Workshops & Seminars
Filmmaking is incredibly fun and rewarding, but it can also be intimidating. As filmmakers and teachers with over 30 years of experience between the two of us, we know how to make filmmaking more accessible. Getting started is the number one hurdle to get over. We have taught students who have never worked on a film before and by the time they finish our workshops they are amazed at what they were able to accomplish in such a short time.
First Step Filmmaking Workshop: Learn by Doing
Have you always been interested in the art of filmmaking? In this workshop I will teach you the basics of filmmaking in the most effective and fun way possible, by getting your hands dirty making a short film. You will learn the basics of filmmaking by going through the entire process, from script through to editing, while performing various roles on set such as director, camera operator, lighting technician, and production sound recorder.
Film Lighting Workshop: Hands-On Lighting
Lighting sets a mood. Understanding how to use the different lighting tools and techniques to create those moods will set your films apart. You will get the opportunity to work as a crew, setting up several different film scenes. This workshop will also show you how to light a face, interview lighting set-ups, and how to light on a limited budget. There will be lots of lights to play with and this course is always a popular one, selling out quickly.
Filmmaking Camera Workshop: Professional Film Camerawork
Learn both the technical and the theoretical behind film camerawork. The theory section will cover the ‘why’. Why you would choose a camera, a lens, an angle, a framing? The practical part will get you comfortable assembling a cinema camera package, using the correct settings, and operating the camera. There is no substitute for getting hands-on with the equipment. Each class is limited to a small size for maximum engagement.
Intro to Documentary Workshop
Have you always been interested in the art of filmmaking? In this workshop I will teach you the basics of filmmaking in the most effective and fun way possible, by actually getting your hands dirty making a short film. You will learn the fundamentals of filmmaking by going through the entire process, from script through to editing, while performing various roles on set such as camera operator, lighting technician and production sound recorder.
First Step Film Workshop: Make Your Own Film
Making your own short film isn’t about equipment, it’s about doing it. I’ve met people who have been wanting to do this for years, but never got around to it. You will be shooting with whatever you have, even if it is a phone, and will have a completed film in a little over two days. At the end of the last day everyone is proud, exhausted, and a little bit surprised that they actually made a film. That could be you!