Digital Filmmaking Workshop in July & August 2020
July Group: 25-26 July 2020 (Saturday & Sunday) 10am to 6pm (cancelled)
August Group: 22-23 August 2020 (Saturday & Sunday) 10am to 6pm
Tuition fee: HK$2200 (maximum 8 students)
(All equipment is provided)
Please email us for enquiry and enrollment forms at firstname.lastname@example.org
Enrollment is on a first come, first served basis.
This course makes it very easy for beginners to start making films. The purpose of this course is to teach you how to make a movie that tells a story. By the end of this course each group of 3 or 4 students will have made a short film.
This workshop is suitable for:
1) Aspiring filmmakers
2) Film buffs and enthusiasts
3) High school students especially the ones who need to fulfill their IB CAS requirements.
4) High school teachers who want to teach filmmaking in their high schools
5) Film professionals in one specialized area who want to have an overall veiw of filmmaking.
6) Entrepreneurs who want to promote their businesses with short YouTube videos.
AM - You will learn the fundamental principles and techniques of filmmaking. You will learn how to make a movie that tells a story.
PM - You will form groups of 3 or 4 students, come up with a story and shoot a short film with a simple camcorder. Each group must not shoot more than 20 minutes of footage).
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.
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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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
"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
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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