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July 2018

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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Documentary Production

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

9 sessions: Mondays, July 16–September 17 (no class September 3), 6:30–9:30 pm This course provides an excellent opportunity to prepare for making your own short- or long-form documentary film and is designed for students with basic video production experience. The class will work as a production team to produce a documentary short about Javier Morillo-Alicea, a labor leader, activist, podcaster, writer, and storyteller based in the Twin Cities. Students learn various documentary production styles and approaches, with five sessions dedicated…

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August 2018

Documentary Boot Camp – A Master Class with Melody Gilbert

August 18 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

1 session: Saturday, August 18, 10 am–5 pm Have you ever wanted to make a documentary? This intensive, one-day class taught by award-winning documentary filmmaker Melody Gilbert will address: What makes a good documentary? What is your documentary about? Why do you want to make your documentary? The art of the pitch Pre-production exercises that will make you think How to get other people enthusiastic about your idea You’ve shot your footage…now what? Students with a work-in-progress may bring up to…

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Narration for Documentary

August 25 @ 10:00 am - August 26 @ 4:00 pm

2 sessions: Saturday–Sunday, August 25–26, 10 am–4 pm Does your documentary need narration? Through a combination of historical examples and practical exercises, this course will give you a better perspective on how to convey information in your nonfiction film work. You’ll write, record, and add narration to preselected videos using Adobe Premiere, plus learn how to remove background noise with Adobe Audition. Students are encouraged to bring their own documentary project footage to use during the class. Whether you plan…

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