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Workshops

Filmtech's 3-hour workshops give you an overview of various parts of the filmmaking process and serve as an introduction to the longer classes and programs we offer. Enroll in one or more of these sessions to start honing your skills and get formal professional training in some of the many aspects of film and video production. All workshops are designed for the low-budget independent filmmaker.

CONTACT US BEFORE REGISTERING AND PAYING TO BE SURE THERE'S SPACE AVAILABLE IN THE WORKSHOP YOU'RE INTERESTED IN. 

Workshop fee: $25 in advance. $30 at the door.
Saturdays 11AM-2PM
You can pay by credit card using the PayPal buttons below.  To pay by check, make it payable to Media Enterprises LLC and send to:

Filmtech
2019 S. JUNIPER ST
Philadelphia, PA 19148

For more information, contact us at info@filmtechschool.com or 215-313-0123.

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Screenwriting
Script writing fundamentals and theory, developing story ideas, outlines, characters and plot; story arc and treatments.
Camera Operation: Basic video camera movement and technique
Operating the Canon XF-100; Composing a shot; focal length and aperture selection; static and moving shots; pan, tilt, zoom in and out; jib arm and tripod; hand-held camera work.
Production Assistant - how to be a P.A.
What to expect on the set, various types of PA's and their duties, set hierarchy and etiquette, using a radio, basic forms and paperwork, gear.
Lighting: Lights, basic lighting set-ups and 3-point lighting
Different types of lighting and their applications, bouncing, diffusion, filtration; lighting an interview and lighting a scene.
Sound gathering and recording
Using the lavalier, boom and on-board microphones, microphone placement, interior and exterior shooting situations.
Editing
Basic editing techniques using Final Cut Pro version 7, including logging and capturing, organizing clips, using the timeline and creating a sequence.
Casting Calls
Planning and running a casting call, role-appropriate actors, placing the casting notice, casting call logistics, auditioning actors, post-call etiquette. 
Make-up
Basic make-up techniques, the goal of screen make-up, good vs. bad make-up, the basic make-up kit, the make-up artist's relationship with actors.
Location Scouting and Management
Planning a location scout, interior vs. exterior locations, permits, on-set logistics and management duties; diplomacy and neighbor outreach.