Introduction to Digital Filmmaking Workshop November 3rd - December 15th
Introduction to Digital Filmmaking Workshop
Every Tuesday starting November 3rd - December 15th
(Class will not be held on Tuesday, November 24th due to Thanksgiving)
*Capacity for this 6-week workshop is 20 students.
This hands-on 6-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, Graham Holford.
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:
$139 for MDC members, $150 for non-members
Scholarships are available through the Catalyst Stories Institute and the UMFO! To inquire or sign up about scholarships, click here!
HOW TO SIGN UP:
Call the MN 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:
Graham Holford is a filmmaker and screenwriter from the United Kingdom. After graduating from the University of Greenwich with a BA in Film Studies he moved to South Korea, where he became part of a filmmaking community. He worked on different features and short films throughout his
8 years in South Korea.
He moved to the USA to get an MFA in filmmaking from Ohio University. He has been teaching screenwriting for the past 3 years at Ohio University and has been a programmer at Athens International Film and Video Festival for the past two years. He has been writing and directing films that have been screened at festivals in Asia, Europe, and North America.