Introduction to Digital Video Production Workshop June 9th - June 30th
Introduction to Digital Video Production Workshop
Every Wednesday starting June 9th - June 30th from 6:30 - 9:30 PM.
*Capacity for this 4-week workshop is 20 students. This is an in-person event hosted at the Minnesota Discovery Center.
This hands-on 4-week class will take you through the entire process of making a short film from concept to festival screening. This course is structured for emerging filmmakers & media creators who need a comprehensive introduction to all phases for film production. Our method of teaching is hands-on with real video equipment. You will learn everything that goes into creating a film and how to use professional equipment and our experienced instructor, Prakshi Malik.
Topics covered include:
- Concept + pitching
- Screenwriting for film, creating your screenplay
- Casting, actors and auditions
- Production management & scheduling
- Crew roles
- Directing actors and crew members
- Sound recording
- Shooting: cameras, lights, art direction
- Marketing your film
- Entering festivals
- And so much more!
This class will feature guest artists, filmmakers and industry professionals who will give talks virtually. At the end of this course students will have networked with both new & established filmmakers, & attained new skills to keep creating films.
Equipment for this class will be provided!
The goal of this course is to empower, support, and educate Iron Range community members ages – 17+, as active participants in shaping our culture and engage diverse communities to rethink the way we view film, art, and local storytelling. MDC will provide access and a platform to work, learn, create, and consume media in the digital era.
FEE FOR THE WORKSHOP:
$89 for MDC members, $100 for non-members
Limited scholarships are available! To inquire or sign up about scholarships click the sign up link below (CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP ONLINE).
HOW TO SIGN UP:
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP ONLINE or call the Minnesota Discovery Center at 218-254-7959! Pre-paid reservations are required. If you have applied for a scholarship for this course, please mention that when signing up. Class participation is limited so sign up today! Students of color, women, and LBGTQ+ individuals are especially encouraged to apply!
BIO ON INSTRUCTOR:
Prakshi Malik is a filmmaker and dancer committed to creating cinema about women of color from a global perspective. She grew up in Delhi, India and is currently based in the Twin Cities, MN. Prakshi was recently awarded the 2020 Short Film Grant by Austin Film Society for her short film, Baahar. Her previous short, Embers, has screened at festivals such as PBS Short Film Festival, Roxbury International Film Festival, Faces of Austin, Black Harvest Film Festival and Regent Park Film Festival. Before becoming a filmmaker, Prakshi trained in Kuchipudi dance, West African dance and performed with Ananya Dance Theatre. She brings her background in dance and ensemble practices to her filmmaking and has edited award-winning short films and a narrative feature. Prakshi holds a BA in Media and Cultural Studies from Macalester College and MFA in Film Production from the University of Texas at Austin.