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
Starting at $745.00
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 2023 Schedule

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Wednesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Enrollment Closed
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Instructor: Kate Rees Davies
390018
Fee:
$745.00
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Location: Remote Classroom
Notes

Students must have access to a camera and editing equipment.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 24, 2023
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Lecture
Wed Jan 11, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Wed Jan 18, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Wed Jan 25, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Wed Feb 1, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Wed Feb 8, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Wed Feb 15, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Wed Feb 22, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Wed Mar 1, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Wed Mar 8, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Wed Mar 15, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Wed Mar 22, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Spring 2023 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
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Monday 6:30PM - 10:00PM PT
Future Offering (Opens February 06, 2023 12:00:00 AM)
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Instructor: Arkesh Ajay
391055
Fee:
$745.00
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Location: UCLA
Notes

No meeting May, 29, 2023.

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

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 16, 2023
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Mon Apr 3, 2023
6:30PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Dodd Hall 154
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Mon Apr 10, 2023
6:30PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Dodd Hall 154
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Mon Apr 17, 2023
6:30PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Dodd Hall 154
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Mon Apr 24, 2023
6:30PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Dodd Hall 154
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Mon May 1, 2023
6:30PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Dodd Hall 154
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Mon May 8, 2023
6:30PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Dodd Hall 154
Lecture
Mon May 15, 2023
6:30PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Dodd Hall 154
Lecture
Mon May 22, 2023
6:30PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Dodd Hall 154
Lecture
Mon May 29, 2023
6:30PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Dodd Hall 154
Lecture
Mon Jun 5, 2023
6:30PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Dodd Hall 154
Lecture
Mon Jun 12, 2023
6:30PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Dodd Hall 154

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