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Digital Filmmaking Seminar 

Digital Filmmaking Seminar 


Understanding the value of good storytelling techniques in today’s technologically-focused age will allow you to produce work that extends beyond “eye candy” and changes lives. From music videos and new media to short films and documentaries; this course will enhance your skills. Jesus loved telling stories – in fact, there is no doubt that storytelling was His favorite method of teaching. This course will allow you to discover the joy of seeing your words, direction, shots and editing come to life on the big (and the small) screen.  Get ready to take your editing, camera and directing skills to a new level.


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Successful completion of a Discipleship Training School is a prerequisite for the Digital Filmmaking Seminar .

This school is bilingual - English and Spanish. 

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Lecture Phase

The school equips students spiritually and professionally to effectively create films that will exemplify Christian values. Students gain a Christian perspective of the film industry in the digital age. After this three-month school students will be able to direct and produce short fictional stories and have an overall understanding of the creation, production and distribution process of films in the independent and mainstream markets. Topics taught include: directing, producing, screenwriting, digital and film camera operation, lighting, video, digital sound, video editing, working with actors, and other technical aspects of filmmaking. The development of the character of the future filmmaker as well as skills training is an integral part of the course.


  1. Filmmaking from a Christian perspective
  2. Directing, camera, sound, lighting
  3. Screenwriting
  4. Learning to develop a visual language
  5. Directing and setting up the action
  6. Production management, editing and pre-production
  7. Shooting and using the camera equipment
  8. Advanced camera and light
  9. Advanced screenwriting and understanding the Hollywood system
  10. Final project and film history
  11. Marketing, distribution and understanding the film industry
  12. Exhibition and final evaluation

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Outreach Phase

The 8-10 weeks of outreach will involve art evangelism in a variety of missions and ministry settings, receiving and communicating God's message to others. Some activities may include engaging the community through art, partnership with churches and ministries, giving away art pieces, therapeutic art, prayer and worship, gospel presentations or any other kind of service. You will also have the opportunity to lead creative projects and share responsibilities within the team.

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Art has the potential to cross many barriers and is a tool that enables you to connect with others whether they share the same language, nationality or set of beliefs as you or not. When we draw portraits, paint murals, do art therapy in a rehab center, or make a public proclamation piece (just to name a few), it helps us to share God's heart. An AES outreach seeks to value relationship with people in evangelism, be relevant to the culture, and give sacrificially for the kingdom of God to be established.

Carnaval Mini-Outreach

One thing that we do as a YWAM Mazatlan community is outreach during one of the largest events of the city, and it's during the AES quarter! Carnaval is an occasion that bring hundreds of thousands of people to Mazatlan. The main events happen right in our neighborhood, giving us the opportunity to witness to and serve many a passerby. As we seek to reach the masses around us, art definitely comes into play! We put together creative projects used for ministry which may include painting canvases, putting on plays, musical presentations, one on one art giveaways, interactive art pieces, exhibitions and more. Carnaval ministry is a great chance to get your feet wet in art evangelism and reach out using your artistic gifting!

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Upcoming Schools



 April 6 - May 15, 2020

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*Please note that prices are subject to change and go into effect as of July 1, 2020.


Lecture Phase

A Nations - $1,500 USD

B Nations - $15,000 MXN

C Nations - $675 USD

To be paid in full by the 1st week of lectures.

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