The Short Film Project
April 18 @ 6:30 pm - April 22 @ 5:00 pm
Plan and Shoot a Short Film in One Week!
Nowadays there is no excuse not to make the short film you have been telling your friends and family you are going to make for the last five years.
With the rise of digital cameras and editing, and the amount of actors out there, it is actually easier to make a short film, than explain to people why you haven’t made it. The only way to learn about film making is to make films.
This course takes place over three evenings and then a one-day shoot. The three evenings will cover planning and pre-production of the short film, and the day will be spent completely shooting the short film.
NB. Editing etc, will take place after the course has finished.
A script, locations and actors will be provided.
The course will cover:
- An explanation of every crewmembers role from 1st AD to grip
- Hands on instruction on the use of camera and kit
- Hands on practical experience of each of the main, on-set shooting roles
- Shooting actual scripted scenes with actual actors
- On set, coaching from a professional Cameraman and Director
- On set discipline and shoot etiquette
- Introduction to shot lists/storyboards
- Use of props props etc
- Step by step guide to shooting
- Read through with actors
- Basic direction skills
- Shooting to schedule
- Casting tips
- Working with actors
- Shooting tips and secrets.
- Explanation of jargon and de-mystification
Who Should Attend
Anyone who has a basic understanding of how to shoot but has yet to make a short film. People in other departments (sound, production, editing etc) who feel they want to know more about actual film making rather than just talking about it all day long. Anyone thinking about making their own short film, but lacking experience and confidence – Do this course first and then your short film will be a thousand times better. *
Also people who are passionate about films, but have never had the opportunity to actually make one – it is never too late to start!
*Raindance cannot guarantee that your short film will be a thousand time better, but it will be heaps better, which is still a lot.
What They Are Saying
I really enjoyed the 'throw you in at the deep end' approach to the course, it was exciting and challenging. The tone of the course was perfect for me as a first time short film maker. The information and practical aspects of film-making were delivered in an accessible way and didn't alienate those with a lack of experience or knowledge of film-making jargon. It was all delivered with a sense of humour and a complete lack of arty pretentiousness which was refreshing!
Huge amount of content but taught well in lucid and manageable style, with a good balance of theory and practical.
Loved the teacher's ability to teach, sense of humour and approachability!
Just wanted to say an extra thank you to you, Martin, the actors and the rest of Raindance for helping to organise an excellent practical film making experience. It's made the whole process a lot less scary and I can know confidently go into my next short film project with the knowledge of how to execute the main roles of Directing, Sound and Lighting with more competence.