Go deeper into aesthetics and craft to become a more complete filmmaker
May 3, 2021 - May 14, 2021
Workshop Fee: 1595
Class Size: 12 (max)
NOTE: This class will be held in a live, online format
Class meets Mon-Fri 10am-6pm ET
In this two-week workshop participants will explore advanced dynamics relating to pre-production, production, and post-production. 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.
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.
Topics include how to prepare a look book 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, storyboarding, doing test shots, and 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.
Suggested text: Directing Actors by Judith Weston.
Schedule: Monday-Friday – 10:00 am – 6:00 pm EDT
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.
Instructor: David Martinez
David Martinez is a producer and cinematographer known for his cinematic approach to non-fiction storytelling. David has traveled the world as a cinematographer and colorist. His immersion in film productions, both in the camera department as well as the post-production department, has given him a broad perspective on the relationship between the creative and technical aspects of visual storytelling. As a media producer, his clients include Universal Music, Warner Music, McKinsey & Company, and Volvo.