Go deeper into the aesthetics and craft of filmmaking, exploring the advanced dynamics and nuances of pre-production, production, and post-production to become a more complete filmmaker.
Feb 19, 2024 - Mar 1, 2024
Workshop Fee: $1250
Workshop Duration: 30 hours over 2 weeks (Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 12-5pm ET)
Workshop Location: Online
Class Size: 12
Note: This workshop will be held in a live, online format utilizing the Zoom platform.
Class meets over 2 weeks on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, Feb 19, 21, 23 & Feb 26, 28, Mar 1 from 12-5pm ET with 1:1 instruction.
In this two-week workshop participants will explore advanced dynamics relating to filmmaking pre-production, production, and post-production. Guided by the core instructor and accomplished guest speakers, participants will examine concepts relating to directorial perspective and technique and explore how to master the look of a film. Students will also have access to 1:1 time with the instructor.
Who is this course for?
This online workshop is ideal for advanced students or filmmakers who are getting ready to shoot a project and would like to up their game, expand their skill sets, and leave with new confidence.
- How to prepare a lookbook to help define the visual impact of your film.
- How to use image, color, and framing to amplify the story’s theme and emotional core.
- Completing test shots.
- Developing a shot list.
To deepen your skills as a director, you’ll examine how to refine your concept to clarify a directorial point-of-view, learn how to audition actors, and be introduced to the language that leads to effective performances.
Whether you shoot your own films or work with a cinematographer, you’ll benefit from examining nuances that expand your understanding of cinematography and lighting. You’ll also learn new possibilities in post-production: how to heighten your film’s impact through color grading and sound design.
Students will complete exercises to support their exploration of the material being covered.
Leave empowered and equipped to take your work to a new level.
Why Take Filmmaking Workshops At Maine Media
For five decades, Maine Media has trained artists to be on the cutting edge of their mediums. When you access our uniquely intensive and immersive programs, you’ll have the opportunity to take a deep dive into cinematography, directing, documentary, screenwriting, performing, audio, editing, and post-production under the intimate direction of accomplished professionals.
Maine Media students have gone on to win Oscars and Emmys for directing game-changing films and shows like Birdman, The Revenant, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, Westworld, American Horror Story, and Better Call Saul. Their cinematography credits include Avatar: The Way of Water, Titanic, Wolf of Wall Street, House of Cards, The Irishman, and music videos for artists like Taylor Swift, Michael Jackson, Beyoncé, and Billie Eilish. At just one recent Academy Awards, our alumni won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Documentary Feature. In fact, Alejandro G. Iñárritu joined the annals of Oscar history by winning Best Director two years in a row!
Our list of Distinguished Alumni attests to how Maine Media has equipped filmmakers to realize their dreams.
Leave each online/on-campus workshop, intensive, or college program inspired and equipped to make your vision real.
Instructor: Alex Burnett
Alex Burnett is a New England-based filmmaker and editor who has worked within the worlds of narrative fiction, documentary, experimental cinema, and virtual reality. Having worked as an editor for National Geographic, the NFL, Colgate University, Vitec Group, and Schiempflüg NYC, he has experience with a vast range of companies and artists. His passion lies in creatively tackling the many challenges that come with telling stories through film.