Photograph by Brian F. Call courtesy of Stiltsville Trust 

Photograph by Brian F. Call courtesy of Stiltsville Trust 

Filmgate Interactive along with RED Digital Cinema proudly present a cinematography workshop unlike any other. From Febraury 21st through the 23rd, join us as we travel on-location to the beautiful and historic Stiltsville, Miami, where you will receive direct instruction from award-winning cinematographer Phil Holland as you create a professional level documentary from scratch. Gain hands-on experience with RED’s line of professional cinematic cameras and learn how to take your film content to the next level.

This 3-Day Masterclass will take you through all the stages of professional film production, from planning and pre-production to editing and post-production workflow. Perfect for both beginners and experienced professionals who want to learn advanced techniques directly from one of Hollywood’s best visual effects experts. 

Stiltsville needs help. The goal to capture the beauty & history of these structures before their demise. Come experience one of Miami’s most enticing and unique historic attractions with unprecedented access to these protected structures. Make solid connections with other industry professionals in this once-in-a-lifetime adventure, brought to you by Filmgate Interactive, the Stiltsville Trust, and RED Digital Cinema.

Each team will be provided with a RED Camera Kit. You must bring your laptop/computer and a hard drive for the day of the edit. Please note that you will be shooting on 5K to 6K resolutions, so be sure to have a hard drive of at least 2TB.


This experience is designed for 20 participants only, so make sure you reserve before spots fill up! We thank you for helping our South Florida Ecosystem and Historical Landmarks



Day 1

  • RED Camera Store 10am - 6pm
  • Camera and lighting techniques
  • Pre - production 
  • Story prep

Day 2


Class will be separated to seven boats which will take us to the seven different houses, you will have a day to shoot in and outside of your house, under water, as well as capturing arial shots.

Day 3

  • RED Camera Store 10am - 6pm
  • Post production work flow
  • Rough edit
  • Color correction techniques


Early bird - SOLD OUT

Regular price after February 1 -  

  • $1000
  • $1650 with hotel (Deauville Beach Resort Ocean View) 


Breakfast and lunch is included for all three days.  Transportation from the Deauville Hotel to the RED Store is included on Day 1 and Day 2.  Transportation from the Deauville and the RED Digital Store is included on Day 2, Production Day.

About Phil

Phil Holland began his career in 1999 working on features and commercial productions.  Over the years he's been fortunate to be involved with multiple aspects of Pre-Production, Production, and VFX Post Production serving roles as Digital Colorist, Digital Imaging Specialist, Director of Photography, and Director on films such as X-Men: First Class, Iron Man, Cabin in the Woods, Angels and Demons, Life of Pi, Hot Tub Time Machine among many others.  Most recently he completed an long term international cross platform project for one of the world's leading technology and media companies.



About Stilstville Trust

Stiltsville is a group of wood stilt houses located one mile south of Cape Florida on sand banks of the Safety Valve on the edge of Biscayne Bay in Miami-Dade County, Florida.  Stiltsville Trust's Purpose is for the preservation, oversight and to facilitate public access for the seven remaining Stiltsville structures.

About RED Digital Cinema

RED Digital Cinema is a developer and manufacturer of high-resolution 6K, 5K, and 4K digital cameras for major motion pictures and professional photography.