Immerse yourself in this hands-on course covering all aspects of the art and craft of film and video production.

Mar 20, 2023 - Apr 14, 2023

Levels: Beginner, Intermediate,
Workshop Fee: $3195
Class Size: 12

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. During this four-week course, students gain a solid foundation in film theory and learn to work both individually and with a crew. By the course’s end, everyone will create a short narrative or documentary film.

This course will be a full immersion into every facet of filmmaking, all the way from the development of an idea, through editing and finishing. Through lectures, in-class exercises, and projects, students will learn story structure, shot design, preproduction, set etiquette, camera operation and movement, cinematography, lighting design, composition and scene coverage, working with actors, audio acquisition, and editing & post-production workflow.

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, and editor. There are lectures, critiques, screenings, and discussions of technical, procedural, aesthetic, and ethical issues. Class time is comprised of demonstrations, exercises, and group projects. Students use evenings for writing and planning individual and group projects, and support one another for the final productions. The overall emphasis of the class is cinematic visual storytelling.

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Created by John Shelley, 4-Week Film School 2019

Image Credits:  Owen Weaver, David Martinez

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