Saturday Nov 9th, 10am - 4pm
The school was founded to provide high quality, low cost education in all aspects of film-making: screenwriting, directing, producing, cinematography, and editing. Digital technology is utilized in both production and post-production disciplines, along with a thorough grounding in all applications of conventional film techniques.The all-inclusive curriculum combines classroom instruction, with industry professionals, accompanied by hands-on workshops using state-of-the-art equipment.
The program serves as a resource to both new and established filmmakers by encouraging the use the Institute’s creative resources for their own projects. By fostering talented students through the curriculum, the Institute will have immediate access to new content for potential production, development and distribution.
With a faculty composed of highly qualified film teachers, industry professionals and resources provided by the Institute, students will learn not only how to “make” a film but will be made aware through various courses of the aesthetic, social and political ramifications of film both as art and as commerce.
The school uses the best of the new digital technology to teach fundamental film-making skills to its students. The immediacy of new digital formats allows an accelerated educational pace to be maintained throughout all of the courses. Composition, shot development, editing, lenses, filters and a wide range of technical and artistic skills are introduced to students using state of the art digital video cameras and non-linear computer editing systems. This approach affords students the maximum amount of hands-on time in acquiring basic skill sets, allowing them to master the fundamentals easily and more quickly. Additional hands-on classes smooth the transition from digital to film providing the students with an overall understanding of the different technologies and how they both compete with and complement each other.
Our student body includes individuals from diverse backgrounds and nationalities.They are drawn to the school for its faculty, curriculum, and overall quality of education.
Our intensive, hands on program, takes the student from concept to final screening while working on the practical steps in between.
While technology changes every time we turn around, the rules of good Storytelling have remained the same for five thousand years. We don't choose to see a movie because of the camera it was shot with; we go because of the story, the actors, the director, or even the producer.
Sid Gannis, President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said, "State of the art technique will change, state of the heart of storytelling will not", the school focuses instruction on the art and craft of storytelling.
An excellent introduction to filmmaking. You learn a bit of everything which is very helpful in deciding which specialty you want to pursue. The instructors were great. They were kind, passionate and sincere about teaching. For anyone interested in film, I'd recommend this class as a great place to start.
The One Week Seminar was a fulfilling experience. If you have even the slightest interest in film but find yourself stumped as to where to begin then this is the place for you. The week flies by but you would be amazed at how much you can retain.The curriculum covers all the fundamental processes of filmmaking from development to distribution. There is a lot to take in. Especially when you get into camera or editing specifics. While some material may come off as too dry ( I didn't think so but not everyone may agree) it is important to understand all the mechanics of the filmmaking process. The instructors were emphatic and their unique idiosyncrasies make them and their lessons memorable. With only a few hours to impart as much as possible, they try their best to answer every question and develop the interests of all the students. Given the time constraints it is your responsibility to take what they give you and run with it. They recommend a ton of great reading material and online resources to complement what they have taught in the classroom. Be diligent with your note taking and it helps to come prepared with ideas for a film or screenplay. Don't worry if you miss something because they do provide informative handouts. Ask as many questions as possible! Before, during, and after class. Get everyone's contact information. Stay in touch. Your relationship with the instructors does not end with the seminar. IFI is passionate about building a film community and are making strides to improve with each successive seminar. A great group of individuals who love to hear what their students have to offer and promote a collaborative environment in and out of the classroom.
Natasha C. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.
Alexandra P. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.
Lea P. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.
Saturday Nov 9th, 10am - 4pm
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Saturday Dec 7th, 11am - 4pm