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 1-Week Filmmaking Workshop is the most intensive, instructional one-week program in
filmmaking that can be found at any film school. In one short week, students are instructed in the basics of
writing, directing, camera and digital editing. Each student writes, directs, shoots, and edits a short film project.
The pace of this one-week course is feverish, and students must be prepared to live and breathe filmmaking for the length
of their stay.
The program begins with two days of intensive study in camera, writing and directing. On day three, students begin
shooting their individual exercises, which they continue shooting on day four. Day five is composed of editing class
and post-production, ending with a final screening.
In the one-week workshop, each student writes, produces, directs, and digitally edits his or her own film on digital video,
and rotates among crew positions when his or her classmates shoot.
Students use digital cameras, portable lighting packages, and digital editing software.
Classrooms are equipped with a television, DVD player, and video cameras for demonstration and screening of clips.
The one-week workshop was designed to serve the needs of a variety of students, yet through hands-on classes and exercises,
all students gain an understanding of the requirements and rigors of filmmaking, as well as experience the exhilaration of
seeing a completed project.
For some, the one-week course is an opportunity to see if filmmaking is the appropriate craft for them.
All students enrolling in the 1-Week Filmmaking Workshop should be aware that this is an
introductory course. The limitations of a one-week course should be apparent, given that many people spend years
studying film and perfecting their craft. While the 1-Week Filmmaking Workshop is not meant to be a substitute for
longer-term programs, many students have made excellent projects and decided to pursue movie making in the future.