Hands-On Film Workshops at NYFA’s Film School
In NYFA’s 4-Week Filmmaking Workshop, students are immersed in the language and craft of filmmaking. Students study the traditional concepts of shooting films and can apply this knowledge to various hands-on film projects.
Program DescriptionProgram Name: 4-Week Filmmaking Workshop
NYFA’s 4-Week Filmmaking Workshop is an introduction and exploration of the visual language and techniques of cinema. Throughout the four weeks, students learn how to create a shot, sequence, and scene, writing, directing, shooting, and editing a series of short film projects. Through this process, students learn to use digital cameras, film lighting packages, and digital editing software provided by NYFA. In total, students produce three short films of increasing complexity.
NYFA students each direct their own films, and crew on the short films of their peers, rotating amongst key crew positions. Through this, students gain experience not only in directing, but as the Director of Photography, Assistant Camera, and Gaffer/Grip. Classes in directing, writing, editing, cinematography, and production round out the curriculum.
Every week, students’ films are screened and critiqued in class with the instructor. When the workshop concludes, NYFA hosts an exclusive screening that students can invite family and friends to attend. NYFA’s workshop students often continue their studies in advanced filmmaking programs.
To learn more about NYFA’s workshops, see NYFA’s Course Catalog or request more information.
For students that meet the application requirements, our 4-Week Filmmaking Workshop at our Florence campus may be used as a study abroad opportunity. After successfully completing the program, students have the option to receive a regionally accredited transcript, offering transferability of credits.
*Students should confirm credit policies at their institution. To learn more, please visit our study abroad page.
*As the acceptance of transfer credits is always governed by the receiving school, NYFA makes no representation that credits awarded by NYFA will be accepted or applied toward the completion of any degree or certificate by any other postsecondary institution.
NYFA’s 4-Week Filmmaking Workshop is available in New York City, Los Angeles, South Beach (Miami, Florida), Florence (Italy), Harvard, Paris (France), and Beijing. The workshop is also available at NYFA Australia.
The four-week film students complete three projects of increasing complexity, including Mise-en-Scène, Continuity, and Montage/Music film. To learn more about the film projects, visit our film projects page .
Please note: Equipment, curriculum, and projects are subject to change and may vary depending on location. Students should consult the most recently published campus catalog for the most up-to-date curriculum.