Pre College Summer 2018

Students train with highly acclaimed industry professionals as they learn how to write, produce, direct, film, edit and master a short film.

Summer 2018

Pre College

For ages 14-18 we offer our Pre College courses at a number of college campuses in Florida.

In this intensive hands-on course, students work with industry professionals as they learn how to write, produce, direct, film, edit and master a short film in preparation for festival entry.

Students are split into crews of appropriate age and experience, with an individualized curriculum.

No prior experience necessary and all equipment is provided.

Many of our students have won film festivals with the work they achieve in these PreCollege and Foundation courses!

Filmmaking

Students are split into crews of appropriate age and experience, with an individualized curriculum.

More experienced students or prior FFA residency students will also cover more advanced lighting, cinematography, direction, auditions and casting and editing.

Students are guided throughout by our industry professional instructors and learn hands-on – with the freedom to create and film stories of importance to them.

Storytelling

Story is the most important aspect of any short film. Our students have the freedom to choose a story that is important to them.

Directing

Crew roles are decided within each team with everyone having the opportunity to all roles as well as concentrate on what is most important to them.

Post Production

Editors are chosen from within each team and can use either Final Cut ProX or Adobe Premiere depending on their skillset. DaVinci resolve is offered for grading.

Pre college scripting

Scripting

Each team will produce a script and run thru the process of script breakdown, casting actors and listing and sourcing props.

Filming

Camera and audio equipment is decided according to story – but all tools are professional level, providing the experience of a full movie shoot.

Film Festivals

Expert FFA instructors guide students throughout on the criteria for Film Festival entry.  Many of our teams have successfully placed and won both local and international film festivals – providing excellent material for their college applications and careers.

St Augustine

Flagler College plays host to one of our favorite locations for filmmaking. Students stay in Flagler dorms and film around the campus and throughout the town.

St Petersburg

Eckerd College – home to our award winning 2017 pre college film teams.  A superb and all-inclusive location for filming.  Residency students stay in college dorms.

Choices

Our Summer 2018 Pre College Schedules

We are still finalizing dates and numbers of places available.  Please register your interest using the form below.
Pre College

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Contact
1261 Winter Garden Vineland RD

Winter Garden, FL

Tel: 407.654.8400

Notes
Courses run from 9.00am to 5.00pm with a family screening on Friday.  Residency and day students have the option to film in the evenings with prior arrangements needed for instructor and equipment time.

Details of drop off and pick up times for residency and day students will be given well in advance of the course as well as a packing list for residency students.

For the safety, security and wellbeing of our students, Florida Film Academy operates a strict behavioral policy for Pre College students.