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Producing Your Own Short Film
Nowadays, it’s truer than ever. Anyone can make a movie! But as is the case in so many arts, although rules are meant to be broken, you can’t break ’em unless you know ’em!
This is a general film production class for the person who has never gone through the top to bottom process of making a narrative film/video. In fairly broad terms, we will be looking at what makes movies and scenes tick, how to develop a screen-effective story, how to go about putting together a shot and wrapping it up with good editing. By the end of the class students will have filmed one narrative project of one minute in length. Film is a democratized, and this class will get you well on your way to becoming the benevolent dictator of your own film projects.
Justin Zimmerman, MFA in Film, is a nationally recognized writer, filmmaker and professor. His narrative and documentary work has appeared in film festivals across the globe and has been broadcast on national public television, where he won two international television awards. He’s also been the recipient of multiple grants and fellowships, he contributed a story to the Eisner Award winning graphic novel Love Is Love, and his script and comic work has been optioned on multiple occasions.