Columbia College Chicago Alum and Assistant Professor to Lead Film Workshop at the Chicago Cultural Center
Columbia Assistant Professor Missy Hernandez and CTVA Alum Miguel Silveira ‘05 will lead a free 2-part workshop and double screening titled “One Day to Make a Movie: Indie Filmmaking Without a Budget.” The workshop will take place on April 8 from 10 am to 5 pm in the Chicago Cultural Center’s Claudia Cassidy Theater.
The first part of the workshop will give an overview of the “classic” Hollywood storytelling structure and introduce participants to both popular and uncommon variations of this structure that could prove a better fit for the stories they want to tell. This will be followed by a screening of Silveira and Hernandez’s 2020 film American Thief. The film follows a teenage hacker, a young activist, a conspiracy vlogger, and a programmer as they become pawns in a plot to derail the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
The second part of the workshop will focus on the practical considerations and necessities for making a film regardless of the limitations you face. This will be followed by a screening of Silveira and Hernandez’s2021 film The Last Election and Other Love Stories. Made in a 24-hour period on election day 2020, an amateur podcaster interviews strangers in New York’s Times Square to better understand what’s really happening in the mind and hearts of regular folks in a seemingly divided nation.
This free workshop is open to the public and accommodates filmmakers and aspiring creators of all backgrounds, from recent graduates and seasoned professionals to newcomers to the craft. Attendees are welcome to stay for one or both workshops and screenings.
To register and learn more about the workshop click here.