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Guerilla Filmmaking

at DCTV - TriBeCa
87 Lafayette St, New York, New York 10013

Guerilla filmmaking is DIY filmmaking with low budgets, solo or skeleton crews, and simple props using whatever is available. Whether working as a video activist or neo-realist auteur, learn to manage camera, lighting and audio equipment simultaneously and skillfully for shooting on the fly. Explore tactical, practical and legal considerations for...


3 sessions

Wednesday Mar 15th, 6:30pm

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Filmmaking for Actors

at The Barrow Group Acting School - Hell's Kitchen
312 W 36th St 3rd Fl, New York, New York 10018

A 12 week course for any actor who has ever had an idea, an iPhone, and wants to learn how to create their own film. In this crash course, actors will create their own content by learning how to write, act, direct, and produce their own work. Students will learn the basics of screenwriting, setting up shots, sound, lighting, directing, and editing...


11 sessions

Tuesday Apr 4th, 6:30pm


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Level Four: Senior Project - The Movie

at Magnet Training Center - Flatiron
22 W 32nd St 10th Fl, New York, New York 10001

Ever watch a big budget film and think, "I could make a better movie than this?" In The Movie, you will have the opportunity to do just that. In this class, we'll explore genre and storytelling and use special effects, camera movement, and acting techniques to create an improvised cinematic experience for an audience.


8 sessions

Tuesday Feb 28th, 7pm


Cinema in Black

at Pioneer Works - Red Hook
159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

What does Black cinema look like? Cinema in Black explores representations of Blackness on screen and in text through films and related writing. The material will emphasize unconventional and alternative forms, such as Vines and music videos.  Guest filmmakers, programmers, and critics will share their experiences. This class aims to be an opportunity...


8 sessions

Saturday Mar 4th, 3pm


Fashion in Film and Media

at Fashion Institute of Technology - Chelsea
227 W 27th St, New York, New York 10001

View clips of films that have impacted style of dress in recent decades. This energetic and captivating program examines movie star characters that have influenced mainstream fashion through iconic looks. See how memorable characters from the screen have created everlasting design language that serves as a reference for designers of all types: costume,...


4 sessions

Thursday Mar 9th, 6:30pm


Documenting LGBTQ Life

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem
1220 Fifth Ave At 103rd St, New York, New York 10029

Directors Rodney Evans, Michelle Memran, and Conrad Ventur discuss how film as a creative medium can document, preserve, and represent LGBTQ history and biography. The program will include clips from the directors' most recent films, each of which focus on queer artists, from drag performer and Warhol superstar Mario Montez and playwright Maria Irene...

Tuesday Mar 7th, 6:30pm


Directing Techniques for Film

at Imeldaoreilly - Chelsea
134 W 29th St 2nd Fl, New York, New York 10001

This workshop is ideal for actors, writers or corporate people who want to get creative. Material covered will include how to develop a point of view, learning the visual language of cinema and the technical tools and craft it takes to direct a film. We will look at film clips and analyze material in addition to covering 180 degree rule and elements...


5 sessions

Monday Mar 6th, 6:30pm

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Three Week on Camera Intensive

at Kimberly Graham - Upper West Side
330 W 89th St, New York, New York 10024

This Three Week series explores the prepared scene, cold read and improv audition scenarios.  The first week is a prepared scene the actors are assigned a few days before class. The second week is a cold read which the actor has minutes to prepare. The third week is improvised solo and paired interviews in both dramatic and comedic form. Students...


3 sessions

Tuesday Mar 14th, 7pm


Mobile Filmmaking

at DCTV - TriBeCa
87 Lafayette St, New York, New York 10013

From video diaries to feature films, your smartphone can be used to make your film. To complement the advantageous lightness and mobility of shooting with using your phone, explore techniques, strategies, and tools, including additional accessories and apps that liberate your production by keeping costs low and your shoots inventive. Topics include:...


2 sessions

Wednesday Apr 12th, 6:30pm


Digital Cinematography

at DCTV - TriBeCa
87 Lafayette St, New York, New York 10013

Digital Cinematography explores the art and technicality of filmmaking through in-depth lighting and camera training. Learn advanced manual image control using the Sony NEX-FS700 and explore its super slo-mo capabilities.  Learn shot types and decide which composition works best for the style and genre you wish to shoot, while working with both...


2 sessions

Saturday Apr 22nd, 11am


Advanced Film Acting 210

at Acting School for Film and Television - Midtown
150 West 46th St 7th Floor, Buzzer 6, New York, New York 10036

After two terms of Essentials classes, or with permission of the director, you will be eligible to enroll in the Advanced class and to have your work screened in a theatre for casting directors, agents, managers, etc. These classes are smaller and more intimate, but require foundational skill sets in fairness to others in the class. Long time professionals...

Tuesday Feb 28th, 7pm

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Essentials of Film Acting 110

at Acting School for Film and Television - Midtown
150 West 46th St 7th Floor, Buzzer 6, New York, New York 10036

Almost every entering student should start with this class, even those with substantial theatrical backgrounds. Working in front of a camera for film, TV, and now YouTube is a very different skill, and requires learning new methods and techniques. For those who are primarily interested in getting some training in film acting, and have not decided...

Wednesday Mar 1st, 6:15pm

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Crash Course: Developing Film

at BKC Brooklyn Central - Gowanus
119 8th Street, Suite #212, Brooklyn, New York 11215

There's nothing quite like good black-and-white film for smooth continuous tone and unmistakable vibe. Whether you're a recent acquaintance or long-time lover of analog, you'll probably want to learn the fascinating physical process of developing your own black-and-white film.  Through careful selection and manipulation of chemistry, you can...

Tuesday Mar 14th, 6:30pm

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Green Screen

at DCTV - TriBeCa
87 Lafayette St, New York, New York 10013

Master the fundamentals in chroma keying to create backgrounds, effects, characters and cinematic elements.  In this one-day workshop, you will set up, light and shoot a brief scene with a green screen background, then import your footage to key in alternative backgrounds using Premiere. Technically awesome movie-making magic! Class Topics:...


2 sessions

Tuesday Mar 28th, 6:30pm


Film Editing Bootcamp

at Borough of Manhattan Community College - Financial District
Center for Continuing Education, New York, New York 10004

Learn to become a professional film editor using the latest technology to create and produce film. It provides students with the opportunity to explore various features of Final Cut Pro software to produce and edit film. Students will learn the fundamentals of video editing, building timelines, cleaning up audio, using transitions in video and audio,...


30 sessions

Monday Mar 20th, 6pm