full-immersion program gives you in-depth education in all aspects of
video production and the skills you need to produce your own project.
You'll learn everything from screenwriting and cinematography to
directing, producing and editing. Students work together as a crew to
shoot the digital video projects. During the program you write two
of your own scripts and produce two video projects in collaboration as a class.
the first few weeks of the program, you write your
first screenplay and produce the first short video project as you begin
to lay the foundation for producing the second, longer-form script and
project. Throughout the 15 weeks, you build on what you've learned and
continue to go more in-depth into the filmmaking process as you write
and produce the longer-form project.
Filmtech provides all the camera, light and sound gear you need to complete your projects, including use of our computers with Final Cut Pro editing software.
There is one 3-hour class per day Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Classes run either 11AM-2PM, 3-6PM or 7-10PM.
2017 Program Start Dates:
September 11: Registration and tuition payment due by August 1.
foundation of any film or video project is the screenplay, whether it
is an original work or adapted from a book or play. 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.
Students write a 3-4-page script for the first project and a script of
up to ten pages for the second project.
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 and film formats, camera movement, lighting theory, filtration
and lenses. As your projects become more complex and you continue to
develop your visual style, 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 developing a visual
aesthetic with a cinematographer, lighting scenes, setting up shots and
designing camera movements, directing actors and making editorial
well-organized and efficient production is crucial to maintaining a
smooth-running set and delivering a product on time and on budget,
whether it's a short or feature. Filmtech's Producing module takes you
through the steps of property acquisition, development, funding and
rights. You'll learn about budgeting, including union and line costs,
accounting, script breakdown and scheduling; hiring, overseeing and
managing a crew, running a set, post-production, marketing and
CERTIFICATION AND PORTFOLIO
is a Certificate Progam. Certificates 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 have a
portfolio consisting of the two scripts they wrote and a DVD of the two
group projects that the class collaborated on.
TUITION AND REGISTRATION
for the program is $5,900. Filmtech accepts payment by check, money
order or credit card. Registration and payment
must be completed by the deadline. Send check or money order payable to
Media Enterprises LLC to:
2019 S. Juniper St.
Philadelphia, PA. 19148.
To pay by credit card, call our Registration office at 215-313-0123.
APPLICATION AND CERTIFICATION POLICY
All students must be 18 years of age by the start date of the program. A high school diploma or GED is required.
telephone or in-person interview and visit to the school is suggested.
Attendance of all class sessions is critical to getting the full
educational value out of a class. For this reason, a Certificate of
Completion will be awarded only to students who attend at least 80% of
class hours. All 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 other purposes.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
TUITION REFUND POLICY
refund or credit will be given after tuition payment is made. No Certificate will be
awarded if a student withdraws at any time before the Program is
Filmtech offers a financing program for the 15-Week Program. A valid credit card number is required to secure the loan. Here's how the financing works: 15-Week Program Tuition: $5,900 First Payment due by registration deadline: $1,900 Tuition Balance Financed: $4,000. We add an 8% finance charge to this balance ($320), bringing the total due to $4,320.
We divide that total by four, and each payment ($1,080) is due the first day of each month of the program, beginning with the first day of the month the program starts. The $1,080 monthly payment amount is based on paying with a check. If you make your monthly payments with a credit card, we add a 5% credit card processing fee, bringing the total due each month to $1,134.