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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In-Person
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 but 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.

Winter 2022 Schedule

Date & Time
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Wednesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Future Offering (Opens November 01, 2021 12:00:00 AM)
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Instructor: Navid Sinaki
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Fee:
$699.00
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Location: UCLA
Notes

Students must have access to a camera and editing equipment.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 18, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Date
Time
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Lecture
Wed Jan 5, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
La Kretz Hall 101
Lecture
Wed Jan 12, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
La Kretz Hall 101
Lecture
Wed Jan 19, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
La Kretz Hall 101
Lecture
Wed Jan 26, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
La Kretz Hall 101
Lecture
Wed Feb 2, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
La Kretz Hall 101
Lecture
Wed Feb 9, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
La Kretz Hall 101
Lecture
Wed Feb 16, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
La Kretz Hall 101
Lecture
Wed Feb 23, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
La Kretz Hall 101
Lecture
Wed Mar 2, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
La Kretz Hall 101
Lecture
Wed Mar 9, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
La Kretz Hall 101
Lecture
Wed Mar 16, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
La Kretz Hall 101

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