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 10 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.
Suggested Prerequisites

It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Making Your First Short Film.

Students must have access to a digital video camera and editing equipment and software.

Spring 2019 Schedule

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

Wait List
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Monday, Saturday
Instructor: Simone Bartesaghi
366342
Fee:
$699.00
See Details
Notes

No meeting May 27.

Students must have access to a camera and editing equipment.

Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 28, 2019
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Mon Apr 15, 2019
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 209
Lecture
Mon Apr 22, 2019
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 209
Lecture
Mon Apr 29, 2019
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 209
Lecture
Mon May 6, 2019
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 209
Lecture
Mon May 13, 2019
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 209
Lecture
Sat May 18, 2019
1:00PM - 4:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 215
Lecture
Mon May 20, 2019
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 209
Lecture
Mon May 27, 2019
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 209
Lecture
Mon Jun 3, 2019
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 209
Lecture
Mon Jun 10, 2019
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 209
Lecture
Mon Jun 17, 2019
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 209

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

Future Offering (Opens 29 Apr 2019 12:00:00 AM)
-
Monday 6:30PM - 10:00PM
Instructor: Arkesh Ajay
367858
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 7, 2019
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Mon Jun 24, 2019
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218
Lecture
Mon Jul 1, 2019
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218
Lecture
Mon Jul 8, 2019
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218
Lecture
Mon Jul 15, 2019
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218
Lecture
Mon Jul 22, 2019
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218
Lecture
Mon Jul 29, 2019
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218
Lecture
Mon Aug 5, 2019
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218
Lecture
Mon Aug 12, 2019
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218
Lecture
Mon Aug 19, 2019
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218
Lecture
Mon Aug 26, 2019
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218

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