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

PROJECT SUBMISSIONS

Do you have a creative new idea you would like to chat about? Or an art project or script for a new film? If yes, we would love to hear from you

REGISTER HERE on to our Creative Collective to get started.

Once you are signed on (and not before!), you will be part of our Creative Collective training programme which is FREE!

After you have submitted your project, it will be reviewed by our Project Review team and you will be sent feedback. Please note this process can take up to 6 weeks.

Already signed up?  Email us with your ideas and project plans.


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

MAKE UP
Creating that look

Returning by popular demand, this practical and interactive course covers the roles and responsibilities of the Make-Up department.

Let a skilled Make-Up artist show you what is needed to ‘create that look’ for stage and screen and then try it out for yourself.

Date: 27th February 2021

Time: 10am – 4pm

Venue: TBC

VIDEOGRAPHY
Know your camera

Want to get to know your camera inside and out? Then this workshop led by an experienced Director of Photography will be the perfect introduction.

Learn about setting up, understanding the controls, composing and recording that perfect shot and the practicalities of digital storage. An ideal session for those new to the world of videography. 

Dates: 23rd April 2021

Time: 10am – 4pm

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