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 <p>
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. <p>
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.