I am an associate lecturer at Bucks New University, and have taught filmmaking in many aspects at various higher educational establishments since 2008, including SAE (London and Oxford) and the London Academy of Media, Film and TV.
I have been been offering professional short courses in film and video production from my studios in Oxford or London for five years. They are designed for anyone looking for a better understanding of the art form as a whole, within specific areas of the business; creative, technical and otherwise. I really enjoy teaching and these courses are for professionals and beginners alike, but always with a focus on learning from a professional premise. If you are interested, please do get in touch.
“I was taught by Andi Reiss since early on in my time at SAE , Oxford, and I have developed a strong friendship and working relationship with him over this period. He is a dedicated and passionate individual who has a keen interest in educating those who want to go into the film industry. Andi is a producer/director at heart, but he is a confident and switched-on lecturer who inspires creativity in so many areas of filmmaking; from screenwriting to cinematography, directing actors, documentary making, producing, budgeting, production management, editing, colour grading, film festivals, sales and distribution. He also has considerable knowledge of the history of film and television. He was able to answer students questions thoroughly and in depth, and was always willing to go the extra mile and give students the on-set experience and opportunities many desire. I can honestly say my skills and technical knowledge at University have come on leaps and bounds, and I am grateful to have studied under Andi’s tuition.”
Keith Hoult, Former SAE Student, 2015
“You assume every lecturer to have the same views and restrictions, but Andi enabled me to get a 2:1 when I was convinced I couldn’t even pass. He was not just a lecturer, he was a friend. A no nonsense, quirky, professional friend. I wish I had known him academically for longer.”
Taylor Papworth, Former SAE Student, 2015
“I can speak for my entire year when I say that Andi Reiss was one of the only lecturers at SAE, Oxford that had hands on experience and lecturing skills. Over our two year BA degrees course, Andi made such an effort with students, always happy to teach, advise and assist.”
Dan Edwards, Former SAE Student, 2015
EIGHT WEEK FILM SCHOOL (one evening per week): £495
This course is designed for anyone who’s ever wanted to make their own films and television programmes. Students learn the basics of production including idea development, writing and camerawork before they get out there and do it for themselves. They then assume the seated position in the editing suite. The course includes:-
- Script writing
- Script editing
- Shot listing
- Directing on set
- Working with actors
- Camera operating
- Sound operating
- Premiere Pro editing
- Target market planning
- Sales analysis
- Managing a development budget
- Legal requirements
- How to set up a company
- Shares and what they mean
- Business planning
- Manage relationship with your bank
- Bridging loans
- UK Tax credit
- EIS structure
- Exhibitors screenings (cinemas)
- Industry screenings
- Sales Agents
- Marketing, PR and advertising
- Designing of Poster
- Events management
- Booking celebrities
- Film festivals
- Market places
- Film rights
This course is designed to provide a practical and powerfully effective approach to getting great performances for film, television and advertising. Students learn how to quickly diagnose what’s going wrong with performances, and how to swiftly and succinctly improve them.
ADVANCED DSLR CAMERA WORKSHOP
This course is designed to bring you up to speed on all aspects of shooting video with an HDSLR and train you to get that ‘film look’ production value. The footprint of the camera systems are enabling 35mm ‘film like’ quality on tiny budgets. Canon have a range of DSLR’s from the 550D, 60D, 7D, 5D Mark II and EOS 1D Mark IV all of which deliver outstanding image quality. Nikon and Panasonic and Sony are also offering a range of HDSLR’s with video capability.
DOCUMENTARY FILM PRODUCTION
This course is designed to provide a detailed and practical guide on how to produce broadcast factual programmes and independent productions. Starting with the early stages of how to develop an idea, it takes students through idea development, treatment presentation, budgeting, scheduling, cash flow, legal and compliance issues to the finished product and beyond to international film festivals, sales and distribution including video on demand web marketing.
This course is designed to develop the storytelling and writing skills of film, television and digital media production teams over a range of platforms and genres and to review trends in cross-platform scripted content. It is ideal for digital media content development teams, producers, directors and writers. As a guest lecturer Andi has taught film, video development and production for the past fives years at the London Academy of Media, Film and TV and SAE in London and Oxford. He has developed a number of classes and sessions which he has also taken to other film schools, private academies, universities and media organisations. He is currently writing a book about independent filmmaking, is continuing his lectures and is available for hire.