Classes enrolling now:
The first run of our grant-funded filmmaking class was a tremendous success, so RIDOT is sponsoring students who would like to sign up for the second run. The class size is limited and first come, first served – the first class was over booked, so sign up soon.
With the RIDOT sponsorship, this class is fully reimbursed! The next session starts May 24th!
Also, some specialty approaches to screenwriting!
All registrations and more info at www.rifcfilms.com/education.aspx
Create a funded short and learn the basics of video production
Instructors: Richard Griffin and Ted Marr
When you’re looking to fund your filmmaking, don’t forget about grants. Many public and non-profit initiatives exist to further a cause or champion a message. In this course, ten students will fulfill an existing grant to create a short film of their own design, from start to finish, with an experienced instructor to guide the way.
Our current mission is fully funded by a grant from the RI Department of Transportation. Each class will create one in a series of short films that aim to decrease drunk driving in 18-35 year old males. For each of several sessions, this grant provides full tuition reimbursement to ten students who complete the course, plus a production budget and a screening at the 2011 SENE Film Festival and a special screening event in September.
Students will also be featured in a co-documentary highlighting the mission-oriented impact of their filmmaking experience, which will be presented alongside the student shorts.
Each student will receive a dvd copy of the finished product and a certificate of completion.
Classes will meet on Monday and Thursday, May 24th through June 21st. There will also be a shooting weekend on Saturday, June 12th and Sunday, June 13th. Locations will be in or near Providence, RI. Classes will be from 7pm to 10pm, except for the shoot, which is TBD.
Classes are limited to 10 students and are first-come first-served, so sign up early!
Writing TV Sitcoms:
Instructor: Jenn Dlugos
Whether you have an idea for an episode of The Office, or have a hilarious idea for the next viral Internet webisode series, this class will show you the ins and outs of writing episodic comedy. Learn how to develop your unique style of humor writing, build memorable characters, structure your plot, and market your work.
Class will include information about contests and submission procedures for getting your sit com out there.
5 Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30pm, $225
June 16th through July 14th
Writing the Short Film:
Instructor: Michele Meek
This course is an exploration of the unique characteristics of the short screenplay with the goal of learning ways to craft ideas into short films. Participants gain perspective on classic short films and the modern short by watching and analyzing historic short films, films from the modern festival circuit, and the Internet. Group discussions help students work through their own short screenplay to develop character, structure and pacing for a short film. The goal of the course will be for everyone to have written and workshopped a complete short script.
Just in time to prep for the 48 Hour Film Project! Go figure!
1 Weekend, July 10th and July 11th, 9 am to 1 pm each day.
$99 (includes book if you register by June 15th.)