This program offers students the opportunity to learn new skills, through our hands-on, industry specific, short workshops. Upon successful completion, students will receive a certificate of attendance.
The 12-Week Evening Filmmaking Workshop is the ideal program for individuals
who must balance filmmaking with other responsibilities. Designed for students with little or no filmmaking
experience, the course meets three evenings a week from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Films are shot on the weekends.
In addition, some classes may be held on Saturdays.
The evening workshop gives students the instruction they need while allowing them to
fulfill other obligations during the day throughout the workweek. All classes are geared toward providing the
building blocks needed to create a film. The evening workshop is comprised of approximately 100 hours of class time
The first six weeks are devoted to the study of four primary elements of filmmaking: writing, directing, cinematography,
and editing. To apply the concepts they learn in class, students write, produce, direct, and edit two short film
exercises, using HD and digital editing software.
In the second six weeks, each student writes, directs, shoots, and edits a short film of up to ten minutes with multiple
tracks of sound including ambience, sound effects, and voiceover.
Throughout the evening workshop, students meet with instructors for one-on-one consultation.
The course culminates in a screening of the students’ final films, which is open to cast, crew, family, and friends. Upon
the successful completion of the course, students take home a digital master copy of all their projects and receive a New
York Film Academy certificate.
The evening workshop draws an eclectic group of people, from young working professionals, to international students, to
people well-established in busy careers. All must be highly motivated in order to balance the
workshop requirements with their daytime commitments.
Students form crews of three or four people to complete each film project. When their colleagues direct, students rotate
among the key crew positions of director of photography, assistant camera, and gaffer/grip.