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October 2017

Cinema Production Basics

October 3 @ 6:30 pm - December 5 @ 9:30 pm

9 sessions: Tuesdays, October 3–December 5 (no class October 31), 6:30–9:30 pm This course is designed for students with little or no previous production experience and a keen interest in developing their skills in moving image arts. In addition to providing hands-on experience through production exercises and projects, the course places considerable emphasis on visual literacy and the application of film language. This includes the basics of storytelling, cinematography, lighting techniques, directing, and audio recording. Students work together to create cinema scenes, covering the…

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Advanced Screenwriting – Mastering the Second Act Slog

October 10 @ 6:30 pm - December 5 @ 9:30 pm

8 sessions: Tuesdays, October 10–December 5 (no class October 31), 6:30–9:30 pm You’ve completed your first draft. Now what? You've rewritten your opening and polished those pages until they shine. And your third act's not bad either. But you know in your gut that 90% of what's still wrong with your screenplay lies in that highly problematic second act. It figures. This is the place where MOST of your story happens, after all. So, what do you need to do to…

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Advanced Cinema Production

October 11 @ 6:30 am - December 13 @ 9:30 pm

9 sessions: Wednesdays, October 11–December 13 (no class November 22), 6:30–9:30 pm Picking up from our Cinema Production Basics class, this course is for filmmakers who are looking for more in-depth, hands-on production experience. Students participate in every part of the production of an original short film devised, developed, shot, and posted by the class. Among the areas of focus: Story – Conceiving a storyline and tailoring it to take the best advantage of available resources Cast & Crew –…

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Elements of Screenwriting

October 19 @ 6:30 pm - December 14 @ 9:30 pm

NEW DATES - 8 sessions: Thursdays, October 19–December 14 (no class November 23), 6:30–9:30 pm The course objective is to provide the beginning screenwriter with the tools and information necessary to get started on their first-draft screenplay, the first pages of which will be workshopped in the final two class sessions. Learning Objectives: The basics of the screenplay in format and content How a story idea or a piece of narrative fiction or non-fiction translates into a finished film Tricks…

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November 2017

Short-Form Screenwriting

November 6 @ 6:30 pm - November 27 @ 9:30 pm

5 sessions: Mondays, November 6–December 4, 6:30–9:30 pm For writers and filmmakers, a short film can be an exciting way to tell a story, develop skills, and begin or advance their careers. And with the advent of the web series—which provides independent filmmakers the opportunity to tell longer, more complex stories in installments—there's never been a better time to start writing your short or episodic script. But where to begin? This course covers the fundamentals of screenwriting with a focus…

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