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Introduction to Filmmaking

Sunday, July 21st to Friday, July 26th Pre-College Summer 2024
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Course Description

Introduction to Filmmaking

Introduction to Filmmaking is just that, an introduction to making a film.  Students will explore the art and craft of making a short film. Students will learn about professional opportunities in film and entertainment.  Students will learn about the various artistic crafts that work together to create a film.

Open to students entering Grades 10, 11 or 12 this fall.

Meet the Professor

Professor Brian Day Professor Brian Day spent 12 years working in Hollywood on various feature films and TV movies. He has been teaching filmmaking for over 12 years and incorporates a variety of experiential learning practices into his courses. Professor Day has taught at universities in Los Angeles, Georgia, Michigan and Tennessee before coming to Eastern. Professor Day also has made documentary films that have been shown on PBS and distributed around the world. Professor Day earned his M.F.A. in Film from the University of New Orleans.
Brian Day Pre-College Summer

Draft Class Schedule

Schedule is Subject to Change


Overview of a film.  What makes a film?   

Screen sample short films and discuss 

Brainstorming ideas


Script work  

Editing Software Instruction


Script Discussions   

Planning Your Projects – scheduling, locations, production design   

Sound Recording – microphones and proper sound recording  

Camera Recording- cameras and framing


Camera Recording – more framing rules and shot sizes

Group work on your film projects  


Review of filming projects 

Editing of films

Screen completed films  

Schedule at a Glance

Weekly Schedule Monday thru Friday
8:30am - 9am  Breakfast
9:15am - 12:15pm Class
12:15pm - 1pm Lunch
1pm - 1:50pm Optional Activities
2pm - 4pm Class or Workshop
4pm - 5pm Free Time
5pm - 5:45pm Dinner
6pm - 9pm Social Programming
10pm Room Checks

2pm - 4pm Closing Ceremony on Friday