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Independent Filmmakers Weekend

Screenwriting Class, Acting Class, Directors Class, Cinematographers Class

Independent Filmmakers 5-day Retreat

Screenwriting Class;  Students will learn story development along with different screenwriting techniques writers can employ. Topics will include character development from beginning to end, how to write dialogue that develops the characters and advances the story plot, and the three act structure.

Acting Class;   Our acting program was developed for both beginners and working actors who wish to strengthen their skills and learn new techniques. As a principal actor for film, and television you’ll bring characters to life using technique, emotion, and presence. Our courses offer experience in front of the camera, so students are able to review their performances and make adjustments.

Led by mentors who work as actors, each course is designed to increase students' comfort with new roles, cold readings, audition situations, and developing depth in their work. TFI students are instructed on how to deliver dynamic and truthful performances with memorizing script techniques and clear enunciation.

Directors & Cinematographers;  TFI students will learn camera choice,  composition, how to choose lenses, depth of field, camera angles, and how to create a specific mood or emotion with camera & lighting.

Students will experience hands-on training with all the instruments used in lighting and grip while learning how to tell stories with light and camera angles.

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EXAMPLES OF FACULTY & POST CLASS FILMS

The Silver Crown - An award winning film created by students of faculty member Mark Keuthan Ph.D

Heart Of Stone - An award winning film created by CEO Richard J. Polite & faculty member Tad Newberry M.A.

EXAMPLES OF FACULTY & POST CLASS FILMS

Humble Pie - An award winning film created by students of faculty member Mark Keuthan Ph.D

Humble Pie

Chains

Tammy Lane Productions produced this video on the First Century Village Back-Lot

Pilate Regrets

A few cuts from the winter student film, rough cut. Student production TFI