Program Dates:
January 16th through February 21st
Monday and Tuesday Classes:
7:00PM until 10:30PM (Instruction, Demonstration & Hands On)
Class Short Film Shoot Days:
TBD

The Outline below is a brief description of the overall curriculum of the Georgia Film School program. Each class is packed with information, demonstrations and hands on experience in the art and science of film making!  Classroom content takes place in our plush 60-seat movie theater, while the demonstration and hands on portions are conducted on a real movie set in our state of the art studio space.

Basic Camera Intro (Bonus Beginner Class)

This class is designed for the beginner students or experienced students who have skills in film or video production in other areas than camera work. Students will learn the basic camera functions of popular digital cinema style cameras. The focus is on large imager, film style cameras that are used in film making today.

Principles of Cinematography

The Cinematography class serves as the foundation for the entire curriculum. The class discusses the principles of cinema technique and how that can apply to not only film making, but commercial work as well.

Cameras

The Camera section of the course focuses on detailed information of the technology behind digital cinema cameras and how they differ from traditional video production equipment. Students will learn which cameras produce a film look and the realistic benefits and limitations of the various formats and models used in the current digital cinema camera gear. Topics like color space, dynamic range and compression will be thoroughly explained along with how to operate the most popular models including the Red Scarlet and Canon 5D Mark II.

Lenses & Filters

The lens curriculum thoroughly covers all the various lenses and focal lengths and demonstrates the best uses for each. Students will learn in detail the power of shallow depth of field and the story telling benefits afforded by this technique. Filters will also be covered in detail in the section of the course.

Production Gear & Organic Motion

Camera motion is a major component in quality film making and students will learn in depth about the equipment and techniques involved. Jibs, Dolly, Steady Cam, Sliders and more will be demonstrated and discussed along with hands on using these exciting film making tools.

Lighting & Grip

Comprehensive knowledge in lighting gear, grip gear and their use and technique is thoroughly covered in this section of the course. Students will learn when and how to use many popular types of lighting instruments and techniques on the set in this exciting portion of the course. 

Audio Equipment & Acquisition

Nothing screams amateur production like poor audio! Students will learn about the properties of sound and recording using a wide variety of popular audio equipment available today. Getting true cinema quality dialog in your own productions will be the focus in this informative portion of the program.

Directing & Production Design

Techniques for Directing, Director of Photography and Production design will be demonstrated in detail during this portion of the course. Guest speaker Matthew Young provides an exciting perspective into making your productions look like a blockbuster film.   

Editing with Adobe Premiere, Data Management

Students learn the fundamentals of editing on the Adobe Creative Suite in this introductory portion of the post production curriculum. Data management, organization, as well as general principles of cinema editing are taught in this informative class.  

Audio Post Production, Foley, Color Correction & Final Output

The follow up class to the basic editing covers correcting dialog, adding sound effects, ambient sound and music scores. Color Grading and output formats are explained and demonstrated as well. 

Script Writing, Storyboard, Locations

This portion of the curriculum helps students organize their projects and better understand the reality of the time it takes to shoot their film. Popular script writing and storyboard tools are explained and demonstrated in this informative session.

Distribution, Film Festivals, Finance

Discussion about Film Festivals, Internet, Broadcast and Theatrical Distribution of Independent Films. Discussion includes budgeting and the costs associated between general and named actors in independent films.  

Shoot Day 1 and 2 of the Class Short Film

Students will participate in the casting and shooting of a short film over a two day period. The shoot will include one day on location and a second day in the studio to learn the workflow surround both. All the general principles learned over the entire course will be put to use in this total hands on shoot! 

Post Production of Class Short

Students will collaborate on the entire editing and post production portion of the class short. Editing, audio, special effects, color grading and final output will be performed in real time to provide a start to finish education of editing a film.

Wrap Party and Screening of Class Short

A fun final get together to show off the class project and network with several invited film industry producers and professionals.  

 

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