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January 2020

Elements of Screenwriting

January 20 @ 6:30 pm - March 9 @ 9:30 pm

8 sessions: Mondays, January 20-March 9, 6:30-9:30pm I absolutely loved David’s class and will definitely take another in the future. His depth and range of knowledge of the craft and the business has opened my eyes to many new ways of understanding a story, a character, and a film. This has been a pivotal course for me and I couldn’t imagine learning from anyone other than Mr. Grant. He has a way of being able to reach each student from…

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The Personal Film

January 20 @ 6:30 pm - March 16 @ 9:30 pm

9 sessions: Mondays, January 20-March 16, 6:30-9:30pm The personal film can take many forms: memoir, poetic, narrative, documentary, experimental, or any combination thereof. In this class each student will make a short personal film (6 minutes or less) that defies traditional genres and which instead uses film to convey thoughts, feelings, states of being, or anything autobiographical. We’ll also make an in-class group project, experimenting with and trying out sounds and images to make a film that reflects the collective…

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Cinema Production Basics

January 21 @ 6:30 pm - March 17 @ 9:30 pm

9 sessions: Tuesdays, January 21-March 17, 6:30-9:30pm 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 cinematic scenes, covering the basic crew positions and having…

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Advanced Screenwriting

January 22 @ 6:30 pm - March 11 @ 9:30 pm

8 sessions: Wednesdays, January 22-March 11, 6:30–9:30pm It's been said, “Scripts aren't written...they're rewritten.” A quality rewrite can lift a script from pretty good to very good, maybe even great. But how to get there? You’ve completed the first draft of your feature-length script and possibly even done a rewrite, and now you’ve got the killer opening you envisaged when you started. But somewhere in the middle, the power and the energy of your story noticeably sag, and the big…

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Short Documentary Production

January 22 @ 6:30 pm - March 18 @ 9:30 pm

9 sessions: Wednesdays, January 22-March 18, 6:30-9:30pm In this hands-on production class each student will professionally produce and direct a short documentary film (6 minutes or less) in the doc genre of their choice. The class will cover pre-production, production, and post-production. Throughout the course we’ll view and analyze documentaries and clips, from old educational films to cinema verité, to personal docs, expository, social justice, and historical films, to get a taste of the wide variety of forms that documentary…

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