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Intro to Producing Film: 4-Part Virtual Workshop Series

  • 120 mins


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

Tuesday, January 26th, February 2nd, February 9th, and February 16th from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

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

This four-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.


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.


This class will be taught by the founder and president of Film Consortium San Diego, Jodi Cilley as well as guest presenters from Panasonic and Nelson Photo Supplies. Featuring Michael P. Richardson and Tony Amat as co-instructors.


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.

She has a BS in Sociology from Boston College and an MBA with specializations in entrepreneurship and management from San Diego State University. As the founder and current president of the Film Consortium San Diego and the founder and producer of the annual San Diego Film Awards and San Diego Film Week, she is working to build a strong local film industry and to increase exhibition, distribution, funding, and employment opportunities for local up and coming film talent.

Michael P. Richardson

Michael P. Richardson has been shooting Panasonic Lumix Mirrorless cameras exclusively for over three years. After working with the major DSLR lines, Michael chose Panasonic for its size, weight, and technical advantages as well as its legendary Leica Glass options. Creating images for such clients as Disney, Toyota, Honda, Pioneer, Alpine, and Airbus over a 30-year professional photographic career. Considered a Digital Reproduction and Color Specialist Michael has worked with numerous agencies, museums, and galleries to design and manage their professional workflow and asset storage. In addition to a corporate and industrial photographic career, Michael enjoys shooting college and professional sports.

Michael has inspired numerous photographers with his back to basics approach to technical photography through various classes and themed demonstrations. He strives to assist other photographers in “seeing the light” through demonstration and discussion highlighting the benefits of the Panasonic/Lumix Mirrorless System.

Tony Amat

Tony Amat has been working in Sales at Nelson Photo Supplies since 2001.  He’s also been a marketing photographer with San Diego Comicon International since 2006. He also worked as a San Diego State University Marketing Photographer from 2010 to 2018.



Dates & Times


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Tue, Jan 26
7:00 pm