Delivered over five weekends (16th /17th September, 30th September/1st October, 14th/15th October, 28th/29th October and 11th/12th November), this course teaches you three essential crafts required to work in the Film and TV Art Department: Hand Drafting, Model Making and Camera Lens Projections
Who is this course for?
This course is for those wanting to work in the Art Department or Set Decoration and have an Arts/Design based background.
Previous course participants have said:
'The course was a very positive and encouraging experience for me. It's helped me realise that a career drafting a in Film/TV Art Department is achievable and has fuelled my ambition to make it happen.'
'The course was a great introduction to drafting, model making and lens projection. I definitely now have a good grounding in drawing and with practice would feel confident applying it within an art directors position, a skill which I lacked to enable me to step up. I also felt this course has given me a bit of confidence to return to work after a long time off on maternity leave.'
The course covers:
Hand Drafting - a basic requirement within an Art Department. Understanding its technicalities and craft will develop and improve C.A.D. drawing immeasurably.
Being able to draw by hand and by computer is prerequisite for anyone joining an Art Department.
Model Making - a continuation of the drafting process. It is indispensable in explaining the Designers concepts to Producers, Directors, D.o.P’s and everyone involved in the production process.
Camera Lens Projections - a working knowledge of what the camera sees with different lenses and different aspect ratios is fundamental to drafting and designing for the screen.
Through various exercises, you will be able to draw exactly what the camera will see with a specific lens from a given height and distance from the set.
Introduction and showing various examples of drawing and styles
The Plan - how important this is
Elevations and Sections
Details - windows, doors, fireplaces, stairs, etc
Lettering - legibility!
Laying out the page
Making a presentation model from the technical drawing
The use of floating (wild) parts of set
Creation of a set of lens templates for varying lenses and aspect ratios
Tilting the camera up and down and calculating what is seen
How to use lens templates in designing and drafting a location or set build
Please complete the application form to apply.
Please note that all bursary places have now been allocated and a waiting list is in operation.
If you require any assistance, please contact NFTS Scotland on 0141 729 8190 or email firstname.lastname@example.org