The first moving picture, which depicted a horse running at full gallop, was later enhanced by the first special effects, which showed a horse exploding next to a 3-D spaceship. Blow your mind with this Groupon.
$59 for a Documentary-Filmmaking Workshop ($119 Value)
Students in this one-day documentary course learn how to transform a great idea into a filmic narrative. After picking up the basics of shot sequencing and screen grammar, they grab hold of cameras for a hands-on workshop. Click here to view class schedule.
Pull Focus Film School
Talented filmmakers at this film school teach courses that hinge on hands-on involvement. Single- and multi-session classes cover everything from screenwriting and editing to motion graphics, and venture beyond documentary making with lessons in drama and still photography. While practicing techniques and pole-vaulting on boom mics like the pros do, students use a combination of their own gear and gear they've rented from the school. In addition to firsthand filmmaking experience, documentary students get hands-on experience, partnering with community charities to create short films used for education, outreach, and fundraising.