LensHeads Filmschool

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  • Want to make a film?
    Want to work with professional scriptwriters and filmmakers?
    Want to work with professional grade equipment?
    Want to spend three weeks in June making friends and films?
  • You want to sign up for the LensHeads film school!

 

North Lanarkshire’s multi award winning film school LensHeads returns giving senior pupils the chance to make their own movies. The film school starts in February with weekly showings of films and appearances by guest speakers. Throughout this we’ll be listening to your ideas for films ahead of the intensive, full time three week ‘making’ part of the school that starts after the exams.
The film school proper begins in June when a professional scriptwriter will work with you to create scripts for three five-minute films. After this we will train the people who want to be behind the camera how to use professional film making equipment while the actors amongst you are work shopping and rehearsing the scripts. The shoots themselves will last about three days and will be followed by a premier evening for you, your family and friends at a local multiplex cinema. You’ll also get a day out in Edinburgh to visit the Film Festival.
The LensHeads film school is free and help with transport can be offered. To qualify all you need is enthusiasm and a desire to make films.
 
For more information email us at info@thelearningcentre.org

For the last 12 years, The Learning Centre has run the North Lanarkshire film school ‘LensHeads’. In that time, we have created 49 films and provided a filmmaking and training experience to over 500 young people. While many have participated as part of a school project, even more have joined the film club to have fun. While we are all for the fun aspect, it’s still hugely gratifying to see our LensHeads appearing on TV, graduating from universities and working in the trade professionally.

Our youth film making projects have achieved many awards:
2009 Discovery Youth Film Festival Screen Award for “Backfire”
2010 First Light Awards “Best Screen Play” for “Backfire”
2010 SIYFF Artistic Experiment Award for “Backfire”
2011 Birdie Festival Awards for “Lucky for Some” and “The Other Guy”
2011 Discovery Youth Film Festival Screen Award for “The Other Guy”
2012 BBC Alba FilmG “Best Film” for the Gaelic film “Ceum air ais agus Ceum air adhart”
2013 BBC Alba FilmG “Best Factual Film” for the Gaelic language film “Dòchas”

Them and Us was created by pupils of Bellshill Academy and Cardinal Newman high schools in an effort to raise awareness amongst young people of the effects of hate crime and in particular crimes aggravated by religious prejudice.

Timetable

No

Session

Date

Venue

1

 

See/Think
: Film Club / Team building

19
February 2015

Bellshill

2

See/Think
: Film club / Idea development

26
February 2015

Bellshill

3

See/Think
: Film club / Idea development

05 March
2015

Wishaw

4

See/Think
: Film club / Idea development

12 March
2015

Bellshill

5

See/Think
: Film club / Idea development

19 March
2015

Bellshill

6

See/Think
: Film club / Idea development

26 March
2015

Wishaw

7

Make :
Script development 1

01 June
2015

Bellshill
Academy, Bellshill

8

Make :
Script development 2

02 June
2015

Bellshill
Academy, Bellshill

9

Make :
Script development 3

03 June
2015

Bellshill
Academy, Bellshill

10

Make :
Technical Training 

04 June
2005

Bellshill
Academy, Bellshill

11

Make :
Technical Training 

05 June
2015

Bellshill
Academy, Bellshill

12

Make :
Production Film 1

13 June
2015

Bellshill
Academy, Bellshill / Location

13

Make :
Production Film 1

14 June
2015

Bellshill
Academy, Bellshill / Location

14

Make :
Production Film 1 contingency

15 June
2015

Bellshill
Academy, Bellshill / Location

15

Make :
Production Film 2

17 June
2015

Bellshill
Academy, Bellshill / Location

16

Make :
Production Film 2

18 June
2015

Bellshill
Academy, Bellshill / Location

17

Make :
Production Film 2  contingency

19 June
2015

Bellshill
Academy, Bellshill / Location

18

Make :
Production Film 3

30 June
2015

Bellshill
Academy, Bellshill / Location

19

Make :
Production Film 3

01 July
2015

Bellshill
Academy, Bellshill / Location

20

Make :
Production Film 3  contingency

02 July
2015

Bellshill
Academy, Bellshill / Location

21

Make :
Post Production 1

06 July
2015

Bellshill
Academy, Bellshill

22

Make :
Post Production 2

07 July
2015

Bellshill
Academy, Bellshill

23

Make :
Post Production 3

08 July
2015

Bellshill
Academy, Bellshill

24

Make :
Post Production     Contingency

09 July
2015

Bellshill
Academy, Bellshill

25

Imagine :
Exhibition planning

10 July
2015

Bellshill
Academy, Bellshill

26

Imagine :
Exhibition planning

13 July
2015

Bellshill
Academy, Bellshill

27

Imagine :
Cinema screening

To be
arranged

Glasgow

28

Imagine :
Film festival visit

To be
arranged

To be
arranged