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Sat, Jun 15


Downtown Media Center

Filmmaker Bootcamp with Freddy Rodriguez

Have you always wanted to make your own films or videos? Do you want to direct? Do you have a story to tell and you want to learn how to? Take your filmmaking skills to the next level with this excellent 4-week class.

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Filmmaker Bootcamp with Freddy Rodriguez
Filmmaker Bootcamp with Freddy Rodriguez

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Jun 15, 2024, 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Downtown Media Center, 168 SE 1st St 4TH FLOOR, Miami, FL 33131

About the event

Have you always wanted to make your own films and/or videos? Do you want to direct? Do you have a story to tell and you want to learn how to? Do you need a refresher?

Then our Filmmaker Bootcamp is for you!

Creating award-winning short content is not easy. But it can be done and in a month, you will have the tools to do so! Whether you are a filmmaker, actor, business owner, or media professional, this course will give you the ABC, of telling poignant stories, cinematically, and succinctly. Join us for our next edition of the Filmmaker Bootcamp. Breakfast is included. This 4-week workshop will teach you the steps of crafting stories with light, camera, movement, and actors. Each week, we will cover a specific topic where you can learn in-depth the ins and outs of the production process led by local filmmaker Freddy Rodriguez.

The cherry on top? This is the best place to find your future crew and collaborators, so don't be shy and come ready to work/learn and meet.

DATES: June 1st, 8th, 15th, & 22nd

Saturdays ONLY from 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM

WHERE: Downtown Media Center/FilmGate Miami

168 SE 1st St 4TH FLOOR, Miami, FL 33131


FILMGATE MEMBERS check the newsletter for your promo code to apply at check out!

REFUND POLICY: Full refund up to 2 weeks. Partial refund or credit after that.


Class One (5/1) - Directing 101 - Developing your Voice

Class Two (5/8) - Directing 102 - Blocking & Composition

Class Three (5/15) - Directing 103 - Pre-Production (script breakdowns, shot lists, and storyboarding)

Class Four (5/22) – Directing 104 - Funding and Distribution (creating mood boards, attracting investors, entering film festivals, crowdfunding)


Freddy Rodriguez, a Miami filmmaking stalwart with a two-decade career, showcases an impressive portfolio, including the HBO-acquired film "Malabar." Recognized as "One of five Miami filmmakers to watch," he holds eight Suncoast EMMY® awards. Freddy's impact extends to social justice and the LGBTQ+ community through the acclaimed "Open Dialogues" series. In 2023, he received an "Innovator Grant" for the Spanish-language horror short, "The Efficiency." Freddy's unique vision and extensive experience make him an inspiring instructor, offering valuable insights into award-winning filmmaking and impactful storytelling in Miami. Learn more about Freddy on his website here.


  • Pictures will be taken for our social media + website!
  • We have a 24 hour refund policy.


Parking will be at the PK1 Garage/Downtown Courtyard Marriott, located at 200 SE 2nd Street, Miami, FL, 33131. This is a SELF-PARK garage. Please bring your ticket to the studio for discount validation.

-Up to 4 hours = $5

-Up to 8 hours = $10

-Beyond 8 Hours = $25

We can't wait to meet you!


  • Class 4 - Directing 104

    Funding & Distribution

    +$1.50 service fee
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  • Presale

    +$3.13 service fee
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  • Class 3 - Directing 103


    +$1.50 service fee
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  • General Admission

    +$3.75 service fee
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  • Class 2 - Directing 102

    Blocking & Composition

    +$1.50 service fee
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  • Class 1 - Directing 101

    Developing Your Voice

    +$1.00 service fee
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