SUMMER WORKSHOPS DATES:
May 2nd - June 1st
June 2nd - June 29th
June 30th - July 27th
Aug. 1st - Aug 31st
Sept. 1st - Sept. 29th
Full tuition is due 21 days before your selected course.
4-wk Filmmaking Workshops (Bootcamps)
Our 4-wk filmmaking course is designed to lead students from script to finished film.
We provide production and artistic guidance on all levels - from getting your scripts into shape immediately, to casting the right actors, nailing down quality locations and gathering every necessary element for a successful shoot - all within budget and time constraints.
Each faculty member helps you prepare your film for excellence.
Our school does provide classroom instruction from working pros to refine your skills in screenwriting, directing (directing actors), camera, editing, sound design and all aspects of post-production, BUT we aim mostly at getting down to work - including shotlists and storyboards to develop a concrete approach to framing your story on film.
We will help raise your production level to the highest, including your approach to music & sound design - each specialized department will guide your film to its most successful conclution.
By the end of week 2, students will be ready to shoot, and depending on project readiness, each film will be scheduled to go.
Others will begin shooting their films in week 3, but every film will have a minimum of 2-3 days of principle photography and approximately one week of post-production before being prepared for the premiere at PIFA'S student festival at the end of the program.
We work fast and effienciently to produce the highest quality film in a real world production company enviroment.
Prague Orientation - Facility & Program Introduction
Script Development - Feedback & Deadlines
Production Overview - Standards & Procedures
PIFA Tour & Night Out
Scriptwriting Intensive - Student Free Day
Camera and Grip - Lens / Frame & Focus Intensives - Equipment Breakdown
Elements of Production - Budgeting & Scheduling / Props & Locations / Shot lists
Film Directing - Project Vision & Leadership / Directing actors
Sound Recording & Design - Editing & Post-production
Final Scripts Due - Shooting Schedules - Casting Notices (Character Breakdowns)
Final Script Revisions
Shot lists & Storyboards
Location Scouting - Student Free Day
Pre-Production - Schedules / Costumes / Props & Locations
PIFA Casting Day
Final Shot Lists & Pre-Production Elements - Actors / Costumes / Props / Locations
Pre-Production - Equipment Preparation & Breakdown #2
Pre-Production - Lock Locations
Logistics, Studio Rehearsals & Blocking
Pre-Production - Final Production Elements / Costumes & Props
Pre-Production - Student Free Day
Pre-Production - Final Shooting Schedules
Final Pre-Production Day
Confirming Production Elements - Locations / Actors / Costumes & Props
PIFA gathering - Final Crew meetings
Shooting Day 1
Shooting Day 2
Shooting Day 3
Shooting Day 4
Shooting Day 5
Shooting Day 6
Editing - Post Production
Editing - Post-Production
Editing - Post-Production
Sound & Music Design - Post Production
Color Grading - Post Production
Final Post Production
Film Formatting - Getting Prepared for Screening
Student Celebration & Screenings - Final Day