LOCATION: Georgia State - Downtown Atlanta, GA - (Room confirmed upon registration)
DATE: NOVEMBER, TBA
TIME: 11:00 am - 4pm
PRICE: $85.00 (includes lunch)
INSTRUCTOR: Stacey Muhammad
LOVE OF FILM IS THE ONLY REQUIREMENT!
This intensive, interactive one-day class, meeting once a month beginning August 2017 is designed to serve the needs of the aspiring and emerging filmmaker as well as those interested in honing their skills in the art of filmmaking.
Students will gain an understanding of the requirements and process of the short form filmmaking process. Created with the intent of extending support, production education and mentoring services to aspiring & emerging filmmakers, this digital filmmaking course will cover the basics of writing, directing, casting, working with actors, self financing and distribution as well as how to bring your ideas to life.
IN PART, THIS COURSE WILL COVER...
➤ The key elements and how-to’s of each phase of filmmaking (pre-production, production, and post-production).
➤ Screenwriting - Clearing creative blockage; story structure, character development, etc.
➤ Casting - Working with casting directors / casting recognizable talent.
➤ Directing - Bringing the written word to life; Working with your DP, crew and talent.
➤ Financing your short film - Finding funders, crowd funding, self funding, etc.
➤ How to effectively market and distribute your short film.
CINEMA AS SANCTUARY!
Filmmakers with a "work in progress" project are strongly encouraged to attend. This class will be a safe & supportive setting to share your work and receive feedback from an experienced instructor. *All works must be shared with the instructor in advance*
Students will walk away with key tips and core tools of the craft of filmmaking.
Ongoing support / discounts on future classes and scholarships are also available.
Stacey Muhammad is an experienced arts educator who teaches documentary filmmaking to at-risk youth and has lectured at universities nationwide on a broad range of topics including hip hop, pop culture, media, film, social justice issues, and most notably, the history of Black women filmmakers in cinema.
Writer. Director. Producer