Filmmaking 101 Workshop

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Filmmaking 101 Workshop


Filmmaking 101 Workshop at Roberts Camera

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DATES – April 7, 14, 21 and 28 – Time: 1PM to 4PM

LOCATION – Roberts Camera (Downtown) 220 E. St Clair St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION – James Moriarty will teach participants how to effectively use their smartphones, camcorders, DSLRs and mirrorless cameras to make digital films. The workshop will consist of four 3-hour classes. Each class will focus on a different aspect of video production. The workshop will be designed to be hands on, and the participants will learn by helping make a video from start to finish.

CLASS 1 – Introduction to Digital Filmmaking
Date: April 07, 2017 – Time: 1PM to 4PM
What is a filmmaker?
Types of Filmmaking and the filmic language/vocabulary
How to develop an idea for a video and create a script
How to pre-visualize every shot from your script

CLASS 2 – Video Preproduction
Date: April 14, 2017 – Time: 1PM to 4PM
Building your production team and scheduling shoots
Knowing your equipment
Camera and audio recording basics
Lighting basics
Framing and composition

CLASS 3 – Video Production
Date: April 21, 2017 – Time: 1PM to 4PM
Directing tips and tricks
Shooting interviews with a green screen

CLASS 4 – Post Production
Date: April 28, 2017 – Time: 1PM to 4PM
Editing theories and principles
The ins and outs of basic non-linear video editing
Getting your video ready for on-line distribution

James E. MoriartyJames E. Moriarty is the owner of Moriarty Media and the producer of the Carmel Film Forum. He is an award winning artist and the recipient of arts grants from the City of Carmel and the Indiana Arts Commission. James earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1991, where he majored in graphic design, photography and filmmaking. He has taken those artistic skills and turned them into his life’s work by continually advancing his knowledge of the technology required to produce digital media. James and his associates have produced a variety of media projects such as: independent documentaries, industrial films, commercials, music videos, educational websites, and interactive kiosks. To see James’ work visit Contact him at


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