About This Class
My name is Olaf, I am a do-it-yourself filmmaker with over two-decade experience. Through my film career, I’ve directed actors like Academy Nominee Florence Pugh (Black Widow, Little Women), James Cosmo (Braveheart), Johnathan Price (Brazil), Michael Imperioli (Sopranos), JJ Field (Captain America), to name a few.
In this class, I’ll share all the tools that I’ve learned by completing twelve feature films. In this step-by-step guide to Indie Filmmaking, you’ll teach yourself how to complete a short film independently through manageable action steps
This class is for anyone who is starting or has done a couple of film projects; in either case, this class will deepen your understanding of creative filmmaking. Your Class Project is doing a 1-3 minute short film.
Every filmmaker is unique, and because of that, I’ll share the fundamentals of what I’ve learned – for you to develop your optimal workflow. All you need for this class is a camera, something to write on, and a computer to edit your film. Here are some of the things you’ll learn in this class:
Experience hands-on a complete production cycle of a film project
The fundamentals of filmmaking
Develop your personal style as a visual storyteller
Receive tips that can save you from unnecessary agony
Complete a film on a micro-budget
Everything starts with your Idea, and that’s where we’ll start. We’ll dive into tools like Theme and Genre to extract it. We’ll explore how to Outline before you start writing your Screenplay. We’ll discuss Production, Cinematography, and Directing before hitting the post-production phase.
This course will not only demystify the filmmaking process, but it’ll also illuminate your creative strengths and help you identify areas of improvement as an Indie Filmmaker.
This class comes with a certificate. When you’ve completed your film, you can send it to me for review and you’ll receive a confirmation of completion.