Workshops

Our workshops focus on different stages in video production, behind-the-scene industry knowledge and more. These workshops cater to novices and intermediate experienced industry folks in quick two to four hour courses. If you are looking for more hands on immersive style workshops, check out our video club.

**Sorry no refunds for our workshops. If you are unable to attend you may transfer to another workshop. 

Online Workshops

Intro to Film
Location: Online (links will be sent out via email 3 days prior to the event)
Learn the basics of film in this two hour overview. This workshop covers roles & responsibilities, credits, IMDB, film resources, film groups, unions vs non union and more. Classes are small and designed to fit the level of the attendees. All workshops are taught by industry professionals. Class will be recorded and available online for 48 hrs afterwards.
New dates will be available soon

Choosing a Script/Treatments/Key Crew 
Location: Online (links will be sent out via email 3 days prior to the event)
This workshop discusses what to look for when picking a script, how to do a quick budget assessment of the script, creating a treatment based of the script and picking the right key crew members for your project. Class will be recorded and available online for 48 hrs afterwards.
New dates will be available soon

Funding your Film Project
Location: Online (links will be sent out via email 3 days prior to the event)
Wondering if you should crowdfund or go the traditional route? How to build a successful crowdfunding campaign and more. Classes are small and cater to the level of the attendees. Classes are small and designed to fit the level of the attendees. All workshops are taught by industry professionals. Class will be recorded and available online for 48 hrs afterwards.
New dates will be available soon

**Sorry no refunds for our workshops. If you are unable to attend you may transfer to another workshop. 


San Francisco Workshops

All In-person workshops location: 730 Commercial St, SF CA
Classes are small and designed to fit the level of all the participants involves.
Intensives cover a lot of work in a short period of time, participants can bring in an existing project or use one of ours.

Intro to Film (Thurs 7/27 6:30pm-10pm*) Buy Now
Learn the basics of film in this two hour overview. This workshop covers roles & responsibilities, credits, IMDB, film resources, film groups, unions vs non union and more.

Pre-production overview (INTENSIVE Thur 5/18 6:30pm-10pm*Buy Now
This workshop discusses budgeting your project, basic production overview, troubleshooting, casting and talent resources, local resources, permitting and more.

Pre-production book part 1 (INTENSIVE Thur 6/15 6:30pm-10pm*) Buy Now
In this workshop, participants will be making a production notebook based off the scope of their project or example project. This is one of a two part series. In the first part, we explore what is necessary for your specific project and what you will need to start your production notebook. May include call sheets, contracts, logistics, licensing and more.

Pre-production book part 2 (INTENSIVE Thur 7/20 6:30pm-10pm*) Buy Now
In this workshop, participants will be making a production notebook based off the scope of their project or example project. This is the second of a two part series. In the second part, we review your current production notebook and adjust if necessary.

Stylized looks/ Cinematic choices/ Lighting Design(INTENSIVE Thur 8/17 6:30pm-10pm*Buy Now
This workshop discusses different stylized looks and how to pair with lights and camera, how to create similar looks within a budget. Workshop will be taught by award winning Director of Photography David Bacon..

Directing the Actors (TBD*)
This workshop will include actors to direct and see the outcome of your choices, includes scene table reads from participants projects and examples.

Casting and hiring crew (TBD*)
This workshop covers basic casting resources, industry techniques for auditions, how to negotiate with agents, SAG vs Non Union casting, hiring resources for crew, contracts, negotiations, and best practices.

Principal Photography Paperwork part 1 (TBD*)
This workshop covers basic shot lists, overhead maps, using the production notebook, licensing, how to motivate your team, craft services, meals, Union and Non Union paperwork, and  how to run a smooth production.

Principal Photography Papwerwork part 2 (TBD*)
This workshop covers extras, image releases, locations, basic makeup, difference between special effects makeup and regular, wardrobe, set direction, set dressing, art direction, returns, and more.

Post production (TBD*)
This workshop industry resources, overview of editing platforms, editing basics, additional software, color correction and audio resources.

Polished look/ Packaging/ Marketing (TBD*)
This workshop covers creating marketing materials for your film, press kits, industry resources, websites and basic selling techniques.

Festivals and Distribution (TBD*)
This workshop covers the festival circuit, basic distribution local and international, selling your film, producer rep, manager, and more.

Choosing a Script/ Treatments/ Key Crew (TBD*)
This workshop discusses what to look for when picking a script, how to do a quick budget assessment of the script, creating a treatment based of the script and picking the right key crew members for your project.

*Sorry no refunds for our workshops. If you are unable to attend you may transfer to another workshop.