This is an innovative course, covering lean and adaptive phone-based filmmaking, with an emphasis on positive stories that will affect social change.
In this introductory workshop, you will learn the fundamental skills needed to begin your smartphone filmmaking journey. For too long, film has been an elitist subject, with high barriers to entry, mainly caused by the expense of the technology involved, and limited access to resources. This three week workshop will focus on using smartphones to democratize the entire filmmaking process and thereby greatly increase the diversity of stories being told – opening up new approaches and avenues of thought, while inspiring the next generation of diverse filmmakers and reaching new and underserved audiences.
Tejas Ewing will teach you how to make the most of your smartphone in multiple different situations and how to create stories where filming on smartphones is a benefit. This is a hands-on class where you will use your own smartphone for individual and group activities, and where you’ll also be shown real examples of interesting smartphone films, and innovative ways to promote and distribute them online.
By the end of the course, every group of students will have created a completed short film that is ready to be distributed online and submitted to smartphone film festivals!