Week 18 (17-21 February 2020) is ‘Experience Week’. While there are no scheduled classes in this week, we are offering additional workshop sessions that are designed to support the content of your modules and enhance your employability.
Attendance is not mandatory, but it is strongly encouraged. The workshops provide networking opportunities with guest speakers from industry and an opportunity for you to connect with the larger ‘learner community’ of the degree by meeting and working with students in other years.
Note there are two days of fantastic sessions lined up – have a good look at all that is on offer on both days, below:
Tuesday 18th February: Industry Event for students in the Media department
More than 30 industry professionals are coming in to share their experience with you in a series of workshops from script writing, to adverting, to careers in the media. Scroll down for the day’s schedule and how to book
Wednesday 19th February: Main Festival – Theme: Crime.
Prepare your Alibi
For more information and to sign up for event sessions go to:
All events are on campus and are free, but you must book your tickets in advance. Don’t miss out!
Story Festival Day 1: Tuesday 18th February: Employability
|PANEL DISCUSSION: Finding your way into Film and TV and working your way up|
|Time and location: 10.00 – 11.30, Hendon Town Hall (Committee Room 3)
In this panel discussion, Film and TV professionals at varying stages in their careers share insight into how they have got to where they are and the variety of routes in – some of which might be on your radar and some of which you might not have currently thought of!
Our confirmed panellists may be joined by some or all of the following, depending on work commitments
Book your place and find out more about our panellists: https://finding-way-into-film-and-tv.eventbrite.co.uk.
|PANEL DISCUSSION: The craft of visual storytelling|
| Time and location: 10.00 – 11.30, Portacabins (PAG03)
Experts working in film, TV and advertising share their experiences of creating visual structures that capture a story’s theme and invoke both mood and emotion.
Book your place and find out more about our panellists: https://craft-of-visual-storytelling.eventbrite.co.uk.
|PANEL DISCUSSION: Creating a buzz around creative projects – the ins and outs of marketing and PR|
| Time and location: 10.00 – 11.30, Grove (G229)
How do you build awareness around a creative project, be it a book, film or some other creative endeavour? How do you know who to reach out to? What channels should you use?
In this session, seasoned publicists offer advice on everything from developing a communications strategy, to identifying the most appropriate channels to engage with your target audiences and adapting your communication to suit these.
Our expert publicists
Book your place and find out more about our panellists: https://ins-and-outs-of-marketing-pr-creative-projects.eventbrite.co.uk.
|PANEL DISCUSSION: Standing out from the crowd – the film and TV employer’s view|
| Time and location: 11.45 – 13.15, Hendon Town Hall (Committee Room 3)
In this session, Film and TV Talent Managers share ‘the employers’ view, giving you insight into what they look for and how to stand out at interview.
Book your place and find out more about our panellists: https://standing-out-from-crowd.eventbrite.co.uk.
|PANEL DISCUSSION: Pitch Perfect – How do you get an idea commissioned? What makes a script stand out? Find out from the experts!|
| Time and location: 11.45 – 13.15, Grove (G229)
Experienced Producers and Exec Producers explain how to get an idea commissioned and what makes an idea or script stand out.
Book your place and find out more about our panellists: https://idea-commissioned-script-noticed.eventbrite.co.uk.
|IN CONVERSATION WITH: Award-winning ad agency, Mother London – learn everything you need to know about working in advertising!|
| Time and location: 11.45 – 13.15, College Building (C111)
This session will cover everything from interpreting a brief, effective client management, through to how to ensure a healthy client side/creative working relationship in an ad agency.
Book your place and find out more about our panellists: https://working-in-advertising-and-corporate-filmmaking.eventbrite.co.uk.
|CAMERA DEMOS: Canon camera demos (C500 Mark II and EOS 1DX Mark III)|
| Time and location: 13.15 – 15.15, Grove Atrium
This is your opportunity to speak to Canon and find out more about their C500mkII and 1DXmkIII cameras. Over the course of the two hour period, they will be running demos, taking questions and also offering you an opportunity to ‘touch and try’ some Canon kit.
Book your place and find out more about these Canon cameras: https://canon-demos.eventbrite.co.uk.
|PANEL DISCUSSION: From script to screen – creative writing for Film and TV|
| Time and location: 13.45 – 15.15, Hendon Town Hall (Committee Room 3)
What makes a script engaging and stand out? In this session, experienced writers and a Head of Development at an independent television production company share advice and tips.
Book your place and find out more about our panellists: https://from-script-to-screen.eventbrite.co.uk.
|PANEL DISCUSSION: Setting up your own production company – the low down|
|Time and location: 13.45 – 15.15, Hendon Town Hall (Committee Room 2)
This ‘warts and all’ session will offer an opportunity to hear from and pose questions to production company founders.
They will share with you the pros and cons of running your own company, ‘lessons learnt’ along the way, and attempt to answer any questions you may have on a broad range of topics – be it company set up, employing staff, pitching for business or marketing your services.
Book your place and find out more about our panellists: https://setting-up-your-own-production-co.eventbrite.co.uk.
|PANEL DISCUSSION: Festival tips for short filmmakers|
| Time and location: 14.00 – 15.30 (College Building – C219/220)
In this session, representatives from leading short film festivals and the British Council share tips on the festival submission process. If you have any burning questions about short film festivals or the festival submission process, this session is for you!
Book your place and find out more about our panellists: https://festival-tips-short-filmmakers.eventbrite.co.uk.
|MASTERCLASS: Learn lighting tricks from one of London’s familiar and established Food, Liquid and Table top Director/DOPs!|
| Time and location: 14.00-17.00, Grove Building (G107)
This hands-on masterclass will offer a chance to learn lighting tricks from one of London’s familiar and established Food, Liquid and Table top Director/DOPs. The DOP will light a specific scenario and you will then be invited to put what you have learnt into practice by lighting a similar scenario with subtle differences!
Our Workshop host – Mark Emberton, Director/DOP (one of London’s familiar and established Food, Liquid and Tabletop Director/DOP’s)
|PANEL DISCUSSION: The art of factual storytelling|
|Time and location: 15.30 – 17.00, Hendon Town Hall (Committee Room 3)
In this session, a former Sunday Times journalist who also happens to be a Sunday Times best-selling author and founder of his own PR company, and three award-winning documentary makers, one of whom runs a documentary consultancy , share insight into the art of factual storytelling across different media.
Book your place and find out more about our panellists: https://art-of-factual-storytelling.eventbrite.co.uk.
|PANEL DISCUSSION: Securing funding for films and documentaries|
| Time and location: 15.30 – 17.00, Hendon Town Hall (Committee Room 2)
In this session, we ask our panel of Film and TV experts what funding avenues are open to young film and documentary makers.
Book your place and find out more about our panellists: https://securing-funding-films-and-docs.eventbrite.co.uk.
|MASTERCLASS: The Ins and Outs of Sound Design|
|Time and location: 15.45 – 17.00 (College Building – C219/220)
An experienced and award-winning Sound Editor will offer insight into how to create a compelling sound narrative. Join the session and find out everything you need to know!
Book your place and find out more about Ania: https://sound-design.eventbrite.co.uk.
North London Story Festival – Wednesday 19 February 2020 – Prepare your Alibi
For more information and to sign up for event sessions go to: