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Filmmaking with Award-Winning Director John Boorman & Guests


Filmmaking with Award-Winning Director John Boorman & Guests

Filmmaking with John Boorman & Guests

Step into the film and TV industry by learning how to direct a film, with instruction and guidance from award winning film director and lead tutor John Boorman, supported by his team of professional film crew.

This is your chance to work with experienced heads of department to kickstart your career in filmmaking and make valuable contacts in the film industry.

This practical, hands-on, immersive course in directing and contemporary filmmaking will bring you through the creative process of filmmaking from script to screen.

You will learn the art of screenwriting, storyboarding, scheduling, casting, directing, lighting, camera work, sound recording and digital editing.

At the end of this course you will have the necessary skills to make a short film for your business or for pleasure and will have made a short film to take away for your showreel or portfolio.

Detailed Content

Day 1: The Unturndownable Script

Introductions: Meet John Boorman and your fellow attendees

Intensive study in:



Final draft

Working alone

Working with a writer

How to attract a lead actor

Group discussion on a scene selected by John Boorman for the shoot

Social Programme: group welcome dinner in city centre (optional)

Day 2: Visual Storytelling

Intensive study in:


Number of set ups

Film: The art of the possible

The creative solutions arising from limitations

Group discussion on scenes from "The Making of Zardos" and "Deliverance"

Day 3: Film Producing Fundamentals

In the morning of this day an experienced line producer and production manager will deliver an intensive study in:

Nuts and Bolts:

Defining and Exploring the Roles and Responsibilities of the Production Team

AD Department

Locations Team

Arts Department

Scheduling and Budgeting:

Creating a Shooting Schedule

Working with an AD

Number of Shooting Days

Number of Set Ups per Day

Budgeting Software

Working with a Line Producer

In the afternoon Kieran Corrigan, an experienced financier and Executive Producer, whose work includes The General (1998), The Tailor of Panama (2001), Queen and Country (2014) and We Have Always Lived In The Castle (2018), will guide you through best practice in film production. He will teach you the essential skills and insights into the issues and challenges that govern:

Film and TV financing

Key budgetary issues

Talent management


Practical law and taxation for filmmakers

Social Programme: Irish Film School Networking Event

Day 4: Your Light and The Shoot

Students will have the opportunity to try different filmmaking techniques with John Boorman and his hand-picked cinematographer, including:

The Camera

Use of digital camera

Breaking down a scene

Set ups




The Shoot will commence in the afternoon when actors will be brought into the studio and will be directed in the test scene by John Boorman. Students will get an opportunity to view John at work and there will be Q&A with him at the end of the demonstration.

Day 5: The Shoot Continued and Post

On the final day students will get the opportunity to step into the film industry and direct the actors in the test scene. Students will also work with John Boorman and an experienced editor on various elements of post- production with an intensive study in:

Complete editing of the test scene


How a movie finds its shape


Connecting with the audience

These practical exercises will be followed by:

Group discussion and review of the week

Distribution of John Boorman’s essay “The Film Process”

Presentation of Certificates by John Boorman

Social Programme: networking drinks


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Minimum age 18 years

ID required

 What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The venue is served by many forms of public transport.

 What can I bring into the event?

All course materials will be provided

Lunch and tea/coffee is also included in your course fee

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email aW5mbyB8IGlyaXNoZmlsbXNjaG9vbCAhIGNvbQ==

Phone:+353 (0)1 676 6588

Tweet @irishfilmschool

 What's the refund policy?


Unless the course or masterclass or event is cancelled by Irish Film School, a 20% processing fee will be incurred.


Within 10 calendar days of the course start date, or in the event of non-attendance, refunds will not be given.

 Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?


 Can I update my registration information?

Yes. Please contact aW5mbyB8IGlyaXNoZmlsbXNjaG9vbCAhIGNvbQ== with any request to amend your registration information

 Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?


Unless the course is re-scheduled by Irish Film School, a 10% processing fee will be incurred. Payment may only be transferred to the next instance of the same programme.

In the event of the participant wishing to transfer a booking to an alternative date, the participant must notify us by email (aW5mbyB8IGlyaXNoZmlsbXNjaG9vbCAhIGNvbQ==) more than 7 days prior to the commencement of the course. Every effort will be made on our behalf to accommodate the request. However, this will be subject to availability and at the discretion of Irish Film School.

 Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes - you can gift your ticket if you are unable to attend on the day.


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