Your browser is not optimized for viewing this website.

More information »

Digital NEST

Filter by Category

Level 2 - Intermediate

in Training Level

DAT: Film 2 - Pre-Production Lab (1) - Disposable Short Film


with Gabriel Medina

Calendar Feb 1, 2021 at 3:30 pm, runs for 16 weeks

The lab exposes members to project management for filmmaking through the roles of the Producer and Director and their relationship to the crew and cast. The lab is meant for highly motivated individuals who are looking for a career in the film and media industry. Members will learn how to schedule and plan a short film, how to work with cast and other crew members, and how to creatively and visually tell a story. 

Members will learn the following in the Pre-Production Lab: 

  • Script breakdowns, scheduling, casting, crew on-barding, budgeting , location scouting, artistic planning, and fundraising strategies for the short film. 
  • Art Direction, cinematography, storyboarding, floor plans, lighting plans, shot list. 
  • Working with actors and crew to create a short promotional video for fundraising. 
  • Members will be assigned key roles for the Summer Production such as Producer, Asst. Director, Gaffer, Grip, Camera Operator, Boom Operator, Production Designer, Director of Photography, Script Supervisor, Make-Up, Hair Stylist,  etc. 

After membres get exposed to the different departments and roles within the department, members will select one of the following departments to work in: 

  • Camera Department 
  • Lighting Department
  • Production Design Department
  • Sound Department 

Please note that only college age students can apply to become a department head meaning you are in charge of spearheading that department. 

Additional Information:

  • High school seniors are welcomed to participate, college members preferred. 
  • Must be available to film in June to particapte in the Pre-Production Lab. 
  • Be sure to get added to the waitlist if the class is full.

Next course in series:

  • Production Lab (1), must be apart of the Pre-Proeuction Lab to particapte in Production Lab. 


Will run

Forgot password?
Staff Log In