY will teach you how to realise your science fiction ideas on film. We also look at crossovers between literature, comics, gaming and other media that embraces the genre, in short; if you want to make sci-fi, come visit the factory!
THE COURSE RUNS WED 1 - FRI 3 NOVEMBER 2017. PLACES ARE LIMITED
> THE SCI-FI TOOLBOX
What is science fiction and when is it something else?
We learn about Character types used in the most successful Sci Fi story arcs. Story models used for their built-in flexibility and sci-fi ‘engines’ with universal ‘questions’.
Fresh spins on the genre’s most proven crowd pleasers (or clichés) and how to build unique veracious Sci Fi worlds.
Day ends with networking drinks and homework!
> THE PRACTICAL
Do it in camera! We will demo and get you working on Make up and prosthetics - Cabins and corridors - Vessels and vehicles - Weapons and gadgets - Costumes and characters.
Sometimes it is easier, cheaper and more efficient to make it and shoot it for real.
Learn from our experts on how to and when to 'make it'
Day end with a screening of
> THE VIRTUAL
Following on from practical we look at Visual computer effects - HUDs, panels, displays, motion FX - Green screen shooting - 3D characters and environments - Compositing and after effects.
Our experts will teach you about planning, creating reality and the impossible and bringing it all together for maximum effect.
Day ends with a screening of
Director Matt Mitchell and his team will give in-depth backgound to their 2017 sci-fi/horror, THE RIZEN and discuss their approach to the practical and VFX.
David Sheldon-Hicks from Territory Studios discusses how they created and delivered motion FX and futuristic styling to Alex Garland's EX MACHINA.
WEDNESDAY 1 - FRIDAY 3 NOVEMBER 2017
Registration opens at 9.00am on Day 1.
Course starts at 10.00am.
Price includes 3-day workshop, tea/coffee and lunches,
networking drinks and access to weekender (3-5 Nov)