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Basic Video & Film Production

This 2-day workshop will cover the three basic stages of film production: pre-production, production (principal photography), and post-production. The participants will be taught the how-to’s of producing film projects which includes an overview on how to come up with ideas/stories, the different personalities involved and their roles in film production, the basic equipment needed, the dynamics of shot composition and camera movement, and more.

Day 1 will cover the theory part from the pre-production to production (principal photography) stages. There will also be classroom hands-on activities and a take home assignment to be checked the following day.

Day 2 will cover the post production stage and an actual short film production group activity will be produced by the participants and viewed at the day’s end.

Note: Different film clips will be shown and analyzed during the 2-day workshop. The instructor will also share valuable insider information and personal experience on the Philippine film industry. He may adjust certain topics depending on the students’ needs.


Day 1:

  • (A) Pre-Production
    • (1) Idea to Image : The goal of film production
    • (2) Story: The most important element in film production
    • (3) Script and Storyboard
    • (4) Crew
    • (5) The Actor
  • (B) Production
    • (1) Camera
      • (a) Tools
        (a.1) Camera (Video Camera vs. DSLR)
        (a.2) Lens
        (a.3) Mounting
      • (b) Composition
        (b.1) Shot (Rule of Thirds and 180-Degree Rule)
        (b.2) Framing
        (b.3) Angles
      • (c) Movement
    • (2) Lighting
      • (a) Source
      • (b) Basic Set-Up
    • (3) Sound
      • (a) Equipment
      • (b) Recording

Day 2:

  • (C) Post-Production
    • (1) Editing
    • (2) Effects

Day 1:

  • Short film analysis.
  • Storytelling exercise.
  • Individual take home assignment on camera composition and movement.

Day 2:

  • Short flm output (group activity) to be written, shot, edited, and viewed in class. Based on the principle of the 3-Act Structure and Dramatic Arc. Note: topic(s) will be given during the workshop.
What to bring

Participants who have their own digital camcorders or DSLR camera are encouraged to bring them to class.

Who Should Attend

This workshop is open to high school students up to working professionals who may or may not have prior background in video or film production but are willing to learn the basics of the trade as a skill or a business or a hobby.


  • Jan 18–19 (Sat to Sun)
  • Mar 28–29 (Sat to Sun)
  • May 28–29 (Thu to Fri)

9 AM to 5 PM


PhP 6,950 (USD 155)

Includes materials, lunch and snacks.

Be sure to read the Registration Info before registering.


Note: Your seat is not confirmed until we receive a 50 percent down payment.

Course Date(s)

Deposit payment at your nearest Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) branch, in the name of Philippine Center for Creative Imaging, S/A 1-249-91545-5. Fax deposit slip to 892-5281 with your name and class details. Surrender deposit slip on first day of class to get official receipt.

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