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Dinner Date Short Film School


Hosted by Tom Antos

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Product Description

Enjoy a hilarious short comedy "Dinner Date" and then learn how it was made. The DVD presents detailed instructions on how to make a short film with little or no money. This comprehensive filmmaking tutorial covers everything from the concept development, pre-production, storyboarding and equipment choices to the actual filming, editing and sound FX. It is a great tool for any aspiring filmmaker.

Directed by: Tom Antos
Cast: Jeff Sinasac, Keith Cooper, April Morgan, Tonya Dodds
Film Festivals: CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival, Calgary International Film Festival, Mississauga Independent Film Festival, National Film Board Special Screenings
Format: NTSC DVD with NO REGION CODE (worldwide) or a digital download of HD 720p MP4 video files (about 3.9 GB of data)
Total Running Time: 1 hour and 47 min.

The host Tom Antos is an accomplished film and music video director with over ten years of experience and several awards to his name. His YouTube filmmaking tutorials have a large international following. With this DVD, you will see step-by-step how he created his short comedy that entertained audiences at various international film festivals.


  • Introduction
  • "DINNER DATE" Short Film
  • Script Writing
  • Storyboarding
  • Cinematography Style
  • Location Scouting
  • Casting
  • Equipment List
  • Working with Actors
  • Placing the Camera
  • Recording the Takes
  • Lighting
  • Data Management
  • Editing
  • Color Correction
  • Sound
  • Premiering Your Film
  • Extras: Bloopers, Cut Scenes


  1. Alex Villegas


    I just received my DVD and it’s all of the info I ever was looking to be answered.

  2. Rudy Haakmat – Image Productions


    Your short movie ‘Dinner Date’ is in one word, FANTASTIC. The DVD, was very informative. I already saw it about 3 times.

  3. Christian B.


    It was well worth the money… I enjoyed both the short and especially the educational portion with the tutorials.

  4. Luv Life Entertainment


    It’s the best $72 I ever spent on video study. I highly recommend you get this DVD. He takes you from the beginning of the process all the way to the viewing. BEST BUY ON THE WEB! HANDS DOWN!

  5. Marco Bobadilla


    It is very informative and very very VERY funny!

  6. Rashid M. – Nusa Media House


    As a beginner in HDDSLR I really love it! The way you present it.. just make me feel like sitting in front of you.

  7. Sharif Akbari


    I love film and I always wanted to make short film.

    I have searched on the internet and found reasonably material, but not completely.

    I’ve seen the DVD of Dinner Date.

    You have explained on the DVD all subject completely. It is in good order and easily explained, that is what I really needed!!!

    I was looking for this kind of material and I can say: “ I’ve found them” !

    I am grateful!

  8. K. Lamar


    Overall awesome videos, well worth the money, but if you don’t mind answering 1 question. You don’t use any field monitor on those videos, but you use a lot of lights that sometimes shine directly into camera. How do you know if you have the right exposure for the shot? The LCD screen is so tiny. Do you use just histograms or there is something else?

    Thanks! Looking forward to buy more videos from you!

  9. Michael Inglis


    I have finished watching the Dinner Date tutorials. It was very good thanks and I learnt quite a few new things. Some comments I have are:

    1. I would like to let my 12 year old son watch the videos and learn from it as well, but I feel the Dinner Date is somewhat M rated and so I am not comfortable, which is a pity as he could learn a lot from it as well. Perhaps a more G or PG rated video would have been good to capture a wider audience. Hopefully the music video might be more suitable.

    2. There was perhaps an imbalance between lecturing and hands-on practical. I would have liked to have seen more hands-on demonstrations of the video being made with wide shots of the camera positions, crew, lighting and sound.

    I would certainly give it 4/5 stars.

  10. Jurgen Graanoogst


    I have watched the movie and the tutorials with it. Very helpful i must say. on every area it is explained enough to get you going. You give a lot of tips of lighting, camera angles etc.

    I’m a starter at this… I have a lot to do and the tutorials will help me a great deal.

  11. Sunil John


    I just completed watching the tutorials. You have provided very good information on filmmaking. We could have benefited even more by getting tips on basic things like whether to do a auto focus or a manual focus while using steadycam and the ways to do manual focus if necessary.

  12. Tim Greig


    These are incredible valuable tutorials.

  13. Ali Wajir


    About tutorials, I should say they were really helpful for me as a new beginner. I learned lots of things about camera, especially editing and other things.

    About editing, what you have done is really professional. I do some editing in Final cut pro but basic stuffs. but after i saw your DVD i released for editing i have to learn more things, because I like to learn a little bit about everything except directing.

  14. Kevin Terrington


    I just wanted to let you know that you did a great job on the tutorials! You are an awesome teacher! Keep up the great work! I’m sure you are helping a lot of people out there improve their craft.

  15. Drew Lago


    I just received your video and must say your put together a good teaching product from the music to the dinner date video.

  16. Maxime


    I really like Tom, but i’m disappointed. I thought this product would be 2 times or even 10 times better in quality versus his YouTube public videos. Which is not the case in my opinion. Barely no “On Set” tutorial..

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