Make a super-hero movie at Saffron Screen

22 July 2013

Tutor and film maker Ryd Cook will be leading two film making workshops for children and teenagers at Saffron Screen in August, presented by Saffron Screen in association with the Cambridge Film Consortium.

The first workshop (7 August) entitled Make a Super-Hero movie and learn in camera effects aims to teach children and young teenagers to use DSLR cameras, tripods and microphones to shoot a short super-hero movie and learn in camera effects along the way. The second workshop (8 August), Basic Cinematography, is aimed at an older age group and will give participants the opportunity and technical know-how to make a one minute film.

Saffron Screen’s Business Manager, Rebecca del Tufo said “We are so pleased to have Ryd Cook running the workshops, it’s a fantastic opportunity for children to learn from a professional and we will be delighted to show the films on our big screen in the Autumn”.

Film-maker and tutor Ryd Cook works closely with the Cambridge Film Consortium, a partnership between Anglia Ruskin University, the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse/City Screen Ltd, Cambridge Film Trust which organises the Cambridge Film Festival, Parkside Federation and Long Road Sixth Form College. His workshops encourage team work, the development of social skills, and are a lot of fun! His teaching aims to inspire people to go on and make their own work and films made at his workshops & courses have screened at film festivals, and won awards.

The workshops are part of Saffron Screen’s summer programme to keep children entertained in the school holidays. Saffron Walden’s convenient and reasonably priced cinema will be showing all the hits of the summer, including Despicable Me 2, Monsters University, Man of Steel, Disney’s Chimpanzee and, at Cinema For Tinies this week, the classic cartoon Ratatouille.

Tickets for the workshops and films are available from the cinema box office, the Tourist Information Centre, or online at