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Film Noir Photography Workshop

August 20th 2017



I Killed Him!   Gangsters   Escape

Followed   Lovers' Meeting   Roll Credits

This two-part workshop will explore the world of Film Noir photography. Based on the style and lighting of classic Hollywood thrillers of the 1940s and 1950s, this genre lends itself to storytelling and drama. We will have several experienced models to give you the best possible opportunity to go home with some truly amazing images, including Rachelle Summers and Keira Lavelle!.  Our aim with this workshop is to immerse you in the world of late 1940s to early 1950s Film Noir cinema and we encourage participants to bring any suitable props they think might add to the story. We work to a movie script outline, based on themes from the early days of Film Noir and our aim is to give you the feeling of shooting the promotional stills for a 1940s-1950s Film Noir movie.

The workshop will involve both studio work, looking at lighting, props, sets, composition etc and location work. The studio section will take place between 12 Noon and 4pm at Red Dawn Studio, 73a Leadside Road, Aberdeen, AB25 1RX

The second part will involve location work around Aberdeen. Due to the time of year and the need for darkness or near darkness for much of this work, Part Two will take place between 8pm and Midnight.

You can choose to book either session at £120 or both sessions at £200. The date for this workshop is Sunday 20th August 2017. To book your place on this workshop please choose from the option menu below.

Numbers are limited to eight and places are sold on a strictly first-come-first-served basis.

You can see the blog from our "Helen The Dancer" Film Noir Workshop here and "The LadyKillers" Film Noir Workshop here

Recommended equipment for this workshop is:

    Standard Lens (28-80mm or thereabouts)

Optional Items:

    Wide Angle Lens

    Mid-range lens

    Short-Medium Telephoto Lens

    Graduated Neutral Density Filters

    Remote Release


    Any props or other items you wish to bring to add to the story


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