Making Your First Short Film

FILM TV X 476.39

Understand the steps for creating your first successful short film, whether you are an aspiring director, writer, or producer. Learn the process, from pre-production all the way to post, followed by film screenings and more.

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Remote Instruction
Classroom
Starting at $699.00
As few as 11 weeks
4.0

What you can learn.

  • Maximize the onscreen value of your project using available resources
  • Learn how to write, direct, and edit your own three- to five-minute short film
  • Understand the fundamentals of shooting and directing actors
  • Explore the basics of editing and outputting through various assignments
  • Critique and discuss all completed films during the last class

About this course:

Always wanted to make your own short film and thought you had no experience and no money? In this class for aspiring directors, writers, and producers, you use your own camera to learn how to write, produce, direct, and edit a three-to-five-minute short film. Emphasis is placed on maximizing the on-screen value of the project using available resources. The first part of the class is devoted to understanding the pre-production process, highlighting the role of the story, and providing an overview of affordable shooting equipment and editing technologies. You then develop and write your project, which is filmed outside of class. Instruction includes a primer on the fundamentals of shooting and directing actors, as well as the basics of editing and outputting assignments. The completed films are screened and discussed during the last class.
Prerequisites
Students must have access to a digital video camera and editing equipment and software.

Spring 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses meet regularly and are fully online. Click “See Details” below for more information.

Wait List
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Monday 6:30PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Location: Online
Instructor: Arkesh Ajay
372323
Fee:
$699.00
See Details
Notes

No meeting May 25, 2020.

Students must have access to a camera and editing equipment. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 12, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Mon Mar 30, 2020
6:30PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Mon Apr 6, 2020
6:30PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Mon Apr 13, 2020
6:30PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Mon Apr 20, 2020
6:30PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Mon Apr 27, 2020
6:30PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Mon May 4, 2020
6:30PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Mon May 11, 2020
6:30PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Mon May 18, 2020
6:30PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Mon May 25, 2020
6:30PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Mon Jun 1, 2020
6:30PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Mon Jun 8, 2020
6:30PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online

Available Format(s):

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Future Offering (Opens April 27, 2020 12:00:00 AM)
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Monday 7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Location: UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
373900
Fee:
$699.00
See Details
Notes

Students must have access to a camera and editing equipment. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after July 05, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Mon Jun 22, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218
Lecture
Mon Jun 29, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218
Lecture
Mon Jul 6, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218
Lecture
Mon Jul 13, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218
Lecture
Mon Jul 20, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218
Lecture
Mon Jul 27, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218
Lecture
Mon Aug 3, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218
Lecture
Mon Aug 10, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218
Lecture
Mon Aug 17, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218
Lecture
Mon Aug 24, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218
Lecture
Mon Aug 31, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218

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