Whether you are a working or aspiring motion picture director, writer, producer or actor, or you’re just curious about the process of movie making, the key to being a successful film maker is to find, foster and create your own projects.
This fun and interactive course with one of the LGBT communities most respected filmmakers, Jim Fall (Trick, Wedding Wars, The Lizzie McGuire Movie), is perfect for anyone who wants to learn how film makers find, develop, and actually make a movie.
Learn the many and various ways film makers go from idea to finished film. Topics will include: how to figure out what story to tell, how to find and secure material for adaptation, incorporate principles of effective storytelling, the dangers of development, navigating relationships with your creative team, address story revisions and notes and know when you are ready to move from obsession to production.
Students are encouraged to submit a brief one page story/idea outline of their potential movie projects upon enrollment. These will become the foundation that Fall will use to help guide you through the potential pitfalls and successful strategies of actually getting your movie made (submission instructions will be provided in your enrollment confirmation email.)
By the end of this workshop, you will better understand why and how movies get made, and what the best strategy is to apply to your specific project.
NOTE This course is presented in two sessions spaced two-weeks apart in order to allow student’s time to apply principles discussed in part one before returning for part two
Instructor: Jim Fall
Course Meeting Schedule: Tues., Aug. 23 & Sept. 6
Course Meeting Times: 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
When & Where
Learning Curve is an alternative adult education and empowerment program expressly committed to improving and elevating the lives and lifestyles of LGBT people and their friends and allies from all over Southern California. This is accomplished by presenting a wide array of powerful, educational, enriching and inspirational courses, workshops, seminars, panel discussions, special events, conferences, social- and empowerment-groups.
Learning Curve's varous offerings include courses that fall under a large variety of categories, including: Language & Culture, Career Development, Arts & Entertainment, Performance, Creativity & Fun, Dating & Intimacy, Computer Technology, Photography & Video Production, Self-Improvement, Health & Wellness and Wealth & Security.
Learning Curve is a program of the Los Angeles LGBT Center. Everyone is welcome to take part in Learning Curve various course and program offerings regardless of sexual- or gender-identity. A part of Learning Curve's mission is to offer high-quality courses for adults, geared toward serving the needs of LGBT people, our friends and allies.
For more information, visit us at LearningCurveLA.org