Basic 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.
- (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)
- (b) Composition
(b.1) Shot (Rule of Thirds and 180-Degree Rule)
- (c) Movement
- (a) Tools
- (2) Lighting
- (a) Source
- (b) Basic Set-Up
- (3) Sound
- (a) Equipment
- (b) Recording
- (1) Camera
- (C) Post-Production
- (1) Editing
- (2) Effects
- Short film analysis.
- Storytelling exercise.
- Individual take home assignment on camera composition and movement.
- 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 film production but are willing to learn the basics of the trade as a skill or a business or a hobby.
- Apr 20–21 (Fri to Sat)
9 AM to 5 PM
PhP 5,950 (USD 150)
Includes materials, lunch and snacks.
Be sure to read the Registration Info before registering.