PRODUCTION WORKSHOP is an advanced short filmmaking class for students who have taken AFW’s FILM MIND class or have equivalent experience. It will build on previously introduced concepts with advanced readings, lectures and demonstrations. The primary focus of the class is to pre-produce, produce and post-produce finished short films (12 minute max) to be completed and screened publicly at the end of the term.
Students will be required to provide materials for study and for creation of the films produced in the class. Students who wish to direct and produce a short must submit a first draft script (five printed copies) at the first class. Class time will consist of script readings and critiques, review of pre-production materials, labs for technical issues, labs for design issues, lectures and reviews of cuts of the films.
Students are not required to submit a script and may take the class to work as a producer on a submitted script. Students are expected to work two films: on their primary film and as a crew member on a secondary film.
6 Course Intro/script submission
13 Script Reading
20 Revised Script Reading
27 Pre-Production Overview: storyboards/scheduling/ final, numbered script due
4 Storyboard Reviews
11 Technical Lab: Camera/sound
18 Production meeting
25 Production meeting
Shoot window #1: October 26-November 1
1 Production Meeting
Shoot window #2: November 2-7
8 Reviews: Assembly for Shoot Window #1
15 Reviews: Assembly for Shoot Window #2 / First Cuts due for Shoot Window #1
22 Reviews: First Cuts Shoot Window #2 / Second Cuts due for Shoot Window #1
29 Reviews: Second Cut due for Window#2 / Locked Picture for Shoot Window #1
6 Class Screening
Course fee: $980.00