Film Noir 2‑Day Filmmaking Workshop
Embrace your inner Billy Wilder or Ida Lupino and make a short, noir-inspired film with The Cinematheque! In celebration of The Cinematheque’s 50th anniversary, we invite you to pay homage to Hollywood’s most stylish era by creating your own sordid tale of hard-boiled detectives and double-crossing dames—and oh yeah, don’t forget the Venetian blinds! Filmmaking instructors from The Cinematheque’s Learning & Outreach team will guide participants through the process of making original, silent short films from start to finish, including pre-production, shooting, lighting, and editing.
Saturday’s workshop will cover the key artistic features of film noir and introduce the steps involved in pre-production. Participants will then have the chance to watch our anniversary screening of The Big Sleep for inspiration. Sunday will introduce participants to the basics of camera and low-key lighting before we shoot and edit the projects. The Cinematheque will add any necessary finishing touches to the films before they debut at our 50th Anniversary Film Noir Party on Friday, August 19!
All levels of experience are welcome!
August 13 (Saturday) 11:30 am – 1:00 pm (The Big Sleep at 2:00 pm)
August 14 (Sunday) 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
We will meet in the lobby of The Cinematheque on both days. Filming on August 14 will take place next door at the Cineworks studio.
Price includes participation in both days of the workshop, plus admission to the 50th Anniversary Film Noir Party on August 19.