This film locations course is delivered by Film Birmingham and will run over 2 weekends, it is designed to inform, educate and give hands on skills to the next generation of aspiring film and TV Location Managers.

Dates:                    Saturday 2nd, Sunday 3rd, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th March, 2019

Location:              Library of Birmingham

Time:                      9:30am – 5:30pm

Course Leader:   Harriet Lawrence

Course Fee:          £100

An Introduction to Working in the Locations Department will be led by top UK film and TV drama Location Manager Harriet Lawrence. Harriet has worked in location management for over 20 years and her impressive CV includes prime time TV shows Downton Abbey, Parks and Recreation and Dancing on the Edge and Hollywood movies My Cousin Rachel, Suffragette and Burton and Taylor.

Outline of the Film Locations course:

The locations department has a wide and varied remit within a production. It extends from the creative beginnings of a script breakdown, working alongside Directors and Designers and scouting locations, to the logistical and detailed planning of a shoot. It enables all other departments to go about their jobs as smoothly and safely as possible. This film locations course will cover what to expect in this challenging, yet rewarding work environment. It will also advise on potential routes into film and TV location management.

It will briefly look at an overview of the industry, the different types of productions and then move on to the exciting challenges of scouting, planning a shoot and managing all aspects of the shoot day. The sessions will also outline some of the essential principles of health and safety, touch on some of the many things included in the locations budget and give tips on how to take great location recce pictures. The first weekend will be classroom-based and the second will be putting into practice all that was learnt during the first weekend.

How to apply to the Film Locations Course:

Film Birmingham welcomes applications from a broad range of participants; from new entrants with some production experience to those more established in the media industry. If you are interested in being considered for the course, please complete an application here.

The course fee (£100) will be required once a participant has been accepted on the course and full payment will be required before the course commences. There will be 3 subsidised places available for qualifying participants. Please email for further information on these subsidised places.

Applications close Monday 18th February 2019.

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