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Tessa Thompson and Ruth Negga in Passing

What ‘Passing’ teaches us about playing a guarded character

March 10, 2022 3:18 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

While there have been countless brilliant performances given across films released over the last year, one which really stood out was Tessa Thompson in Passing. The directorial debut of actor Rebecca Hall, the film has been nominated for four BAFTAs, including Leading Actress for Thompson, and Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director, or Producer for … Read more

Sahar Zand with MetFilm School students

Meet the Industry: Selling yourself as a storyteller with Sahar Zand

March 9, 2022 5:52 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Back in 2018, our first ever cohort of BA Content, Media and Film Production students got the chance to meet Sahar Zand. An award-winning journalist, producer, and documentary filmmaker, Sahar has extensive experience in long-form current affairs and documentaries, working in television and radio, as well as both digital and print media. Four years later, … Read more

Collage of women images for International Women's Day

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2022!

March 8, 2022 4:06 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Today is International Women’s Day, and we’re already feeling inspired by everything we’ve seen women in the industry achieve this year – from Jane Campion becoming the first woman to receive two Best Director nominations at the Oscars, to the headline awards at Berlinale being ‘dominated by women‘. Beyond trophies and awards, we’re also extremely … Read more

dune characters standing

Editing and colour-grading: how to get the ‘Dune look’

March 3, 2022 2:37 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Last month, Denis Villeneuve’s reimagining of Dune picked up ten Oscar nominations, with categories ranging from Cinematography and Film Editing to Original Score, even landing one of the biggest on offer: Best Picture. With matching BAFTA nominations in nearly every category, Dune has seen major success, in particular in its post production elements. We’ve taken a look … Read more

Isabelle Siegel in the Mo-Cap suit for work at The Imaginarium Studios

Isabelle Siegal (Certificate in Acting for Film) on working at The Imaginarium Studios

March 1, 2022 5:55 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Based within Ealing Studios, MetFilm School London students are fully immersed in the screen industry from the moment they walk through the studio gates. Just one of our many creative neighbours here in West London is the world-class motion and performance capture facility The Imaginarium Studios, founded by Andy Serkis and Jonathan Cavendish. In this … Read more

Keanu Reeves in The Matrix Resurrections

How The Matrix Resurrections aces its Digital Animation & VFX…

February 24, 2022 2:01 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Last year, the world was treated to a fourth installment of The Matrix franchise with The Matrix Resurrections. Although the very existence of the film was called into question (with die-hard fans worried that a reboot might do more harm than good), there was one aspect that did not disappoint: the visual and special effects. Nominated for over … Read more

MetFilm School goes to Berlinale 2022!

February 18, 2022 5:16 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

This year marked the 72nd Berlin International Film Festival, and MetFilm School were excited to see films by both our students and our tutors amongst the programme. Here are our highlights from Berlinale 2022, including industry advice from Isabelle Huppert, and the three films which involved the MetFilm School community…  METFILM SCHOOL AT THE BERLINALE … Read more

Dan Mace giving a thumbs up to the camera

Meet the Industry: Dan Mace, Filmmaker & Content Creator

February 11, 2022 3:14 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Dan Mace began his career in film as anyone would: hanging around bars on the outskirts of famous South African film festivals, hoping that visiting creatives might drop in for a drink after a day of screenings and interviews. Soon enough, he was attending the same festivals, proving his skill from his very first films … Read more