Beijing, China, September 15, 2021 – Xiaomi has teamed up with Sundance Collab, a global community and learning platform for creators founded by the Sundance Institute, to develop a filmmaking course that delves into the tools and potential for professional mobile filmmaking.
The course, which was co-created by Xiaomi Studios and Sundance Collab, covers mobile filmmaking and provides a behind-the-scenes look at how films filmed on smartphones can be made to look professional. Each episode will focus on a different aspect of mobile filmmaking, such as learning to work within the limits of smartphone cameras, selecting equipment, exploring locations, and more.
In addition, the course is presented by Steven Senshan, the head of Xiaomi Studios, who has been behind some of Xiaomi’s most daring smartphone filmmaking initiatives, such as the newly established Xiaomi Film Festival, which included award-winning filmmakers from across the world producing their own smartphone films.
“Over the past decade, creators with a smartphone have made high-quality work that we have screened as shorts and features at the Sundance Film Festival. We are excited to partner with Xiaomi Studios on this detailed course that will provide global filmmakers with new tools to maximize the craft of shooting on a mobile device,” said Beth Tripmacher, Product Lead for Sundance Collab.
On October 4th, the whole course, which includes seven episodes and post-class activities, will be accessible for free on Sundance Collab. Starting on the same day, the first six episodes will be broadcast once a week on Xiaomi’s official social media platforms.
Above all, Sundance Collab is an innovative, open, and inclusive digital destination and experience where independent worldwide creators can share their work, learn and grow as artists, and interact with one another. Sundance Institute, a nonprofit organization that actively promotes the work of independent storytellers in cinema and theatre and is best known for the annual Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, founded in 2018.