BAFTA’s (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Guru Program is an online educational resource for filmmakers that features new and archived lectures and other materials culled from the organizations current presentations and extensive calalog of lectures series and masterclasses. BAFTA-winning and Oscar-nominated director David Fincher (Gone Girl, The Social Network, Seven, Fight Club) discuss his craft and career in this A Life in Pictures interview. You can watch the extended interview with Fincher at BAFTA Guru. BAFTA will continually add to these, incorporating the academy’s public events and presentations that will be streamed live to reach wider audeinces.
On the 30th of September 2011, in front of a sell-out theatre at the BFI in London, Charlie Kaufman delivered the final lecture in BAFTA’s 2011 Screenwriters’ Lecture Series. Director/Editor Eliot Rausch extracted five minutes from Kaufman’s speech, and cut over a video titled What I have to Offer.
It all starts here. Every line of dialogue and piece of action first appeared on the blank page of the screenwriter.
- James Schamus: Screenwriters Lecture
- Steven Knight: Screenwriters Lecture
- Emma Thompson: Screenwriters Lecture
- Tony Gilroy: Screenwriters Lecture
- Richard Curtis: Screenwriters Lecture
- Susannah Grant: Screenwriters Lecture
- David S. Goyer: Screenwriters Lecture
- Abi Morgan: Screenwriting Lecture
- Brian Helgeland: Screenwriting Lecture
- Peter Straughan: Screenwriting Lecture
- Scott Frank: Screenwriting Lecture
- Julian Fellowes: Screenwriting Lecture
- Mike Newell: Screenwriting Masterclass
- Frank Cottrell Boyce: Screenwriting Lecture
- Moira Buffini: Screenwriting Lecture
- William Nicholson: Screenwriting Lecture
- Paul Laverty: Screenwriting Lecture
- Guillermo Arriaga: Screenwriting Lecture
- John Logan: Screenwriting Lecture
- Peter Morgan: Screenwriter Lecture
- Christopher Hampton: Screenwriters Lecture
- Ronald Harwood: Screenwriters Lecture
- David Hare: Screenwriters Lecture
- Simon Beaufoy: Screenwriters Lecture
Bold orchestration of cast and crew will successfully bring an artistic vision off the page and onto the screen. Action!
- Paul Greengrass: David Lean Lecture
- Ron Howard: A Life in Pictures
- Pedro Almodovar: David Lean Lecture
- Oliver Stone: Annual David Lean Lecture
- Woody Allen: Annual David Lean Lecture
- Errol Morris: Annual David Lean Lecture
- Terry Gilliam: A Life in Pictures
- Mira Nair: A Life in Pictures
- Peter Weir: Annual David Lean Lecture
- Atom Egoyan: Annual David Lean Lecture
- Anthony Minghella: A Life in Pictures
- Martin Scorsese: A Life in Pictures
- Mike Leigh: A Life in Pictures
- Deepa Mehta: A Life in Pictures
- Jean-Pierre Jeunet: A Life in Pictures
- James Cameron: A Life in Pictures
- Quentin Tarantino: A Life in Pictures
- Alfonso Cuarón: A Life in Pictures
- David Lynch: Annual David Lean Lecture
- The Coen Brothers: A Life in Pictures
- Guillermo del Toro: A Life in Pictures
- Robert Altman: David Lean Lecture
- An interview with Sydney Pollack
The Film and Sound Editor behind Apocalypse Now and The Godfather reveals the relationship between editing and dance, the importance of rhythm—“like telling a good joke”—and how digital film has transformed his work.
From the BAFTA archive: Walter Murch offers a unique insight into his craft in this special Academy lecture. Recorded at BAFTA London in May 2003.
Pietro Scalia: Editing Masterclass. The JFK and Good Will Hunting editor uses clips from his films to demonstrate his approach to editing and explores the philosophy of his craft.
Light. Lens. Focus. Ensuring a scene is perfectly lit requires great technical skill and creative flair. Are you ready for your close up?