Hi Kenneth, no worries, some good questions. It's a fun day filled with as much practical knowledge as we can fit into it! There is very little pitching. We teach five classes during the day which are a mix of lecture and hands-on instruction. The five classes we teach are: Producing & Film Terminology (this is an overview of the filmmaking process covering main jobs, preproduction, production, and post production); Directing 101 (this is breakdown of shots -CU, OTS, WS, etc. - used in filmmaking as well as the 180 degree rule and how to shoot coverage) with students getting their hands on professional HD cameras; Lighting for Film (this class covers 3-point lighting theory and techniques, with students practicing lighting a subject using Arriflex light kits); Editing 101 & Basic Final Cut Pro (this class covers basic editing techniques as well as how to start using Apple's Final Cut Pro - with students getting to practice what they learned in our computer lab); and Storytelling/Screenwriting (this class teaches fundamental story structure and the basics of screenwriting).
In the past few months we've taught this workshop regularly, ever other weekend. The average class size has been around 15-20 people.
Feb 21, 2012