BFC Script to Screen Lab 2024

Hey fellow storytellers! Are you ready to embark on a creative journey like no other? Join us for an immersive one-month workshop designed to ignite your passion for collaborative scriptwriting and directing. Throughout the workshop, you’ll dive deep into the intricacies of storytelling, learning how to craft compelling narratives that captivate audiences.

But that’s not all! In addition to honing your scriptwriting skills, you’ll have the chance to collaborate with a team of like-minded individuals to bring your story to life. Together, you’ll brainstorm, develop, and refine your script, drawing on each other’s unique perspectives and expertise.

And here’s the best part – once your team’s script is complete, you’ll get the opportunity to step into the director’s chair and film it using top-notch equipment provided by our partners, Solo Films. With state-of-the-art cameras, lighting gear, and sound equipment at your disposal, you’ll have everything you need to transform your vision into reality.

But wait, there’s more! Throughout the workshop, you’ll also participate in a directing workshop, where you’ll learn essential techniques for bringing your script to life on screen. Plus, dive into the psychology of the shot in a dedicated workshop, exploring how framing, composition, and camera movement can convey emotion and enhance storytelling.

So, whether you’re a seasoned filmmaker looking to expand your skills or a budding storyteller eager to unleash your creativity, this workshop is for you. Join us and let’s turn your storytelling dreams into cinematic masterpieces!

Schedule

For persons with intermediate knowledge of filmmaking who wish to take their knowledge to the next level and create a collaborative film. Unlock the doors to creativity with the Script to Screen Lab, an exhilarating month-long cinematic adventure meticulously crafted to enrich your grasp of the filmmaking process. Immerse yourself in a journey that spans Monday to Friday, from 11:00 to 17:00, with exclusive access to the studio and equipment even after hours and during weekends.

    • Week 1: Igniting Ideas

Embark on our cinematic odyssey with a dynamic brainstorming session, where creativity knows no bounds. The top two ideas, chosen collectively, become the bedrock for our scriptwriting phase. Guided by our expert instructors, you’ll craft compelling narratives that will form the backbone of your films. This will be augmented by a directing workshop that will guide you toward understanding how to think like a director in order to maximize your storytelling.

Day 1: Story Telling Workshop, Pre-Production Workshop

Day 2: Script Skeleton Workshop, Pre-Production Skeleton Workshop

Day 3Phycology of the Shot

Day 4: Brainstorming and tweaking your scripts

Day 5: Story Board, the sound, color, feel of a film, Directing workshop

    • Week 2: From Plan to Magic

This isn’t just theory. Transition into pre-production as you delve into the intricacies of planning and organizing. Lay the groundwork for the real magic to happen, setting the stage for turning your visions into reality.

Day 6Review of scripts & planning your shoot, 2 exercises

Day 7: Script breakdown, budgeting, and scheduling 

Day 8: Lighting Phycology and planning

Day 9 & 10: Finalizing and preparing to shoot your film

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  •  Week 3: Lights, Camera, Action!

The workshop shifts gears as teams form, each dedicated to shooting one of the scripts. With the backing of our experienced instructors and in collaboration with Solo Films, you’ll gain hands-on experience, and all the necessary equipment and resources will be at your fingertips to seamlessly bring your visions to life. All equipment is provided for you by Solo Films.

  • Week 4: Crafting Cinematic Masterpieces

Post-shooting, the journey continues in the editing room, where you’ll refine and polish your films into cinematic masterpieces. By the end, not only will you possess practical filmmaking skills, but you’ll also have two completed films ready to showcase your newfound expertise.

Final Day: Screening of your films in the presence of a visiting established filmmaker

Ready to transform your cinematic dreams into reality? Join us in this immersive experience where passion meets practicality. The Basic Filmmaking Bootcamp stands with you every step of the way. Secure your spot now, and let’s create movie magic together! At the end of this workshop, you will be presented with a certificate of completion in addition to a completed film to be added to your portfolio.

Level: Intermediate, persons with more than basic knowledge of filmmaking

Date: July 15 to July 26 (10 Sessions total)

Time: 

    • Week 1 and 2 from Monday to Friday 11:00 to 17:00. 
    • Week 3 Filming at your own pace until August 
    • Week 4 Post production at your own pace with the final sessions on August 22 & 23

Place: Solo Films, Monot, Beirut

Tuition: $700/Person – $500 Early-Bird Registration until June 16

REGISTRATION

  • Register now, pay on first day of workshops.
  • Register early & benefit from reduced prices
  • Scholarships available: If you plan on applying for a scholarship please do so before registering and wait till we get back to you

INSTRUCTORS

Samer Beyhum

Samer Beyhum is a Lebanese-Canadian polymath, excelling as a filmmaker, writer, director, editor, sound engineer, post-production specialist, technician, artist, and vegan chef. With a rich history of socially engaged cinema and a diverse body of work, Samer’s award-winning films tackle pressing social issues with authenticity and depth. His versatile interests extend to innovative pedagogy methods, socially relevant content creation, and the artistry of vegan cooking, embodying a holistic approach to education and ethical living. Through his creative endeavors, Samer inspires audiences worldwide to envision a more compassionate and inclusive future.

Rym Zawk

Rym Zawk, who is also known by the name Ré, is a Lebanon-based multipotentialite Artist. Graduated from the Lebanese University of fine Arts with a Cinematic background of Film and Visual Arts, recognized for her dominant visual expression, non-conforming to one medium; had also become a self-taught digital illustrator afterwards. Experienced in the Film industry for around 10 years; navigated the various positions within the directing department from script supervising to on-ground assisting the director’s vision to come into reality. Rym is passionate about the creative play that can occur in the choice of cinematic language, and it’s effect on the viewer’s psyche.

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