We offer training courses for all ages.

CREATIVE COLLECTIVE
ONE TO ONE

Our aim is to connect freelancers from all the creative arts with new contacts, networks, job opportunities and help secure employment/training.

We can offer one-to-one sessions, assistance with travel expenses, subsistence, childcare and accommodation costs, free training and commissions that are tailored around you.

To complete the form you will need; 2 forms of valid ID, To confirm if you are employed or unemployed & Proof of unemployment.

If you want to be added to the Berkshire Film Office Crew and Talent database link. Please also attach your CV, A headshot or company logo & A link to your work.

We look forward to working with you.

CREATIVE COLLECTIVE
MEET UP

Supported by Arts Council England, HOME Slough and BFI Hub South East, these popular evenings are open to local artists and arts organisations to attend, discuss and present their work, hear about art activities, listen to guests, look into funding and developing collaborative work and of course, Network!

Dates: 2020: 15th Sept, 26th Nov

       2021: 15th Jan, 24th Mar,14th May

Time:  7-9pm

Venue: 2020: Online via ZOOM

        2021: HOME on the High Street

INTRO TO ZOOM & SOCIAL MEDIA

Special ‘By Request Only’ sessions that will introduce you to the digital world of ZOOM and Social Media.

With practical tips, advice and Interactive demonstrations, find out how to get the best from online communications. These are ideal courses for individuals or groups of up to 10 people.

Dates: On request

Time:  On request

Venue: Online via ZOOM

SCRIPTWRITING
Caribbean Stories Season

Through A Different Lens wants to increase the number of films and stories from the Caribbean community with the chance to screen your work at future events.

Explore your creative side by joining our scriptwriting workshop to develop your idea. Learn the basics of developing your script, including how to write a synopsis and tagline to create interest in your project. No previous experience needed.

Dates: Saturday 10th October 2020

Time:  11am – 1pm

Venue: Online via ZOOM

FILMMAKING
Caribbean Stories Season

Increasingly, new and established storytellers and filmmakers are turning to filmmaking on their mobile phones. A recent examples include High Flying Bird by Steven Soderbergh.

Got an idea for a short film? Want to make it on your mobile phone? This workshop can help you to plan, shoot and edit your short and all you need for the session is your phone and an idea. No previous experience needed.

Dates: Saturday 17th October 2020

Time:  11am – 1pm

Venue: Online via ZOOM

WORK & FUNDING
Getting jobs and funding in the arts

Feeling stuck? Come and figure out your dream job and how to get it, and find funding to grow your career?

This 3-day course will include: finding your passion, growing your skills and your network, creating the stand-out CV and impressive funding bid, and looking after your mental health.

With interactive demos and invaluable insights into the industry these three days will boost your energy and your career.

Dates: 17th, 18th & 19th November 2020

Time:  10am – 4pm each day

Venue: Online via ZOOM

FILM & POETRY
Caribbean Stories Season

Join us for our Caribbean Stories film screening night.

We will be sharing a couple of screen gems featuring African Caribbean talent plus there will be a poetry reading from our Windrush themed poetry competition winner.

Dates: Saturday 21st November 2020

Time:  from 6:30pm

Venue: TBC

WRITING
Scriptwriting & Feedback

Got an idea or a script you want to develop? Like the chance to discuss it with a professional scriptwriter? Then this one-day course is for you.

 Looking at and discussing all the aspects of scriptwriting and how to utilise feedback will be covered, along with some writing exercises as part of this well attended workshop.

Dates: Thursday 10th December 2020

Time: 10am – 4pm

Venue: TBC

BUSINESS BASICS
Self- Employment in the Creative Industries

Going it alone in the Creative Industries can be a daunting prospect.

In this 3-day interactive course you will start identifying your ambitions and goals, while getting the lowdown on freelancing, with expert advice on setting up, managing your business, organising your accounts to create the ideal work/home lifestyle while looking after your mental health. With input from industry professionals, this will help you kick start your first steps.

Dates: 12th, 13th & 14th January 2021

Time: 10am – 4pm each day

Venue: TBC

BFI FILM ACADEMY
FOR 16-19 YEAR OLDS

Are you aged 16-19?

Interested in filmmaking?

If so, the BFI Film Academy is for you! 

Now in it’s 8th Successful year, the Resource Productions BFI Film Academy course is an exciting opportunity to learn about all aspects of filmmaking in two of the most iconic film studios in the world.

The course costs £25 to all successful applicants (bursaries are available).

Pinewood Course: 16th January – 20th February 2021 (Saturdays only)

Shepperton Course: 15th February – 20th February 2021 (every day)

Deadline for applications:

Monday 14th December 2020 (midnight).

If you’d prefer to download a copy of the application form click here.

INTO FILM CLUB – NOW ONLINE!
FOR 11-19 YEAR OLDS*

Every Monday 5pm – 6.30pm (Excl Bank Holidays)

Learn about the world of film and explore what it takes to get into the industry. Opportunities include:; practical filmmaking, work placements and experience on a film set.

Due to COVID- 19, our weekly Film Club session is now digital. If you’re a current member of Film Club or have been to previous sessions and are aged 11-19*, please click on the Facebook link below and join the Resource Youth Film Club group where we will post weekly updates on sessions and activities.

If you’re not a member but would like to join, please sign up via the form below: https://yesslough.org.uk/coronavirus/

Supported by Youth Engagement Slough, Slough Borough Council, Pinewood Studios, Film Hub South East.

*Up to 25 with additional needs

SCRIPT SATURDAY
– NOW ONLINE!
FOR 11-19 YEAR OLDS*

Second Saturday of every month 11am to 3pm

Learn about the world of film and explore what it takes to get into the industry. Opportunities include: practical filmmaking, work placements and experience on a film set.

Due to COVID- 19, our monthly Script Saturday Sessions session is now digital. If you’re a current member of Film Club or have been to previous sessions and are aged 11-19*, please click on the Facebook link below and join the Resource Youth Film Club group where we will post weekly updates on sessions and activities. If you’re not a member but would like to join, please sign up via the form below:

https://yesslough.org.uk/coronavirus/

Supported by Youth Engagement Slough, Slough Borough Council, Pinewood Studios, Film Hub South East.

*Up to 25 with additional needs

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