Tallgrass alumni filmmaker James Choi (MADE IN CHINA, JOINT BODY, FAITH IN DESTINY) returns to Wichita for the 4th year in a row to lead TFA’s first Project Nano, an intensive, hands-on, short filmmaking workshop.
The class takes place from April 12 – April 15 at the Digital Arts Studio at CityArts and on location throughout the city. Students will learn the art of independent filmmaking from pre-production through post-production, through the lens of accomplished filmmaker and instructor, Choi.
Starting with an original short screenplay, (selected by Choi and Wichita area film professionals from submissions from across the country) the class will learn the process of filmmaking from script to screen – including producing, directing, casting, production design, lighting, sound, editing music – and how to do it all with little to no cash budget.
Project Nano is open to filmmakers of all ages, with all levels of experience, who want to learn and practice the craft of filmmaking. The end result of Project Nano will include a completed short film, and more importantly, a group of students who will be possess the knowledge to go out and continue making films.
“We’re absolutely thrilled to have James Choi as our Filmmaker in Residence for the first Project Nano. He’s an incredibly talented and generous filmmaker. We’re excited for local filmmakers to have the unique opportunity to work with him and learn about independent filmmaking, Choi-style,” said TFA Executive Director Lela Meadow-Conner. “We hope to continue this program each year with different filmmakers sharing their perspectives and processes with the Wichita community.”
Class space is limited and advanced registration is required. Registration is $125 GA or $100 for students/seniors/TFA members and past City Arts Digital Filmmaking Lab students. Click here to register online.
Project Nano is sponsored by Tallgrass Film Association and CityArts.