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Micro Film Shooting Workshop: Self-designed and filmed campus stories

This workshop will lead students into the world of micro-films, and teach them the entire process from planning, scriptwriting, filming to post-production. Through actual filming practice, students will master the production techniques of micro-films and tell their own stories through the lens.

Reference hours

12 hours

Course Overview

In this short film shooting workshop, we will lead students to learn how to make a short film from scratch. The course content includes how to plan and write a script, how to arrange a storyboard, and how to use various shooting techniques to realize various scenes in the script. In addition, we will also teach students how to carry out post-production, including editing, soundtrack and special effects, so that students can fully present their creativity on the big screen.


Course Content

01/ Filming and Production Concept

  • Understand the essential elements of micro-movie pictures (pictures, sounds, atmosphere, effects, etc.)

  • Learn script and storyboard writing, and conceive themes and materials for filming (students will continue to revise in each class)



02/ Basic shooting techniques

  • Understand the basic knowledge of photography (such as pixels, principles of digital cameras, ISO, shutter speed, aperture, focal length, etc.)

  • Learn composition techniques (such as Rule of Third, Golden Triangle, Golden Ratio, Leading Lines, etc.)


03/ Professional camera and gimbal control skills

  • Experience the functions and controls of professional cameras (mirrorless)

  • Understand and try out the functions, installation and settings of the gimbal (photographic stabilizer)

  • Equipment Overview and Introduction



04/ Theme Photography Production

  • Go to the planned shooting environment for aerial and ground shooting

  • The production will be carried out in stages, including rehearsal, actor review, field investigation, prop making, audition, pre-shooting, formal shooting, re-shooting, narration recording, etc. (Some of the work will be completed by the students themselves after class)


05/ Post-editing

  • Integrate and sort materials according to the storyboard design

  • Learn how to use video editing tools (Premiere Pro or Davinci Resolve)

  • Learn how to use After Effects [Refine]

  • Edit the footage into highlights, add appropriate music, special

  • During the editing period, students are specially taught how to enhance the cinematic feel of the picture.


06/ Work Sharing

  • This session is specially designed to allow students to appreciate each other's carefully crafted works and exchange their thoughts.

  • Conclusion and industry exploration sharing


Classroom Equipment

Filming equipment (rental/purchase)

  • Various training drones: DJI Tello Talnet

  • Professional drones: DJI Mavic Series

  • Camera: Sony 4K-Filming Camera

  • Gimbal (Ronin S or similar)

  • Computer: Recommended: CPU i5, RAM 16GB or above

  • Others: Tripod, slider



Additional Services

Insurance purchasing

  • Purchasing insurance for students going out for filming activities

Classroom behind-the-scenes photography service

  • Photographing students’ study moments


Student Works



Learning objectives

Learn the steps and techniques of shooting a micro film, including storyboarding and camera techniques. Participants will be able to independently complete the production of a micro film, from script writing to final post-production.

Suitable for

Students who are interested in micro-film shooting, whether they are interested in shooting or hope to express their own views and ideas through micro-films, are suitable for participating in this course.

Teaching Team

TBC

The instructors who have experience in micro-film production and teaching have rich practical experience and teaching experience, and can provide personalized guidance based on the needs and interests of students.

TBC

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