For those wanting to forge a career in the filmmaking industry it can be difficult…
Realising Your Filmmaking Dreams
Author: Jonny Persey, CEO of Met Film School
Last Thursday, Chris Bould, Met Film School’s Head of TV and leader of our multicamera courses, showed me a beautiful piece that his BA programme(BAF12) class had shot that morning (live footage, with no post production – one of a series of inserts that will feature in their final magazine shows). Watch “Austeja Kasakaityte dances” – a BA (Hons) Practical Filmmaking Exercise Photo: from “Austeja Kasakaityte dances”
It’s a 3 minute piece about a cleaner with aspirations to be a dancer. While she’s cleaning the office, the space transforms into a studio as her dream is realised.
The director of the film, Phoebe Saatchi said: “I wanted to experiment with movement and visual narrative. Shooting it was I think as liberating an experience for me and the crew as it was for the dancer, Austeja Kasakaityte – also because of the freedom and pressure in the moment that shooting live provides.”
It must have been a dreamy Thursday, because that evening I interviewed Hollywood producer and manager, David Kanter, who is shooting Bastille Dayat Ealing Studios at the moment – as part of the Met Film School “In conversation with” guest speaker series. When one student asked a question about realising her dreams, David’s response was that she must focus on the here and now, and not allow herself to be subsumed by her dreams.