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The filmmaking workshop starts on March 25, 2019 and is taught by Somnath Sen. 

This workshop will demystify the process of filmmaking. There are no pre-requisites and participants do not need any prior experience in filmmaking.  Some background in phone video application and editing software is a plus.

Program Objectives

Participants will complete the following learning objectives:

  • Understand how films are made – technology, aesthetics and the process.
  • Learn basic screenwriting – this will culminate in the script for a short film.
  • Learn how to use your phone for creating video and then edit using software. Participants will get hands on experience on these.  Work will be reviewed.
  • Finally, participants will work in groups to make one or two films.


This workshop will meet three evenings (MWF) during the week for two hours each day from 5 PM -7 PM.  Additionally, participants will spend four hours each Saturday from 8 AM - 12  PM.  While  shooting the final films, participants can choose to spend more time on the workshop. 

The meeting in Week 1 of the workshop will be via Skype or other video conferencing software.

Filmmaking Workshop (3 weeks)
Date Time
Monday, March 25 Online through Friday, March 29, 2019
Monday, April 1 5-7 PM
Wednesday, April 3 5-7 PM
Friday, April 5 5-7 PM
Saturday, April 6 8 AM-12 PM
Monday, April 8  5-7 PM
Wednesday, April 10 5-7 PM
Friday, April 12 5-7 PM
Saturday, April 13 8 AM-12 PM



For more information, please contact Phil Ciallela at 716-829-8014 or email

Do you need special accommodations?

If you require special accommodations or information on accessible entrances and pathways, please call 716-829-8338.

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