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AbelCine has partnered with industry experts to bring you a variety of workshops on film production. Topics range from film producing to writing and direction. View our current course offerings below, and remember to check back often as we frequently add new workshops.

Branded content is increasingly in demand in today’s ever evolving world of online advertising. Brands, striving to reach their customers, need to deliver narrative content to build marketing messages and inspire audiences. AbelCine has created this themed week to give working production professionals the knowledge and skills to approach and work with brands in coordinating logistics, choosing […]

Overview  This three-day hands-on workshop focuses on how to create doc-style content for brands across platforms like the web, social media, and print. Over the course of the three days this workshop will feature industry speakers, case studies, and workflow guidelines, plus collaborative exercises in creative treatment / story-boarding, budgeting, and production. You will gain important presentation […]

Overview This is a three-day hands-on workshop that will shift the perception of documentary style advertising. The workshop will feature industry speakers who have worked for clients such as United Airlines, American Express, the Gates Foundation and Starbucks among others. There will also be in-depth case studies and collaborative exercises in creative treatment, budgeting, interview […]

In-Person : July 11 - 13 - AbelCine, Los Angeles

The International Film Institute of New York will present a One-Week Introduction to Filmmaking Seminar designed as a comprehensive overview of the process of making films from script to Screening. Along with informative seminars in Screenwriting, Directing, and Producing students will have the opportunity to explore the technical side of the process by participating in […]

This day-and-a-half seminar will teach you everything you need to know to produce an independent film, including narrative features, documentaries and short films. Whether you are a writer, director or producer, this course will give you the information and tools to get your film made.

Overview Companies are now building in-house video production teams (generally made up of 1-5 people), to create ongoing and high quality content for both their web presence and social media outlets. Corporate video production companies have also changed in terms of their structure and resources. While the equipment has gotten much better and less expensive, […]

In-Person : July 10th - AbelCine, Los Angeles

This class takes an in-depth look at the creation of corporate or documentary projects of any size from planning through production. Jem Schofield, who has 20-years experience as both a camera operator and producer, will take attendees through the process of planning and budgeting, as well as choosing the right crew and equipment for a specific project.

You have an intriguing story that you plan to turn into an visually compelling film. If you are going to collaborate with a Director of Photography or be your own Cinematographer, it is essential to understand the fundamentals. This exclusive, hands-on class focuses on the organizing principles of cinematography and lighting. Using your own story’s central themes we discuss camera set-ups, analyze lens choices and dissect several different lighting treatments in the course of this 6-hour intensive class.

This workshop will discuss how to determine a project’s scope, and will show you a sample proposal and its components. You will learn how to write a clear and concise proposal that outlines the project’s parameters and budget. Topics will include pre-production, production, post-production, equipment, insurance and profitability.

Documentary filmmakers produce and shoot in a wide variety of locations under many different practical, financial, technical and legal constraints. What kind of equipment do you need? Who do you need on your production team? How do you deal with emergencies during shooting, and how do you pick out a camera and DP? Should you be […]

Presented by AbelCine & theC47 With today’s large sensor digital cinema cameras such as the Canon EOS C100 & C300 it would almost seem like small sensor based camcorders are irrelevant in today’s production environments. That couldn’t be further from the truth. There are, in fact, many situations where small sensor camcorders are better suited […]

This two-day course addresses the creative and technical elements required for producing broadcast-quality, scripted videos that educate customers, train employees, introduce new products or services, teach how to operate or assemble products, and more. Learn how to achieve excellent results regardless of your budget, resources, or equipment.