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wEEKEND VIDEO PRODUCTION PROGRAM
This intensive hands-on video production program is perfect for those in school or who work during the week. Held over 8 Saturdays or Sundays, the program gives you practical instruction in all aspects of video production - screenwriting, directing, producing, camera operation, sound gathering, lighting and editing. Within eight sessions, you write a short script and work together with other students to produce, shoot and edit a complete digital video project.  

SCREENWRITING
The foundation of any film or video project is the screenplay. You'll learn the structure of a screenplay as you write your own short original script. The screenwriting module takes you through the steps necessary to bring your creative vision to the elements of story, plot, character, dialogue and scene structure.

CAMERA OPERATION
Using a digital video camera, you'll learn its functions, practice camera movement and conduct scene set-ups. You'll also learn how to use lighting and sound to bring your vision to the screen. The class chooses one script and works together to produce it into a video project.

DIRECTING
the 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. The program gives you practice in lighting scenes, setting up shots and designing camera movements, directing actors and making editorial decisions - all part of the directing process. Students use Mac computers and Final Cut Pro software to learn the fundamentals of editing as they complete the project. 

PRODUCING
A well-organized and efficient production is crucial to maintaining a smooth-running set and delivering a product on time and on budget. You'll learn how to break down a short script, budget and schedule the shoot; learn about different crew positions and how to work with a crew, and work on a set as you shoot your project.
Next Sessions Start:

May 11: Sundays, 10 AM-3 PM
Registration and payment due by May 4.

June 7: Saturdays, 10 AM-3 PM
Registration and payment due by June 1.
CERTIFICATION AND PORTFOLIO
This is a Certificate Program. 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 script they wrote and a DVD of the group project that the class collaborated on.

PAYMENT AND REGISTRATION
Tuition for the program is $995. Filmtech accepts payment by check or credit card. Registration and payment must be completed by the deadline listed above. Call our registration office at 215-313-0123 to pay with a credit card or use PayPal below. IF YOU PAY BY CREDIT CARD, A $30 REGISTRATION FEE WILL BE ADDED.

To avoid this fee, pay by check.
Make checks payable to Media Enterprises LLC and send to:

Filmtech
2019 S. Juniper St.
Philadelphia, PA. 19148

Weekend Video Production


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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 the work for marketing and promotional purposes. 

TUITION REFUNDS

No refund will be made within 7 days of the program start date. No Certificate will be awarded if a student withdraws at any time before the Program is completed.