The first year cohort gather around the inner sanctum of the creative television scripting world, the writers’ table. Over two days, the students hole themselves in the writers’ room from morning to evening to write, revise and complete a draft of their intensive week project - the short film. On the third day, they will focus on pre-production in preparation for a full day of filming on day four. Finally, on the last day of the intensive, they will go into post-production to complete their short film. This is designed to give the first years a taste of what to expect when they embark on their collaborate film project in their second year winter intensive.
Their second year, students collaborate on a five (5) day shoot of their anthology pilot episodes at locations in and around Brooklyn. Students not only observe, but also function as members of the crew on the shoot. There will be ongoing discussions with the director, DP, and editor about each take and whether everything that is needed to assemble a great scene has been captured on film. During the process, the cohorts will view “dailies” and participate in the decision as to which takes should be used to compile the scenes. At the end of the week a first assemblage of both scenes will be viewed.