Workshop Registration

Introduction to Independent Filmmaking: Class B

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.

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.

This workshop is sponsored by DRCC. Learn more at:

part 1: Sat 30 October 2021, 10 am - 1 pm   
part 2: Sun 31 October 2021, 10 am - 1 pm   
(Registration deadline is Fri 29 October 5:00 pm)

Instructor: Lina Rodriguez

Lina Rodriguez is a Colombian/Canadian filmmaker. She has written, directed and produced six short films and two feature films which have been showcased in many festivals and cultural venues including the Locarno Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival, New York Film Festival, Mar del Plata International Film Festival, Harvard Film Archive, Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image, Film Society of Lincoln Center and Tabakalera - Centro Internacional de Cultura Contemporánea. She is currently on post-production on two features films: Mis dos voces and So Much Tenderness. 

Location: Online
Category: Introduction to Filmmaking
Maximum Capacity: 12
6 hours of instruction in 2 parts$100 /member$125 /nonmember