Before modern cinema, the term “motion picture” referred to tossing children’s artwork out the window. Hold on to your finger paintings with today's Groupon: for $69, you get a one-day introductory filmmaking course with Elliot Grove on Saturday, November 12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Raindance New York's Saturday Film School (a $249 value). Additional workshops on March 24 and March 25, 2012 will be scheduled subject to demand. To redeem this Groupon, customers must send an email reservation by midnight on November 5.
Raindance'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. During Raindance founder Elliot Grove's introductory film school, the prolific producer delves into the essentials of screenplay writing, production, directing, and distribution options. Various lectures and a supportive handbook allow students to glean the knowledge needed to convert the fancy-dancing and slow-punching scenes of youthful cinemaginations into a script filled with plausible characters and plot holes arranged into a looping tunnel that critics will never escape. The action-packed day concludes with a networking session at a local bar, where participants can trade business cards to further their cinematic pursuits.
Raindance began as a thought experiment: can you make a movie with no money or experience, and without going to film school? 22 years, later Raindance now has 12 film networking and training hubs worldwide, and runs the largest indie film festival in Europe, the Raindance Film Festival. They provide hands on training, networking events, financing opportunities, and an innovative Membership program to help new and emerging filmmakers get their projects made.
Raindance's practical filmmaking and writing workshops break the daunting cinema-creation process into digestible workshops as industry professionals help to elevate the aptitude of independent filmmakers. Students can select courses that teach film industry basics including how to build a budget, choose a camera, and promote themselves. As a non-profit training and networking organization that works to promote and support filmmaking throughout the world, many classes conclude with networking sessions at local bars where participants can trade business cards to further their cinematic pursuits.