Filmmaking Fundamentals: Narrative (February 2019)
$585 for Forum Members
Thursdays, February 21-April 11, 6:30-9:30pm (Instruction) & Saturday, March 30th 9am-1pm (Filming on Location)
This 8-week, entry-level workshop will introduce students to the basic nuts and bolts of narrative filmmaking. Those with little to no experience are encouraged to join. This is not a sit-down, lecture style class; students will collaborate with other classmates and “learn by doing.” By the end of the course, students will have experience in all aspects of the filmmaking process, from pre-production to post-production.
What students can expect to learn:
- Using a pre-written script, the class will begin by teaching pre-production strategies, such as how to breakdown a script and identify practical needs to help make your film a reality.
- It will then continue with camera, lighting and sound instruction that emphasizes the practical through in-class workshops.
- Students will eventually shoot a short in-class scene with actors. On-set responsibilities will be rotated so each student gets a chance to perform different roles as director, cinematographer, gaffer, grip, sound mixer, and boom operator.
- Near the end of the 8-week course, each student will edit their scene with in-class assistance and present their version to the class.
Note: Equipment, software, and editing stations are provided. Students also receive free access to the NWFF Edit Lab during the workshop dates, and one week after the last session.
Check out this cool video from last session!