TWN has trained hundreds of film and video artists in the past 35 years through its
annual TWN Film & Video Production Workshop. In addition, over the past six
years, the organization has also presented each spring and fall: the Final Cut
Pro/Media Literacy workshop series', the Wednesday Night Workshop Series, and in
2005, began presenting Youth Alternative Media Workshops as well. In
2009, with support from the Asian Women Giving Circle, TWN presented the AGEM
(Asian Girls Empowerment through Media) Summer Workshop, and 12 Asian young
women produced 5 videos, which went on the film festival circuit. Since then, TWN
has partnered with the public high school CITY AS SCHOOL, the Tribeca Film
Institute and others to present other youth media workshops. TWN
regularly collaborates on workshops, conferences, seminars and special projects
such as The Writers & Makers Film Series, the New Visions Series, the Human
Rights, Reunification and Korean Diaspora Film Festival with NYU A/P/A studies
and local community groups.
Annual TWN Production Workshop
Now about to celebrate its 36th year, the TWN Production Workshop
is a unique "hands- on" program that provides practical skills and resources for
emerging film and video makers. The Production Workshop emphasizes the training
and support of people of color and members of marginalized communities who have
limited resources and access to mainstream educational institutions and
traditional training programs within the film/video/transmedia industry. Most past workshop
participants work in the industry, including Academy
Awards nominees and Emmy winning filmmakers. and professors. The workshop guest speakers are
working professionals. The curriculum of this intensive 4 month program focuses
on the pre-production, production and post production skills necessary to take a
short project from conception to completion. Workshop members will participate
in projects shot on digital video and will gain technical skills and experience through the projects,
and will be trained to edit using the non-linear Final Cut Pro system. The 2013
Production Workshop will begin in March and will meet every Wednesday at
6:30 pm in the offices of Third World Newsreel. The workshop is time intensive
and participants must be able to attend regular class meetings as well as meet
the out-of-class demands of pre- production, production, and post-production.
Prior film, video or related experience is recommended but not required;
creativity, self-initiative, time and a collaborative spirit are. The selection
to the Production Workshop is limited to 9 participants. An initial written
application is required and a second round of applicants are selected for
The cost of the 2013 workshop will be $650.
Application process is now closed.The workshop starts March 6th, 2013.
announcement information here.