Gaston County Public Library

GCPL Free Film Academy

GCPL Free Film Academy

Welcome to the Free Film Academy, an in-depth, six-week series of courses designed to teach you everything you could want to know about filmmaking, from directing/editing to acting even becoming a content creator on Youtube/Twitch!

Taught by the award-winning filmmaker John Dondero, get hands-on experience with cameras and professional editing software. Along with that, you will get a chance to talk and learn from many professionals in their fields. Each month we will tackle a new course with fun projects and learn new aspects of creating the ultimate film!

Course List Includes

  • Filmmaking 101: a basic introduction to filmmaking

  • Cameras, Cameras, Cameras: being a Director of Photography

  • Digital Broadcasting: for live streams to podcasts

  • Acting: Learning the trade

  • Let There Be Light! : Learn everything you need to light up a scene

  • Sound Design: Capturing the perfect sounds for your film

  • Editing Part 1 & 2: Learn how to edit your projects

  • Finale Project: Create your film and Show it Off!