Tuesdays, October 1 – November 26, 6:30-9:30pm (Instruction)
Saturday, November 16th, 9am-2pm (Filming on Location)
This entry-level workshop will take place over 8 weeks and introduce students to the fundamentals 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.
For this next class, we’ll be producing an original short here at NWFF! The short will include actors and dialog so that students can practice editing a narrative scene.
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.