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Want To Make Adventure Films?

   Words by tcsh

   on 09/07/2010 10:56:07

    Running from the 21st – 25th of this month (July), the Kendal Mountain Festival company are hosting an Adventure Film Academy Classic workshop (formally the Extreme Film School). Giving you the chance to work with some highly skilled adventure film making professionals who have had a hand in various BAFTA and EMMY winning films, the Academy Classic is set to be a stunning opportunity.

    If you attend, you will get the chance to make a 2 minute film ‘short’. In the past, these “shorts” have been shown to massive audiences on prime time BBC1, and at festivals all over the world. They also inevitably get huge responses from YouTube viewers, such as “No Cycling” has received 840,000 views! (see video below)

    In the past, the Academy has attracted a wide range of talent, from industry professionals, film students, adventurers, mountaineers and extreme sports enthusiasts who want to learn how to record their exploits and make a broadcast quality films. You could sign up for the whole week or choose individual modules from the list below.

    The program comprises a choice of 4 workshops on film making and editing followed by the 48 Hour film marathon during the Festival week

    • Day 1 - Wednesday 21 July 2010 – Intro to Adventure Filmmaking – The Camera – 9.30am – 5.00pm £80

    • Day 2 - Thursday 22 July 2010 – Intro to Adventure Filmmaking – Editing – 9.30 am – 5.00pm £80

    • Day 3 -Friday 23 July – Choice of Editing or Camera Master Class – 9.30am – 5.00pm £80

    • Days 4 & 5 - 48 hr film Marathon – Friday 23rd July – Sunday 25th July

      • Offer Monday and Tuesday both - £120 (saving £40)

        6.00pm Weds 17th till 6.00pm Fri 20th Nov £80

        Book all 5 days for £250 (saving £70)

        (All tickets eligible for a student discount – 40% )

        Deadline for registration is July 16th 2010

        Please contact Sara on for more information or to obtain an application form.

      (Information sourced from

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