Filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard once said, "The cinema is truth at 24 frames per second," making slow-motion sports replays and sped-up Benny Hill gags nothing but cruel, cruel lies. Get the real deal with this Groupon.
$39 for a One-Day F.A.S.T. Screenwriting Workshop ($199 Value)
Choose between two Saturday sessions:
- June 29
- September 28
Award-winning film industry vet Jeff Bollow walks students through his F.A.S.T. system, which strives to help aspiring screenwriters increase their productivity and sell their project. Through practice exercises and lectures, Jeff highlights strategies for each step of the screenwriting process, from developing an idea through rewriting and pitching to producers. Beginning at 10 a.m., the one-day workshop breaks at 3 p.m. so Jeff can meet with each student individually to discuss his or her particular project.
Raindance Filmmaking's practical filmmaking and writing workshops break the daunting cinema-creation process into digestible lectures as industry professionals lead talks to elevate the aptitude of independent filmmakers and artists. Courses replete with script-format guides, sample CVs, and storyboard templates accompany prolific producers' various lectures. Students can select courses that teach film industry basics including how to build a budget, choose a camera, and promote themselves without having to change their names to Spike Spielberg. Some classes conclude with networking sessions at local bars where participants can trade business cards to further their cinematic pursuits.