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Legendary Cinematographer gives a student masterclass

Brighton Film School this week welcomed legendary Cinematographer Brian Tufano to the school. Tufano gave a filmmaking master-class to students on the Filmmaking HNC and Cinematography and Directing Diploma. The master-class session is part of the Brighton Film School programme that regularly invites industry speakers to work with the students.

Tufano, whose credits include Quadrophenia, Shallow Grave, Trainspotting, Billy Elliot and Kidulthood, spent an afternoon at the specialist film facility talking about his time in the industry, the role of cinematography in feature filmmaking and also provided tips to the students as they begin work on their own short features.

Current Filmmaking HNC student Charlie Bentley commented:

Tufano's huge range of experience makes his lectures instantly engaging and it's clear that there is so much more to his work than first meets the eye, Tufano is an amazing Director of Photography. This exceptional speaker has been so helpful to us all and I'm sure his words and images will stay in our minds when making our own films.

Richard Campbell, Manager of Brighton Film School said:

We were delighted to welcome a filmmaker of Brian’s calibre to the school and you could see by how engaged our students were what a good experience it was for them that he could visit. Our guest lecturer programme really is a key feature of coming here to study and is one of the things that marks us out as one of the best filmmaking schools in the country. It is a great opportunity for our students to gain industry insight whilst also building a contact with an influential filmmaker for their future careers.

Brighton Film School is located in the heart of Brighton and provides a high level of practical film and digital training in order to supply the next generation of talented filmmakers to the British film industry. Their flagship courses include the Filmmaking HNC (equivalent to 1st year of a degree), with start dates in September and a fast-track in January, and the specialised and renowned Cinematography and Directing Diploma. There are also shorter evening classes in filmmaking, screenwriting and acting.

The Brighton Film School is accepting applications for their courses starting in January and September 2013 now and those interested in a career in film should apply soon to avoid disappointment. Applications can be made through the schools website www.brightonfilmschool.co.uk