English for Audiovisual Industry Professionals

Develop your English listening and speaking skills needed to work on international productions and gain a competitive edge in the industry. Sign up and start the journey to success.

Elizabeth Ruiz
Lilih Curi
Vinicius Joaquim
Tyna Cardoso
Rubian Melo
English for Audiovisual Industry Professional
Access to Experts
Access to Experts

Learn from professionals in the audiovisual industry through exclusive master classes.

Relevant Content
Relevant Content

Designed by educators, validated by film industry professionals, and consistent with film industry best practices.

Collaborative Learning
Collaborative Learning

A friendly learning environment enriched by the exchange of experiences with industry professionals.

Career Advancement
Career Advancement

Open doors to international opportunities and expand your career with English specifically targeted to the audiovisual industry.

Is your English Limiting your Career in the Industry?

Is your English Limiting your Career in the Industry?

Audiovisual professionals with poor English skills are at a disadvantage when it comes to working with international crews.

A lack of familiarity with specific terminology can hinder directors who need to communicate with a multinational crew, screenwriters who struggle to present ideas to international producers at film festivals and markets, and crew members who need to communicate quickly on set.

And all are limited in their ability to be at the forefront of knowledge because most of the materials, courses and videos available are in English.

The new GATC/LATC English for Audiovisual Industry Professionals provides the solution! This is the ideal course, to equip you with the necessary English skills for the challenges of the international market.

English for Audiovisual Industry Professionals

The English Course for Audiovisual Professionals is the key to unlocking your potential in the global industry. Designed specifically for audiovisual professionals, this course not only improves your English skills, but also familiarizes you with industry jargon, themes and concepts.

English Course for Audiovisual Professionals
English classes for audiovisual professionals
Exclusive modular educational materials for audiovisual professionals

Features

  • Modules for basic, intermediate and advanced levels
  • 60 class hours per module over 5 months
  • Experienced teachers
  • Lessons in small groups, from 6 to 10 people
  • Weekly live and interactive online classes
  • Recorded lectures for later review
  • Unique and validated methodology
  • Exclusive modular educational materials
  • Classes focused on industry-specific jargon, topics, and concepts
  • Access to lectures and masterclasses with industry experts

Content

Basic 1

No módulo Básico 1, você terá a oportunidade de apresentar preferências, decisões técnicas e rotinas simples de produção, aprendendo vocabulário específico sobre formatação de roteiros e de orçamentos, seleção de locações e de equipes de filmagem. Você também terá acesso a materiais sobre o departamento de arte, movimentos de câmera e efeitos visuais.

Serão 60 horas de prática, com 36 aulas online ao vivo de 90 minutos cada, 4 horas para a realização de avaliações e, no mínimo, 2 horas de familiarização com o jargão da indústria, assistindo a master classes exclusivas com especialistas, de acordo com seu interesse.

Unit 1 – Me, you & the movies
Your role in this industry
Unit 2 – Pre-production drama
Crew hiring, casting and location scouting
Unit 3 – It all starts with a screenplay!
Basic script elements
Unit 4 – First day on set
Set characteristics and routines
Unit 5 – The amazing art department
Costumes and props lingo

Basic 2

No módulo Básico 2, você terá a oportunidade de praticar a resolução de problemas comuns no cotidiano de produção, aprendendo dar respostas simples para situações adversas e a se comunicar segundo os padrões de etiqueta do set, além de revisar vocabulário específico sobre gerenciamento de equipe, contratos de trabalho, saúde e segurança. Você também terá acesso a materiais sobre a criação de currículos, portfólios, showreels e estratégias de networking.

Serão 60 horas de prática, com 36 aulas online ao vivo de 90 minutos cada, 4 horas para a realização de avaliações e, no mínimo, 2 horas de familiarização com o jargão da indústria, assistindo a master classes exclusivas com especialistas, de acordo com seu interesse.

Unit 6 – Run, P.A., run!
Common set equipment
Unit 7 – Do’s and Don’ts in a movie set
Etiquette and confidentiality
Unit 8 – Murphy’s Law
Health and safety protocols
Unit 9 – Share Your Experience
Basic cv and portfolio creation
Unit 10 – There’s no people like film
Filmmaking stories

Intermediate 1

No módulo Intermediário 1, você terá a oportunidade de descrever, discutir e comparar diferentes departamentos audiovisuais, bem sua complementação na hierarquia de produção, aprendendo vocabulário específico de produção, câmera, iluminação, som, cenografia e figurino. Você também terá acesso a materiais sobre equipamentos, procedimentos técnicos e melhores práticas relacionadas a cada departamento.

Serão 60 horas de prática, com 36 aulas online ao vivo de 90 minutos cada, 4 horas para a realização de avaliações e, no mínimo, 2 horas de interação com especialistas da indústria, de acordo com seu interesse, em master classes exclusivas.

Unit 1 - Who’s who and who are you on the film set crew
Describing job responsibilities and requirements
Unit 2 – Behind the scenes
Talking about on-set routines
Unit 3 – Set Communication
Getting to know jargon shortcuts
Unit 4 – Setting-up the set
Presenting tools and equipment used on set
Unit 5 – Working safe and sound
Being aware of health and safety procedures

Intermediate 2

No módulo Intermediário 2, você terá a oportunidade de descrever, discutir e comparar estratégias de avanço de carreira e de desenvolvimento de projetos audiovisuais, aprendendo vocabulário específico sobre storytelling, captação de talentos, financiamento, distribuição e representação por agentes de venda. Você também terá acesso a materiais sobre temas relevantes da indústria, como os direitos que regem a propriedade intelectual, a representatividade no audiovisual e as “produções verdes” (ecoeficientes).

Serão 60 horas de prática, com 36 aulas online ao vivo de 90 minutos cada, 4 horas para a realização de avaliações e, no mínimo, 2 horas de interação com especialistas da indústria, de acordo com seu interesse, em master classes exclusivas.

Unit 6 – Career prospects
Connecting and advancing opportunities
Unit 7 – Designing a project
Exploring pathways for project development
Unit 8 – Production check-list
Working for project viability
Unit 9 – Distribution insights
Strategically sharing content worldwide
Unit 10 – Is content “soft power”?
Discussing the future of the audiovisual industry

Advanced 1

No módulo Avançado 1, você terá a oportunidade de defender seus conhecimentos, habilidades e projetos audiovisuais, em atividades desenhadas a partir da lógica das sessões de pitching, refinando seu vocabulário sobre recursos narrativos, técnicas de apresentação de projetos, participação em festivais e em mercados. Você também terá acesso a materiais sobre a colaboração em salas de roteiristas, a criação de bíblias de séries e sobre temas relevantes da indústria, como o impacto das plataformas de streaming.

Serão 60 horas de prática, com 36 aulas online ao vivo de 90 minutos cada, 4 horas para a realização de avaliações e, no mínimo, 2 horas de interação com especialistas da indústria, de acordo com seu interesse, em master classes exclusivas.

Unit 1 – Show me the story!
Refining your storytelling vocab
Unit 2 – The Art of Pitching
Pitching techniques (for you and your project)
Unit 3 – The Awards Circuit
Attending and submitting to festivals
Unit 4 – Film Markets
Selling projects to key market players
Unit 5 – The Streaming Wars
Exploring the streaming business

Advanced 2

No módulo Avançado 2, você terá a oportunidade de analisar e argumentar sobre aspectos relevantes para a profissionalização da indústria, em atividades desenhadas a partir da lógica dos workshops e conversas com especialistas, refinando vocabulário relacionado à proteção de direitos trabalhistas, às estratégias de financiamento e à criação de narrativas representativas, com foco em autorias BIPOC/LGBTQIAP+. Você também terá acesso a materiais com estudos de caso sobre sessões de pitching e networking bem-sucedidas.

Serão 60 horas de prática, com 36 aulas online ao vivo de 90 minutos cada, 4 horas para a realização de avaliações e, no mínimo, 2 horas de interação com especialistas da indústria, de acordo com seu interesse, em master classes exclusivas.

Unit 6 – The Fine Print
Legally protecting your rights
Unit 7 – Show me the money!
Financing your projects
Unit 8 – Uncomfortable Classics
Building a case for representation
Unit 9 - The Next Generation in Stories
Predicting industry trends
Unit 10 – Your Seat at the Table
Rehearsing for pitching opportunities

Audiovisual Expert Talks

These unique sessions are designed to provide our participants with real-world learning experiences in English, featuring experts from the US and Latin American audiovisual industry. Speakers share their experiences and knowledge, helping participants improve their English skills and prepare to work on international productions and projects.

Speakers in previous Expert Talk:

Kate Lyra
Lucas Paz
Yolanda Barroso
Rob Klinger
Camila Prisco Paraiso
Pablo Chea
Vanessa McMahon
Macarena Gagliardi

Check out the main topics covered:

  • From Script to the Silver Screen, what it takes to bring your creative ideas to life
  • How English has boosted my career as an international producer
  • Collaborating with a DP
  • Film Production in Los Angeles: Steps and Work Ethics through the Director’s Lens
  • Finding and Maximizing International Independent Film and Media Opportunities
  • How to navigate the international film industry: Perspectives and useful tools
  • Working International Film Markets and Film Festivals
Master Classes and Talks with industry professionals exclusively for English for Audiovisual Industry Professionals participants

Traditional English Courses

  • Not focused on any specific industry;
  • Classes with large groups which slows and disrupts learning;
  • Only generic English learning materials;
  • No access to industry experts;
  • Does not focus on skills and knowledge specific to the audiovisual industry;
  • Does not offer a shared learning environment with industry professionals.
English for Audiovisual Industry Professional

English for Audiovisual Industry Professionals

  • Specific for the audiovisual industry, with relevant jargon and concepts;
  • Small group classes giving more opportunity to participate and practice;
  • Exclusive, modular educational materials focused on relevant audiovisual topics;
  • Access to lectures and masterclasses with industry experts;
  • Highly relevant, focusing on skills and knowledge needed in the audiovisual industry;
  • Opportunity to learn in an informal environment where all participants are professionals in the same field, enriching the learning experience.
GROUP CLASSES 2023.2

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2x per week | Monday and Wednesday

Basic 1 – 8 pm

Basic 2 – 8 pm

Intermediate 1 – 12 pm or 8 pm

Intermediate 2 – 8 am or 12 pm

Advanced 1 – 8 am

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English for Audiovisual Industry Professionals

  • 60 class hours per module over 4 months
  • Experienced teachers
  • Live, interactive weekly online classes focused on industry-specific jargon, topics, and concepts
  • Recorded lectures for later review
  • Unique and validated methodology
  • Exclusive modular educational materials
  • Access to lectures and masterclasses with industry experts
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10 day money-back guarantee

GATC offers a 10 day money-back guarantee. After the start of classes, within 10 days, if you no longer wish to take part in the English for Audiovisual Industry Professionals, you may request a full refund. In the case of payments via credit card, a transaction fee of 6% will be charged by PayPal.

Get to know GATC

GATC is a global audiovisual training center based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Founded in 2008 by Steve Solot, as LATC with an initial focus on the Latin American region, GATC expanded rapidly to other regions as the boom of online platforms for audiovisual content around the world created an increased need for qualified professionals.

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FAQ

(Frequently Asked Questions)

With modules for basic, intermediate and advanced levels, English for Audiovisual Professionals is designed specifically to improve your English skills, but also to familiarize you with audiovisual industry jargon, themes and concepts. In addition, the course gives access to exclusive lectures and masterclasses with film industry experts.

The English course includes live online (synchronous) classes, organized in a live virtual classroom, where students and teachers meet. All participants are expected to be online and connected to the internet during classes. Classes are recorded and can be reviewed again if necessary.

The Payment may be paid in up to 6 installments without interest using PayPal.

This course is appropriate for professionals with a basic level of English proficiency (A1) up to advanced level (C2). It is not appropriate for professionals with no prior contact with the English language.

Beginners should start with the Survival English For Audiovisual Professionals Course, an intensive module with eight classes with one (or two) month(s) of duration. This module offers adequate preparation for those who wish to enroll in our regular courses.

You will be given an English Proficiency Test to establish your English level.

You must be at least 18 years old to enroll in the English course.

Just write an email to contact@gatc-edu.com or contact us via WhatsApp: +55 21 98357-3400

No, not all teachers are native speakers.

Yes, all course materials are provided at no additional charge.

Because the course has been developed specifically for Audiovisual Industry Professionals, this unique course develops listening and speaking skills, as well as the industry jargon, themes and concepts used when working in international productions/projects.

Yes, the certificate of participation is provided per module, and requires a minimum attendance of 50% in live classes and delivery of two exams (Midterm and Final) for the completion of each module of the course.

Yes. When you purchase the course, you will choose the schedule that best fits your needs.

Since the English classes are live online, there is interaction with the professor and also with other participants who are also members of the audiovisual industry. Conversation is encouraged.

A series of handouts, including videos, audios and texts from the audiovisual sector, organized into activities that can be carried out in the classroom or as extra practice. Course materials were developed by qualified educators and validated by film industry professionals.

You will need a computer and an internet connection in order to attend class.

Questions may be directed to LATC Team Members via their emails which will be provided at the first class and on the course platform.

Participants may leave the course up to 10 working days from the initiation of classes. In the case of a full course payment, the full amount paid will be refunded. In the case of payments via credit card, a transaction fee of 6% will be charged by PayPal.

Send a message to contact@gatc-edu.com with the subject “English course cancellation request.”

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