The Filmmakers Program is an intensive apprenticeship program focused on the various elements of filmmaking from a holistic and individual level. The priority of the program is ‘making films’. We focus on the craft of filmmaking and storytelling as artists, emphasizing the grit and grind of becoming creative professionals. We focus on individuals; filmmakers are pressed to learn and understand the basic foundations of Story, while delving into their individual craft. The program will meet once a week in the Media Center sound stage. This group focuses on the why and how of filmmaking.

Subjects Covered:
Storytelling structure
Scene creation
Directing Actors
Creating worlds

Special Emphasis:

Sound Design

Sound is one of the most important, yet overlooked elements of filmmaking. Sound quality separates amateur productions from award-winning work. Filmmakers will work under Gabriel Mays, a two time SATO48 award winner for sound design, and will learn the technical aspects of sound design, along with its importance to storytelling.

Subjects Covered:
Location Sound
ADR (Automated Dialogue Replacement)

Graphic Design / Visual Effects

Great design can be storytelling unto itself. Tutorials and video blogs created by Andrew Farmer will help each filmmaker to understand how to make the impossible seem real, and how visual effects can be a big tool in the overall aesthetics of the film.

Subjects Covered:
After Effects
3D Modeling/Texturing/Lighting/Rendering
Particle Effects

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