You hear everyday that high-school students and lots of other people who want to make films. Granted with digital technology things have gotten easier but the steps to produce and create good films are still the same. You might have the technology to assist you but a good story and strong pre- production basics are an absolute necessity for a good film.
Are you a high school students who loves the idea of filmmaking and do not know what to expect in one of the beginning filmmaking classes in college ?
Are you passionate about filmmaking but do not quite know if it is worth going to film school. Try out the weekly guide that is laid out for you in the first five weeks of student short film.
Why This Course?
Learn from a Filmmaker and a educator about what is involved in the pre-production stages of Filmmaking.These basics have already been tested in a classroom environment and we have gone to create and produce amazing short films. We have found out students at the end of the semester love this bootcamp method or hate it. Based on their experiences they find career paths which they are are more interested in . Students who love the energy,chaos and the limited creativity of being on shoe string budgets have gone on to crowd fund and produce their next short.
This is a step by step guide as to why do we need certain production documents?Why do we have to limit our locations and the characters? I have put together the first five weeks of work that is required for producing and directing a short film. This course will give you a weekly breakdown of the work that a student filmmaker absolutely needs to do before they film.
You will do Character Analysis and get ready for your Audition Flyers.
You will learn to gather the most effective crew that you need for your short Film.
Tips on conducting your auditions in the most effective way with few resources
Create a theme , mood and visual design for your short film.
Tips for getting the crew together and holding your first production meeting.
Tips on Directing your actors during line readings and rehearsals.
Students will learn how the Course is formatted.
Mohua ( Mo ) Thakurta started as a Production Assistant in Bollywood, Mumbai, India. Without any contacts or connections in the film Industry in Mumbai she began her career as a production runner working her way up to became an Assistant Director in the Indian Film and Television Industry. Mohua, worked on long running television shows and commercials before landing a job in the Film Industry. She worked with award winning directors like Asif Kapdia on Warrior, Gurinder Chadda on Bride and Prejudice. Mohua, moved to United States in 2001, she received a MFA in Digital Filmmaking from Georgia State University, and continued to create and work on several short films. Currently, Mohua, works and lives in Atlanta with her family. She works as an adjunct faculty . She mentors a lot of students in producing their first short films. She continues to freelance on various projects in and around Atlanta.