Schedule & Curriculum

EROTIC FILM SCHOOL
at the Embodiment Arts Collective 3490 20th Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco CA 94110

NEW EROTIC FILM SCHOOL DATES ANNOUNCED: March 24th,25th,and 26th 2017

Below you will find our 2017 EFS schedule.  This will give you an idea of the format of our training program and what you can expect for our 2017 schedule of course work.  We will be bringing in new panelists and guest lectures for 2017 and announcing our complete 2017 schedule of classes in January of 2017.  Space is limited for this program so send in your application for our 2017 program today and start documenting your own sexual revolution!

Erotic Film School’s third annual training program will take place in San Francisco California at The Embodiment Arts Collective and facilitated by world renowned feminist porn director, Madison Young. The program will walk participants through every step of production from the development of a narrative and shot list to creating a budget and booking/collaborating with models and crew.

At the end of the 3 days of programming participants will have worked with industry models, video and photography cameras, developed a collaborative script and shot list, shot and directed a short erotic film, edited a short erotic film, screened the final project for the class and friends. Each day will be catered and there will be extra curricula outside of class events for crew bonding and collaborative and inspiring downtime.

Schedule:
30 hours – Three 10 hour class days including post- class field trips to The Armory Club, Good Vibrations, and Wicked Grounds Cafe. This also includes a networking party and film screening with adult film makers, performers, industry professionals following the weekend intensive in which participants will have the opportunity to view their work on the big screen.

Friday  March 24th 2017
9am -10am – Lead by Madison Young  – Identifying and Manifesting your Film
– Lecture/ Key Note Presentation
– Creating a Mission and Values Statement
– Why make Erotic Film?
– Social and Cultural impact of Erotic film
– Presentation of media clips

10am – 11am – Marketing Erotic Film lead by Madison Young
– Creating a Marketing Plan
– Utilizing Social Media to Create a Brand for your Film
– Marketing techniques
– Presentation of successful and unsuccessful marketing
-Building a Marketing Team
– Questions

11am – 12:30pm: Guest Presenter Niki Silver of Naughty Naturals 
-In this presentation Niki Silver will address the ins and outs of being a DIY erotic film entrepreneur. How to find your Niche in the heavily saturated world of porn. How to create, market, and brand your own unique content on a membership platform and answer your burning questions about making a living as an erotic filmmaker.

12:30pm – 1pm –
Lunch

1 – 2pm
Topic: Creating a Budget, Shot List, Casting and Script writing
– How to create a budget
– Fundraising for a film
– What is a Shot List and how to create one?
– Story boarding

2pm – 4pm – Hands on Collaboration – Script Writing & Creating Shot list
– Breaking into groups to work on script writing
– Questions

4:15pm -5pm  – Guest Lecture with Siouxsie Q on The Politics of Porn

5pm – 7pm –  Dinner Break

7:30pm – 9pm Solidifying Vision for production Location – The Armory Club – 1799 Mission St San Francisco

Saturday March 25th, 2017

9am – 11am – Erotic Photography 101 for Filmmakers w/ Mariah Carle! –

1. How to shoot to tell the erotic story, (tech skills)

2. How to work with composition, designing open space for text on boxes, promotional materials.

3. Designing image that WILL be published to get you press so your hard core images get seen & events attended!

A little bit about Mariah –

Mariah Carle’s award-winning photography has been published by Playboy, New York Post, Boing Boing, San Francisco Chronicle, Mercury News, Cupido, Seattle Stranger, & Jezebel.com. Mariah is a full-time photographer & artist who lives & works in the Jingletown Arts District of Oakland, California. Mariah inspires each client’s individuality while producing spontaneous & diverse images. Mariah exorcises her own angst by tackling social constructs of beauty & sex, bringing-forth a one-woman art revolution against puritanical ideology.  In her spare time Mariah works with art installations, writes, teaches, &  facilitates community outreach events.

 

11am – 11:30 Presentation by Madison Young on Paper work, Setting the stage, facilitating communication amongst performers,video and photography, performer etiquette.

– Lecture/ Key Note Presentation
– What paper work is necessary on an erotic film shoot
– Preparing the Set – How to create a set that is both inspiring to performers and the viewer
– Basics of video and camera operation
– Performer etiquette – creating a safe and inspiring set for performers and crew
– Dos and and Don’ts of production
– Questions

11:30am – 12:30pm – Lunch

12:30pm – 1pm – Presentation by Madison Young on the topic of Shooting photos, Shooting narratives, shooting sex scene
(All students will be participating in the production elements as we are shooting the film they scripted the day before)
– Learning the equipment
– Basics in Lighting
– Shooting promotional photos
– How to shoot narratives and exposition
– How to Shoot a Sex Scene
– Questions

1pm – 4pm – Hands on Collaborative Filmmaking –  Shooting two sex scenes and narrative shots, behind the scenes interviews
(All students will be participating in the production elements as we are shooting the film they scripted the day before)

– Transitioning between scenes
– How to conduct a behind the scenes interview

4 – 4:45pm – Notes about production day, Things to take note of at the field trip, thoughts and questions from students about what they experienced.

5pm 5:30 – Dinner Break

7pm – Special Event!!

Sunday March 26th 2017

9am – 10am –  Marketing and Distribution for Erotic Film Lead by Madison Young
– Lecture/ Key Note Presentation
– Post Production Marketing
– Distribution Outlets
– Blogs and Web Presence
– Questions

10am – 11am – Hands on Collaborative Filmmaking – Viewing Footage and using our shot list as our guide

Very basics of Editing and Final Cut Pro

– presentation
– demonstration
– video
– Where to seek additional education in editing.
– Book recommendations on editing

11am – 12:30pm: Guest Presenter on Editing for Erotic Filmmakers
Presenting on the contents of:
-Continuity
-Audience
-Audio
-Narrative
-Finishing

12:30pm – 1pm: LUNCH

1pm – 3pm – Hands on Editing – Collaborative Hands on Filmmaking
– Editing Footage
– Editing Sound
– Adding soundtrack
– Exporting film

3pm – 3:30pm – Review protocol for the networking party and screening and set up for event

3:30 – 5pm – Sexy Sunday Brunch Screening Party at Embodiment Arts Collective
– Networking
– Screening
– Submitting the work to upcoming festivals
– Panel with students in which the audience gets to ask them questions
– Presented with Certificates for the completion of the Erotic Film School’s 30 Hour program

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