75 FILMAKERS : 1 BEACH : FUEL YOUR CREATIVITY
"If something rises, it moves upwards"
RISE film retreat is the UK's first wedding film festival, solely aimed at wedding videographers. Set in a beautiful private cove in Cornwall on it's own private beach, it will be a creative safe space to learn from the best, be inspired and build relationships with fellow industry folk in a relaxing coastal environment.
Our aim is to create a friendly, supportive community for
like-minded wedding filmmakers from all walks of life, who understand the power and beauty in a collaborative spirit. Including talks from a wide range of International speakers with varying styles, combined with practical workshops, we believe there is no ‘right’ way to make a wedding film, but by immersing yourself amongst fellow industry bests, you can focus on continuing to develop on your own style and storytelling approach.
We work too hard to still be considered as a luxury, rather than a necessity in the wedding budget, so let's change that and be proud that we are constantly raising the standard for wedding cinematography worldwide. Whether you are just starting out, or a seasoned pro, RISE is the perfect kick start you’ll need to give you that creative boost just as you enter wedding season.
"CREATIVITY IS INVENTING, EXPERIMENTING, GROWING, TAKING RISKS, BREAKING RULES, MAKING MISTAKES AND HAVING FUN"
- MARY LOU COOK
Leanne is a UK based event filmmaker and founder of RISE, with over 6 years experience in filming destination weddings worldwide. Along with Frances, she runs a hugely successful group ' UK Female wedding filmmakers' providing support and networking opportunities to over 150 members. They've seen it all from small intimate weddings to huge Asian and Arab affairs.
Leanne will discuss tips & tricks for shooting and edit, essential kit for travelling, the power of branding, finding balance and how to plan for non-traditional weddings. Along with leading our morning Yoga sessions, Devonshire filmmaker Frances will be running key practical workshops; including real-life wedding situation set ups, a live shoot with a real couple and providing hands on training with kit.
With over 6 years of wedding film experience, Daniel brings his own style and creativity to the industry. Originally from a TV and broadcast background and with a degree in Film & Music technology, sound plays an integral part of Daniel’s work. He will be focusing on incorporating and creating sound design, capturing natural and ambient audio, and how he processes this into his films along with sharing secrets on how to achieve high end results without breaking the bank.
SONY Pro Support
Pro Business Marketing Manager for Sony, James will be joining us at Rise to lead talks and provide hands-on opportunities to test out a range of Sony professional cameras. Bringing with him the latest kit and knowledge, James is invested in offering support and advice to filmmakers of all levels and abilities.
BEN BRUTON COX
Rich and Ben have quickly become industry favourites with their successful podcast 'Our week in video' They will be sharing their thoughts and processes regarding wedding videography and corporate filmmaking, and how best to merge the two to run a successful businesses. With almost a decade of experience in filming and editing weddings, Ben is going to share his knowledge and show you how to polish up your video editing skills. He will discuss how a decent edit can make or break your footage. You will learn movie editing techniques, why use a type of edit when - and most importantly how these relate to wedding films. Using tools such as film convert, Rich will show you how he gives his films that illusive film look we all try to achieve.
Louise is a well respected, award-winning wedding planner with over 20 years experience in the industry. At Rise she will be talking us through what she looks for when looking for a wedding videographer, how to stand out and why she feels having a wedding film is so important.
MORE SPEAKERS AND CONTRIBUTORS TO BE CONFIRMED... STAY TUNED!
5th + 6th March '19
What your ticket includes:
MEAL & DRINKS
Welcome meal & drinks from 5pm on Mon 4th March
2 x Full days of scheduled talks by our 8 key speakers, practical workshops, live shoot and activities
Evening screening: Pre - recorded Q+A with Sharrone from Fiore Films
Delicious hot catered food for Tues - Wed lunch and dinner.
Dedicated RISE social media group to stay connected, share work referrals, and rant and rave
A range of social activities
100 New friends
End of retreat themed party on the beach hosted by the amazing 'The Tricks' band
>> EARLY BIRD £795 <<
2 x 50% payment plan available on full price tickets, please contact for more details.