A Quick Look
An intensive, hands-on week working on a real film set with Christian professionals.
Students would arrive June 18th (Sunday), and leave June 24th (Saturday).
3 hours northwest of Minneapolis, MN, at a beautiful lodge in lakes country.
The Academy is for beginning to intermediate-level filmmakers, ages 16 and up. If you are under 16 you may be able to apply for a special exemption (contact us for more information).
Unlike film school, there's no need to spend six figures to learn what it takes to be a filmmaker.
A week of exclusive, hands-on training working on a real film set with Christian professionals.
Food & Lodging:
All food and lodging (6 nights) for the academy.
Transportation from the Minneapolis, MN airport to the academy location, plus to/from set.
What You'll Learn
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The Pre-Production Process
You’ll be coached through the process of making a short commercial based on a client brief, including concepting, writing the outline, storyboarding and planning for production.
The Production Process
Learn about cinematography, lighting, set design, makeup, sound and more while working hands-on with the teachers for both a client film and a student film.
You’ll be brought on set of the official academy production and get valuable experience with how a set operates, set etiquette, teamwork, working in your assigned department, and more.
After-Hours Classes & Networking
At the close of each day there will be time for you to network with the teachers and other students. In spite of the intense schedule, time-permitting you will have an hour or two of free time each evening, and of course there’s the wrap party to look forward to at the end of the week!
As part of the academy, you will receive a special discount to Motion University this fall, where you can take your training a step further by creating a promotional film yourself with one-on-one teacher interaction.
Who Should Attend?
For many of us as beginning or intermediate level filmmakers, there's often this gap of sorts. We know where we want to go, we have the passion for film ... but we just don't know how to get there.
If you feel this way, you’re not alone. Here at the academy, we’re passionate about helping you find the bridge across that gap. Whether you're just starting out or have been doing some work on your own, the Academy offers an intensive hands-on experience to help you get your filmmaking career on the way to success.
The Academy is for students ages 16+, but if you are under 16 you may be able to apply for a special exemption. Contact us for more information.
Arrive between 4 and 6pm
and get settled in.
Supper, introductions, devotions,
and a briefing on the schedule for the week.
Film set departments, roles
and tasks, client film
Work on the live set as a PA,
plus additional teaching (continued).
Pre-production for promotional media
Storyboarding & Shot Composition
Breakfast will be provided.
Students leave for home at 10am
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