student at directing workshop

Film students enjoy workshops with celebrated TV and film directors

As part of their Directing the Screen module, Film BA(Hons) students recently enjoyed an interactive day learning from and working with experienced industry directors Tom Hescott (Eastenders, Call the Midwife and The Act) and Pete Travis (Cold Feet, Vantage Point, Omagh and City of Tiny Lights).

The directors spent the day at the University of Brighton in the director’s studio space working with students on the recently updated Film BA(Hons).

The degree has a new module, Directing the Screen, which puts the student director into a studio with an array of professional actors who will collaborate to write or chose a monologue to record for the big screen. For the module assessment, the director and actor come away with a professionally recorded short piece for showreels and screenings alike.

The students were recently joined in the studio by Tom Hescott and Pete Travis who were on hand to help students develop their directing practice.

The module is a creative precursor to the Graduate Film module. This is the final film project for the 3rd years, a 40-credit module encompassing all that students have learnt on the degree as they create a final 15 minute short film for film festivals and an end of year show.

Director and Course Leader Johnny Lochland said “the final year students are given every creative outlet to develop and display their talent before they transition into the working world – we aim to send them out with knowledge, skill and confidence in their practice.”

Find out about studying Film BA(Hons) at the University of Brighton.

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