Core Filmmaking, SOCAPA's most popular intensive, is now online! While the writing room may look different... the Core of the program is the same. From writing roundtables, to collaborative online projects, to peer-led critiques, and final showcase celebrations, SOCAPA's Core Filmmaking Online continues to emphasize the importance of building relationships with other young artists and facilitating creative collaboration.
Comparative to a first-year university course, Core Filmmaking introduces students to the art of cinematic storytelling. Students learn the fundamentals of filmmaking with separate classes in screenwriting, directing, producing, cinematography and editing during their Main Block. And during either Creative Block, students will put their knowledge into action by writing collaboratively in small groups or completing remote assignments in screenwriting, cinematography, editing, and directing.
|Mon Aug 3||First Class - Filmmaking #1||Creative Lab 2|
|Tue Aug 4||Creative Lab 1||Filmmaking #2||Creative Lab 2|
|Wed Aug 5||Creative Lab 1||Lumiere Film Project||Creative Lab 2|
|Thu Aug 6||Creative Lab 1||Edit and Discuss Lumiere Films||Creative Lab 2|
|Fri Aug 7||Creative Lab 1||Filmmaking #3||Creative Lab 2|
|Sat Aug 8|
|Sun Aug 9|
|Mon Aug 10||Creative Lab 1||Filmmaking #4||Creative Lab 2|
|Tue Aug 11||Creative Lab 1||Shoot Porter Films||Creative Lab 2|
|Wed Aug 12||Creative Lab 1||Edit Porter Films||Creative Lab 2|
|Thu Aug 13||Creative Lab 1||Main Class||Creative Lab 2|
|Fri Aug 14||Creative Lab 1||Final Class - Showcase|
Every filmmaker needs to start somewhere. And while equipment isn't everything - Oscar winning films have been shot on iPhones - here are some recommendations for where to start.