An intensive six-week foundational course in all facets of film and video production.
Sep 1, 2019 - Oct 12, 2019
Workshop Fee: $3595
Class Size: 14
The demand for individuals with the skills and knowledge required for film and video production continues to grow. This hands-on workshop is for new filmmakers, film students, graduates and those who have yet to make their first film or work professionally in the field. In this 6 week program, students each produce their own short film, with their classmates rotating as their crew members, using professional tools and processes.
Students learn the process of film production, from the implementation of an idea through preproduction, production, and post-production. The theory of story structure, visual storytelling, and cinematic language are taught and emphasized. There are lectures, critiques, screenings and discussions of technical, procedural, aesthetic and ethical issues, as well as demonstrations, exercises, and group projects in the field and studio. Each student will gain first-hand experience working in a variety of roles such as writer/producer/director, assistant director, director of photography/camera operator, camera assistant, grip, gaffer, script supervisor, sound mixer, and editor.
Completed projects are screened at the Final Friday showcase of student work following the weekly lobster dinner. Students leave with a body of work, as well as the knowledge and skills to move forward in their filmmaking careers.
Students work an average of 12 hours each week on campus to cover the cost of their room and board. Rooms and baths are shared.
At times, MMW may offer promotional discounts. As this program is already discounted, no further discounts may be applied.
Past Student Work:
Created by Ignacio Bermejo Muñoz
Behind the Scenes:
“The most hands-on intensive learning class I’ve ever taken.” – Christian Salinas
“I wish I knew about Maine Media before I got my undergrad – I would have come here!! Best hands on- theory/practical filmmaking course available!” -Jada Dywan
“The students, staff, food, light, and air were so conducive to creativity.” – Glenys Quick
Image Credits: Christine Moriello, Kara Birnbaum, Header: Jen Hoffer