Introduction to Filmmaking is a self-paced 6 week, online programme that explores the skill of Filmmaking. As a participant, you will cover a number of professional concepts to help you get started in the field, or provide new insights that can help you to grow your skills!

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Course Content:

  • Storyboarding
  • Screenwriting with Final Draft
  • Directing Producing & Editing
  • Lighting Concepts
  • DSLR Video Techniques
  • Legally Using Music in Film and TV

Next Start Date: Feb 1st 2022

Meeting Times: This Class is Fully Online. Upon enrollment, you will receive log-in details for our Virtual Classroom within 24 hrs.  You can access the online platform at any time that is convenient to you over the period of the course.

Hardware Requirements: Participants should have access to a reliable broadband internet service for the best experience on this course.

Software Requirements: Participants should have the latest version of the Google Chrome Browser installed. For the screenwriting aspect of the class they can download the trial version of the FinalDraft software to practice the concepts.

Meeting Times: This Class is Fully Online. Upon sign-up, you will receive log-in details for our Virtual Classroom within 24 hrs. You can submit your assignments anytime during the 6 week period, but you MUST complete and pass all assignments with a minimum score of 50% to be awarded the Certificate of Completion.

Each student that completes our training and assignments receive a Certificate of Completion from our institution. The certificate is awarded when all module quizzes are completed by the participant.

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A Closer Look at What You Will Learn

  • Types of Storyboards
  • Visual Language
  • Tools of the Trade
  • Terminology
  • Types of Shots
  • Perspective and Composition
  • Drawing Techniques
  • Screen Directions and Cuts
  • Progressing through a script
  • Much more
  • Overview of Final Draft Screenwriting Software (You can download a 60 Day Trial to Practice)
  • Managing Characters
  • Slug Line Tips
  • Writing Action
  • Transitions
  • Revising Your Script
  • Much more!
  • Strobes Vs Continuous
  • Lighting and White Balance
  • Using Flash & Metering
  • Bounce Cards
  • Shutter Speed
  • Constant Lighting
  • History and Evolution of DSLR Video
  • Memory Cards
  • Lenses and Stabilisation for Video
  • Filters for Video
  • Focusing Modes
  • Choosing Framerate
  • Audio Setup
  • Basic Editing
  • The Director’s Job
  • Interpreting the Story
  • Planning and Shooting
  • 180 Degree Rule, Subjective Vs Objective Angles
  • Scene Transitions
  • The Producer’s Role
  • Production Planning and Budgeting
  • Who’s Who on Set
  • Location and Running the Set
  • Communicating through images
  • Parts of Speech and Rules of Grammar
  • Editing techniques- Cut on Action, Cut for Audio First, Follow the Eyeline
  • Much More!
  • Camera Basics
  • Camera Focus, Techniques and Assist
  • Exposure- Sensitivity and Lenses
  • White Balance
  • Framing- Focal Length, Depth of Field, Vertical Angles
  • Composition- The rule of thirds, framing people, using depth
  • Camera Movement- Dolly Shots, Pans and Tilts, Handheld Camerawork, Zooms etc.
  • Audio for Video- Microphone Placement, Camera Audio Settings
  • Field Recording, Audio Quality, Using Multiple Mics
  • Recording Room Tone
  • Much More Skills

This module covers the legalities involved in clearing music for use in films and tv.

About Us

DianJen A nationally recognized Arts Education Organisation, registered with the Ministry of Community Development, Culture & the Arts in Trinidad and Tobago
Founded in 2012, DianJen (Dye-an-Jen) is a Music Industry Training, Production and Management Consulting Firm, based in Gasparillo, Trinidad and Tobago. The company was formed in response to the need for high quality training for stakeholders in the Caribbean Music and Entertainment Industry and to provide upcoming artists with recording and international promotional opportunities.
DianJen has a track record of excellence, working with hundreds of young persons and competently delivering several camps in partnership with the Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts since 2013!

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  • All Learning Materials
  • Access to Our World Class Learning Management System
  • Membership in our ArtistSnacks Alumni Group
  • Webinars with Various Regional Music Business Professionals
  • Special Industry Newsletters
  • Discounted Recording Packages
  • International Music Business Training Library
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This course is open to everyone with an interest in Filmmaking. There are no formal academic requirements for entry!

Yes! All participants completing the programme and coursework assignments receive a Certificate of Completion from our school.

This is a 6-week professional development programme for persons wanting to gain a solid understanding of the filmmaking process. As a ‘short course’, this programme has not been accredited by any state or thrid-party body at this time.

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Tuition Fees & Payment Plans

For Trinidad & Tobago Residents

$350 TTD Full Payment
  • Full Course Tuition
  • DianJen Certificate of Completion

For Caribbean and International Residents

$55 USDFull Payment
  • Full Course Tuition
  • DianJen Certificate of Completion