Asheville School of Film is a new, local film school focused on providing affordable part-time and weekend classes in film production for all experience levels. The founders and primary instructors of the school have decades of experience as film school instructors and professionals. They are currently awaiting renovations of their leased space in downtown to be completed. In anticipation of the completed school space, ASoF will hold several filmmaking classes in December.
Lighting 101 Weekend Workshop will be held Saturday December 12th to Sunday December 13th, from 10 am to 4 pm each day. This hands-on workshop is focused on teaching students how to evoke the appropriate mood and visual context for story using appropriate lighting in film. Such skills will be applicable to areas of feature film production, television production, commercials, documentaries, reality programming, music videos, industrial videos, and independent films. Tuition includes the use of all equipment and supplies needed.
Intermediate Filmmaking 201- Pre-production and Production begins its 8 week course on December 16th. Meeting every Wednesday from 6:30-9:30 pm, this course will expand upon the information and skills learned in the Introduction Filmmaking 101 course. During the class, students will focus on Pre-Production, including story pitches, screenwriting, location scouting, actor casting, storyboard creation and shot lists, and Production of a short film up to the completion of principal photography. By the end of the course, students will have shot material of a short film which will be ready for Post-Production in the following course, Advanced Filmmaking 301.
There will additionally be two 3-day classes available for youth during the Winter school break. Crew Positions and Careers will be held December 28th to December 30th, from 9 am – noon, and will introduce students to the numerous and often overlooked careers related to the film industry. Green Screen Fun(damentals) will be held the same days, but during the afternoon from 1 pm- 4 pm. This hands-on course will teach kids special effects related to Green Screen Technology. There is a tuition discount given if registering for both classes.
Introduction Filmmaking 101 is an 8 week course currently in process. This course guides students through the process of film production using hands-on instruction, including the making of a high quality short digital film. After the film is complete, students will receive a digital copy of the final film, which will additionally be screened at a local theater for friends and family on December 5th, 2015. Details will be released on the website (ashevilleschooloffilm.com) closer to the screening.
Whether students want to learn filmmaking out of curiosity, incorporate films into your current job, or begin a career in cinema, the Asheville School of Film will set them on a path to their goals!
The Asheville School of Film is located at 45 S. French Broad Ave. Ste 120, Asheville, NC 28801.
Go online to www.ashevilleschooloffilm.com or call 1-844-AVL-FILM (285-3456) to request more information.