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July 2018

See, Think, Click!

July 10 @ 6:00 pm - August 21 @ 9:00 pm

7 sessions: Tuesdays, July 10–August 21, 6–9 pm Join us on location for our summer composition class that helps photographers evolve into stronger image makers for travel and everyday life. In this class you’ll learn to use factors of composition for making timeless, captivating photographs. Together we’ll work in a hands-on environment at various urban and rural locations around the metro area to practice your new skills with veteran FilmNorth instructor Deborah Meyer as your guide. Coursework includes handouts and…

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Cinema Production Basics

July 10 @ 6:30 pm - September 4 @ 9:30 pm

9 sessions: Tuesdays, July 10–September 4, 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 cinematic scenes, covering the basic crew positions and…

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Basics of Adobe After Effects CC

July 11 @ 6:30 pm - August 15 @ 9:30 pm

6 sessions: Wednesdays, July 11–August 15, 6:30–9:30 pm Adobe After Effects Creative Cloud (for Mac) is an industry-standard program used to composite visual effects for major films and create animation for cartoons and stunning motion graphics for commercials. With After Effects you can add visual effects to your stills and footage, then bring them to life, adding titles and color correction. This course covers the fundamentals of the program, including a walkthrough of the software UI. We’ll start slow and…

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Elements of Screenwriting

July 12 @ 6:30 pm - September 6 @ 9:30 pm

8 sessions: Thursdays, July 12–September 6 (no class August 2), 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 for mastering three-act…

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Advanced Screenwriting – Mastering the Long Second Act Slog

July 16 @ 6:30 pm - September 17 @ 9:30 pm

NEW DATES: 8 sessions: Mondays, July 16–September 17 (no class July 30 and September 3), 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…

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