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My Film Camp Experience

Brianna Dreyer

Awesome experience! The Story Masters are amazing!

Awesome experience! The Story Masters are amazing!

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Great Course for Young Filmmakers

Jozef Raiche

The teachers are very knowledgeable and guide the students into answering the most important question before creating a film: Why? Instead of focusing on ...

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The teachers are very knowledgeable and guide the students into answering the most important question before creating a film: Why? Instead of focusing on the technicalities of filmmaking, this course focuses on the themes and emotions that a film is trying to convey. My on-set experience was a lot better after implementing the tips on working with a crew from this course. I plan to take another course from Storymasters soon.

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Course curriculum

    1. Live Session — Welcome to Story Masters Summer Film Camp

    2. What is a story? The most fundamental lesson for storytellers

    3. The Components of Good Short Film Stories

    4. Who Are You as a Storyteller?

    5. Tapping into your creativity: an introduction to effective brainstorming

    6. Finding the story you're looking for

    7. Panning for gold: Generating the idea for your short film

    8. Find a great ending for your movie

    9. Find the best place to open your movie

    10. Tuesday Office Hours

    11. Wednesday Office Hours

    12. Thursday Office Hours

    13. Live Session — Pitch Your Best Story Idea

    1. Live Session — Developing and Writing Your Story Idea

    2. Creating your main character

    3. Giving your hero a compelling, high-stakes goal

    4. Creating conflict with insurmountable obstacles

    5. Formatting your script like a pro

    6. Review of the best free screenwriting software

    7. So What Does a Director Do, Exactly?

    8. The Phases of Pre-Production

    9. Assignment: Turn in your script

    10. Tuesday Office Hours

    11. Wednesday Office Hours

    12. Thursday Office Hours

    13. Live Session — Locking the Script

    1. Live Session — Pre-Production Begins

    2. Thinking Visually - Theme

    3. Thinking Visually - Composition

    4. Storyboarding

    5. Staging Actors

    6. Rehearsing

    7. Tuesday Office Hours

    8. Wednesday Office Hours

    9. Thursday Office Hours

    10. Live Session — Ready to Shoot

    1. Live Session — Production Q&A

    2. A Successful Shooting Day

    3. Tips For Being On Set

    4. Conflict on the Set!

    5. Wednesday Office Hours

    6. Thursday Office Hours

    7. Live Session — Production Check-In

    1. Live Session — Post Production Begins

    2. Editing: Workflow

    3. Editing: What to Focus On

    4. Editing: Some Tips and Tricks

    5. Editing: Knowing When You're Done

    6. Post-Production: Score

    7. Post-Production: Sound

    8. Tuesday Office Hours

    9. Wednesday Office Hours

    10. Thursday Office Hours

    11. Live Session — Post Production Check-In

    12. Submit your finished short film

    1. Live Session — Now what?

    2. Life After the Film: Next Steps

    3. Life After the Film: Film Festivals

    4. Life After The Film: The Next Film

    5. Story Masters Summer Film Festival

    6. Summer Film Festival Access

    7. Story Masters Film Festival Awards

About this course

  • $750.00
  • 62 lessons
  • 7.5 hours of video content

Pricing options

Festival entry only

Students who wish to enter a short film into the Story Masters Summer Film Festival without enrolling in the Summer Camp may submit their films on our festival page at FilmFreeway.