Glasgow filmmaker, Chris Bogle benefited from studying University of the West of Scotland’s popular MA Filmmaking programme, recently being selected to participate in Scottish Film Talent Network’s 2019/20 Scottish Shorts programme.
Chris, who graduated last year, has also been selected for this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival Talent Lab.
The University’s MA Filmmaking is designed to support those who wish to work professionally in the film industry either in fiction, documentary or experimental filmmaking, including immersive virtual reality productions.
Commenting on his time at UWS Chris said: “I’ve worked in film and video production for almost 20 years but in 2017 I still hadn’t managed to break into narrative fiction as a writer/director. I had always wanted to study film at postgraduate level as a route in and the UWS course came at the perfect time for me. The aim was to reboot my career and really give my directing some momentum. I wanted to come out with a new platform to stand on when talking to funders and producers, and to make a step change in my ability as a filmmaker through a year of immersion.
“After working as a self-funded artist for five years, being given parameters and goals enabled me to focus on specific areas of my craft and improve them. I loved the academic work and still miss it.
I had always wanted to study film at postgraduate level as a route in and the UWS course came at the perfect time for me.Chris Bogle
“The course was incredibly challenging, but it cracked film open for me in a way that had never happened before, and it’s informing everything I do now. The biggest surprise about the course was just how much you bring to postgraduate study yourself. It really is about self-discovery at that level which was brilliant.”
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