PROGRAM STRUCTURE AND COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
Filmmaking Diploma Program
About the Program
Tuition and Start Dates
- Second career
How to apply
- Canadian students
- U.S./International students
Pay & Refund
Our full time four month Filmmaking and Television Production Program
will introduce students to the foundations and structure of:
| Filmmaking | Cinematography - Film and Television Directing Craft | Single Camera Directing and Multi-camera Directing | Directing Actors | Film and Television Language |Screenwriting | Film Development : Pre-production, Production and Post-production | Television Formats : Drama, Entertainment, Music, Reality, Sitcom, Live Program, and so on | Film Set : Television Set and Television Studio | Writing and Directing Short Film, Documentary, Music Videos and Commercials | Editing | Vision Mixing |
Film Directing Course
During this course the film schools students will present subjects for their future short feature films and documentaries and review the idea with the instructor, internationally awarded film director, producer, screenwriter and film music composer Andrej Acin. All the students will gain their experience in every stage of film directing, craft basic from the story to the screenplay through working with actors, directing and editing film projects to the screening of their final work.
Television Directing Course
In this program, students will receive practical hands-on exercises in a studio with a complete technical base and the use of the latest technical production TV equipment for television programming, live broad casts or recording for delayed broadcast. Film students will be introduced to the foundations of television directing, gaining knowledge in the production and post-production through application in individual exercises in television genres.
Screenwriting for Film & Television Course
This course is designed as a practical manual of storytelling throughout the moving pictures. Students are practicing all creative and technological aspects of writing for Film and Television and learn how to tell their stories visually. All the exercises are made in order to help students to find and enhance their own writing style. Students will come closer to basic understanding and familiarization with the elements of storytelling by finding a story which could be converted into a screenplay.
In Writing for Television part of the program, students will work under the same rules as in writing for film, but will have to deliver final screenplays and loglines in short deadlines, as they will have to do in a real life situations once they are ready to join some of the professional television production crew.
The film school students will be given an overview of the craft of cinematography and duties of the Director of Photography – one of the most key creative positions in the field of Film and Television Production. Through practical exercises and intensive hands on training the students will be given an opportunity to understand and appreciate this very technical yet highly creative aspect of film making. During the program students will learn the basics of the camera and lighting, and will go through variety of hands-on exercises and assignments. Students will be provided with current technology digital cameras and lighting equipment and also will have special workshops with industry’s cutting edge cameras like Red Epic from red Digital Cinema.
One of the instructors well known Pasha Patriki who will be teaching cinematography course has an expansive body of work which includes over a dozen of dramatic feature films and numerous feature documentaries. He's also framed up more than 50 shorts and countless music videos and commercial spots. Films composed in Pasha's lens have screened internationally and won awards in the United States and Canada. Click here to read more on Pasha Patriki and how fortunate students will be to have an opportunity to train with one of the best in the industry.
Digital Editing & Vision Mixing Course
The course covers the aesthetic and technical aspects of editing and vision mixing. Through this course the students are introduced to essentials of editing for films, documentary and television forms, advertising and music videos.
In digital editing part of the course, understanding storytelling techniques is necessary in furthering the creative vision of the director. Along the program students also collaborate with other members of their team in such way to learn how to work as assisting editors, editors and post-production producers. There are two aspects to the Digital Editing Course, the storytelling aspect and the technical aspect. Students will learn both. Technical skills will be taught using Final Cut Pro editing tools, students will learn to organize source footage, edit sync and non-sync material, trim sequences, edit audio, add effects, titles and more.
Vision Mixing part of the course, will provide an intensive practical experience of live mixing in a simulated television studio, and will assist students in learning how to work as vision mixers on different television contents.