Starting summer 2021, the Weekend Workshops will run from Friday evening to Sunday evening, with a day of lectures and tutorials focused on a variety of different techniques, and a day of hands-on experience where participants can create some visual imagery of their own.


Friday 4:30pm

  • Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served in our outdoor courtyard
  • Tour of The Garage Space (meet the robots!)
  • Get to know Steve, Matt, Dan, Halie, and Kris
  • Discuss what each participant hopes to get out of the weekend
  • Hand out workshop-exclusive Garage SWAG

Workshop Session One

Saturday 9:00am - 6:30pm

  • 8:30 -Coffee and Bagels
  • 9:00 am Creative Thinking in Tabletop Cinematography by Steve - We ideate and plan a commercial we will be shooting over the weekend
  • 11:00 am Methods in Special Effects Rigging by Matt - We start planning the rigs
  • 1:00 pm Lunch on the IC Campus
  • 1:30 pm Robots and Motion Control by Dan - We start planning the moves
  • 3:00 pm Phantom Camera and Slow-Motion Thinking by Steve
  • 4:00 pm - Hands-on Session 1, We set up and start shooting the first shot in the commercial we will be making over the weekend. 
  • 6:30 Day 1 Wrap 

Workshop Session TWO

Sunday 9:00am - 6:00pm

  • 8:30 - Coffee and Bagel
  • 9:00 am Hands-on Session 2, We shoot the rest of the shots as part of our commercial
  • 1:00 pm Lunch on the IC Campus
  • 1:30 pm Post Production & VFX integration by Kris - We edit our final commercial 
  • 3:30 pm Open Hands-on time. We can show people how to assemble and use our TGL kits, or they can explore anything else. 
  • 4:30 pm Producing & Studio Management with Halie - Lessons from the Executive Producer at The Garage
  • 5:30 pm Summary of the weekend, final thoughts, and final questions
  • 6:00 pm Hand out certificates, wrap-up, and goodbye



These workshops are designed for individuals who already have a base level of knowledge in cinematography and will be 

limited to no more than 10 individuals per workshop group—so that each team gets personal attention and hands-on experience.

The Garage Learning takes COVID-19 seriously. Please view our COVID-19 policy here.