Technical Drawing for Film & Television

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Technical Drawing for Film & Television

Date: (awaiting dates)

Duration: 3 weeks (Monday to Friday)
Times: 10am - approx. 7pm
Max. 9 participants
Fee: £2,250  10% Early Bird discount available for limited period.

This intensive 3-week programme with David McHenry (GAME OF THRONES, BLACK SAILS, ATLANTIS) covers all aspects of traditional hand drafting for film and television.

There will be a maximum of nine participants, and the primary aim of the course will be to develop each student’s abilities and build confidence in precisely those areas where they are needed. An organic process of learning without a rigid timetable will allow each participant to work entirely at his or her own pace. Under the tutor's guidance, each participant will receive the one-to-one assistance they need to make the most of their time with us. 

Course Outline

The starting point for each participant will be a designer’s rough sketch, from which a set of working drawings will be created. Essential drafting techniques and basic geometry will be practiced as required, with specific areas to be addressed as follows:

  • Plans, sections, elevations and larger scale details.
  • The construction of arches in various forms, staircases (and spirals), windows and doors.
  • The use of lenses and screen aspect ratios.
  • Methods of creating lens projections.

Extensive reference documents will be provided throughout the course, as will all equipment and materials.

Tutor profile: David McHenry, Production Designer / Art Director

David McHenry is a Production Designer, Art Director and Storyboard Artist with over thirty years’ experience in the film & TV industry. He most recently worked on season 4 of GAME OF THRONES, season 2 of ATLANTIS (BBC1) and the forthcoming US TV series BLACK SAILS (all 2014). His feature credits include RUSH (2013), PRIVATE PEACEFUL (2012), DREDD (2012), JACKBOOTS ON WHITEHALL (2010), BECOMING JANE (2007), LOVE AND DEATH ON LONG ISLAND (1997), SHINE (1996) and SAMMY AND ROSIE GET LAID (1987). Extensive TV credits include INSPECTOR MORSE.

David offers workshops at LFS, and he is also a visiting lecturer on the MA Filmmaking programme.