Thursday, May 7, 2009

Guerilla Filmmaking Course

As part of the University of Memphis' Continuing Education program, Memphis Film Society's Rich Newman will be instructing a course this summer on Guerilla Filmmaking. The class is open to the general public--including high school students--and will be taught over two consecutive weekends in June.

Students of the Guerilla Filmmaking class will spend the first weekend going over every aspect of movie making, including screenwriting, pre-production, and production (all from the point of view of a low-budget project). Students will then be responsible for developing and shooting a short film over the next week--all with the guidance of the instructor.

The second weekend will focus on marketing, finance, and distribution of independent movies--and give students a chance to discuss what went right and wrong during the production of the short films over the last week. The weekend will end by screening the completed shorts.

In addition to the knowledge and experience gained over the course of the two weekends, participants will also walk away with a mini-guide for a complete guerilla production manual and hopefully a completed short film that's ready for the festival circuit. The class costs $249.00 and includes all the materials and tools needed for completion of the course. You can download the Summer Catalog for the University of Memphis and sign up for the class when registration opens on May 15th. Class registration is limited to a small amount of students due to the shooting/screening of films so don't wait too long to register!

See you there!

Posted by: Rich Newman
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