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DIY Filmmaking Course with Stephen Lloyd

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Stephen lloyd, poplar union, film making workshop, film making on a budget, films, film buff, poplar, tower hamlets

A 3-week DIY filmmaking course with award-winning local director, Stephen Lloyd, exploring how to develop and create your own movies on a low/no budget.

Course breakdown

Session 1 – Stephen will share examples of his self-produced and directed projects, discuss and share his experiences of creating low budget indie films and will guide you through creating a storyboard for your own short film or music video project.

Session 2 – You will spend the session filming your project locally using a professional camera and sound equipment.

Session 3 – You will edit your project and have the opportunity to watch your completed film on the big screen at Poplar Union.

Places are limited to 10 people per session. Lunch not included but we have an on site cafe, e5 Poplar Bakehouse.

About Stephen Lloyd

Stephen is an award-winning film and theatre director born in Tower Hamlets, East London. He is the Artistic Director of Amplified Theatre, a production company that focuses on music driven films and gig-theatre productions. He is currently the Acting Tutor and Project Director at the Royal Academy of Music on their Junior Academy Musical Theatre course and has taught at some of the UK’s leading drama schools and universities including Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and the University of Portsmouth.

His indie-musical film, Street Magic, won the award for Best Romantic Short at the Indie X Fest in LA and has directed at a variety of venues including Theatre Royal Plymouth, New Theatre Royal, Jermyn Street Theatre, The Bunker, King’s Head Theatre and at the Tristan Bates. He coaches professional actors all over the world whose credits include The Umbrella Academy (Netflix), Eastenders (BBC), Emmerdale (ITV), Rock of Ages (UK Tour), Hair (The Vaults), Emilia (The Globe), Othello (RSC), Sex Education (Netflix) and Mamma Mia (West End).

He worked as a professional actor for over 10 years touring the UK in numerous theatre productions at venues that include the Hackney Empire and Theatre Royal Stratford East, originating the lead role in the cult musical Reasons to be Cheerful featuring the music of Ian Dury and the Blockheads. He played Boycie in Rock and Chips – the prequel Only Fools and Horses for the BBC and has appeared in episodes of Holby City and Silent Witness. He starred in the award-winning musical Come Dancing composed by and featuring Ray Davies of The Kinks. He has also worked internationally in the USA, Brazil, Mexico, Germany and the Theatre National de Nice, France.