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AM - You will learn how to use the Casablanca ediitng machines. Each of you will be given a tape with all the footages shot by your group on Day 1. You will EACH be provided with your own editing starion and start editing your OWN versions of the films (final film must not exceed 2 minutes).
PM - You will continue to edit your films. After you have finished your films comments will be given by the instructor and fellow students. Also you will be a given a DVD of your films to take home.
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Casablanca Digital Video Editor

We teach editing principles which students can use on any software after the workshop.
Students will be using the Casablanca Digital Video Editors in this workshop. They are very user-friendly. Students will spend time editing their films rather than learning software in class.
However, students are welcome to bring their own cameras and laptops (with editing software) if they prefer.
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Nespresso coffee is provided

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What students say about the workshop:

"I just wanted to say thanks again for the great filmmaking class! I still talk to the students who were with us in the class, Yazmen & Sam for the photography class and MinJung for the filmmaking class. It's also a great indicator of how good your class was if the students stayed in contact afterwards. :)
I want to share the trailer for our new webseries LUMINA with you. Your filmmaking class really inspired me to go out and film something, and I have even braved the depths of editing (on Final Cut Studio!)"
- Jennifer Thym
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"Your workshop was amazing! It has opened a new path in my filmmaking ambition! And with that I believe I shall start making short films with any available equipment, crew, actors. If you have any advice, please share your experiences/knowledge with me."
- Maxim Bessmertnyi, March 2011
"I hope to join the Photography workshop in June. I have recently been accepted to MFA Film degree at NYU Tisch Asia and the short film on the beach got into Macau Film Festival! Once again, thanks for your reference!"
- Maxim Bessmertnyi, April 2012
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Your instructor Richard Wong

Richard Wong is a professional Director and Director of Photography. He has over 20 years experience in the film industry. He operates his own studio. Now he also teaches filmmaking through the Hong Kong International Film Academy which he founded in 2006.
Richard earned a Bachelar's Degree and a Master's Degree in Film from the famous Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. He has filmed, directed and produced hundreds of television commercials.
Richard is a full member of the Hong Kong Society of Cinematographers and a jury mmember of the Hong Kong Film Awards. He has been appointed as a Sector/Subject Specialist of the Hong Kong Council for Academic Accreditation.
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What students say about this course:

"This course is very enjoyable and stimulating and is a great kick-start if you've got an idea you want to turn into a film script" - John Branon
"Before taking the course, I had often bounced ideas around my head that I thought should be in a script. But I had no idea how to get started. This course was a great help to me. It helped me to focus on my story and taught me how to set my idea in the form of a film treatment and I now feel happy and confident enough to begin working on the complete script." Dan Wilson
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You instructor Gilbert Po

Your instructor, Gilbert Po, has worked as a screenwriter in Hollywood, as a copywriter for advertising agencies (most recently with Foot, Cone and Belding) and has produced and directed feature films in Hong Kong and Los Angeles.
Gilbert's first movie project as a director was OBSESSION. The movie was a shocking , visceral, erotic thriller. It went on to become a cult film for the small screen in North America. One year later, he was working in Hollywood and directed a film for the Sci fi Channel movie of the month, ASSAULT ON DOME 4.
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Want to learn filmmaking, acting and still photography? Come and hear about our upcoming workshops.
This two hour introductory lecture will be conducted in English. Our group of instructors will enlighten you about the content of the Academy's workshops and also about filmmaking & photography in general. Register early. A comprehensive Q&A session is included to make sure you go home with all of your questions answered.
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A multi-layered story told spontaneously in a natural and simple manner.
A story between a grandpa and his granddaughter, their home will be cleared out by the government for the sake of constructing a railway route right through their village.
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About the Director

Lai Yan-chi Mo, a Post-80s born and grew up in Hong Kong, loves trees, the sea and arts. Mo graduated in from the School of Cinema and Television of the Hong Kong Baptist University with excellent results for her with Bachelor Degree and earned her Master in Cultural Studies in from Lingnan University, she also earned the Master in Theatre from the University of Leeds in the U.K. studying Master in Theatre.
2012 Awardee of Ten Outstanding Young Persons Selection
2013 Spirit of Hong Kong Ambassador
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About the screenwriter

Banky Yeung graduated from the The Hong Kong Academy For Performing Arts. He is the Artistic Director of FM a theatre Power.