Matthew Muscat Drago – Met Film School Review:
“The MA in Cinematography, at Met Film School in Ealing Studios London, offered a specialised course in camera and lighting for film. The structure of the course ranged from lectures, workshops and on-location filming. At the start of the year, all specialisations (namely: producing, directing, screenwriting, post-production and cinematography) were combined in one to what was called the Film Induction lab. In this first month of teaching, tutors ensured that everybody had the same foundation in order to progress into other specialist areas.
The practical approach to the whole course was beneficial as we progressed to the last phase of the Masters, to create a short film encompassing all the skills learned over the months. By teaming up with students from other specialisations, it ensured that each student focussed on their specialisation thus creating a production of a high industry standard.
I was personally fortunate enough to fly to South Africa with a director and producer (on the same MA) to create a 15-minute short film whilst being in Johannesburg for 3 weeks ensuring that all was set to film on the last 4 days before we flew back to London. In actual fact this filmed formed part of my final project of the Masters degree.
The experience studying in London was life-changing as I opened my mind to a new way of looking at the industry and how I can create images that stand out in film and commercial related work. The tutors were and still are experienced professionals in the industry, so all teachings were current to the modern way of film-making. Since being back in Malta, I have improved on my work ethic, which means being entrusted and responsible for bigger clients with different projects.”