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Film School is a happy place for film lovers to share, learn and create. There are no rules, just friendly advice that will allow you to stay inspired. Film School celebrates the art of filmmaking - focusing on storytelling, workflow, shooting techniques, editing techniques and much more for both digital and Super 8mm formats. Film School Wave One is now SOLD OUT. Wave Two, coming soon. 

 

WHY Film School?

Film School is hosted by us - Lee and Dawn of Shutterbox Films. With a growing trend for expensive equipment, overflowing camera bags and countless film-gadgets we're making it our mission to prove that engaging films can be created by all and without fuss.      

We'd like to make something clear - Film School isn't just about wedding films. Of course, it can be... but it can also be about anything you want it to be. Amongst weddings, we shoot film everyday - from breakfast with the little ones to cinematic stock footage. We believe every second captured on film is beautiful and has a place. With this in mind, Film School is for everyone - beginner or professional... business or hobby... camera or no camera. 

 
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"We believe every second captured on film is beautiful and has a place. With this in mind, Film School is for everyone - beginner or professional... business or hobby... camera or no camera..." 

 

FILM SCHOOL EXPLAINED

Film School will open its doors with a limited number of 1-2-1 classes. Larger classes (maximum of 8) will be announced later this year. Larger class attendees will be matched through similar learning criteria. 1-2-1 classes are created around your needs.

We'll start with a chat (this can be via Skype, phone, or e-mail) about your goals, discuss film formats, set learning objectives and finally agree a class date. We've come up with a short list of possible learning objectives - remember, these are just guidelines:

 

Film matters - find out why

Equipment pros/cons - don't believe the hype

Practical shooting techniques - film and digital

Editing techniques - shoot for the edit

Workflow - from shoot through to final film

Everything wedding - book, shoot, edit and deliver

 
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"Film School is a happy place for film lovers to share, learn and create. There are no rules, just friendly advice that will allow you to stay inspired..." 

 

A HOME FROM HOME

We'll be hosting every class from our family home (it's an on-going renovation project... so you're more than welcome to bring a paintbrush). Yes... Rufus, Ramona and Stephen (our Scottish Fold) will most likely be here at some point - alongside lunch, coffee, tea, cake and whatever else you can grab from the larder.

We're located in a sleepy hamlet just a few miles from the Historic Market Town of Bridgnorth, Shropshire, UK. So that's super easy transport links... lunch... and heaps of beautiful Shropshire countryside to wander. You'll also find a handful of cute B&Bs, good pubs and pretty villages nearby if you're thinking about extending your stay. 

 
 
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BOOK A SEAT

There are a two classes available - Lifestyle and Commercial - the latter running at a more intensive pace. Investment starts at £295.00 for lifestyle classes and £395.00 for commercial classesSeats can now be booked via the Shutterbox Films Store. Remember, there are a limited number of 1-2-1 seats up for grabs.

Every session includes - the day with us (10:00-16:00), both practical and theory elements, lunch... and no questions unanswered. Sessions can be tailored to suit digital and/or Super 8mm formats. Classes featuring Super 8mm will include 1 x reel of Super 8mm, its processing and telecine.