Make A Short, is a filmmaking workshop that includes the participants in a professional short film production. It is designed for people who want to make a film but not quite sure where to start or for those who want to solidify their foundations.
Participants will be taught the foundations of filmmaking throughout the workshop.
You don't forget what you learned because you get to practice it immediately after.
Observe the more experienced people and professionals doing what they're good at.
The foundations phase is a preparation of the coming weeks. It's a 4 week long basics course for filmmaking.
During the pre-production phase, you will learn how to take a script and turn it into a manageable guide for production.
Time to shoot the film. You will learn how an indie film set works and how it might be possible to make a film look more expensive than it is by using the talent & passion you have available.
During the post-production phase, you will learn how a film is edited and how this might be the most crucial phase of the production. Also after the film is edited, we discuss how you might send it to the festivals.
The main goal of this program is to make it available for participants to experience a full production. Through this, they learn how they might go about producing their own films. The core design of this program revolves around this basic flow:
Learn + Practice + Observe + Repeat
Some courses give you all the education up front. We give it just before you have the chance to either practice or observe it. That way, you don't get overwhelmed and your education is more permanent.
You have a script written. Is the script ready? If it is, how do you go about preparing it for production? What should your budget be? How will you raise the funds? How will you design the film? How will you direct actors? How will you manage the crew? Permits, agreements, contracts, shooting day, festivals, marketing, PR...
Our program helps you bring all of this down and it gives you a framework to manage people, processes and the general production.
Award winning short film and documentary director. His films were screened in Cannes Short Film Corner. He won "Best Director" from Yale University and various other awards. He helped produce many other short films. Owner of a film company called Odd.
A good network of people is imperative when making a film. 101 Dalmatians is a group of filmmakers you gain access to after completing this program. It includes all the people who participated in Make A Short and their friends, if they wish to invite them.
Throughout the workshop, we cover all areas of production. But if you want to go deeper and learn how a specific software we showed during the workshop works, we have videos prepared just for for that occasion.