Mon, Jul 19, 11:00am - Jul 23, 5:00pm Eastern Time (5 sessions)
This one week course is an in-depth study of the filmmaking process from script to screen. Students will gain a better understanding of critical craft elements necessary for the success of any project. The one week Introduction to Filmmaking Seminar is designed as a comprehensive overview of the process of making films from script through Screening. Through informative seminars students will have the opportunity to explore the technical side of the process by reviewing camera, sound and lighting equipment. This seminar offers a great opportunity to explore and discuss film school options and what program might be best suited for your specific goals as you consider a career in the industry. This is a great course for anyone looking to learn what goes on behind the camera. The seminar will be presented by filmmaking professionals in their respective fields. Following is a sample schedule of what participants can expect throughout the seminar. This is an opportunity to explore career options and, more importantly, to ask questions!
We welcome students age 15 and older and are intended for both a pre-college and lifelong learning audience.
SCREENWRITING - STORY DEVELOPMENT
The seminar will provide an overview of writing for the screen.
A conceptual approach to the art and craft of writing for film. Emphasis is on writing from a visual point of view, as well as analyzing and exploring the elements fundamental to all styles of screenwriting. The goal of this class is to clear up the common misunderstandings that become obstacles to writing effectively for the screen and assist students in thinking visually.
Students will discuss the basic principles of film directing, from the breakdown of the script as the first stage of directing, to the analysis of the script from the director's point of view.
The Director's Task
INTRODUCTION TO PRODUCING
The process of filmmaking is looked at from the producer's point of view. This session will explore the role of the producer and the process of putting together a film for production. Students will discuss financing options, budgets, scheduling, line-producing, production, and post-production as it relates directly with the responsibilities of the position.
FUNDAMENTALS OF FILM PRODUCTION
Getting all the parts to come together on a set is what we all work toward. What happens on a set?
This session provides an introduction to the tools and techniques of cinematography. Course will cover the practical use of cameras, lenses, and other tools of the trade. The emphasis will be on finding ways to visualize the story rather than just using equipment.
This session, a continuation of the Camera session, will introduce the student to the basic vocabulary of lighting, including: lighting direction and formal definition, hard and soft light qualities, and the laws of light behavior. An overview of the role of the director of photography as the position relates to the filmmaking process.
No Experience necessary to participate in the One-Week Introduction to Filmmaking Seminar. No additional expenses, beyond tuition, will be required. All course materials will be provided. Final Schedule, and Course Syllabus will be available prior to the start of the seminar. Please note that the workshop begins on a Monday and ends on a Friday. Classes begin promptly at 11:00 AM unless otherwise specified.
This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.
Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.
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|Start Date||Time||Teacher||# Sessions||Price|
||11:00am - 5:00pm Eastern Time||TBD||5||$755|
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
|Tue, Jul 20||11:00am - 5:00pm Eastern Time||TBD|
|Wed, Jul 21||11:00am - 5:00pm Eastern Time||TBD|
|Thu, Jul 22||11:00am - 5:00pm Eastern Time||TBD|
|Fri, Jul 23||11:00am - 5:00pm Eastern Time||TBD|
The school was founded to provide high quality, low cost education in all aspects of film-making: screenwriting, directing, producing, cinematography, and editing. Digital technology is utilized in both production and post-production disciplines, along with a thorough grounding in all applications of...
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