How to Create Narrative Short Film Using Smartphone (Live Virtual Classroom)

How to Create Narrative Short Film Using Smartphone

Duration: 6 sessions | 3 hours/session

Fee: ₱7,500

  • Overview
  • Method of Teaching
  • Course Outline
  • Prerequisite | Requirements
  • Benefits
  • Fees & Inclusions
  • Schedule

Do you want to create a short narrative film but don’t have the budget for a grand scale production? With smartphone technology nowadays, you can create a full length film just using your mobile device. Movies and Shorts like Searching for Sugarman, Snow Steam Iron, Detour and Unsane to name a few, you won’t even think that these were done using a Smartphone. This is a beginner course that will help you get started, covering the film process from concept to completion.

Watch sample film below.

This course provides live instructor-led lecture and discussion, student participation through shooting and editing assignments using Zoom, Google Classroom, shooting equipment and editing application.

Session/Day

Lessons

Day 1

  • PCCI Anywhere Orientation
  • Set parameters based on convenient characters and locations
  • Narrative structure: a cursory exploration of the Hero’s Journey, 3 Act Structure, and Save the Cat – Brainstorm as a cohort, brainstorm as individuals

Day 2

  • Present individual concepts for peer review
  • Cohort takes all of the ‘bad’ ideas and workshops the major beats for 3-5 story lines.
  • Case study – analyze and deconstruct a short film
  • Intro to how to direct: production design, camera movement, camera angles, acting, sound design, and editing.
  • Individuals continue to brain storm story lines considering production design, cinematography, sound design, and editing – basic storyboard

Day 3

  • Participants will present storyboards to cohort for peer review
  • Cohort will finalize brainstorm and storyboard major beats of 3-5 story lines
  • Participants finalize their creative treatments to include production design, storyboards, production schedules

Day 4

  • Workflow – Organizing your files
  • Introduction to editing

Day 5

  • Rough Cuts and Peer Review

Day 6

  • Final Cuts

Disclaimer: Instructor may adjust the lessons covered based on the class progress and the number of participants.

Prerequisite:

This course is for anyone interested in filmmaking.

Requirements:

  1. Participants should have access to their own equipment. Any camera or a cell phone with video function will do.
  2. Editing will be done via computer or even with a cellphone with a free editing app.
  3. Students must also have the following: Zoom application, Gmail account (for Google Classroom) and stable internet connection.

Benefits

    1. Includes e-certificate of completion
    2. Lifetime Free Refresher  (You may attend again the same course,  free of charge, on a space-available basis.)
    3. Alumni discount
    4. Enroll in our L2C (Learning to Certification) programs and get a globally recognized certificate. This course is part of:

Fees: ₱7,500 inclusive of VAT.
Includes materials & e-certificate at the end of the class.

Installment option available (no additional charge):

  • Down payment - 40% upon enrollment
  • 2nd payment - 30% should be paid before the start of the 3rd session
  • 3rd payment - 30% should be paid before the start of the last session

Note: Student must follow the payment plan to continue attending the succeeding sessions.  Late payment penalty fee of P100/day will be charged for delayed payment.

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Duration:  6 sessions | 3 hours per session | 18 hours total

Schedule: This is a multi-day non-consecutive course program. Make sure to check the actual days and class hours per session. To register, click the "Register" button in the UPCOMING SCHEDULES below the page.

SCHEDULE

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
FEB 27 (SAT)
Live online instructor-led demonstrations and discussions, student engagement and hands-on exercises, and offline project.
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
MAR 6 (SAT)
Live online instructor-led demonstrations and discussions, student engagement and hands-on exercises, and offline project.
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
MAR 13 (SAT)
Live online instructor-led demonstrations and discussions, student engagement and hands-on exercises, and offline project.
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
MAR 20 (SAT)
Live online instructor-led demonstrations and discussions, student engagement and hands-on exercises, and offline project.
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
MAR 27 (SAT)
Rough Cuts and Peer Review
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
APR 10 (SAT)
Final Cuts

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This course is designed to enhance the knowledge, desirable attitudes, and skills in operating a camera and composing a subject; setting up studio lights, equipment, and accessories; performing post-production stages; and presenting finished products in accordance with the industry standards.