Equally important is the craft of title design, which can be the most experimental part of any visual media, setting the mood for the piece to follow. Nic Benns and Miki Kato are two of the most successful film title sequencers in today’s industry. Both were BAFTA nominated for their work on the TV series Misfits and their distinctive work can also be seen on the film An Education (2009). Their company, Momoco, is a design and live action studio whose most recent credit is the fascinating short sci-fi film, Copelia. On Wednesday 16 February, Nic and Miki will tell us how they started out and what makes their titles so eye-catching and unique.
It is perhaps hair and make-up design which makes the story-telling of film and television so believable: Jacqueline Fowler is one of the most in-demand designers in this field. BAFTA nominated in 2010 for her work on Red Riding 1974, Jacqueline has experience across all genres, from period drama to horror, character to contemporary. On 23 February, Jacqueline will share her experiences of starting out as a hairdresser, breaking into the film industry, her work with big stars such as John Malkovich and her latest work on the set of Ironclad (2011), a medieval action and adventure film.
Further masterclasses in March will feature David Hego (Art Direction), Gareth Edwards (Visual Effects) and Charles Cecil (Writing for Games).
BAFTA @ ICA Masterclasses
2 February, 6pm: BAFTA @ ICA Masterclass: Editing with Nicholas Chaudeurge
9 February, 6pm: BAFTA @ ICA Masterclass: Film & TV Composition with Martin Phipps
23 February, 6pm: BAFTA @ ICA Masterclass: Make Up & Hair Design with Jacqueline Fowler
9 March, 6pm: BAFTA @ ICA Masterclass: Art Direction with David Hego
16 March, 6pm: BAFTA @ ICA Masterclass: Visual Effects with Gareth Edwards
19 March, 1.30pm: BAFTA @ ICA Behind the Mask*: Production Designer Michael Howells on Black Narcissus
23 March, 6pm: BAFTA @ ICA Masterclass: Writing for Games with Charles Cecil
26 March, 12.30pm: BAFTA @ ICA Behind the Mask: Cinematographer Robbie Ryan on Buffalo ’66
£12, £11 concessions, £10 BAFTA/ICA Members.
Book online at http://www.ica.org.uk/