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Filmmaking

  • Focuses on Shooting and Postproduction
  • Provides a Collaborative Experience
  • Develops Storytelling and Cinematic Skills

There is no better place to learn about filmmaking than NYC, which has seen tremendous growth in industry-related jobs and projects over the last five years. These courses provide fundamental and advanced instruction in shooting in high-definition, as well as postproduction editing. Working in small production crews, you will learn to write, produce, direct, and edit projects, developing finished pieces for your demo reel.

Learn more about the Certificate in Filmmaking.

Commercial Producing in the Digital Space

Gain a practical understanding of online video producing, from the commercial pitching process all the way through invoicing and wrap-out.

2018 Fall
1 section

Reaching for Representation: Agents, Managers, and Lawyers for Film and TV Writers

Learn how the services provided by managers, agents, and lawyers differ and how these keys figures can help to launch your film or TV writing career.

2018 Fall
1 section

Multimedia Storytelling

Receive a comprehensive overview of multimedia storytelling and gain practical experience in all facets of digital story production.

2 sections

Introduction to Filmmaking Workshop: Shooting and Postproduction

Work in a small production crew to write, produce, direct, and edit a short film project.

2018 Fall
1 section

Media Production Cost Management

Learn everything you need to know about the management, control, and cost reporting of media and content production expenses.

2018 Fall
1 section

Creative Video Production: Digital Marketing Strategy

In this intensive workshop, gain firsthand collaborative experience in short-form original content creation for brands and companies.

2018 Fall
1 section

Writing and Directing the Short Film

Learn the fundamentals of screenwriting and preproduction by writing and preparing to direct a five-minute short film.

2018 Fall
1 section

Adobe Premiere Pro

Learn the basic tools of Premiere Pro, and develop an understanding of editing fundamentals.

2018 Fall
1 section

Fundamentals of Filmmaking

Explore the theories and tools of filmmaking, from cameras to postproduction visual effects.

2018 Fall
1 section

Introduction to Producing Films and TV

In this hands-on workshop, explore the numerous facets of a producer’s role by producing a real or hypothetical film of TV project of your own.

1 section

Producing Comedy Videos

Make your own short comedy video, and get exposure to the full production process, from writing the script to distributing the final product.

2018 Fall
1 section

Producing Fundamentals

Gain an overview of a producer’s core creative, executive, and technical (line producing and production management) responsibilities.

2018 Fall
1 section

Advanced Filmmaking Workshop

Work with a team of classmates to shoot a short film and take it through the postproduction stage to a finalized digital film.

Digital Cinematography Foundations: One-Week Intensive

Realize your artistic vision through cinematography projects while gaining the technical knowledge necessary for successful execution.

Digital Cinematography Shoot: Advanced One-Week Intensive

Acquire advanced cinematography techniques by shooting four projects, ranging from in-class exercises to fully lit location shoots.

Digital Cinematography: Camera Techniques and Lighting

Gain hands-on experience as a cinematographer by using lighting, composition, and camera movement to create a film’s visual look.

Digital Filmmaking Intensive

This accelerated course develops the creative talents of aspiring filmmakers in the essential aspects of today’s digital film technologies.

Double-System Filmmaking Workshop: Shooting and Postproduction Techniques

Gain hands-on experience shooting using the double system, whereby you capture image and sound separately and synchronize them later.

Editing: Final Cut Pro

Learn the basic tools of Final Cut Pro and develop an understanding of editing fundamentals using provided footage.

Independent Digital Documentary Filmmaking: From Researching and Writing to Producing and Directing

Examine the roles, responsibilities, and skills needed to become an independent digital documentary filmmaker.

Locations Breakdown: Deconstructing an Unknown Production Department

Learn the basic skills needed not only to work in this exciting film and TV department, but also to be a more effective and successful producer.

Travel Storytelling: Creating Video Content

Learn firsthand industry knowledge from famed travel storyteller Michaela Guzy, founder of Oh The People You Meet, and other experts.