program is ideal for those who have to balance filmmaking with other
responsibilities. Designed for students with little or no filmmaking
experience, the program meets three evenings a week from 7:00-9:30PM.
Projects are shot on weekends. The Evening Program gives students the
instruction they need while allowing them to fulfill other obligations
during the work week. All classes are geared toward providing the
building blocks needed to create an original video project.
first six weeks are devoted to the study of screenwriting, directing,
camera operation, cinematography and editing. To apply the concepts you
learn in class, students write, produce, direct and edit short film
exercises using digital video cameras and Final Cut Pro editing
software. In the second six weeks, each student writes, directs, shoots
and edits a short video of up to five minutes.
foundation of any film or video project is the screenplay. The
screenwriting module takes you through the steps necessary to write an
original screenplay and, as a filmmaker, bring your creative vision to
the elements of story, plot, character, dialogue and scene structure.
light is the essence of the moving picture process and sets the art
form apart from others. The cinematography module introduces you to the
foundations of cinematography through the exploration of the camera,
digital formats, camera movement, lighting theory and camera operation.
You'll learn about the tech scout, assembling an equipment list and
prepping gear, all you need to know from pre-production to post.
director is responsible for calling the shots on the set and making all
creative decisions involved with the production. You'll learn how to
break down a script, develop a shot list, block and cover scenes. As the
program progresses, you'll gain practice in lighting scenes, setting up
shots, designing camera movements and making editorial decisions.
Session start dates:
Sessions for this program begin the first Monday of each month. Registration and payment are due at least ten days in advance.
CERTIFICATION AND PORTFOLIO
will be awarded to those students who successfully complete the
assigned work and who attend at least 80% of the class hours. At the end
of the program, students will receive a DVD of their work.
TUITION AND REGISTRATION
for the program is $3,500. Registration and payment must be completed
by the deadline. Contact our office at 215-313-0123 to pay by credit card.
Make checks payable to Media Enterprises LLC and send to:
2019 S. Juniper St.
Philadelphia, PA. 19148
No tuition refunds will be given within 7 days of the program start date.
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All students must be 18 years of age by the start date of the program. A high school diploma or GED is required.
works created by Filmtech students in conjunction with a Filmtech course
are the property of the student. However, Filmtech reserves the right
to use all or portions of student work for marketing, promotional and