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KU to Host Summer Filmmaking Institute

April 19, 2017

KUTZTOWN, Pa. - The Kutztown University Department of Electronic Media will host a Summer Filmmaking Institute (SFI) June 19-23.

SFI is a week-long filmmaking program designed to provide an intense and rewarding introduction to the ever-evolving world of digital filmmaking. It offers an introduction to the theories and techniques of digital movie making for students of all ages.

Working with state-of-the-art technology, students will design, shoot and edit films of their own creation with guidance from Kutztown University faculty. Projects focus on equipment and techniques and each student will produce their own film while also contributing to a larger scale production. Each student will finish the program with two completed projects that can be used in their filmmaking portfolio.

Students will also have the opportunity to go into the new state-of-the-art KUTV production truck to see how a live video production works as well as explore the possibilities of a career in video and/or broadcast.
At the end of the program, the students' final films will be celebrated in a festival screening open to invited guests.

Registration fees are $750 for commuting students and $850 for those who choose to reside on campus during the institute.

For more information visit, email or call 610-683-4492.

Institute Agenda
Day 1 - Learn how to use a professional video camera and associated equipment. Learn how to utilize video cameras to make your film look like what you are envisioning!
Day 2 - Brainstorm! Visualize your movie. Learn how to tell a story effectively! Story boarding, shot lists, location scouting and getting ready to shoot- Learn what to do to prepare for shooting and the film set. You will also learn how to work successfully on a film crew.
Day 3 - Film it- Students will get into film crews and learn how to direct a film, as well as work other positions on a film set. How to prepare for post-production. Get to know professional Editing software.
Day 4 - Wrap filming. Learn what it takes to edit a film to its final form on state of the art Mac computers and professional industry software.
Day 5 - Polish, export and view our projects. We will have a screening celebration in our plush cinema auditorium.