OUR COURSES @ DISCIPLES FILM AND TELEVISION INSTITUTE (DIFTI)
DISCIPLES FILM AND TELEVISION INSTITUTE OFFERS ITS COURSES ON FULL TIME, PART TIME ,WEEKEND ,CORRESPONDENCE, AND ON LINE PROGRAMMES.
What Sets Our Film making Courses Apart
Film making is not something that is
simply learned. Being confined to a classroom where one is taught the basic
criteria for bringing a story to life will ultimately limit one’s development
as a filmmaker. At the Disciples Film And Television Institute, our philosophy
is learning by doing, something students will experience from the second they
step into one of our many facilities . Whether potential students are
interested in creating feature length films, shorts, music videos, or
documentaries, the Academy’s diverse film making courses will fit each student’s
specific needs as an aspiring filmmaker.
Film Education for Everyone
The INSTITUTE offers
a rich multitude of DIPLOMA and short courses for
students of all ages and experience, from intensive one-week workshops to DIPLOMA
PROGRAMMES -. In creating the curriculum
that makes up our film school, we worked directly with filmmakers, producers,
screenwriters, and many more to foster an environment that promotes success at
every level. By adapting the techniques and ideas from the leading university
film schools to a set of courses that focus on in-depth vocational training,
our students receive not just an education, but a set of experiences that give
them the hands-on experience necessary to actually realize their goals as
There are many roads to the
world of film making and we make it our priority to give students the means to
engage in every discipline related to the art and craft of visual storytelling.
Our film making course structure is as varied and extensive as you can expect
from a world class institution that has jump started innumerable success
stories. Just a quick perusal of our illustrious alumni will give you an
idea of the company you will be joining when enrolling in one of our many
hands-on courses. It’s no wonder that our student body is made up of
individuals from around the world who share the same passion for telling
stories with the moving image.
Disciples Film And Television Institute, students don’t just learn how to make a film, but how to achieve actual success in a competitive industry.
So how do we train a diverse
body of students with varied levels of experience and differing needs and
interests to place them on the path of realizing their goals as filmmakers?
Each course is comprised of a wide ranging set of subjects that cover all of
the fundamental bases of the medium including directing, cinematography,
screenwriting, producing, and editing. These topics are all taught by film making professionals and accredited faculty whose varying specialties
ensure that students receive the best possible education in each aspect of the film making process. Through a concentrated schedule of classroom learning,
teacher-supervised workshops, and outside projects, our courses in film making
aim to give students the confidence to have a working understanding of
Collaborative Film making Courses
No education in film is complete without directly
experiencing the highly collaborative environment that film making requires and
students work with each other and faculty to develop their own particular
interests while getting hands-on training in all of the elements at work on a film
set. From the start, students are placed behind the camera to learn the many
visual, dramatic, and technical challenges a director faces. This includes
assisting their crews in the roles of director of photography, assistant camera person, and gaffer/grip, so that each student receives extensive set
Our courses are based on the
premise of total immersion, with the lessons learned in the classroom applied
directly to original film production that students will create, forming the
foundation of their education. At the core of our film making are courses in the
Director’s Craft, Writing, Editing, Hands-On Camera/Lighting, Production, Sound
Design, and Cinematography. Regardless of the course a student decides is right
for him or her, one can expect a thorough education that not only stresses the
fundamentals of these different disciplines, but will have students applying
what they learn in the classroom to a variety of different film projects that
will help them develop the technical and creative skills needed for visual and
dramatic storytelling. Students’ education at the Disciples Film And Television
Institute will culminate in the pre-production, production, and post-production
of an original short or feature-length film, depending on the course they
enrolled in. At the end of each Disciples Film And Television Institute course,
students’ hard work and commitment are celebrated with a school screening of
their films open to cast, crew, friends, and family.
Film Making Fundamentals
While the number and range of course work will vary depending on which program or workshop a student enrolls in, those taking part in Disciples Film And Television Institute film making courses can expect to receive the following fundamental education.
Equipment Used in Our Film making Courses
When enrolling in a course at
the Disciples Film And Television Institute, students will have access to the
best possible equipment in order to prepare them for the real world of film making. Students in a DIPLOMA course learn to shoot on a wide spectrum of
film, which includes 16mm, 35mm, Hi-Def, Super 16mm, Red Dragon, Red Epic and
Red Scarlet cameras.
For those students taking one of the Disciples Film And Television Institute Film making Workshops, they will learn to shoot on 16mm film with Arriflex-S cameras and portable Lowel lighting packages. Those taking our Digital Film making Workshops will use a Panasonic HMC150 digital video camera.
Aspiring auteurs in our One-Year Film making Program will shoot with Arriflex 16mm cameras, the 35mm Panavision camera, and HD digital video cameras.
Across all of our film making courses, students will edit digitally with digital editing software using Macintosh computers.
Regardless of where students choose to attend the Academy, they will learn under an exceptional faculty with professional experience and who have worked on professional productions and film sets. Through our set of courses that place students straight onto a variety of film sets while learning the fundamentals and history of film, students will be prepared to enter the world of film making upon completion.