THE BEATING HEART
A TWO DAY MASTERCLASS IN EVENT FILM MAKING

9th + 10th April 2018

I’ve been shooting weddings for just under a decade. I’ve always gone against the grain. I’ve followed my instinct and not the crowd.

I now shoot the weddings that I want, for the money I want in the countries I want. More importantly in the style I want and on my terms.

I want to share my entire approach. Nothing held back. Every ‘Golden Nugget’ that will either 1) Save you time 2) Improve your shooting or 3) Make you more money.

Yes, this is a business venture but I think the video industry needs a shake up and I want to challenge us all to be at the forefront of this movement. We’re still usually the last choice on the list of things a bride needs. We’re still seen as 80’s inspired, huge camera wielding, polo shirt wearing, VHS delivering, additional extra that no one is sure if they really want.

My concept is about a different way of working. It’s about stripping back not only how we shoot but also how we think and approach our businesses.

It’s worked incredibly for us. Now it’s your turn.

More than just a workshop

JOIN THE REVOLUTION

The Beating Heart isn’t just about transforming how you work. It’s about joining an awesome group of film makers from across the entire world. Located in the historic city of Lancaster we’ve hired one of the areas most iconic and beautiful buildings for both days. On the first evening we’ll head to a local restaurant, enjoying great company, food and wine. When the workshop ends on day two we’ve hired the town’s coolest venue for our legendary after party. We’ve got some awesome live music planned, more great food and the chance to meet some previous ‘beating hearts’ with our annual reunion gathering.

So...
WHAT'S THE PLAN?

DAY ONE

A New Concept

Equipment Choices

How to Film Better

Positioning

Lens Choice

Composition

Using Light Properly

Movement & Pace

Recording & Using Sound

Shooting Details

DAY TWO

Post Wedding Workflows

Editing a long film (in one day)

Music Choices

Short Films & Story Telling

How to Deliver

How to get the weddings you want and earn more money

Hit the top of google with ease

Colour grading your films

Social Media

Film Awards

TAKE YOUR SEAT

START YOUR JOURNEY

Since we started the Beating heart in 2013 we’ve gathered together over 200 wedding film makers together. Friendships are born and collaborations grow.

Following each Workshop we invite our new intake of ‘Beating Hearts’ to join our social media groups where we share work opportunities, advice and general everyday chat.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FAQ’S

How much does it cost?

£500 *recommend a friend and both receive a 10% discount

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Location?

The Storey Institute // Lancaster City Centre

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What time does everything start and finish?

Day One: 12pm till 7pm (followed by group meal)

Day Two :10:30am till 5pm (followed by party)

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Do I need to bring anything?

Just yourself. Many attendees bring cameras so they can look at settings etc but it’s not essential. We’ll provide paper and pens.

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I’m new to the industry. Does this matter?

Not at all. Every year we host attendees who have only just started their careers alongside seasoned pros. The workshop is designed for everyone.

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Where is the nearest rail station / airport?

Lancaster Railway Station is less than a minutes walk from the storey. The nearest Airport is Manchester which operates a direct line to Lancaster.

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What happens on the Monday Evening?

Following the workshop on the first evening we’ll all eat, drink and socialise together at a local restaurant.

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What happens on the Tuesday evening?

Party, Party, Party!

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What about accommodation?

Accommodation is not included in the cost however we can point you in the direction of the best places to stay within Lancaster City Centre.

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How much deposit is required to secure a place?

£250 payable by bank transfer.

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When is the balance due?

The balance is payable one month before the event.

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INTERESTED?

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