Mannin Short Workshops 2016

MannIN shorts 2016 courses are off to a great start, interest from a wide ranging group of people from across the island has ensured that all workshops and meetings so far have been very well attended and the feedback so far has been very positive.

 Cinematography Workshop with John Craine

Cinematography part 1b

“I loved it. Everyone on the course comes from different varying degrees of background and experience so it’s great to all learn and try things out together, to test our own abilities and share ideas. John is fantastic too, he’s extremely patient with explaining things and you can tell he’s passionate about what he does.” Kelly

“The cinematography workshop really opened my eyes to what goes into making a film. I’ll never look at a film in the same way again. That is to say that the illusion isn’t broken, but that the awe has grown. The level of detail that goes into making each shot look incredible blew my mind. John was very knowledgable and extremely patient with a novice such as myself. Thanks again for all sharing the essential knowledge, skills, tip and tricks of cinematography.” Mark

Producers Meeting with Nicky Earnshaw

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“A very informative meeting, I was pleasantly surprised by the skills required of a Producer as many of them I use in my day job! Definitely looking forward to giving it a go!” Jo

Sound Workshop with Rob Wingfield


“When sound for film is done correctly it goes unnoticed to the conscious part of our mind. It feels natural. But sound produced improperly can be devastating to a production. It lifts the listener out of the story and makes immersion near impossible. The best way to ensure transparent sound for your film is to capture the performances well on set. This is not always easy.” Rob Wingfield (Workshop Host)

“The Sound Workshop was one of the best courses I’ve ever been on. Rob was extremely knowledgable and was very accommodating to all levels of knowledge in the room, as well as just being a really friendly and nice guy. I’ve learned so much, and can’t thank him and everyone involved enough for sharing everything they know.” Mark

“Thanks again for letting me take part in Saturday’s workshop! It was just what I’d been hoping – Rob did a fantastic job of explaining the ins and outs of the Sound Recordist’s job, giving lots of helpful insights and tips, and it was great to have the chance to put it all into practice – although I’m not sure I’ll think of Oreos in the same way again!” Tim

Acting & Directing Workshop with Lesley Mannin & Gordon Peason

Lesley Lisa Gordon


“Thank you for organising another immensely enjoyable Mannin Shorts acting and directing workshop. It was fantastic to be able to experiment with roles that I would not normally be considered for. Lesley and Gordon were extremely generous with their knowledge and I learned a lot.” Louisa


“Many thanks to everyone concerned in organising the Acting/Directing Workshop, it was so good to meet Lesley and Gordon. As well as being hugely instructive it was great fun, everyone who attended the workshop worked so well together and for me personally as the “oldie” of the Group it was a joy to learn from our Tutors [ what a great team ] and to be accepted and involved.” Pam


A big thanks to all the hosts and attendees we’ve met so far and we are looking forward to our Screenwriting workshop this weekend (still places available) and Editing Workshop scheduled soon.


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About MannIN Shorts

"MannIN Shorts" is a brand new Isle of Man film initiative set to provide a platform for hopeful filmmakers.  Young or old, local or international it provides a launch pad to develop skills, ideas and actually make films, right here on the Isle of Man.
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