ABOUT THE 6-day workshop
On our 6-day (3 weekends) Filmmaking Workshop, the participants will join forces and learn from one of the leading, and award-winning film directors, Eddie Arya who will take them into an epic journey and instruct them on how to make a movie from conception to completion. HANDS-ON, and collectively, during the pre-production, the participants will write a script, storyboard it, audition and cast professional actors. The participants will learn how to shoot with professional movie cameras and equipment while directing the actors and finally, edit the film using Adobe Premiere Pro.
During this time, the participants will also learn other fundamentals of filmmaking, such as scheduling, cinematic lighting, camera movement with dolly/track and a jib, set building, crew duties and responsibilities, an understanding of visual effects, sound design, sales/distribution, and how to create a pitch to attract investors to fund a movie project. The participants will also learn how to raise funds through sponsorship, and they'll be introduced to real legal documents such as cast, crew and distribution agreements. Eddie Arya will share his knowledge of the industry and how to make a movie with a micro to no budget, and yet still compete with major Hollywood blockbusters. Think outside the box and MAKE IT BIG!
As directors, the participants will feel comfortable talking to their actors and inspiring them to give compelling performances.
When you join our workshop, you'll be able to explore all areas of filmmaking, including:
- Preparing a pitch
- Planning and scheduling
- Auditioning and casting
- Set design and building.
- Distribution and Sales
weekend intensive workshop
Do you have a passion for making movies? If so, this workshop is an excellent starting point for you.
HANDS-ON, and collectively, under Eddie Arya’s guidance, you’ll become a crew member where you will write, shoot and direct a scene with professional actors in a built filmset environment. You’ll be introduced to professional filmmaking equipment such as cinema cameras, lighting, sound and grip equipment. During this time, you’ll also gain a brief understanding of how movies are made from an idea to sales/distribution, and you'll learn how to prepare a pitch, how to hire crew and cast actors.
Get an overview of the editing process and how you can edit a scene with industry standard software, (Adobe Premiere Pro).
This is an introductory workshop and the best takeaway from this experience is gaining a good idea about whether a filmmaking career is for you. If not, the experience will be an epic and a valuable lesson of a lifetime.
set building and set design
INFLUENCE AND INSPIRE YOUR ACTORS. BUILD AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE!
MUSIC IS THE HEART OF A MOVIE.
IT PUMPS OXYGEN AND BLOOD THROUGH the veins of A FILM AND KEEPS IT ALIVE!
storyboarding and moodboarding
WATCH YOUR ENTIRE MOVIE ON A WALL. watch it on paper, SCENE BY SCENE, BEFORE MAKING IT!
Tell a story visually without words!
pROPS AND MINIATURE SET BUILDING
THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX AND BUILD THOSE PROPS!
ADD AS MUCH PRODUCTION VALUE AS POSSIBLE!
Eddie arya's latest film
scene from astudent Short film (body in the backyard)
"Body In The Backyard" is a short film written, shot, directed, and edited by the participants. From conception to completion, under Eddie Arya's mentoring and supervision, the participants wrote the screenplay in less than 2 hours and the entire film was shot in a day, plus a 4-hour editing session.
meet your instructor
Eddie Arya is known for his indie film, Risen, which became an instant favorite at festivals, winning 10 awards and it secured a major distribution deal in Los Angeles with Vertical Entertainment for a theatrical release all across United States and a worldwide release on VOD and digital platforms. Arya's upcoming movie is titled, Stage 5. Starring Keegan Connor Tracy and Jack Campbell, Stage 5 is due to be released in theatres late 2023.
Born on October 29, 1981, Arya found his passion for filmmaking at the young age of 7 while staying home most of his childhood and consuming TV and film. He found himself being drawn to behind the scenes, cinematography, sets, character development, and how a story was told to keep an audience engaged. Although Arya felt pressure to become a medical doctor and discouraged to pursue filmmaking, he had other plans in mind, which was to channel his passion to inspire and change lives through the power of storytelling. Working tirelessly for years - not only directing, writing, producing and editing, but also stepping into other roles in design and set production - Arya is now recognized as a passionate, independent filmmaker. He is driven and inspired by other filmmakers who share the same passion and determination as him. Today, Arya helps and shares his knowledge of filmmaking with other passionate storytellers.