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Introduction to Independent Filmmaking

This lecture-based course gives participants an overview of all the stages involved in independent filmmaking for non-union productions and is a must for beginning directors and producers. Learn about the writing process, planning your workflow, prepping for your shoot, crewing up, the fundamentals of production, the importance of cinematography and quality sound recording, getting all your shots, how to approach editing and the many options for finishing and exhibiting your film. This workshop is a general overview for new filmmakers and a great starting point for your filmmaking education.

NOTE: Class A and Class B are the same classes offered on different dates. This is a foundational course and is necessary as a prerequisite for many of our workshops.

Prior to the class, please create a profile on Zoom and download the free version of the application. You will receive an email from LIFT with an invitation link to join the workshop one hour before the class begins which will prompt you to open the application or web browser. Please ensure that you log in using a Zoom account with a profile name that appears as the same name registered for the class. If not, for security reasons, you may not be permitted to join. During the workshop, we advise that you keep your microphone on mute to minimize external noise and that you unmute when participating in class discussions. Please also arrive to the session on time for attendance and class participation. ONLINE workshops may be recorded for staff and facilitator assessment. Recorded material will not be made available to participants. Review all workshop policies before registering.


part 1: Mon 27 February 2023, 6 - 9 pm   
part 2: Wed 1 March 2023, 6 - 9 pm   
(Registration deadline is Mon 27 February 5:00 pm)

Instructor: Vincenzo Bertillo

Vincenzo Bertillo is a writer and director who graduated from York University’s BFA in Film Production and Screenwriting. Vincenzo has directed award-winning short films, music videos for Juno nominated artists, and worldwide commercial campaigns for leading brands across the globe. His work has been featured on television and in film festivals across the globe.

Vincenzo thrives on creating new and unique ideas and bringing them to life with a bold cinematic style. He also routinely serves as a story editor and creative advisor on a variety of projects. He is currently in development for his upcoming film, “Mastery”, which goes to camera in Spring of 2022.

Location: Online
Category: Introduction to Filmmaking
Maximum Capacity: 15
6 hours of instruction in 2 parts$105 /member$130 /nonmember