Southampton Arts Film Program: 20 / 20 / 20

WINTER/SPRING 2015 IS CLOSED

This innovative graduate-level two-semester course sequence will stay true to the practical vision of Program Director and legendary indie producer, Christine Vachon:  Get your movie made, make it right, get it seen... and live to tell about it.

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FilmWHAT: Under the guidance of Christine Vachon and Pamela Koffler, filmmakers will receive hands-on instruction encompassing all aspects of the Digital Filmmaking art form. Part master-class lecture series, part development workshop, part production boot camp, 20/20/20 2015 will be a true arts incubator.

In two semesters of advanced training, writer/directors will not only learn all there is to know about the ever-changing landscape of the film business, but will also write, shoot, and edit their own short films - as well as crew on five of their classmates’ films. This comprehensive, experiential approach has a singular goal: to master the business and art of visual storytelling.

Producers pitch projects, breakdown scripts, evaluate project value in the marketplace, create high, medium, and low budgets, learn about foreign financing, casting, approaching agents, etc., while learning in-depth, detailed processes and approaches for negotiation and working with writers and directors.

Starting Winter/Spring semester with the Stony Brook Manhattan Killer Films Master Class series, in conversation with Christine Vachon and Pamela Koffler, luminaries from across the industry present insights into every phase of the filmmaking process, from development to distribution.

Concurrently, students will participate in Breakout Workshops:

Breakout WRITER/DIRECTOR WORKSHOPS

WINTER/SPRING 2015: Writer/Directors pitch projects, develop scripts, and study: story structure, screenwriting, storyboarding, composition, directing, casting, working with actors, lighting, shooting, working within a frame, recording sound, and editing on Final Cut Pro.

Breakout PRODUCER WORKSHOPS

WINTER/SPRING 2015: Producers pitch projects, breakdown scripts, evaluate project value in the marketplace, create high, medium, and low budgets, explore foreign financing, casting, approaching agents, etc., while learning in-depth, detailed processes and approaches for negotiation and working with writers and directors.

In Summer, for Writer/Directors, the training is synthesized, focused, and put into practice. Writer/Directors shoot and direct and edit their completed short scripts in Southampton over a 20-day intensive. Truly immersive, everyone crews on one another’s films. Production period culminates in a screening of final projects before industry professionals.