3 Month Practical Filmmaking

Program Overview

3 Month Professional HandsOn training covering Pre-Production and Production

Our accelerator modules are a comprehensive, activity-based and interactive way for students to learn and practice key concepts at their own pace, reserving in-class time for more advanced topics and accommodating varied industry backgrounds.

Module 1 – Filmmaking Skillset – 4 Weeks

  1. Introduction to the Film Industry
  2. Skills & Jobs Overview
  3. Genres & Grammer of Film, TV & Media
  4. The Entertainment Business
  1. Digital Cameras & Lenses – Canon\Panasonic\Sony
  2. Digital Cinema Cameras – RED\ARRI\BMD\Canon
  3. Cine Zoom, Cine Prime Lenses & Filters
  4. Cine Rigs, Tripods, Sliders, Jibs, Stabilizers & Dollies
  1. Movement/Composition/Focus Racking Techniques
  2. Overview of Lighting Equipment, Stands & Technology
  3. Exposure, Instruments & Metering (ETTL-ETTM-ETTR)
  4. Various Lighting Layouts, Gels, Diffusers & Cookies
  1. Sound Recording Devices & Mixers
  2. Mic Operation, Capture Patterns, Wiring & Power
  3. Field Recording, Wireless Operation & Monitoring
  4. Foley & Music production in Film

Module 2 – Development & Pre-Production – 4 Weeks

  1. EU, US & International Film Markets & Festivals
  2. Producers, Co-Productions & Film Incentives
  3. Script Formats & Structure (Film, TV & Media)
  4. Story Development
  1. Character Development
  2. Script Development – Acts to Sequences to Script
  3. From Script to Storyboard (Visualization)
  4. Storyboarding Tools & Techniques
  1. Scene Breakdowns, Research & Feasibility Study
  2. Project Slating, Production & Distribution Budgets
  3. Location Scouting & Planning
  4. Set Building, Props, Costumes, Hair & Make-Up
  1. Crew & Equipment Allocation
  2. Casting Actors & Extras
  3. Shooting Schedule, Permits & Release Forms
  4. Call Sheets, Slating, Logging & Daily Reports

Module 3 – Practical & Principal Photography – 4 Weeks

  1. Pre-Production Brief
  2. Practical Photography Requirements
  3. Camera, Rigs & Sound Equipment Selection & Setup
  4. Lighting Equipment Selection & Setup
  1. Practical Photography – Indoor Scene
  2. Practical Photography – Macro Scene
  3. Practical Photography – Outdoor Scene – Day
  4. Practical Photography – Outdoor Scene – Night
  1. Footage & Audio – Review & Improvements
  2. Establish Optimals for Camera & Sound Settings
  3. Camera & Cast Blocking Sheets – Planning and Lock
  4. Lighting Diagrams – Planning & Lock
  1. Principal Photography – Indoor Scene
  2. Principal Photography – Macro Scene
  3. Principal Photography – Outdoor Scene – Day
  4. Principal Photography – Outdoor Scene – Night


3 Month Practical Filmmaking – Training Hours Breakdown:

Master Core:
144 Hrs (In-Class) + 48 Hrs (On-Line)

Hybrid Practical:
96 Hrs (In-Class) + 48 Hrs (On-Line)

Industry Level Achievements:
(Field Projects) 72 Hrs


2019 Starting Date: September – 4,500

Participants are encouraged to assist on other film productions as a member of their crew, providing everyone with extensive on set experience.

Participants are given the opportunity to enhance their portfolio by participating and delivering on commercial projects.

Industry Standard Filming Equipment & Film Editing Suites are provided.

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