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Richard Jobson On Course For Low Budget Filmmakers

By edg - Posted on 22 January 2008

Screen Academy Scotland
, a Skillset Screen Academy, and a collaboration between Napier University and Edinburgh College of Art (eca) is to host a DIY digital film-making course for budding low budget feature film producers and directors in Scotland.

Made possible through the Skillset Scotland Training Fund (SSTF), which is supported by the National Lottery through Scottish Screen, the four-and-a-half day course is designed for producers and directors who want to make their first low-budget digital feature film. The idea behind the course is to help them make films with high production values on a low budget.

The course runs from 30 January – 3 February and will include a guest presentation by Richard Jobson who made the semi-autobiographical, Edinburgh-set, gang film Sixteen Years of Alcohol.

Robin MacPherson, Director of Screen Academy Scotland, said the course is aimed at existing filmmakers who have at least one year’s experience producing or directing short films or television and that they will have a low-budget feature in development.

"This is a first for the Screen Academy and we are hoping that the course will help participants make the leap from the world of short films and TV to feature film production."

The course fee is £500, although up to 80% of that may be available to participants from the Skillset Scotland Training Fund (SSTF).

Further information at

Screen Academy Scotland