From understanding screenplays to analyzing movies by the greatest directors of all times such as Bergman, Kieslowski, Ray, Tarkovsky etc., the class explores different aspects of filmmaking and production.
Students shoot their own scenes in class to understand the process, explore different compositions and practice story-telling.
The goal of the class is to push our students to complete making a film at the end of the course, and unblock the creative energy.
The workshop also includes screenwriting and production program.
Next Session :
THURSDAY, FEB 22 - MARCH 21 @ 7:30 - 9:30/10 PM
Includes : Filmmaking Class, Production class
Fee : $599
FRIDAY, MARCH 15 - APRIL 5 @ 7:30 - 9:30/10 PM
Includes : Filmmaking Class, Production class, screenwriting class.
Fee : $599
Film students collaborate with our acting students to have a table read of their screenplays, and hold casting calls to find actors for their shorts. Once casting is completed, and locations are secured, the filmmakers get together to let their vision take shape. There is no greater learning than one's own personal take from on-set work and post production.
Once their film is completed, the students screen it to a test audience at the studio, and send the final drafts to different film festivals. Several students also release their debut shorts and features on Amazon Prime, Tubi and Youtube
Filmmaking students Tenley (right) filming her debut short film Before The Freeze as part of her class assignment. The film is currently winning awards at several festivals around the world.
What Camera to Choose from? What Lens works best for a particular scene or an actor?
What about using only practicals to get shots like Nykvist or Libizki?
What would you focus on? Character or Plot?
Where to spend money and where to save it?
Shoot for edit or fix it on post?
Making a movie is not just about telling a story, but about creating an impact on the audience.
Left : Filmmaking Student Richard Finger shoots his feature Sex, Marriage and Infidelity in New York.