101: Intro to Filmmaking

Intro to Filmmaking

This course will introduce students to the basics of film production. It serves as a core course to learn the key elements of the entire process from pre-production to production through post-production. This is essentially a production course, with a focus on micro-short form narratives. You will be provided a foundation in the process and be expected to produce multiple short pieces, learning about the roles of director, producer, screenwriter and editor.

This course will also introduce students to various perspectives on the study and production of film and media theory and production. Students will gain a historical understanding of media as well as its application. View the course outline here.

REQUIREMENTS: This class expects students to be able to have access to a video camera. A smartphone with video or a consumer camcorder will be adequate. More advanced consumer, pro-sumer or professional cameras are fine as well. We will discuss a wide variety of equipment and how to use what you have. This is a keystone course. For our more advanced filmmaking courses, we expect students to have the skills and understanding o the elements presented here.

 

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    Course Catalog

     

    We have completely re-vamped our curriculum. Courses are being made available on a weekly basis!

    The Aloha Film School offers a variety of courses. Courses are designed with multiple levels and multiple purposes.

    What are the classes like at the Aloha Film School? At its core, you can take a course designed for self-study that can be finished in four segments completed in 4-days! While the courses are designed to be completed in 4-Days, you have complete access for 90 days to complete your course!

    Looking for more? You can option to take any course with instructor guided activities, assignment completion, and certification.  At the completion of any single instructor-guided course, you receive a "Certificate of Completion" from the Aloha Film School.  If you take and complete six or more courses, you will receive a "Film & Media Certification of Excellence in" an area of emphasis (Broadcast Media, Video Production, Film Production, Screenwriting) from Koa Aloha Media.

    Film Studies

    Film Studies Info Page    Take any  4 of these courses along with the 1 Free Intro to Photography Course to receive a "Certificate of Expertise in Film Studies." Individual courses receive a "Certification of Completion."

    Broadcast Journalism

    Broadcast Journalism Info Page
    • 121: Intro to Broadcast Journalism
    • 221: YouTube Channel Creation
    • 321: Advanced Broadcast Journalism
    • 421: Live Streaming (emphasis in Broadcast)
      Take any  3 of these courses along with the 1 Free Intro to Photography Course to receive a "Certificate of Expertise in Film Studies." Individual courses receive a "Certification of Completion."

    Screenwriting

    Screenwriting Info Page
    • 131: Intro to Screenwriting
    • 231: Screenwriting Archetypes in Cinema
    • 331: Advanced Screenwriting
    • 431: Writing Your Screenplay
      Take all 4 of these courses to receive a "Certificate of Expertise in Screenwriting." Individual courses receive a "Certification of Completion."

    Video Production

    Video Production Info Page
    • 141: Intro to Video Production
    • 241: Video Editing and Product Delivery
    • 341: Live Streaming (emphasis in Event Production)
    • 441: Wedding and Event Video Production
    • 442: Infomercials, Interviews, and Corporate Videos
      Take any  4 of these courses along with the 1 Free Intro to Photography Course to receive a "Certificate of Expertise in Film Studies." Individual courses receive a "Certification of Completion."

    Photography

    Photography  

    Take any  3 of these courses to receive a "Certificate of Expertise in Photography." Individual courses receive a "Certification of Completion."

    Fees, Hours & Refunds

    Fees, Hours & Refunds

    Fees: Most classes are $49. Our Intro to Photography course is free. We have a few other courses such as the "Wedding and Event Video Production" course that cost a bit more as they are considerably more in-depth and all encompassing.

    Hours: Typically, courses are designed to have at least 20 hours of class contact hours. This means if you work through the process as presented, it can be completed in 4 days, 5 hours a day. Of course, experiences may vary. Classes are available for 90 days after purchase.

    Refund Guarantee: You may refund any course within 48 hours of purchase as long as you have not moved beyond the first unit of that course.  If you move beyond the first unit or 48 hours passes, the course is not eligible for refund.