Tag: Professional Education

Cinematic Storyboarding

Cinematic Storyboarding is for artists looking to strengthen their boarding skills and get a better understanding of how the process works in actual television/film production. Attendees who complete the course will gain the skills needed to competently work as a board artist in the industry.

This course is designed for artists who already have skill sets in drawing fundamentals (constructive figure drawing, perspective drawing, composition, etc) and are familiar with working digitally.  

The course will be offered in person with all the access to tools and materials of the trade including Storyboard Pro, Cintiq, and workstations. The course will be taught by an industry professional with over a decade of experience in storyboarding and art direction, most recently Archer.

What You Will Walk Away With

  • A complete understanding of where Storyboarding fits into a typical production pipeline and how that work affects the production overall.
  • Knowledge of the common terminology used in Storyboarding as well as a practical understanding of these terms.
  • An understanding and practical application of the tent poles of Storyboarding such as composition, perspective, and constructive anatomy. 
  • A heightened drawing skillset that allows students to execute storyboards at a professional level.
  • A better grasp on the tools of Storyboarding through instruction and use of Toonboom Storyboard Pro.
  • Overall students will learn how to take the written word and visualize it using Storyboards.
  • A tour of Trilith Studios
  • Discounts to other Trilith Institute workshops while enrolled.
  • A step toward qualification to apply for Trilith Institute’s Creative Excellence Fellowship Grant. 
    • Complete 3 of our professional education courses, and you will receive a “Trilith Institute Outstanding Achievement in Film Arts”. In addition, if you have completed 3 courses and our Mastering Self-Marketing Workshop, you will be qualified to submit an original project for our Creative Excellence Fellowship Grant, with a potential award of up to $10,000.

Improv Workshop with Dad’s Garage

Dad’s Garage has been teaching improv for over 25 years and this workshop will teach the basics of improv and our approach to award-winning improv. Improv is a very entertaining art form, but the basic tools of improv not only support the development of professional skills but social skills as well. So, whether you are looking for a creative outlet, working on developing your comedic voice or looking to improve your confidence in professional settings this workshop will give you an engaging, active way to build those skills:

  • Creative Thinking
  • Communication
  • Teamwork

Comedy Writing with Dad’s Garage

This workshop will show participants how to utilize the skills of improv to generate and explore ideas that could be used to write scripted scenes and sketches or develop characters. A basic understanding of improv is needed as that will be the platform this workshop is based on.

Participants will improvise to generate ideas and then from notes and feedback re-improvise those ideas with the goal of creating scripted material.

Workshop will include a one-hour lunch break (lunch not provided).

Narrative Directing for Screen

Focus your creativity and vision in this immersive directing course. Acquire the tools necessary to bring your project vision to life on the screen. This course will cover the importance of a director’s role in a project, the art of visual storytelling, the technical knowledge required by directors, the actor’s process, and post-production considerations.

WHAT YOU WILL WALK AWAY WITH

  • The class will culminate in a series of student workshops wherein each student, utilizing professional actors, will be given the opportunity to direct a scene of their choosing in front of their peers and industry professional instructor.
  • Qualification to apply for Trilith Institute’s Creative Excellence Fellowship Grant. 
    • Complete 3 of our professional education courses, and you will receive a “Trilith Institute Outstanding Achievement in Film Arts”. In addition, if you have completed 3 courses and our Mastering Self-Marketing Workshop, you will be qualified to submit an original project for our Creative Excellence Fellowship Grant, with a potential award of up to $10,000.
  • A tour of Trilith Studios
  • Discounts to other Trilith Institute workshops while enrolled.

Documentary Filmmaking 101

Are you captivated by the art of storytelling and aspire to bring compelling stories to life through the lens of a camera? Our Documentary Filmmaking Course, created by a filmmaker with over 30 years of experience, teaches you to master storytelling (90% of documentary filmmaking) by finding stories worth telling, capturing them effectively, and editing them into engaging narratives.

You’ll learn filmmaking fundamentals, from what to film and how to film it to honing your footage into a succinct, entertaining story. This course sends you on adventures only documentary filmmaking offers.

Join us to embark on your storytelling journey, and start turning your passion into compelling documentaries. In groups, you will plan, shoot, and edit an original short documentary.

What You Will Walk Away With

  • A short-form original documentary.
  • The opportunity to submit your group’s original work to be screened in front of industry professionals at the end-of-semester showcase.
  • Qualification to apply for Trilith Institute’s Creative Excellence Fellowship Grant. 
    • Complete 3 of our professional education courses, and you will receive a “Trilith Institute Outstanding Achievement in Film Arts”. In addition, if you have completed 3 courses and our Mastering Self-Marketing Workshop, you will be qualified to submit an original project for our Creative Excellence Fellowship Grant, with a potential award of up to $10,000.
  • A tour of Trilith Studios
  • Discounts to other Trilith Institute workshops while enrolled.

The Business of Independent Filmmaking

Unlock your filmmaking potential with “The Business of Independent Filmmaking”  an innovative new course designed for aspiring filmmakers eager to break into the film industry on their own terms. This comprehensive program equips you with the essential skills and insider knowledge to successfully develop, produce, and market an independent feature-length film outside of the major studio system.

Learn from seasoned industry professionals and master the art of budgeting, securing funding, casting, and navigating distribution channels. With hands-on projects and real-world insights, you’ll be ready to bring your cinematic vision to life and make your mark on the indie film scene. Start your journey to becoming a visionary independent producer!

What You Will Walk Away With

  • Essential skills and insider knowledge to successfully develop, produce, and market an independent feature-length film outside of the major studio system.
  • Qualification to apply for Trilith Institute’s Creative Excellence Fellowship Grant. 
    • Complete 3 of our professional education courses, and you will receive a “Trilith Institute Outstanding Achievement in Film Arts”. In addition, if you have completed 3 courses and our Mastering Self-Marketing Workshop, you will be qualified to submit an original project for our Creative Excellence Fellowship Grant, with a potential award of up to $10,000.
  • A tour of Trilith Studios
  • Discounts to other Trilith Institute workshops while enrolled.

 

Foundations of Filmmaking

This class is perfect for anyone with a passion for film and television who is eager to delve into the industry. Whether you’re a creative enthusiast, aspiring filmmaker, or simply curious about the world of entertainment, Foundations of Filmmaking is designed to equip you with the essential knowledge and skills to embark on a rewarding career. It’s an ideal starting point for individuals looking to grasp industry-specific terminology, understand the script-to-screen process, and prepare themselves for various roles within the dynamic film and television field.

Foundations of Filmmaking provides foundational knowledge about working conditions, jobs, and professional expectations in film and television.

Students will learn industry-specific terminology and processes related to above- and below-the-line positions, how a creative project moves from script to screen, and how to start and build a film or television career. With an emphasis on industry standards, practices and procedures, on-set safety protocols, and the realities of the job market students will be prepared to take further coursework in any number of more focused areas covered in this course. Want to know how a project is made from start to finish? This is the course for you.

What You Will Walk Away With

  • Fundamental knowledge about working conditions, jobs, and professional expectations in film and television.
  • Qualification to apply for Trilith Institute’s Creative Excellence Fellowship Grant. 
    • Complete 3 of our professional education courses, and you will receive a “Trilith Institute Outstanding Achievement in Film Arts”. In addition, if you have completed 3 courses and our Mastering Self-Marketing Workshop, you will be qualified to submit an original project for our Creative Excellence Fellowship Grant, with a potential award of up to $10,000.
  • Discounts to other Trilith Institute workshops while enrolled.

Screenwriting Essentials

Alfred Hitchcock said you need three things to make a film: a script, a script, and a script. Many professional creatives also subscribe to the philosophy that you can make a bad movie from a good script, but you can’t make a good movie from a bad script.

The professional screenwriters leading this introductory course seek to teach students how to write and be writers. That means, in addition to conceptualizing, developing, writing, workshopping, and revising original scripts, students will also become familiar with fundamental functions and best practices of the film and television industry via the lens of a professional screenwriter.

By the end of the course, students will have a polished original script, marketing materials, and a plan to produce the film and have submitted the work for public dissemination. 

What You Will Walk Away With

  • The opportunity to submit your original work to be screened in front of industry professionals at the end-of-semester showcase.
    • End of Semester Showcase -Students, alone or in groups, can submit original works to be screened, table read, performed etc. in front of school and industry professionals.
  • Qualification to apply for Trilith Institute’s Creative Excellence Fellowship Grant. 
    • Complete 3 of our professional education courses, and you will receive a “Trilith Institute Outstanding Achievement in Film Arts”. In addition, if you have completed 3 courses and our Mastering Self-Marketing Workshop, you will be qualified to submit an original project for our Creative Excellence Fellowship Grant, with a potential award of up to $10,000.
  • A polished original script, marketing materials, and a plan to produce the film as well as a submission for public dissemination
  • A tour of Trilith Studios
  • Discounts to other Trilith Institute workshops while enrolled.

Acting for Camera with Alliance Theatre

Is your dream to perform on the big screen? This course is designed to help you dive into the unique skill of acting for a camera. You’ll perform on-camera acting exercises, sharpen your acting skills take after take, and receive individual feedback for your work. You’ll learn about close-ups, continuity, auditioning, and workshop scenes together while discovering what it takes to advocate for yourself on the job, how to work with your crew, and how to hit your mark.

This course takes place on the grounds of Trilith Studios, where you’ll not only have the opportunity to brush shoulders with the world’s top talents but also to feed off of the energy that ignites the creative passion in the Trilith ecosystem. At the culmination of this course, you’ll have the chance to showcase your talent in front of industry-leading casting directors, directors, talent agents, and more!

The silver screen is waiting for you and this course is your stepping stone to personal growth and development in the acting world!

What You Will Walk Away With

  • The opportunity to present your talent in front of- leading casting directors, directors, talent agents, and more!
  • Qualification to apply for Trilith Institute’s Creative Excellence Fellowship Grant. 
    • Complete 3 of our professional education courses, and you will receive a “Trilith Institute Outstanding Achievement in Film Arts”. In addition, if you have completed 3 courses and our Mastering Self-Marketing Workshop, you will be qualified to submit an original project for our Creative Excellence Fellowship Grant, with a potential award of up to $10,000.
  • Headshots
  • Short Film Audition Opportunities
  • A tour of Trilith Studios
  • Discounts to other Trilith Institute workshops while enrolled.