Filmmaking
#KAMA 18

Current admission

Application deadline

October 1, 2022

duration

16 weeks
2-3 classes a week (weekdays from 19:30 to 22:00, Saturday from 12:00)

cost

Full payment in advance – ₴ 32 000
Installment payment – ₴ 37 500 (in five ₴ 7 500 payments)

THE FILMMAKING COURSE COVERS THE COMPLETE VIDEO PRODUCT CREATION PROCESS (COMMERCIALS, MUSIC VIDEOS AND SHORTS), FROM WRITING A SCRIPT, PRODUCING THE FILMING PROCESS TO EDITING THE FOOTAGE

During their study, the students will work on the visual technical tasks that film directors face throughout the real film production process. In addition to writing scripts, working with actors, producing and editing their videos, they will get familiar with the features of related occupations at the set, working on the joint assignments in teams. 

The program is designed for young directors, cinematographers, creative producers and those who dream of finding themselves in this industry.

Program

The profession of a director, history of video advertising →
Basics of commercial directing: a block of lectures by Ivan Sautkin →
Basics of commercial directing: a block of lectures by Oleksii Sai →
Basics of commercial directing: a block of lectures by Oleksii Pasichnyk →
Production house: what is production, responsibilities of a production house →
Working with the script, director's treatment, director's storyboard: theory and practice →
Working with actors, casting brief, casting, working with actors on the set →
Working with the artist, stage director and property man; construction of scenery, props →
Working with the operator, the choice of equipment for filming, camera, light, shooting plan →
Locations: location scouting, technical characteristics →
Logistics of the shooting process and budgeting →
Work on the set, film crew, distribution of functions and responsibilities, coordination of the film crew, role and functions of the second director →
Equipment: cameras (different types), lenses (basic set, zoom, macro), playback, light, cranes, car camera, trolley crane, steady cam, sound on the site →
Features of working with music videos →
Post-production: editing, color correction, sound recording, SFX, special effects on the set →
Director's search: how a director for a project is chosen → Creating a director's portfolio

Course curators

  • Ivan Sautkin

    Ukrainian director of advertising and cinema. Filmmaking course tutor

  • Oleksiy Sai

    Director, one of the most famous artists in Ukraine. Filmmaking course tutor

  • Nadia Shmelyova

    Director, producer on TV "New Channel", "1 + 1".

  • Dzen Evstigneikin

    Co-founder and producer of the production Best Friends Film. Director of advertising and music videos

Course lecturers

  • Ilya Maksymenko

    director of photography. Among his works are advertising videos for Morshynska, Uklon, AlfaBank, Intertop, Molodist

  • Ivan Sautkin

    Ukrainian director of advertising and cinema. Filmmaking course tutor

  • Oleksiy Sai

    Director, one of the most famous artists in Ukraine. Filmmaking course tutor

  • Nadia Shmelyova

    Director, producer on TV "New Channel", "1 + 1".

  • Dzen Evstigneikin

    Co-founder and producer of the production Best Friends Film. Director of advertising and music videos

  • Vitaly Sheremetyev

    CEO, producer of ESSE Production House

  • Sergey Ristenko

    casting director RadioaktiveFilm, photographer

  • Roman Pavlye

    line producer, location manager FAMILY Production

  • Oleksandr Chorny

    director of editing with an international background, Apple Certified Trainer

  • Yuriy Reznichenko

    editing director, Apple Certified FCP Trainer

  • Yevhen Hubrenko

    director of photography. Among his works are advertising videos for Samsung, Luxoptica, Diesel, KIA, ABK, Good Wine

  • Andriy Rubets

    director and visual artist

  • Taras Golubkov

    advertising director and clipmaker

  • Mykyta Kuzmenko

    director of photography. Music videosfor: Cardi B, Kety Perry, Glukoza, Monatik, ONUKA, Gruppa Skriptonite, Jamala, SBPCH, Rosalia, ... Promotional videos for: Parimatch, PUMA, Hyundai, Oakley, ...

  • Sveta Aparina

    director of photography. Among her works are music videos for Jamala, Koloah and the band Druha Rika

  • Nariman Aliyev

    director. One of the latest works is the film "Home"

  • Oleksandr Pustarnakov

    sound designer

  • Serge Avdey

    sound director, sound designer of films and plays.

  • Pavlo Ostrikov

    director and screenwriter. "Mia donna", "Issue` 97 "," Golden Love ".

  • Denis Reva

    VFX composer. Worked on visual effects for Guardians of the Galaxy, Dracula, Pirates of the Caribbean, Pokémon Detective Pikachu

  • Natalia Libet

    producer of ESSE Production House and member of the Ukrainian Film Academy.

  • Mark Raymond Wilkins

    American-Swiss director of advertising, music videos and short films

  • Marysya Nikityuk

    Director and screenwriter. One of the works is the film “When Trees Fall”

  • Antonio Lukich

    Ukrainian film and advertising director. One of the last works is the comedy "My thoughts are quiet"

Practice

Practical work on the Filmmaking course is one of the most important parts of learning. And it is not so much the result that matters but the process itself, the discussion of the filmed works with fellow students and the comments of the tutors.

Completing the assignments from lecturers and curators, our students shoot video sketches, reshoot scenes from films and even try to shoot music videos for their favorite songs or musicians.

During one of the practical exercises, students will shoot a sketch "Emotion" that will aim to illustrate or stir up one of the main positive or negative human emotions like fear, fright, joy, pleasure, delight, tenderness. After the lecture on specifics of music video creation, students will try out themselves as music video directors for the first time.

At the end of the course, students shoot their graduation works - commercials or mood-videos by real briefs from clients. Below are examples of our students' graduation projects for Ukrainian brands: Zhovten Cinema, Vinyla, SNDCT, GUD, Bursa Hotel, KISFF Short Film Festival, Hashtag Bar and Vans Brand.

Students' projects

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    Zhovten

  • Hashtag Bar<

    Hashtag Bar

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    Vans

  • Vinyla<

    Vinyla

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    Music video

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    Short film

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    KISFF

  • SNDCT<

    SNDCT

Ukrainian director of advertising and cinema. Filmmaking course tutor

Ivan Sautkin

Director, one of the most famous artists in Ukraine. Filmmaking course tutor

Oleksiy Sai

Director, producer on TV “New Channel”, “1 + 1”.

Nadia Shmelyova
Director of short films that have been participants and winners of various world festivals, such as Budapest film festival, Shnit International film festival, Izmir Short Film Festival, "Beginning", "Shorter", "Amur Autumn", "Spirit of Fire", Grenzland Filmtage, Soul4reel Film Festival, Durham Film Festival, Fleurieu Film Festival and others.

Co-founder and producer of the production Best Friends Film. Director of advertising and music videos

Dzen Evstigneikin

director of photography.
Among his works are advertising videos for Morshynska, Uklon, AlfaBank, Intertop, Molodist

Ilya Maksymenko

Ukrainian director of advertising and cinema. Filmmaking course tutor

Ivan Sautkin

Director, one of the most famous artists in Ukraine. Filmmaking course tutor

Oleksiy Sai

Director, producer on TV “New Channel”, “1 + 1”.

Nadia Shmelyova
Director of short films that have been participants and winners of various world festivals, such as Budapest film festival, Shnit International film festival, Izmir Short Film Festival, "Beginning", "Shorter", "Amur Autumn", "Spirit of Fire", Grenzland Filmtage, Soul4reel Film Festival, Durham Film Festival, Fleurieu Film Festival and others.

Co-founder and producer of the production Best Friends Film. Director of advertising and music videos

Dzen Evstigneikin

CEO, producer of ESSE Production House

Vitaly Sheremetyev

casting director RadioaktiveFilm, photographer

Sergey Ristenko

line producer, location manager FAMILY Production

Roman Pavlye

director of editing with an international background, Apple Certified Trainer

Oleksandr Chorny

editing director, Apple Certified FCP Trainer

Yuriy Reznichenko

director of photography. Among his works are advertising videos for Samsung, Luxoptica, Diesel, KIA, ABK, Good Wine

Yevhen Hubrenko

director and visual artist

Andriy Rubets

advertising director and clipmaker

Taras Golubkov

director of photography.
Music videosfor: Cardi B, Kety Perry, Glukoza, Monatik, ONUKA, Gruppa Skriptonite, Jamala, SBPCH, Rosalia, …
Promotional videos for: Parimatch, PUMA, Hyundai, Oakley, …

Mykyta Kuzmenko

director of photography.
Among her works are music videos for Jamala, Koloah and the band Druha Rika

Sveta Aparina

director.
One of the latest works is the film “Home”

Nariman Aliyev

sound designer

Oleksandr Pustarnakov

sound director, sound designer of films and plays.

Serge Avdey
Serge Avdey received his education at the Kharkiv Academy of Culture as a symphony orchestra musician (cello) and conductor, then at the Kyiv National University of Cinema and Television. I. Karpenko-Kary and is a sound director by profession. He is currently a member of the NGO "Contemporary Cinema of Ukraine", the Theater of Animation TAM and CSM DAH. Works as a sound director and sound designer of films and plays. Sound Director at KWA Sound Production

director and screenwriter.
“Mia donna”, “Issue` 97 “,” Golden Love “.

Pavlo Ostrikov

VFX composer.
Worked on visual effects for Guardians of the Galaxy, Dracula, Pirates of the Caribbean, Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Denis Reva

producer of ESSE Production House and member of the Ukrainian Film Academy.

Natalia Libet

American-Swiss director of advertising, music videos and short films

Mark Raymond Wilkins

Director and screenwriter.
One of the works is the film “When Trees Fall”

Marysya Nikityuk

Ukrainian film and advertising director.
One of the last works is the comedy “My thoughts are quiet”

Antonio Lukich