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Weekly Short Film Filmmaking Club

In this weekly club, we will encourage and challenge students to explore the art of visual storytelling through weekly, one minute short film prompts featuring a storytelling element and a technical element.
  There are no upcoming classes.
60 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
year olds
learner per class
per learner - per class

How does an "Ongoing" course work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
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Class Experience

Students will improve their visual storytelling abilities through practically applying storytelling and technical elements to their own projects and through seeing how their fellow students interpret the same prompts. 
I have worked in the film industry since 2016. 
Students will be given a prompt and encouraged to make a short film each week. However, it is not expected that students will complete a film every week. As students have time and are interested they can complete the weekly prompt, and they are encouraged to participate, learn from, and support the community regardless of whether they have time to make a film in a given week. Students can participate when they can. Since prompts and tutorials will be posted on the class page, students do not need to attend weekly in order to participate. 
Students who wish to actively participate in the weekly filmmaking prompts will need access to a camera and editing software. Phone cameras are great options, but any camera will do. There are many free editing softwares available. I suggest the free version DaVinci Resolve, as that is what I will use for demonstrations of editing techniques, however, students may use whatever software they are most comfortable with/have access to.
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Students who premiere their films in class will be offered verbal feedback from the teacher and fellow students. If a student makes a film, but for whatever reason it cannot be shown in class, or the student prefers not to share it, I will offer written feedback.
1 hour per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
We will have community standards to make sure films are age appropriate and classroom appropriate (i.e. no inappropriate language, no graphic violence, and no sex/nudity should be shown in the films students make). Students are encouraged to express themselves within these limits. As a natural result of this being a student output driven class, there will likely be differing political, and philosophical ideas and world-views within student made content. As a result the club may not be appropriate for students who wish to limit exposure to other philosophies/world-views/political opinions. No world-view, political stance, or philosophy will be presented as "correct" within this club; the expectation is that everyone involved will be supportive and encouraging and the club will be a safe space for students to express their own thoughts, and ideas and grow as visual storytellers. Our focus will be on learning how to tell good visual stories, not on debating the viewpoints students share within their films.
We will refer to industry standard sources such as "Screenplay" by Syd Field, "Save The Cat" by Blake Snyder and students will be linked to tutorials for specific editing techniques in programs like DaVinci Resolve. 


Teacher Elizabeth
Lives in the United States
Writing and Filmmaking
2 completed classes

About Me

Hello! I'm Elizabeth! Throughout my life I've witnessed the power of story, and have since devoted my life to honing the art of good story in a variety of mediums. I work in the film industry since 2016, won a grant/award for my first screenplay,... 
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