NFF 2019 was full of masterclasses, panel discussions, workshops by grand figures in the film, television and interactive industries and other events. Amongst these informative events where four inspiring masterclasses.
How do you convey an international TV hit to the big screen? The multiple Emmy nominee Michael Engler directed episodes of well-known and pioneering TV programmes. This year, his movie DOWNTON ABBEY was released, featuring the complete original cast of this award-winning series. But how do you make this format work in the cinema as well?
Andy Hill is former Vice-President of Music Production for The Walt Disney Studios. In this inspiring masterclass, illustrated by numerous famous examples, he explained the role of music in cinema. How do you make ‘movie magic’ with the power of the perfect soundtrack? And what happens behind the scenes when searching for and creating the right music for a scene?
This year, she clinched an Oscar nomination for Best Production Design with her work for Yorgos Lanthimos’ much-praised movie THE FAVOURITE. This 18th century period black comedy definitively put Australian production designer Fiona Crombie on the radar in the movie world. In this masterclass, she demonstrated her creative process and talked about selecting fabrics, cinematic ambiance and translating an idea into a set design.