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.
$79 for One-Day Filmmaking Course (Up to $249 Value)
The Sunday Film School will take place at Wayne State University on Sunday, July 22, beginning at 10 a.m. The seven-hour seminar covers every step of the filmmaking process over the course of four lectures. Attendees begin by learning the basics of screenplay writing and character development, then find out production tips to help create a budget for their projects and incorporate guerilla filmmaking techniques. After hearing about the principles of directing and constructive ways to make a living in the film industry, all attendees will go to a nearby bar for two hours of networking from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Attendees should bring supplies for taking notes, and will be expected to provide their own lunch.
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.