The International Film Institute of New York is pleased to announce new online courses premiering at NAB 2018 in partnership with AbelCine. We have developed a highly flexible curriculum that covers a broad range of topics. Courses are offered for many levels of expertise, with lessons that can be customized around your specific needs.

Taught by IFI faculty, AbelCine specialists, and adjunct instructors the online courses give practical, in-depth knowledge. From 101 courses to master classes, they are designed for the ongoing education of professionals. These courses stand on their own or complement our in-person workshops.

The NAB2018 launch will include select courses. Keep checking the website, as we will quickly expand our offerings. Topics will include:

  • Camera operation

  • DIT skills

  • Core concepts

  • Production essentials

  • Directing and lighting

  • Color management and post


Fundamentals of Directing with Kyle Wilamowski

An introduction to the craft of Directing for beginners, film enthusiasts, and individuals pursuing a career behind the camera.

Maybe you have always wanted to be a director. Or maybe you have a dream project that you have always imagined bringing to life. Or you are simply intrigued and want to know more about how movies are made. Over the course of these videos, you will learn the basics of film directing, what directing really is, and the core elements you will need to know and understand to get you on your way. One way or another, by the end of this course, you will never look at movies the same way again.

Topics will include:

·      The Job of the Director

·      The Phases of Directing

·      The Core Building Blocks

·      Movement Building Blocks

·      The Rules of Directing or the "Grammar"

·      In the Classroom – Bringing it all together & breaking down a scene



Kyle Wilamowski’s feature film ALL SUMMERS END, starring Tye Sheridan, Kaitlyn Dever and Pablo Schreiber, premiered at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and will be released in theaters on June 1st, 2018. He received his MFA from Columbia University in 2008 where he received highest honors for both his thesis short and feature script and was a finalist in the Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition. He originally hails from Livonia, Michigan, and now splits his time between Los Angeles and Brooklyn.


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