The videos that you’ve always thought about making are possible to create! Join us in this class to experience every facet of the digital filmmaking process. Learn how to take your idea from concept, to developing your story, to writing out dialogue for your characters, to shooting and editing your own movie. Understand the process like never before, and have fun doing it! You can shoot with your own film camera or use our DSLR’s or mini camcorders. All levels of filmmakers from beginning to advanced are welcome, as this program is tailor-made to your abilities.
About the class:
Students use CELTX, a web-based screenwriting software as they learn how to tell their individual stories by developing characters and writing their own screenplays. Students also learn to edit and score their films using Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere and iMovie editing software.
In addition, students watch and analyze films that demonstrate dynamic and creative filmmaking. They view award-winning films produced by both the big studios and the independent filmmaker and learn to critique them by having in-depth conversations about character and story.
Finally, industry professionals from all areas will visit to share their knowledge and experience with the students.
Production: concept to shooting, editing, viewing and discussion
Screenwriting: creating your story, and writing the script
Field trips: visiting major film studios and independent production studios like YouTube Space LA
Film Theory and Discussion: discuss your own films and popular clips from movies, television, and the web
Sample Weekly Schedule
Monday: 1-2pm film theory. 2-4pm writing.
Tuesday: 1-2pm writing. 2-4pm film production.
Wed: 1-3pm. film production 3-4pm editing. (Or Field Trip)
Thursday: 1-2pm guest speaker 2-4pm editing.
Friday: 1-2pm watch weekly student projects. 2-4pm watch and analyze a Feature Film.
Course #: 714 - Two weeks
Section 02: 6/22-7/2/2020 M-F 1:00-4:00 $800
Instructor: Molly Hansen, Crossroads Faculty
Course #: 714 - Three weeks
Section 03: 7/6-7/24/2020 M-F 1:00-4:00 $1000
Instructor: Gary Ellenberg, Crossroads Faculty
School is closed Friday, July 3.