GLENBROOK STUDIOS® CINELAB™ for FILMMAKERS
Enrollment is closed for 2018. Next program starts June 2019.
Glenbrook Studios® offers a workshop program tailored to the aspiring filmmaker (producers and directors in particular). Each succeeding workshop requires satisfactory completion of the prior workshop. Access to the entire program is $1500. Discounts, scholarships, work for trade, and installment arrangements are available to those who qualify. Individual tutoring and coaching is also available for students 18 years of age and older, or younger if accompanied by an adult. Each level is $595, if purchased separately.
F-I. The Story - At the core of filmmaking is storytelling, which will be examined and explored in terms of Premise, Plot, Voice, Characters, Elements and Devices.
F-II. Filmmaking as a Career - An intensive one-day workshop consisting of the following areas of training:
The Magic of Cinematic Storytelling: The inside scoop on the fundamental tricks to suspend disbelief;
The Practicality of Filmmaking: The challenges and advantages of filming in studio vs. on location;
The Accountability/Legality of Filmmaking: How to be legit;
The Perseverence Factor: What it really takes to see your project to completion and into distribution;
Keeping the Ball Rolling: How to avoid stagnation.
F-III. Ensemble Work - This very intensive weekend-long or multiple-Saturday workshop focuses on working hands-on as a Team, Developing Content, Mastering First Takes, Testing Your Limits, Addressing Cinematic Challenges, Making Adjustments and Delivering Your Best Effort, at Executive Producer's command.
F-IV. Internship* - Working as an intern on a professional production.
F-V. Contract* - Signed on as employee/sub-contractor for professional production.
F-I. Weekly Enrollment has been filled for the year.
F-II. Saturday Enrollment has been filled for the year.
F-III. Weekend Enrollment has been filled for the year.
F-IV. Internship* Placement has been filled for the year.
F-V. Contract* Selection has been made for the year.
Sessions are scheduled once sign-up reaches minimum threshhold. If you have not heard from us in awhile, your name is still on a waiting list. No one is admitted to these classes outside our audition/interview selection process. No auditing. Seniority is given to former students.
To get your name on the waiting list, email your inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org with your phone number and class-time availability plus your request to have your name added to the list. We will contact you once we have openings. Be prepared to explain why you want training and, if accepted to The Program, work hard.
ADVANCED PERSONALIZED INSTRUCTION: For $5,000, we offer a six-month customized course for filmmakers who want personal coaching to help expedite their careers in the movie business. In tandem with a course instructor who will provide personal guidance and assignments on a weekly basis, specialized lessons will also be conducted via conference call and/or Skype utilizing the expertise of film industry professionals from coast to coast.
ATTENTION: Acceptance to the Glenbrook Studios® Cinelab™ workshop will be determined by audition and/or interview. Not all applicants will be accepted. There are no refunds (use it or lose it) but tuition may be transferable, depending on the class and if permitted by the instructor. Most "weekend-long" workshops include hot meals and guest instructors from the industry.
We run a respectable operation of consummate professionals. We have standards, principles, values and integrity to uphold. Reputation, responsibility and honesty are what we honor. We expect the same from our students.
* Paid work, subject to course completion and selection.