Masterclass with Norman Tamkivi!

With this year’s first networking event at Cinebooth just around the corner, let’s take a further peek at the lecturer of our first featured talk, Norman Tamkivi. I’ve already seen some of what’s coming this Wednesday 19th and more than a presentation, this one is definitely shaping up to be a masterclass! To start getting acquainted, here’s a small bio from the man himself:

Norman is an Estonian-born film director and writer based in London. He started making films at the early age of 10 and has more than 10 years of professional experience in the field. Norman trained in the prestigious London College of Communication BA (Hons) Film and Television course.

His shorts have been screened at over 140 international film festivals and won over 25 awards. In addition, he has made numerous commercials, music videos, branded content and television content. Norman has worked with global brands like Emirates Airline, Volvo, Ipsos, Pandora, Tui and Tumblr. He was also one of the directors of an Estonian feature film in 2011. He loves to create powerful drama, gripping emotions and stunning imagery.

Norman excels at directing, cinematography and editing and is also an experienced producer, colourist, photographer and Steadicam operator. In 2017 he and Alessandro Wingfield co-founded production company Skyland Films. Norman is an energetic and enthusiastic leader who pays a lot of attention to detail.

Over the years Norman´s production company Skyland Films has been developing a strong portfolio showcasing quality and strong persistence, here´s a look at their reel.

To say that filmmaking is an easy endeavor is an understatement, it takes a massive amount of planning, problem solving, and plain hardwork. And even then most of the time indie filmmakers are still on the learning curve, making the necessary steps to evolve, but we still get frustrated at the cold feeling of not bringing our vision to reality like we imagined it. What awaits at this masterclass is a look at Norman´s whole work process from an idea to distributing a finished project as he very kindly (and affectionately) shares his own journey of trial and error that has brought him to develop his style of filmmaking.

Here are the posters of his latest short films, (both of which I had the pleasure to watch projected at Cinebooth´s regular screening nights!)

Also the trailer for the drama short-film New Boy, check out the trailer for The Border at my previous article!

After the 20 minutes talk, Norman will do a Q&A, and after that the night will continue with an open mic show and tell where anybody can introduce themselves and get to know other passion brothers and sisters you had no idea were out there. The event will be hosted at Riley’s (80 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4TE) beggining at 6:30 until late in the night.

As always, if you have any topic you´d like an article written about, or any project you want raise awareness for, just drop me a line at marcialwmh@gmail.com. Looking forward to meeting you!

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