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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Classroom
Starting at $699.00
As few as 11 weeks
4.0 Credits

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 the pre-production process, highlighting the role of the story, and provides 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.

Fall 2018 Schedule

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

Enrollment Closed
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Monday 6:30PM - 10:00PM
Instructor: Arkesh Ajay
362999
Fee:
$699.00
See Details
Notes

No meeting November 12.

Students must have access to a camera and editing equipment.

No refund after October 8. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 8, 2018
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Mon Sep 24, 2018
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218
Lecture
Mon Oct 1, 2018
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218
Lecture
Mon Oct 8, 2018
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218
Lecture
Mon Oct 15, 2018
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218
Lecture
Mon Oct 22, 2018
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218
Lecture
Mon Oct 29, 2018
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218
Lecture
Mon Nov 5, 2018
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218
Lecture
Mon Nov 12, 2018
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218
Lecture
Mon Nov 19, 2018
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218
Lecture
Mon Nov 26, 2018
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218
Lecture
Mon Dec 3, 2018
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218

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

Future Offering (Opens 05 Nov 2018 12:00:00 AM)
-
Tuesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Instructor: Faith Strongheart
364816
Fee:
$699.00
See Details
Notes

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

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 28, 2019
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Tue Jan 8, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121E
Lecture
Tue Jan 15, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121E
Lecture
Tue Jan 22, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121E
Lecture
Tue Jan 29, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121E
Lecture
Tue Feb 5, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121E
Lecture
Tue Feb 12, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121E
Lecture
Tue Feb 19, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121E
Lecture
Tue Feb 26, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121E
Lecture
Tue Mar 5, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121E
Lecture
Tue Mar 12, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121E
Lecture
Tue Mar 19, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121E

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