Helpful Websites

Film-runner is all about spreading the love. So here's a compiled list of other websites that I think you should take a look at in conjunction with this one to help further you chances of media fame and fortune.

Short Courses / Workshops etc - Not only does it host the renowned film festival, Raindance also holds a series of courses and workshops that are certainly worth looking into. - The good old Beeb has a wide variety of TV, New Media, Radio and Journalism courses to choose from, as well as some free online courses that were originally designed to train BBC staff. - A London-based operation with workshops a plenty and a 'film camp' which is a five day intensive practical and hands on course covering all you need to know to make you first movie. - Should be one of your first ports of call, the British Film Institute has a comprehensive guide to media and multi-media degree and short courses across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. It is co-published with Skillset who endeavor to make sure that all courses follow best practices and that they meet a range of criteria set out specifically by their industry representatives. - If you are passionate about wildlife filmmaking, then this academy offers a unique one-month wildlife filmmaking course in South Africa. Log on to find out when the next trip departs. - Not only does this site list UK feature films that are currently in ‘development’, ‘pre-production’, ‘shooting’ or ‘post’, the site also has an extensive database of short courses and workshops to explore. - If sound is your thing then look no further. Produced and Directed by Larry Sider who was Head of Post-Production at the National Film and Television School (Beaconsfield, UK) from 2002-2006 and Diane Freeman, a former television producer and Deputy Chief Executive of PACT, the school offers masterclasses, guest speakers and practical workshops on all things sound. - The industry body which supports skills and training for people and businesses to ensure the UK creative media industries maintain their world class position. Enough said. - A Soho based outfit in London, 01zero-one run short courses and masterclasses in TV, film, new media, digital media and design, all of them given the thumbs up by Skillset. - In their own words - ' A not for profit company that explores the theory and practice of film, video and screen media. As well as providing short courses and intensive workshops, InSight also organises events, lectures, seminars, and masterclasses with internationally renowned filmmakers' - Chaired by Mike Leigh, The London Film School has a range of short and part-time courses taught by working filmmakers, that are both totally hands-on and professional. - The strategic agency for film and all things media in London, who amongst many other things actively supports training, education and skills for filmmaking, again with support from Skillset. Look out for their 'New Entrant Scheme' and various other production schemes that they have in place. 


Making Films - One of the oldest filmmaking resources on the internet with one of the best FAQ sections on film I've ever seen. - A quick start guide to filmmaking filled with good intentions and really useful advice. - The BBC's film network website covers everything from scriptwriting through to marketing and distribution. - Helpful hints and tips written by filmmakers for filmmakers. - A great step by step guide to documentary filmmaking with video guides on how to plan, shoot and edit your doc.

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