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 4-Week Filmmaking Workshop provides students with a thorough introduction to the foundations of film craft. Many students find the one-month length fits conveniently into their yearly schedules. The workshop is a full-time program. Students must be prepared to make a serious commitment to its completion.
The four-week filmmaking program is structured around the production of short film projects of increasing complexity. All projects will be shot on high definition digital video cameras.
Classes and hands-on workshops are held throughout the week, while weekends are reserved for additional classes or shooting. Time will be required outside of class for writing, location scouting, casting, and editing. The fourth week is devoted to shooting and editing the final film, culminating in the final screening.
As in all New York Film Academy workshops, each student writes, directs, shoots and edits a series of short film projects of his or her own using high-def digital video, film lighting packages, and digital editing software. Classes in directing, writing, editing, cinematography, and production cover the creative and technical demands of telling a story with moving images. Each week all the students’ films are screened and critiqued in class with the instructor.
The 4-Week Filmmaking Workshop allows students to participate in a short training workshop that demands full immersion into learning the craft. Students who find the training beneficial are encouraged to join the second half of the 8-Week Filmmaking Workshop, intensifying their studies and gaining more experience in front of the camera. Many of our four-week students have gone on to enroll in our popular Diploma in Screen and Media Program as well.