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#1 Jason Stants

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 04:31 PM

Hey guys,

I'm looking for a film making workshop or something similar.
Can you help me out, do you know any good ones?

Please let me know, thanks in advance!

Jason
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#2 Kimberley Browning

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:30 PM

What city are you in? We offer monthly filmmaking and cinematography workshops at Panavision and the American Cinematheque. Visit www.hollywoodshorts.com for more details.

Hope that helps,

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#3 Jason Stants

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 12:11 PM

Hi Kimberley,

Thanks for the reply! I forgot to mention that I'm in New York, sorry.

I found a filmmaking workshop offered by Solar Productions (http://www.solarnyc....makingworkshop/).
I wonder if they are good, has anyone experience with them?

Thanks in advance and thanks Kimberley!

Jason

Edited by Jason Stants, 12 November 2012 - 12:12 PM.

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#4 Adam Brown

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 02:21 PM

I don't personally have any experience with them, but the Maine Media workshops get recommended quite often on these forums and others. It's not NYC, but it's still regionally accessible and much closer than LA. And, they have a very good reputation, from my understanding. It's worth checking out if you're looking for something with a verifiable reputation.

http://www.mainemedi...hops/filmmaking
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#5 Chad Siegal

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 05:03 PM

I've made films for a few years and I took Solar's Light & Shadow workshop a few months ago. I wasn't quite sure at first, but it turned out to be great. I liked their practical and no-nonsense approach. Their price is quite reasonable and you'll learn a lot.

Hope this will help you make your decision.

P.S.They also have an excellent lighting workshop, which I also took (great thing about living in NYC :D). You should check it out as well (http://solarnyc.com/lightingworkshop/).

Edited by Chad Siegal, 12 November 2012 - 05:08 PM.

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#6 Jason Stants

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:16 PM

Thanks guys,

I looked at both Maine's and Solar's workshop. It seemed like Maine only has classes for DSLR, which isn't what I want. And since I'm in NYC, it'll save me money to do it here. Solar's workshop seems to be legit and I like that they emphasize on hands-on practice, which is important to me. Anyway, I'll let you know once I've finished the workshop!

Thanks again,

Jason
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#7 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:25 PM

Looking at the current courses, although perhaps the summer courses may have more on offer, they don't seem have the content of the Infernation Film And TV Workshops.
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#8 Jason Stants

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:54 PM

Hi guys,

I promised I'll share my experience after I joined the film making workshop.
So last week I took Solar's Light and Shadow workshop and I absolutely loved it! It was very hands-on and we went through all important steps of film making. We actually made a decent film in only 5 days with almost no budget or expensive equipment. The class was small, intimate and very inspiring.

I really learned a lot and I would recommend this workshop to anyone!

Thanks again for all the comments and hope this helps.

Jason
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#9 Jake Lucas

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 12:15 PM

hi, im also looking for a film workshop in ny. just wondering when you say they teach all important steps of filmmaking, do they teach script writing and editing too?
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#10 Jason Stants

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 04:55 PM

They not only taught writing and editing, they also covered directing, camera and lighting. We even had a small session on casting, which was very helpful.

Check out their website:
http://www.solarnyc....curriculum.html

Good luck,

Jason
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#11 Donella Alanwick

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 12:59 PM

If you are looking for a great summer filmmaking course in New York check out the reviews for the International Film Institute of New York:

 

 

http://www.studentfi...-reviews.20278/

 

 


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#12 Holly HeveronSmith

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 10:23 AM

Hi Jason,

 

Have you looked into the New York Film Academy? I attended a 6-Week Filmmaking Workshop they hosted in Boston a couple years ago and would recommend them. We were loading cameras and shooting test footage by Day #3. You can learn more about NYFA here: http://www.nyfa.edu/filmmaking/

 

Best to you and your filmmaking endeavors!

 

Holly


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#13 Jon Connor

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Posted 17 October 2014 - 12:18 PM

We run an annual filmmaking workshop in Austin, Texas called Masters in Motion. http://www.shooteditlearn.com 


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