Patrick Tucker

Tutor, Director

Patrick began his creative career with an MA in Theatre Directing at Boston University, followed by the BBC Screen Directing training programmes. After launching Screen Acting programmes at the Royal Shakespeare Company, an extensive career over 40 years in Television Directing followed, including work on ‘Brookside’ ‘Casualty’, ‘Angels’, ‘As The Leaves Fall’, ‘Fair City’ and ‘Olympiada’. Patrick is a published author and his book ‘Secrets of Screen Acting’ is in its third edition. His relationship with Shakespeare and The Globe has continued throughout his career and theatre directing credits include ‘Cymbeline’ and ‘The Life and Death of King John’, both performed at Shakespeare’s Globe, London. As well as teaching on Central Film School’s short, BA and MA programmes, Patrick has also taught at ALRA, Screen Actors Guild (New York), Drama Studio London , New York Conservatory for Dramatic Art and Yale. He was the 2013 Eccles Scholar at the University of Southern Utah and has been a judge at the UK Film Festival
Patrick Tucker

Tutor, Director

Patrick began his creative career with an MA in Theatre Directing at Boston University, followed by the BBC Screen Directing training programmes. After launching Screen Acting programmes at the Royal Shakespeare Company, an extensive career over 40 years in Television Directing followed, including work on ‘Brookside’ ‘Casualty’, ‘Angels’, ‘As The Leaves Fall’, ‘Fair City’ and ‘Olympiada’. Patrick is a published author and his book ‘Secrets of Screen Acting’ is in its third edition. His relationship with Shakespeare and The Globe has continued throughout his career and theatre directing credits include ‘Cymbeline’ and ‘The Life and Death of King John’, both performed at Shakespeare’s Globe, London. As well as teaching on Central Film School’s short, BA and MA programmes, Patrick has also taught at ALRA, Screen Actors Guild (New York), Drama Studio London , New York Conservatory for Dramatic Art and Yale. He was the 2013 Eccles Scholar at the University of Southern Utah and has been a judge at the UK Film Festival
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He boasts a portfolio of creative work across the panoply of Film and Television industries: format development, sponsorship idents, promos, drama, documentary, television commercials and feature films. He has shot sequences for the 2012 Olympic Games opening and closing ceremonies and installations at Tate Modern and on cinema, broadcast and online platforms in the UK, Europe and internationally.  As a director, David has made over 60 commercials for brands including: 21st Century Fox, New Line Cinema, Disney, T Mobile, Virgin, KFC, TOMY and McDonalds. 

 

As an educator, David has taught at many leading film schools and centres for the performing arts. His pedagogical practice includes, but is not limited to, the history of cinema, media cultures, production,cinematography, mise-en-scène and directing. David’s recent collaboration with Amnesty International, a six-part omnibus of investigative films in the ‘Protecting the Human’ series, was distributed at human rights

festivals around the world and was screened at the U.S. Congress. This broke the story internationally and prompted a presidential address by George W. Bush on waterboarding and human rights abuses by governmental agencies.

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David oversees the Academic Programme at the Central Film School.  David brings together a broad spectrum of skills and expertise to his professional practice as an educator,

director of photography and director. ……


He boasts a portfolio of creative work across the panoply of Film and Television industries: format development, sponsorship idents, promos, drama, documentary, television commercials and feature films. He has shot sequences for the 2012 Olympic Games opening and closing ceremonies and installations at Tate Modern and on cinema, broadcast and online platforms in the UK, Europe and internationally.  As a director, David has made over 60 commercials for brands including: 21st Century Fox, New Line Cinema, Disney, T Mobile, Virgin, KFC, TOMY and McDonalds.

As an educator, David has taught at many leading film schools and centres for the performing arts. His pedagogical practice includes, but is not limited to, the history of cinema, media cultures, production,cinematography, mise-en-scène and directing. David’s recent collaboration with Amnesty International, a six-part omnibus of investigative films in the ‘Protecting the Human’ series, was distributed at human rights

festivals around the world and was screened at the U.S. Congress. This broke the story internationally and prompted a presidential address by George W. Bush on waterboarding and human rights abuses by governmental agencies.

Course Outline

TERM 1 & 2

LEVEL4

At Level 4, Screenwriting students work in joint modules alongside Practical Filmmaking students. This level introduces Screenwriters to the key technical and theoretical practices they need to understand as they progress through the course.

Visual Storytelling teaches the language of film and the importance of mise-en-scene, and students visit the National Gallery and make a short film based on a painting. 

Introduction To Writing Drama introduces students to the key elements of drama such as conflict, character and theme. 

Screen Studies explores the theories that underpin the history movements and traditions that informs cinema and the moving images. This level introduces screenwriter to the key technical theoretical practices.

TERM 3 & 4

LEVEL5

At Level 5, Screenwriters learn about the variety of platforms, genres and formats that provide potential employment routes outside of traditional ways of writing for the screen.


Writing Coverage 1 introduces the principles of script analysis and script report writing.


Writing For Interactive Storytelling and Writing Episodic Fiction teach students how to broaden their writing skills across multiple platforms and formats.


Writing, Pitching and Developing Short Films Screenwriters also have the opportunity to develop a script for the Practical Filmmakers final graduation projects, and learn the pitching process.

TERM 5 & 6

LEVEL6

Major Feature Film Part 1 and Part 2. This is the final stage of the course, where students are given the opportunity to develop and write a feature film script to second draft.

Writing Coverage 2, students get further in-depth teaching in script analysis. 

In Adaptation for the Screen, students learn the principles and process of adapting media into screenplay

Film Marketing and Festivals teaches students about the construction of professional marketing packages.

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Check Entry Criteria before Applying

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Apply

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Submit your Creative Portfolio

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Attend Interview at School or via Skype*

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Attend Interview at School or via Skype*

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Meet conditions of the offer

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Accept the Terms and Conditions

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Pay the Registration Fee

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International Students will be advised on the Visa process

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Agree Payment Plan

chevening
bafta
Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund
Swedish Loan and Grant programme
wallace trusts
Funds For Women Graduates
fergusontrust
gilchristgrants
hkf
LEATHERSELLERS
Ministerio de Trabajo y Asuntos Sociales
ukcisa