Filmmaking Fundamentals: Narrative (February 2018)
$585 for Forum Members
Thursdays, Feb 15th-April 5th – 6:30pm-9:30pm
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 on April 5th.
David Quantic is a local filmmaker and freelance editor. After graduating UCLA’s MFA filmmaking program in 2004, he worked in LA’s film industry in a variety of jobs until 2016 when he moved to Seattle to focus on freelance editing, teaching and producing his own personal projects. In addition to teaching at NWFF, he produces, directs and edits content for local and national organizations and has produced his own narrative and documentary films that have screened in festivals worldwide. His most recent jobs include writing, directing and producing 2017’s trailer for the TWIST film festival, editing video content for Seattle’s queer/bar and editing a reality series for a gamer collective in LA.