THINKING ABOUT a FILM or TV CAREER
but not sure you're willing to make a big commitment ?
What if you could give it a go for not a lot of dough...
GET a 5-DAY CRASH COURSE
and gain hands-on production experience with an actual TV network.
No experience necessary
Learn from professionals, not professors
State-of-the-art equipment and facilities
Time- AND cost-effective
Acquire breadth of skills
Work on a short film potentially seen worldwide
UHD/4K and HDR (high dynamic range) emphasis
Potential career opportunities
Are you READY to KICKSTART your dream CAREER?
Don't Just Watch TV… Work in TV!
VLN Academy has been established by VIVE Lifestyle Network to educate creatives who aspire to get into the film or TV industry and have perhaps contemplated enrolling in an expensive film or television broadcast school in hopes of ultimately launching careers in disciplines such as post production and cinematography. If that sounds like you, then you could make an excellent candidate for one of VLN Academy’s comprehensive and cost-effective 4K Film & TV PRDXN Boot Camps slated to be held regularly in major international cities where you will work under the tutelage of esteemed mentors on short films intended for universal broadcast, thereby affording you practical experience from the onset of embarking upon your career in film and/or television.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN / ROLES YOU WILL EXPERIENCE
Anyone can create a video and put it online.
Telling the story and telling it well is the difficult part.
Gain thorough understanding of the film/television
production process encompassing everything from the creative
to the technical and apply in studio & on location.
Whether in studio or on location, one must possess
an understanding of how to record audio in different environments,
as well as the role sound plays in storytelling.
Lighting is critical to creating images that make an impact
and helps set the mood. It is especially relevant in the UHD realm.
Shooting in UHD is a science in itself, and creating
moving pictures goes beyond cameras and lenses to positioning,
framing, focus and movement.
Cut, mix and wipe between cameras, pre-edited clips
and other video sources live.
Editing lies at the heart of the screen content production process
and entails workflow, structure, tempo, visual effects, correction, and more.
...and MUCH more.
Start off with a desire to learn.
Spend an intensive 5 days developing a broad skill set.
Stay with an ability to hone and earn.
your craft with VLN Academy
VLN Community & Club VLN
your UHD TV career on VIVE Lifestyle Network
Your Ticket to a Career in Television or Film Production
4K PRDXN BOOT CAMP FEATURES
Regardless of your experience level, you can and will learn & practice essentials of production
One week duration
Contrary to popular belief, it is possible to acquire a range of production skills through hands-on experience in just 5 days
State-of-the-art equipment & facilities
Train at world-class facilities, utilising best in class equipment, so as to generate first class content
Learn from and work alongside the best professionals in their respective disciplines
Experience the A-Z of TV production firsthand so you may confidently hone in on the speciality of your preference
Get it seen on a genuine TV network
Your crew will create its own original short film and even be recognized in the rolling credits.
THE OPPORTUNITY IS NOW
It’s about time… that someone answers the call to fill the UHD lifestyle content void. Devices are abundant and continue to proliferate due to consumer enthusiasm for the future of television. Technology is ready. The delivery systems are ready. So, there is no time like the present. Let’s do this! Together. NOW!
Meet the Mentors
Christopher Liebe is a highly sought after filmmaking mentor and acting teacher based in Los Angeles. He is the Founder of the Playhouse West Film Lab program and has been sharing his extensive filmmaking knowledge for decades.Show more
Through the Film Lab, he has taught hundreds of young filmmakers the art of making movies. Graduates of his courses have gone on to win numerous awards at film festivals all over the world. His students laud the success of the curriculum – which pushes filmmakers to progress through the fundamentals of making moves at a rapid pace. He consistently receives rave reviews — including, “I learned more with Mr. Liebe in 3 months than I did in 4 years of Film School,” and “I spent less than $2000 for an education that would have cost me $150,000 at USC or UCLA.”
Mr. Liebe also has more than two decades of experience as an acting teacher and acting coach, teaching in the Meisner technique through one of Los Angeles’ strongest acting schools, Playhouse West.
An award-winning actor and cinematographer, he is graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, with a B.F.A. in Theater. He studied for many years under Robert Carnegie at Playhouse West in Los Angeles – along with many A-list actors including Scott Caan and James Franco. As a filmmaker, he is primarily self-taught, but has been mentored by such talents as Jeff Goldblum, and Academy Award-winning cinematographer Conrad L. Hall. He is also a clear demonstration of one of the principles that he likes to instill in his students: As a filmmaker, you should “Always be learning.”. He regularly attends world-class workshops and trainings. He has been lucky to study under such greats as Shane Hurlbut, Paul Cameron, Vincent LaForet, Alex Buono and many, many others.
Mr. Liebe is a member of SAG/AFTRA and a lifetime member of the Digital Cinema Society.
Mr. Drmaj is a Director, Producer and Writer with 15-years of experience in film and television production. He has been a show creator and showrunner and has hands-on knowledge of both fiction and non-fiction production and post-production.Show more
He has directed and produced single-camera and multi-camera series in many different genres, including reality, design, travel, food, comedy and drama, and he understands the production and post-production challenges of each.
Mr. Drmaj has been a guest instructor with the Playhouse West and the Become a Filmmaker Film Labs since he moved from Toronto, Canada to Los Angeles in 2013.
He brings his wealth of production knowledge to the classroom in the Playhouse West and Become a Filmmaker Film Labs, distilling various production and storytelling techniques for his students, so that they can begin using these techniques immediately in their films. He also shares a clear roadmap for success with his students, encouraging them on their path to become successful filmmakers.
Mr. Drmaj is a graduate of Dartmouth College and currently lives in Los Angeles.
Do I need any experience of any kind to partake in 4K TV PRDXN Boot Camps?
No, none whatsoever. Whilst having experience in any given discipline of video production may prove useful as a reference, there are approaches to creating broadcast-quality (high end) films and television series which are specific to UHD and long-form factual entertainment. VLN Academy’s 4K Film & TV PRDXN Boot Camp curriculum will offer you the opportunities to gain hands on experience that will prepare you for its more advanced, in-depth training program (optional) offered separately and subsequently to the initial boot camp.
Who should consider applying/attending?
Basically, anyone with an interest in film and television production, whether it be a newfound or burgeoning passion or even film/television school graduates keen to enhance their skill sets. Aficionados may want to consider enrolling in VLN Academy 4K PRDXN Pro Training Program which emphasizes specific disciplines, accordingly, as well as real serial television productions and special projects.
Will I get credit for participating in a boot camp if I enroll in the more advanced Pro Training Program?
Yes, we will apply the full amount of your payment for the boot camp to the cost of the Pro Training Program (i.e. $650.00 if you pay full price).
Will I be required to purchase/own or rent any equipment or software?
No, everything necessary shall be provided for.
How many students partake in each boot camp?
Class (camp) sizes are limited to 20 participants (maximum) per city per session, hence the importance of claiming a spot sooner rather than later.
When will 4K Film & TV PRDXN Boot Camps transpire?
Beginning in August 2016, boot camps will be held in different cities on different dates over time according to interest.
In what cities will 4K Film & TV PRDXN Boot Camps be offered?
Atlanta, Austin, Barcelona, Cape Town, Chicago, Dallas, London, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Toronto, and Vancouver.
Is VLN Academy or are its 4K TV PRDXN Boot Camps accredited?
No, VIVE Lifestyle Network’s interest lies with training professionals to ultimately work primarily within the UHD TV & film realm creating content for its worldwide Entertainment Everywhere platform.
How much will it cost?
Boot Camp participation shall cost $650.00 per person OR save $50.00 and pay only $600.00 per person if you refer a friend and pay the $1,200.00 combined fee in one transaction. Moreover, travel expenses and accommodations shall not be provided for as part of the tuition. Attendees shall be expected to make their own arrangements. Refreshments shall be provided throughout the day (excludes mid-day meal).
What payment processor does VLN Academy employ?
VLN Academy elects to use Eventbrite to book its courses because Eventbrite is the world’s largest (hence, reliable & trusted) self-service ticketing platform. Also, our payment processor of choice is PayPal which accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, eCheck & PayPal.
How are slots allocated?
Actually, positions are allocated on a first come, first serve basis, yet they are contingent upon payment in full to secure your position 100%.
Where can I read the booking Terms & Conditions?
Please visit the Terms & Conditions here.
My question is not addressed above. How can I get an answer?
4K TV & Film PRDXN Boot Camp Locations
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Austin, Texas, USA
Cape Town, ZA
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Dallas, Texas, USA
Los Angeles, California, USA
Miami, Florida, USA
New York, New York, USA
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
VIVE Lifestyle Network APPLICATIONS WILL LIVE ON EVERY CONNECTED DEVICE PICTURED BELOW – INCLUDING CABLE SET TOP BOXES IN THE EU, UK & US – WITH A POTENTIAL REACH OF OVER 300 MILLION SCREENS WORLDWIDE. LAUNCHING SOON*.
*Platforms subject to change without notice at VLN’s discretion.