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Short Film Intensive



The best way to learn how to make films is to actually make them, and in this class you will do just that.

In this intensive, hands-on filmmaking seminar you will collaborate to make a short film based around ideas that you workshop in class. You will get hands-on experience with all aspects of filmmaking, from idea creation to production to editing. The teacher will act as Writer/Producer/Director/Editor, with students taking on all other roles to get a well-rounded and controlled filmmaking experience.

Day one meets for three hours. Class time will involve development and preproduction, workshopping of ideas, and choosing a premise that the teacher will polish into a production-ready script for shooting the next day. You will be given role-specific homework for the shoot.

Day two meets for eight hours. You collaborate to produce and shoot the script. After shooting, the teacher will review and discuss footage, and lead you on an editing session.

This class is great for people looking to take steps towards actual production of finished shorts, and for those seeking a challenging, hands-on, intensive filmmaking experience.

3-8 hours, 2 days

This workshop is not offered every term. If you would like to be informed when it becomes available, please click here.


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