MAKE A SHORT

LEARN FILMMAKING BY MAKING A FILM

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.

MODULES

EDUCATION

Participants will be taught the foundations of filmmaking throughout the workshop.

PRACTICE

You don't forget what you learned because you get to practice it immediately after.

observe

Observe the more experienced people and professionals doing what they're good at.

SCHEDULE

Foundat─▒ons

The foundations phase is a preparation of the coming weeks. It's a 4 week long basics course for filmmaking.

WEEK 1

  • Introduction to the course
  • What is a film?
  • The business of making films
  • The craft of making films
  • The art of making films
  • Shoot a simple scene with your instincts

WEEK 2

  • History of Filmmaking: A Very Simple Introduction
  • Scriptwriting
  • Cinematography
  • Sound
  • Shoot your first short film

WEEK 3

  • Editing
  • Edit your short film

WEEK 4

  • Screening of the shorts you made and discussion
  • Introduction to the main short film we are making

PRE
PRODUCTION

During the pre-production phase, you will learn how to take a script and turn it into a manageable guide for production.

WEEK 1

  • Managing script development
  • About financing a short film
  • Script breakdown

WEEK 2

  • Storyboards and shot lists
  • Stripboard
  • Visual plan
  • Budgeting

WEEK 3

  • Hiring the crew
  • Casting
  • Rehearsal
  • Location Scouting

WEEK 4

  • The Big Meeting: Working with people from different fields and making them work together

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.

DAY 1

  • Health and safety rules on set
  • Dressing the set
  • Rehearsing on set with actors
  • Locking down the blocking and camera setups
  • Preparing for the shoot day

DAY 2-4

  • Motivating the crew
  • Shooting the film
  • Managing the budget
  • Dealing with problems on set

POST
PRODUCTION

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.

WEEK 1

  • Watching the raw footage and making a selection
  • Post-Production Meeting: Editor, director, producer and cinematographer draw a roadplan.
  • Watching the first assembly

WEEK 2

  • Watching the first rough edit

WEEK 3

  • Watching the finished edit
  • Handing over to the sound design
  • Handing over to visual effects

WEEK 4

  • Sending the film to festivals
  • What to expect from festivals
  • About short film distribution and making money

ABOUT

WHY SHOULD I ENROL?

BRING IT TO LIFE

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.

uncomplicate filmmaking

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.

THE DIRECTOR

OZGUN KABAKCIOGLU

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.

OUR
FILMS

OUR FILMS

POST-PROGRAM

101 DALMATIANS

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.

EDUCATION VIDEOS

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.

PRICING

LENGTH

10-12 WEEKS

AGE

18+

FEE

COMING SOON

CITY

LONDON
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