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Intro to Producing Film: 2-Part Intensive Virtual Workshop Series

  • 90 mins


This virtual workshop lasts 2 weeks (4 hours per class with a 20-minute break).

February 16th and 23rd from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM.

The only way to get better at making films is by making films!

This two-day intensive virtual workshop will be an introduction to the basics of producing a film from an interpersonal, organizational, and logistical angle. We’ll cover networking, relationship building, finance, production, and distribution from a “big picture” perspective. We’ll discuss how producing differs between short films, feature films, documentaries, and web series.  

This is designed to be an overview of film production for actors, writers, directors, producers, or anyone who wants to understand the process and is interested in creating their own projects! This intro workshop is taught by a college professor and Film Consortium Founder and President, Jodi Cilley. Special attention will be paid to answering questions from the class and discussing real-world examples.


Every participant in the class gets a $15 gift card to Nelson Photo Supplies, provided by our generous sponsor! Gift cards can be redeemed in-store only.

Special discount if you buy your ticket through our Facebook Event!


Cost: $55 plus $1 processing fee per class.

Ages: 14 and up

Level: Beginner to Intermediate


Online Via Zoom. The link will be sent prior to the workshop dates.


  • Chris Cashman
    Emmy nominated TV Producer and an Award-Winning Film Director, Writer, and Producer. His projects have been distributed by Fox, PBS, Lionsgate, Amazon, YouTube, Tubi, and iTunes.
  • Brandy Shimabukuro
    She’s the City of San Diego’s Filming Program Manager and Film Liaison. In this role, Brandy serves as the primary point of contact for filming within the City of San Diego, and within the greater San Diego region.
  • Jodi Cilley
    Jodi Cilley is a long-time filmmaker, entrepreneur, and educator. She has been teaching video production since 2004 and has taught video and editing at San Diego City College, UC San Diego Extension Digital Arts Center, Platt College, and the Media Arts Center San Diego. She has produced over a hundred projects including web series’, short films, TV specials, documentaries, and commercial projects, and recently produced Film Indiego, a 6-Part TV Series for KPBS.




Dates & Times



Sat, Mar 28
10:00 am