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Filmmaking - Concept to Completion For Beginners

Filmmaking. Video Production. Pre-production. Scriptwriting. Production. Shooting with a camera. Post-Production. Editing. Distribution. YouTube.

Class experience

  • Students will learn the basics of creating their own film from concept to completion.
I have been making independent films for over 15 years, and I have been teaching filmmaking at the college level since 2014.
Homework Offered
Homework is described in the class description. They are making a film. That entails working on things outside of class. For example. I will show them how to write a script. On their own time, they will write the script for their film.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
It's really more about needed equipment and software. The student will absolutely need a decent computer (for scriptwriting & editing). They'll need internet access and some sort of camera (even if it is just a phone or iPad)
Again, I don't want anyone going out and buying a brand new camera for this class. It is unnecessary. But, you have to have something. I'm okay with just using a cell phone or iPad for what we are doing. it is a starter class.
Same with editing...there are free ways to edit online for now. If they get into it, or you already have editing software, that's fine. BUT...you will probably need storage. You can get Cloud storage, or I think an external hard drive to store project files is better.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
I would like to show some of the short films my team and I did for the 48 Hour Film Festival as a reference. We try to keep our films clean, but just know that there might be some occasional bad language and violent acts (fight scenes). I assure you, nothing I wouldn't allow my own 12 year old to see.
Joined December, 2023
Teacher expertise and credentials
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
My background includes a plethora of experiences, including customer service, hospitality, manufacturing, construction, project management, marketing and communication, and teaching. I have owned my own video production business since 2007, where... 
Group Class


weekly or $160 for 8 classes
1x per week, 8 weeks
55 min

Live video meetings
Ages: 13-18
2-10 learners per class

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