Many productions in the current marketplace are turning to digital video as their format of choice. This is a comprehensive, practice-oriented, hands-on workshop for new filmmakers, film school students and graduates interested in making their first video and learning how to work in the professional filmmaking industry. This intensive workshop immerses students in the methodology and craft of storytelling for DV productions. It includes narrative, documentary and commercial genres. Students learn cinematic language, storytelling, storyboarding, creating a shooting script, location scouting, casting talent, rehearsing, blocking, directing actors, and working on a crew. The course covers all the roles involved in production as well as the necessity of collaboration between the producer, director, director of photography, production manager, assistant director, camera operator, camera assistant, grip, gaffer, script supervisor, sound recordist, and editor. The class includes hands-on camera work, location and studio lighting, along with instruction in set safety and etiquette. Finally, students are introduced to Final Cut Pro and the entire post production process. In the four weeks, students are expected to research, write, shoot, and edit a minimum of two finished works. The Canon XF305 digital video camera is the primary choice for this workshop, however other cameras from Canon and Panasonic may also be available.
Winter/ Spring lodging and meal package available $1800. Includes breakfast and lunch Monday - Friday. Dinner service or weekend meals not available.