EXPERIENCE LEVEL: Beginner
This entry-level workshop will take place over 8 weeks and introduce students to the fundamentals of narrative filmmaking. 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.
- We’ll be producing an original short at NWFF. The short will include actors and dialog so that students can practice directing, creating and editing narrative scenes. On-set responsibilities will be rotated so each student gets a chance to perform different roles as director, AD, script supervisor, cinematographer, gaffer, grip, sound mixer, and boom operator.
- At 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.