Film School Workshops
NEW & EASY Registration for Summer and Fall
Open to the Public
If you can’t commit to full-time film studies, you can still take advantage of the state-of-the-art facilities and filmmaking experts at the Sedona Film School through inspirational workshops.
These filmmaking intensives are extremely reasonably priced immersion workshops!
Topics cover directing, editing, cinematography, sound design, producing, screenwriting and more.
- Learn from industry professionals.
- Develop skills in a specific area of interest.
- Check out the film school.
If you would like to be reminded of filmmaking workshops and classes send an e-mail to Workshop Mailing List. Let us know what you want to learn about. SFS wants to support your filmmaking education!
SUMMER 2013 SFS FILMMAKING WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
Final Cut Pro
June 20-22, 9 am – 4 pm
Instructor: Bryan Reinhart
This workshop will provide an in-depth study of the primary feature set and basic interface of FCP. You’ll learn to perform basic editing functions while familiarizing yourself with the user interface. Topics include basic set-up, adjusting and customizing preferences and settings, capturing video and audio, various editing and trimming techniques, finishing and final output. Register at Community Education – easy shopping cart system. You no longer need a student identification number!
Filmmaking Boot Camp
June 13-16, 9 am – 4 pm
Instructor: Jeremy Hawkes
Filmmaking Boot Camp workshop will cover a variety of topics and serve as an introduction to the film industry. You will learn about the three-act structure of screenwriting, budget issues, fundraising options, technical distribution requirements, how to break down a script for pre-production, auditions pointers, rehearsal tips, hiring crew, art direction, equipment demonstrations (camera, lighting, sound, grip, electric), care and handling of equipment, lot’s of time for Q&A and lighting set-up demonstrations for documentary and narrative environments. Register at Community Education - easy shopping cart system. You no longer need a student identification number!
FALL 2013 SFS FILMMAKING WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
August TBD, 9am – 4pm
Instructor: Sterling Anderson
Attendees will get the insider perspective from an award-winning Hollywood screenwriter of more than 20 years, whose screenplays plays have been nominated for Emmys and won Image awards. In his book “Beyond Screenwriting,” out in paperback and Kindle versions, Anderson shares how to develop your concepts into scripts, perfect dialogue, get your screenplay read, and deal with show runners, line producers and producers once you’ve gotten the job. Register at Community Education – easy shopping cart system. You no longer need a student identification number!
September TBD, 9am – 4pm
Instructor: Shawn Nelson
Shawn has a lot to offer with experience as a professional actor, director, writer and a respected Hollywood acting coach for over 25 yrs. His clients include twice Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe award winner Sela Ward. “Shawn is high energy, dynamic and has a remarkable ability to clearly communicate the process of directing,” said Rue, Director of SFS. Register at Community Education – easy shopping cart system. You no longer need a student identification number!
Digital Filmmaking: Writing the Feature-length Screenplay NEW!
TBD, 6-8pm (Also available online)
Instructor: Jeff Wood
Is your niche in the film industry your unique voice in storytelling? Turn your raw talent and creative streak into a professionally-polished, screenwriting skill set through this 12-week (non-credit) Yavapai College course at the Sedona Film School. Learn the fundamentals of screenplay writing, including standard formatting and presentation of screenplays, principles of construction, and methods of constructive technique. From independently conceiving and developing story ideas, to presentation in an industry-accepted format, participants will be challenged to flex their creative muscle, in a supportive environment, with individualized feedback. Course may be taken in person on Tuesday evenings, or online. Register at Community Education – easy shopping cart system. You no longer need a student identification number!
Visual Effects for Filmmaking – OFFERED SPRING ONLY!
DFM205 CRN TBD
Adobe After Effects software is used for the creation of motion graphics, animation, video effects, and visually stunning titles. After Effects enables you to create motion graphics and special effects within the industry standard. This class covers basic system setup, introduction to the After Effects interface, animations, keyframing, transformations, compositing, mattes, effects, and how to integrate video, FCP and Photoshop with After Effects. This is a 4 credit class.
SPRING 2014 SFS FILM WORKSHOP & CLASS SCHEDULE
January TBD, 2013, 9 am – 4 pm
Instructor: Christopher Miller
Learn how to produce low-budget professional independent films. Sedona Film School course will cover production relationships, shooting schedules, scripts, pre-production, budgets, script breakdown, permits, fees, security, catering, budgeting, union rules and regulations, conflict resolution, fund-raising, rights clearances, licenses, and developing/transferring/editing/screening issues. Second day will include hands-on exercises from Nuts & Bolts Filmmaking – where attendees will learn how to build their own equipment. Register at Community Education - easy shopping cart system. You no longer need a student identification number!
SPRING 2014 FILM SCHOOL ACTING CLASSES
Fundamentals of Acting for Camera
Instructor: Serah D’Laine
Mondays 4pm-6:45 pm.
This is a 3 credit class and you can register at >www.yc.edu and enter “Acting for Camera” in the Keyword box.
Focus on your individual preparation and delivery for the camera with Serah D’Laine. Actors will workshop together once a week.
Advanced Acting for Camera
Instructor: Serah D’Laine
Mondays 7pm – 8:45 pm.
This is a 2 credit class and you can register at >www.yc.edu and enter “Acting for Camera” in the Keyword box.
Discussions of the film profession, with Serah D’Laine, and its expectations of the actor in professional acting. Advanced acting exercises, monologues, and scenes. Prior acting training and experience necessary for Advanced class. Each actor will also have the opportunity to schedule individual coaching sessions with Serah.
Sedona Film School
Yavapai College, Sedona Center
4215 Arts Village Drive, Sedona AZ