Category: Blog @fr

We had a fantastic workshop in France at the start of March. It was the first chance for everyone to meet this year’s feature film teams, some new researchers, and all sorts of other specialists and industry representatives. You can find out more about the projects selected this year under Projects. If you’d like a […]

Six tips on using visual effects in a low budget feature – a light hearted look at some of our research so far, as originally featured on Bang 2 Write – Writing Craft Tips for Screenwriters and Novelists.

Pippa Best shares some of last week’s discussions of Stereo 3D at a low budget: What if Stereo 3D drama wasn’t all about spectacular fly-throughs, sudden shocks and vast expensive landscapes? What if it calmly took us closer to the characters and emotion at the story’s heart?

We’re just back from an inspiring week in Brittany with the partners and consultants – including François Garnier, Claude Bailblé, Jean-Baptiste Lère, Jérémie Apperry, Joséphine Derobe, Rémi Brun, Christophe Lemoine, Marc Heymann and Mathieu Cassegrain To give you a taste of what we discussed, here are some of the tweets and photos from the workshop. […]

The French and UK partners are returning from Summer holidays refreshed and excited about our upcoming call for applications. We can’t wait to hear about your projects and find some fantastic teams to work with on the Cross Channel Film Lab in 2013.

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When we started to research the potential of VFX in low budget features in 2010, Pippa shared the following blog post on developments that year and how the Cross Channel Film Lab might be able to meet a growing need.

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Pippa shared this post on how we used the ‘pitch’ in the first phase of the Cross Channel Film Lab. Our script development workshops with UK and French writers and directors honed the process of using a short project ‘pitch’ as a useful development tool.
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The 2010 Cross Channel screenwriting lab threw up some interesting ideas about visual representations of our ideas – at what stage of development should you be able to imagine the poster for your film? We’re interested in exploring this idea further in films that want to use VFX and Stereo 3D in a visually distinctive way.

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