Hands-On Filmmaking Workshop at NYFA
In NYFA’s 8-Week Filmmaking Workshop, students learn the essentials of film storytelling and content creation. The rigorous coursework and hands-on experience within the program help students rapidly gain experience in production.
Program DescriptionProgram Name: 8-Week Filmmaking Workshop
In the first four weeks of this intensive workshop, students study the building blocks and visual language and syntax of cinema, learning how to create a shot, sequence, and scene. Following the production and post-production of each short film, students screen their work for their classmates and instructors and engage in creative critiques and discussion. In the second half of the workshop, students learn to understand dialogue and subtext and how to work with actors. Students are introduced to sound recording and are challenged to add minimal dialogue as a storytelling tool.
At the end of the course, the final films are celebrated in a screening open to cast, crew, friends, and family. Many program graduates go on to enroll in NYFA’s 1-Year Filmmaking Certificate to continue perfecting their craft. This course is extremely hands-on, making it a great fit for students who are new to film and content creation or want to strengthen their current skill set.
To learn more about the 8-Week Filmmaking Workshop, please see NYFA’s Course Catalog or request more information.
The 8-Week Filmmaking Workshop is available at NYFA’s New York City, Los Angeles, South Beach, Florence (Italy) campuses, as well as our NYFA Australia.
Film students create and direct five unique films in this workshop, including a final film of up to ten minutes.The film projects include classic film structures and formats such as Mise-en-Scène, Continuity, Subtext, and a final short film. To see all of the projects students complete at NYFA’s film school, 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.