London Film Academy presents IN FOCUS, a series featuring successful filmmakers, LFA tutors and guest speakers, such as: screenwriter and director Hossein Amini (‘Drive’, ‘The Two Faces of January’), cinematographer Phil Méheux (‘Casino Royale’, ‘GoldenEye’), Academy Award winning producer Jon Landau (‘Titanic’, ‘Avatar’), action film editor, Eddie Hamilton (‘Mission Impossible’, ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’) and Academy Award and BAFTA winning sound recordist and mixer, Ray Beckett (‘The Hurt Locker’, ‘A Room with a View’). The series is designed to give aspiring filmmakers greater insight into the film industry roles through personal and honest advice from prominent industry experts. These episodes provide practical tips on the six key filmmaking disciplines: producing, scriptwriting, directing, cinematography, sound, editing, all of which are taught on our one-year multidisciplinary postgraduate Filmmaking Diploma. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for new videos every two weeks.
'Production and creativity go hand in hand' - Academy Award winning producer Jon Landau (Titanic, Avatar) talks about the relationship between production and the creative process.
'Every movie is a start-up' - Academy Award winning producer Jon Landau (Titanic, Avatar) compares the producer's role to a CEO of a new company.
'Stories are still the answer' - Academy Award winning producer Jon Landau (Titanic, Avatar) makes a point about storytelling in the age of technology.
'Drive' Writer and 'Two Faces of January' Director, HOSSEIN AMINI on Writing and Directing and story structure
'Drive' Writer HOSSEIN AMINI on the director / writer relationship
'I'm the first one to see the film' - action film editor Eddie Hamilton (Kingsman, Mission Impossible) talks about the power of the edit and how much one scene can add to the story.
'Experienced directors allow the editor to do their job' - action film editor Eddie Hamilton (Kingsman, Mission Impossible) discusses why an editor's voice should always be heard.
'On Indie films, you're working on a wing and a prayer'' - action film editor Eddie Hamilton (Kingsman, Mission Impossible) takes an interesting view on working with a limited budget.
'Casino Royale' and 'GoldenEye' Cinematographer PHIL MEHEUX 'You should all work together as a team'
Oscar winning Sound Mixer Ray Beckett
'The Hurt Locker', 'The Wind That Shakes the Barley', 'Land and Freedom'