Film-Making Institute (FMI)

TCA701: Introductory Film-Making

This multi-day training workshop is designed for any person interested in documentary film-making for personal or professional use – as an introduction to the basic skills, techniques, and equipment needed to produce a captivating, high-quality film of any type, through a step-by-step guide to all aspects of film-making:

  • • basic equipment needs
  • • effective and professional use of equipment
  • • class-room lectures & off-site shooting
  • • total script development
  • • shooting the film with instructor’s “Six-Shot Method”
  • • tools and techniques of editing using computer software
  • • post-production analysis and editing
  • • marketing your film to the public.

Each participant will plan, film, script, edit and produce her/his own short documentary, and a Certificate of Completion will be awarded to each participant at the end of the course.


Vibhaa Vermani
Documentary Director/Co-Producer, “Ripple Effect of Women in Micro-Businesses in India” and “Arranged in America”

Vikram Gandhi (invited)
Actor/Director of the Award-winning documentary “Kumare” (winner of the Audience award at the SxSW Film Festival, Austin, TX 2012)

Last updated: 9/23/2015