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Filmmaking for Actors

at The Barrow Group Acting School - Hell's Kitchen
312 W 36th St 3rd Fl, New York, New York 10018

A multi-week course for any actor who has ever had an idea, an iPhone, and wants to learn how to create their own film. In this crash course, actors will create their own content by learning how to write, act, direct, and produce their own work. Students will learn the basics of screenwriting, setting up shots, sound, lighting, directing, and editing...


12 sessions

Tuesday Sep 26th, 6:30pm


Experiments in 16mm Filmmaking

at The New School - Manhattan

This course explores the 16mm Bolex camera’s wide-ranging image-making possibilities. Assignments alternate between the technical and the thematic.  You will learn: How to use techniques that date back to the birth of cinema and the trick films of Georges Melies to create in-camera effects.  Shooting techniques, such as double exposure,...


16 sessions

Thursday Aug 31st, 7pm


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Essentials of Film Acting 110

at Acting School for Film and Television - Midtown
150 West 46th St 7th Floor, Buzzer 6, New York, New York 10036

Almost every entering student should start with this class, even those with substantial theatrical backgrounds. Working in front of a camera for film, TV, and now YouTube is a very different skill, and requires learning new methods and techniques. For those who are primarily interested in getting some training in film acting, and have not decided...

Wednesday Aug 23rd, 6:15pm

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On Camera

at The New School - Manhattan

Students explore media history and the basic concepts employed in media analysis, examining the history of technologies from the thaumatrope to digital media. Examples are drawn primarily from the visual media of commercial film, television, advertising, video, and the Internet, although alternative media practices are also noted.  You will learn...


16 sessions

Tuesday Aug 29th, 6pm


Digital AC Series: 101 – Basic Knowledge & Practices

at AbelCine Training - West Village
609 Greenwich St 5th Fl, New York, New York 10014

Students will learn all the key components that are used to build a professional camera system and will become familiar with the functionality of all pro tripod and fluid head platforms.  The Digital AC101 Basic Knowledge & Practices class is designed to give the student a good grounding in all aspects of a professional motion picture camera....

Wednesday Sep 6th, 10am


Digital AC Series: 201 – Building the Camera

at AbelCine Training - West Village
609 Greenwich St 5th Fl, New York, New York 10014

This class is designed for those who want to learn how to build camera packages according to the needs of production. This class builds on knowledge gained from the 101 class. Class members will approach the curriculum from a professional camera prep point of view. Participants will learn to build camera packages according to the needs of production....

Wednesday Sep 6th, 2pm


Directing Techniques for Film

at Imeldaoreilly - Chelsea
134 W 29th St 2nd Fl, New York, New York 10001

This workshop is ideal for actors, writers or corporate people who want to get creative. Material covered will include how to develop a point of view, learning the visual language of cinema and the technical tools and craft it takes to direct a film. We will look at film clips and analyze material in addition to covering 180 degree rule and elements...


5 sessions

Monday Sep 4th, 6:30pm

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Level Four: Senior Project - The Movie

at Magnet Training Center - Flatiron
22 W 32nd St 10th Fl, New York, New York 10001

Ever watch a big budget film and think, "I could make a better movie than this?" In The Movie, you will have the opportunity to do just that. In this class, we'll explore genre and storytelling and use special effects, camera movement, and acting techniques to create an improvised cinematic experience for an audience.


8 sessions

Wednesday Sep 6th, 7pm


Film Editing Bootcamp

at Borough of Manhattan Community College - Financial District
Center for Continuing Education, New York, New York 10004

Learn to become a professional film editor using the latest technology to create and produce film. It provides students with the opportunity to explore various features of Final Cut Pro software to produce and edit film. Students will learn the fundamentals of video editing, building timelines, cleaning up audio, using transitions in video and audio,...


30 sessions

Monday Sep 18th, 6pm


Business of Acting

at Acting School for Film and Television - Midtown
150 West 46th St 7th Floor, Buzzer 6, New York, New York 10036

Students will learn how to market themselves with professional headshots and resumes; Have sources for work and auditions; Create an acting reel; and Meet an agent or manager. Acting is more than a set of skills and talent. Acting is a business. In this course, you will learn from a seasoned professional how to make a living doing what you love. ...


4 sessions

Tuesday Sep 5th, 7pm

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The Aesthetics of Directing

at The New School - Manhattan

Your challenge as a director is to realize your vision on the screen. Designed for students who are making or planning to make their own films, this course covers the art and craft of directing.  Noncredit students must bring their own camcorders; New School cameras are available only for credit students. You will learn: How to analyze the...


16 sessions

Monday Aug 28th, 7pm

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Intro to Cinema Studies

at The New School - Manhattan

A survey of major theories and the critical literature on film from the 1920s to the present. Students develop an overall view of film theory and criticism with respect to the various modes of inquiry that have influenced the study of cinema. You will learn:  Theories of film including structuralism, semiotics, Marxism, psychoanalysis, feminism,...


16 sessions

Wednesday Aug 30th, 6pm


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Feature Film Intensive with Sig De Miguel

at Actors Connection New York - Hell's Kitchen
630 9th Ave Ste 1410, New York, New York 10036

For this event, a variety of Sig's scenes are available when you register via a link on your Actors Connection account. You are to choose and prepare one scene that you feel represents you. The intensive starts off with an informative Q & A followed by your presentation of the scene with a reader on-camera in a group. Be prepared to take feedback...

Tuesday Aug 29th, 7:30pm


Crash Course: Developing Film

at BKC Brooklyn Central - Gowanus
119 8th Street, Suite #212, Brooklyn, New York 11215

There's nothing quite like good black-and-white film for smooth continuous tone and unmistakable vibe. Whether you're a recent acquaintance or long-time lover of analog, you'll probably want to learn the fascinating physical process of developing your own black-and-white film.  Through careful selection and manipulation of chemistry, you can...

Thursday Sep 14th, 6:30pm


Advanced Film Acting 210

at Acting School for Film and Television - Midtown
150 West 46th St 7th Floor, Buzzer 6, New York, New York 10036

After two terms of Essentials classes, or with permission of the director, you will be eligible to enroll in the Advanced class and to have your work screened in a theatre for casting directors, agents, managers, etc. These classes are smaller and more intimate, but require foundational skill sets in fairness to others in the class. Long time professionals...

Tuesday Aug 29th, 7pm

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