The project will span nearly four months and will include a boot camp style introduction to film producing and screen writing followed by a production session that will include line production, auditioning, assigning crew, camera positioning and lighting. Sessions will be held January through April one Saturday per month and two Saturdays in March.
In the third phase participants will actually shoot the film. In the fourth, they will edit their work. Finally, each of the films will be shown at a special screening during the Sunscreen Film Festival April 29 through May 3.
The curriculum was designed by Dave DeBorde and Tom Garrett. DeBorde, professor of cinematic arts at Southeastern University, will supervise the project and teach three of the sessions. Garrett, assistant professor of communication at the University of Tampa will serve as advisor. Two ther industry professionals will lead classes in cinematography and film editing.
The first class will meet January 7 at the Reeves Theater at the University of Tampa.
The cost of the entire course is $299.00 for non-member; $100.00 for members who have purchased a $150.00 Sunscreen Film Festival membership.
For more information and to sign up, log on to http://sunscreenfilmfestival.com/participate/learn-to-make-films.