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Meet Ruby Ballantyne, Sparks Film School Alumnus & Emerging D.o.P.

Ruby Ballantyne - Sparks Film School Alumnus - working on a recent film production.

This month, we caught up with Ruby Ballantyne, a Sparks Film School alumnus and a young filmmaker currently making waves in London’s film industry. Ruby (she/they) is now working a Cinematographer and Director of Photography working within the film industry and had lots of impressive advice to share with aspiring young filmmakers looking to develop … Read more

Meet Alfie, Emerging Young Filmmaker and Winner of Crew Member of the Year 2022

Meet Young Filmmaker Alfie, Sparks Film School Student

Young filmmaker Alfie (age 15) has attended Sparks Film School in Balham for the last 5 years. Alfie is a member of Studio 5, part of Sparks’ programme of filmmaking classes, and has also attended several filmmaking holiday courses. In September, Alfie won an award as Crew Member of the Year 2022, in recognition of … Read more

Sparks Film School Hove: Winners of Best Film, Children’s International Film Festival of Wales 2022

Congratulations to the young filmmakers from Studio 3 at Sparks Film School Hove on their epic film festival win! The makers of A Spy Through Time, a production make by young filmmakers at our Hove branch, have just been awarded the incredible title of Best Film at the Children’s International Film Festival of Wales. The … Read more

Screen Legends: 7 Legendary Filmmakers You Need to Know

Screen Legends: 7 Legendary Filmmakers We're Exploring in Sparks Film Classes

In this Autumn’s filmmaking classes, we’re exploring legendary filmmakers to seek out inspiration, techniques, influence and know-how for our student’s latest film productions. What makes a legendary filmmaker? We’ve put together a list of seven legendary filmmakers we think every young filmmaker should know. This isn’t another list of auteurs, though we’ve included one or … Read more

Summer Camps 2022: Discover How we Theme our Filmmaking Summer Camps to Champion Creativity

Sparks Film School - Discover How We Theme Our Filmmaking Summer Camps

Summer Shoots: Filmmaking Summer Camps As we approach the summer holidays, planning for our filmmaking summer camps is in full swing. The Summer Shoots are 5-day filmmaking summer camps for young filmmakers, which run each year from Sparks film schools around the UK. In each Summer Shoots summer camp, small crews of young filmmakers provide … Read more

How to Write Dialogue in a Screenplay? 5 Foolproof Strategies for Writing Better Dialogue

Write Dialogue in a Screenplay

Writing dialogue convincingly in a screenplay can feel like a challenge, but if you can master writing dialogue, it can help take your script from mediocre to masterpiece. So, if you’re wondering how to write dialogue effectively in your screenplays, read on for our 5 foolproof strategies for writing dialogue for screen… 1. Write Dialogue … Read more

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