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MFI is offering a one-week program for directors and actors who want to enhance their visual storytelling abilities. Directors will shoot, light and edit a two character scene using MFI actors. MFI cinematographers will teach camera placement, movement, shot composition, lighting, and more. This is a deeper dive into shooting projects on your own, with Tony Spiridakis and Shannon Goldman mentoring you all the way. This is a bare bones foundation training course for directors who want to learn more about directing from a cinematographer's point of view, and packing a lot of learning into just one week.

  • Visual Storytellers Week for Actors and Directors with Bob Krakower, Wendy Makkena, Tony Spiridakis, Shannon Goldman, and opening night seminar from Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri.
  • This is a perfect follow-up to our 2-week program, as well as a stand-alone workshop, with small classes and individualized attention. Hard work, nurturing, collaboration, on-set training, and support from world class faculty and staff… that is the MFI experience.
MFI directors live in the Greenport area at a location to be determined (an hour and a half from NYC.) Lodging will be age and gender appropriate with adult supervision and security. ONE WEEK SCHEDULE FOR DIRECTORS & ACTORS
  • DAY 1 (SUNDAY)
  • Arrive at 3PM – 5PM
  • Welcome dinner at 6PM – 8PM
  • Introduction seminar with Chazz Palminteri at 8PM - 10PM
  • DAY 2 (MONDAY)
  • Actors: On-camera Technique with Bob Krakower (scenes)
  • Directors: Foundation Filmmaking with MFI cinematographers covering 3 point lighting, basic camera details like focus, exposure, audio, and more w/Tony Spiridakis and Shannon Goldman
  • Actors: Scene work with Bob Krakower; ADD Monologue work with Wendy Makkena
  • Directors: Editing training with MFI Post Production Supervisor; ADD Blocking/Tech Rehearsals
  • Actors & Directors Shoot Scenes
  • Actors continue prepping monologues with Wendy Makkena
  • Actors: Shoot monologues w/ MFI cinematographers
  • Directors: Edit Scenes/Crew monologues
  • MFI Screening (To Be Announced)
  • DAY 6 (FRIDAY)
  • Actors: Edit their monologues
  • Directors: Edit their scenes
  • MFI Bonfire on North Fork Beach (TBD)
  • Directors and Actors screen scenes and monologues with MFI Faculty and Staff
  • Goodbyes and Checkout by 1PM
Students will be supervised with a ratio of 5 students per 1 adult. Counselors have studied with our faculty, none are younger than 21 years of age, all outstanding role models. Along with having a personal relationship to faculty prior to coming, counselors are chosen for their ability to help students and for their talent as filmmakers. This way, they not only provide a safe environment but also support the ongoing work. Course, faculty and screening offerings subject to change at owners discretion and based on faculty and guest artists availability. Refund Policy: Upon acceptance into our program a 50% non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your space. In the event that a student cannot attend after an initial deposit has been paid, MFI will attempt to find a replacement, but a refund will occur only in the event that a replacement is found.
Terrace Cottages Cottage Pl, Southold, NY 11971
Map of     Terrace Cottages  Cottage Pl, Southold, NY 11971
  • Acceptance based on talent and passion.
  • June 26th - July 2nd, 2017
  • Tuition, room, all meals, all film equipment, all courses: $2,195
  • Faculty: Tony Spiridakis, Shannon Goldman (schedules permitting)