|Film classes open for enrollment
✰ = One Day Workshop (6 to 8 hours long)
Classes of related interest – also useful to filmmakers:
Today’s featured classes
|We offer several classes of interest to filmmakers:|
Want to learn the basics of filmmaking? This Seattle filmmaking class will teach you the essentials, at a tuition you can afford.
Many people take this class along with Let’s Make Movie, which meets a half hour later in the same location. This class, Crash Course in Filmmaking, teaches how movies are made (the theory behind lighting, audio, camera angles, finding actors, etc.; Let’s Make Movie gives students the practical experience of actually helping make a short film.)
|Course 17506: “Crash Course in Filmmaking” ➪ For dates, times and location, or to sign up now, please CLICK HERE|
You don’t need a fancy camera or a lot of money to make a documentary. You just need a camcorder, a microphone, a computer with some editing software, and knowledge of how to go about it. In this class we’ll focus on how to plan and organize your documentary; how to set up and film interviews; how to light interviews using both natural light and studio lighting; and more
|Course 89902: “Documentary Filmmaking” ➪ For dates, times and location, or to sign up now, please CLICK HERE|
Ever dreamed about acting in a movie, or making a movie of your own? In this fun, hands-on course, we’ll create and film a short independent movie from scratch.
You can participate as an actor, member of the crew, or both. It’s an acting class, a filmmaking class, and an involving immersive experience. (Most students take this class along with Crash Course in Filmmaking, which meets in the same location earlier in the day.) Fun times!
|Course 17396: “Let’s Make a Movie” ➪ For dates, times and location, or to sign up now, please CLICK HERE|
In this Seattle screenwriting class, you’ll learn how screenplays are written, and have opportunities to write some short scenes and scripts, workshop them in class, and get feedback on your writings. We’ll focus on plot and structure, script formatting, dialogue and action, and how to write an effective and marketable script.
|Course 17534: “Screenwriting” ➪ For dates, times and location, or to sign up now, please CLICK HERE|
In this class, you’ll learn how to edit videos using the professional-quality software suite Adobe Premiere Pro.
|Course 17508: “Video Editing using Premiere Pro” ➪ For dates, times and location, or to sign up now, please CLICK HERE|
Frequently asked questions!
People often ask what the differences are between our Seattle film classes. Some have similar titles (because they’re all about filmmaking), but the content is very different.
In a nutshell: Let’s Make a Movie is a hands-on class in which the students make a movie as a group. They write or choose a script, learn how to set up lights, operate the slate, record audio, and operate the camcorder, and can also act in the movie if they want to. The instructor brings in a professional (prosumer high def) camcorder, pro lights, a pro microphone, etc., which are used in filming the movie. Students are taught how to use the equipment, and take turns using it. They are also welcome to “film along,” filming their own versions of the different shots, if they have their own camcorders.
Because we’re rushing to complete a movie by the deadline, we don’t have time in Let’s Make a Movie to cover a lot of technical information, such as, all of different types of camcorders… the different kinds of microphones and how they work… the theory of lighting… and detailed, in-depth information about storyboarding and shot lists, etc. For that reason, we added the Crash Course in Filmmaking class, which covers all of these things in great detail. Let’s Make a Movie is an experiential class in which students learn by doing; Crash Course in Filmmaking is where we cover all of the THEORY behind what we’re doing.
Documentary Filmmaking (offered some quarters) is specifically geared toward people who want to make their own documentaries. It addresses questions like how to set up interviews, and how to record high quality audio and video under field conditions.
Start Writing Your Screenplay is a very solid introduction to screenwriting. Students who complete all four classes will receive a certificate of completion.
Note: Another class that can be helpful to filmmakers is Beginning Acting. (It’ll give you a place to meet some good actors, and “scout” talent for your movie while participating in the class and learning how actors approach their work.)
“I found your classes on the web when I was looking for Seattle film schools. I was looking for a school that was affordable because I didn’t want to get into a student loan situation. I don’t know yet if this will be a career. I was just wanting to learn how to make movies for fun. The classes are good and I did learn a lot. I took Let’s Make a Movie and the Crash Course in Filmmaking class, and will be taking the video editing class next. Your classes are a resource to the community and I recommend the classes to people who would like to learn more about filmmaking and want the end product to look professional. Thank you.” – Lee R., Seattle
Looking for affordable FILM CLASSES in Seattle? Looking for a Seattle film school where you can learn the basics of digital filmmaking without spending a fortune? Ready to move beyond Youtube, and start make movies that are good enough to get into the major film festivals? There is still time to sign up for our upcoming Seattle Film Classes!