Sept. 2020 - May 2021
The advanced directing / second-year program aims to refine and broaden filmmaking skills through master classes and full-time work on film sets. The second-year program is also oriented towards training talented students for the production of longer format projects using more advanced technologies (Arri Alexa, RED Epic).
The first semester of the second year program is driven by master class workshops with visiting filmmakers, coursework, consultations and film projects. The semester also incorporates preproduction and preparation for the films which will be shot and edited the second semester.
Visiting filmmakers will lead 3-day to 3-week practical workshops covering directing the drama, working with actors, shooting mood and atmosphere, art direction, visualization, script analysis, managing the production process, casting, rehearsals and more.
During the second semester, students will be shooting 15 – 30 minute long films. Students will be in production for 45 - 60 days.
Following the production of the film, students will be involved in post-production, post-production workshops and classes relating to the business of selling and promoting films.
Elements of the second semester include:
- Intense preproduction and consultations prep work for film
- Production of films
- Seminars on sales, festivals, and distribution.