MediaStart: Round Up So Far

Well, it certainly has been a busy couple of months for us here at APDirecting. We have had 2 successful Taster Workshops in Film & Music and 1 outstanding practical follow up workshop in film, leaving us halfway through our pilot project –MediaStart.

Teaser trailers of the Music and Film Tasters are available on our website http://apdirecting.com/mediastart/ (music coming soon)

The practical follow up workshop for film was a great day at Old Granada Studios where we asked our attendees to write, perform, produce, direct & edit a 1 min film short in just one day.

We had a lot of laughs throughout the morning coming up with different ideas but with a high proportion of our attendees being keen on acting, we finally settled on a series of bad movie pitches to 2 movie executives. This allowed each member of our workshop to have a go at directing, lighting and camera in turn as well as being on screen. To edit, we used a projector screen and Greg from Lanor Productions was fantastic at showing our group how to edit quickly and what works well etc.

If you want to see what the group produced, please visit our you tube channel here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdKFUnQBdEs

Over the summer, The APD Team will be taking some time to work on expanding our services to include TV & Radio, launching our first Radio show – Casa Di Amy –  and booking in dates for the final parts of MediaStart:

  1. Booking a second practical film workshop for those who couldn’t attend the first one – with Lanor Productions & Glass Eye Productions.
  2. We will be looking to arrange the practical Music Follow up sessions too (likely to be 2 small groups) – GAS Music & Sound Design & Lab Record
  3. A final event in collaboration with Top Ten Nights for music & film attendees to celebrate their achievements and provide a great networking opportunity.

All dates are TBC but will likely be in September. Keep an eye on our social media for information & updates!

Don’t forget to utilise our facebook group to recruit people for your next projects too! Help us build a North West Network for Media unlike any other.

Keep in touch & have a great summer!

Thanks to all our collaborators who have helped us get to where we are so far:

Glass Eye Productions, Lanor Productions, Dan Tunstall, GAS Music & Sound Design, Lab Records, Reform Radio, Old Granada Studios, Robbie Venn Photography, The Studio Venues, Northern Soho & Manchester Job Centre.

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