NFTS Outreach: On Location - Aberdeen (with NFTS Scotland)

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05/14/2024 09:00 AM
05/18/2024 04:00 PM
NFTS Outreach: On Location - Aberdeen (with NFTS Scotland)

The NFTS Outreach and Inclusion programme has been designed and delivered to encourage and support people wanting to follow a career path into our industry.

Whether you are already interested in film & TV, or you haven’t yet discovered the world of opportunities behind the camera — we want to work with you!

We believe a career in this industry can be a reality for anyone, regardless of background, experience or circumstance. Whether you are leaving education, or looking for a career change, NFTS Outreach is here to help you explore your options and realise your potential.

Event Info 

Date: Tuesday 14th May 

Times: 11:00 - 16:00

The National Film & Television School is coming to Aberdeen. Join us at Aberdeen Arts Centre on Tuesday 14th May for a day of insight and information all about some of the creative careers behind the camera in Film & TV.

There will be three sessions delivered by industry professionals - some of them NFTS graduates - all with experience of creating & delivering workshops and sessions designed to give you insights into their creative practices and what goes into making the kinds of programmes we all love to watch.

You can choose to attend as many sessions as interest you and ask as many questions as you can think of. Use the drop down menu on the order form to select the sessions you would like to attend.


11:00 - 12:00 Documentary Filmmaking & Storytelling with Miranda Stern

What makes a good story? Is it different for everyone or are there some universal rules? What are those rules when it comes to story/structure/narrative? Is there power in breaking those rules? And how do you even go about making a documentary?

In this session, award-winning documentary filmmaker, Miranda Stern (CLEAN, Best Short at Glasgow Short Film Festival) will look at the power of storytelling in documentaries. She’ll take you through the process of taking your idea and turning it into a finished film and showing us that we can do all this with the readily available tech we already have in our hands and at our disposal.


12:15 - 13:15 Sound Design & Foley with Ali Murray

Learn about narrative, character, sound choice, technique, performance, and teamwork in this interactive workshop led by Sound Designer Ali Murray. Create live sound effects to video and learn the sometimes strange and wonderful way that certain effects can be made and how they enhance and elevate the picture on the screen.

Award winning Sound Designer Ali Murray provides sound for film, tv, installations, promos, websites, adverts and stage. He is a visiting lecturer in sound at Edinburgh College of Art, New College Lanarkshire, and has taught at the University of Glasgow, the Edinburgh International Film Festival and local and International BFI Film Academies.


14:15 - 15:45 The Art of Animation with Ana Songel

Have you ever wondered how an animation gets made? Come along to this introductory session and explore the art of animation. Animator Ana Songel, will walk you through the basics of its illusion of movement and show you different techniques and examples through the inspiring work of talented animators. Lastly, you'll have your own chance to try animating through a fun hands-on workshop

This session is led by award-winning animator and director Ana Songel. Her work explores big feelings told through animated metaphors inspired by her own experiences, surroundings, and nature.


The Venue

Aberdeen Arts Centre is a fully accessible venue. Please do let us know if you have any access requirements that would help you to best enjoy this event -


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