Modern Tales offers a unique training development for any filmmaker to explore the nature of storytelling, the best format and content for the story and the different ways to get the work out in front of an audience.
Modern Tales encourages innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit in all the diverse talent with whom we work. The current programme, ending in December 2017, comprised the courses below. Announcements of courses for 2018 will be made shortly.
This course takes you through fresh ways to develop great, solid ideas when building a narrative story, providing a clear, comprehensive and versatile tool kit.
Digital-free development work. Providing a brief ‘detox’ from the digital invasion of information so we find the space to confront our creative spirit.
This course explores developing your project’s potential both creatively and entrepreneurially, using industry data, audience consumption and behavioral insights in the context of an evolving digital media landscape.
All aspects of the story-telling process in the creation of content depend on a profound understanding of genre. This course examines the ways that different stages of the storytelling process use genre and how you can apply that knowledge when creating your project.
This course day explores what kinds of stories are currently being delivered for audiences across different formats and platforms and examines their potential for the future.
Fresh approaches to production, distribution and exhibition in a hybrid world. Find ways to exploit new opportunities and develop an entrepreneurial mindset.
Acting, dialogue and story. Explore the fundamental relationship between performance & screen story, exposing the profound connection between great performance & meaning.
New kinds of collaboration across disciplines like filmmaking, user experience, gaming & social media engagement, focusing on the types of collaborative frameworks needed.
As an individual you can attend 1 course day or as many as you feel are relevant to you. The value of this is that you can dip in and out and there is no obligation to sign up for all the 8 days. However, you might find that once you start you want to be part of the whole course! You don’t have to come with a project in development. Just bring yourself. Course content is relevant to writers, directors, producers and development executives.
Individual filmmakers will be admitted on a first come first served basis and you can attend as many sessions as you wish. There is no selection process. Discounts will be provided for multiple session booking.
All participants on any one of the eight course days will be offered the opportunity to join the Modern Tales online community for peer engagement and sharing, as well as access to additional content.
The Course Directors, Angeli Macfarlane and Femi Kolade will manage the teaching on the course. We will invite brilliant and innovative speakers and industry experts to contribute to individual course days. As their presence is confirmed, the website will be updated.
Fees for each Course day: £100 per session. If you purchase five sessions or more at the same time you will receive a discount:
- 2 Course Days - £150 (-10%)
- 3 Course Days - £250 (-10%)
- 4 Course Days - £350 (-10%)
- 5 Course Days - £450 (-10%)
- 6 Course Days - £540 (-10%)
The course is particularly targeted at diverse filmmakers from the BAME, women and disabled communities.
If you require any support or assistance please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org