Short Film Workshop

Tune in for this short film making workshop with Gabby and learn how to make your own short film using the FREE Adobe Spark web-based software. You will learn to craft your own story, script, shot list, match cutting and more!

Please send us a photo or two of creations when you are finished artshop@spyhop.org or tag us #spyhopartshop on social media.If you have any questions feel free to email our team!

Part 1

Follow along with Gabby as she shows you how to make a short film based upon the writing prompt; “A Letter to an Inanimate Object.” Learn how to create a shotlist, film B-roll, learn match cutting, add narration and edit using the free online software Adobe, Spark.

Materials and Downloads Needed: 

  • Computer
  • Camera (the camera on a phone will work!)
  • Free Adobe Spark platform
  • Pen or pencil 

Part 2

In this video, Gabby teaches the use of match cuts, a filmmaking tool to help you create fluid sequences in your video project, using the Adobe Spark Video app.

Materials and Downloads Needed:

  • Computer
  • Camera (the camera on a phone will work!)
  • Free Adobe Spark platform 

Part 3

Follow along as Gabby teaches the use of b-roll, a filmmaking tool used to help you create dynamic movies, add meaning to your interviews, and cover up visual gaps in your narrative.

Materials and Downloads Needed:

  • Computer
  • Camera (the camera on a phone will work!)
  • Free Adobe Spark platform