First Fright: Half-Term Halloween Filmmaking Workshop!

Posted on 20 October 2011

Ever fancied a stab at filmmaking? This half-term, First Light are putting on a horror-filled 3-day workshop for 11-16* year olds to make their very own horror film!

The workshop will be a great opportunity to learn all about the horror genre and use state-of-the-art equipment to make a horror film with the help of professional filmmakers.

Warning: not suitable for the faint hearted!

Where?
The mac, Edgbaston, Birmingham

When?
24th-26th October 10am-4pm
Screening on Friday from 4.15pm

What to expect
The workshop will be run by CRB checked film professionals with a great reputation for working with young people around the West Midlands.

The young participants will work together to brainstorm and storyboard their ideas, create a script and decide on roles within the group, before shooting and then editing their own film with the support of the filmmakers.

After 3 days the young people will have produced a high quality horror film. Aside from all the fun they will have had, the film and the experience will also be great to put on CVs or college applications!

How much does it cost?
£90 per person for 3 full days working with professional filmmakers, and a free screening of the film for family and friends on the Friday.

How do I book?
You can book online or by visiting the mac or calling their box office on 0121 446 3232.

Celebrating their 10th birthday this year, First Light have a great record of working with young people to produce high quality films:

“First Light is such a great initiative and will help young people to tell their own stories”
Danny Boyle, Oscar winning Director

“If you get the opportunity to work with First Light do it, go for it, they’re fantastic”
Rik Edwards, TV presenter

Book early to avoid disappointment!

For inspiration
Check out these great First Light horrors made by groups of young people:

The Ragdoll Girl
The Road
Polaroid

*Please note that we may be able to accommodate young people outside this age range if a brother/sister is attending. Please contact us at info@firstlightonline.co.uk if you have any queries.

First Fright: Half-Term Halloween Filmmaking Workshop!