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SDFC's Filmmersion: A Two-Day Filmmaking Workshop


  • WHEN Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 10 a.m. Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 10 a.m.
  • WHERE New Americans Museum, 2825 Dewey Rd., Suite 102, San Diego
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST $20 - $30

Learn the basics of professional filmmaking and create a two-minute film out of the workshop using whatever camera you have! Or simply awaken your love for storytelling and get inspired to make your own short film.

Workshop Date/Time: March 9 & 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Project Consultation Day (included in the fees): March 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Ticket Pricing:
Regular Fee: $30*
Student Fee: $20**
*Fees cover both days of workshop plus one day of film project consultation.
**Please present a current and valid student ID at the venue upon check in. No student ID, no entry. Tickets are non-refundable, so please make sure to bring your student ID with you.

At San Diego Filipino Cinema's Filmmersion, you will learn:
1. Exploration of story concepts and ideas
2. Breakdown and development of your story concepts into the medium of film
3. Writing for film
4. Elements of pre-production and their importance
5. Production: cinematic filming techniques, basic lighting, sound recording, working with actors, etc.
6. Developing your narrative and your directing style
7. Elements of post production: editing, music, sound design and mixing, mastering the film, etc.

Professionalism at work: what it takes to become a film industry professional
Selected films from the workshop will be shown at the opening of SDFC's Perspective Series feature film screening event (film to be announced) at The Lot, Liberty Station on March 27. We will select and showcase two films that touch on social justice issues.

The workshop is open to:
1. Anyone with a working digital camera. If none, a cell phone will do.
2. Anyone who can edit the footage they've shot for their two-minute short (you could also ask a friend to edit your film for you).
3. No filming experience necessary, but an inspired curiosity about the art form and its process.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending. Check local COVID-19 restrictions and updates.

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