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January 2018

Cinema Production Basics

January 16 @ 6:30 pm - March 13 @ 9:30 pm

9 sessions: Tuesdays, January 16–March 13, 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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Advanced Cinema Production

January 25 @ 6:30 am - March 22 @ 9:30 pm

9 sessions: Thursdays, January 25–March 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 – How to find the…

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February 2018

Make A Short Documentary!

February 7 @ 6:30 pm - February 28 @ 9:30 pm

4 sessions: Wednesdays, February 7–28, 6:30–9:30 pm Are you thinking about making a documentary? Do you have an idea or have already started to shoot? In this class you’ll learn how to take an idea for a short documentary from concept to completion. Working in teams or individually, each student will produce, shoot, and edit a short documentary (3-5 minutes) in four weeks. Taught by documentary filmmaker Melody Gilbert, you will: Practice pitching Create a story plan for your doc…

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Directing Independent Films

February 21 @ 6:30 pm - March 14 @ 9:30 pm

4 sessions: Wednesdays, February 21–March 14, 6:30–9:30 pm What do we mean when we say someone is a director? It takes a lot of different hats to make a film, and the director of an independent film will likely wear all of them at one time or another. This course explores the entire process of directing, from discovering the initial idea to walking the red carpet at your festival screenings. The primary focus will be on the independent director's responsibilities…

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Animating with Adobe CC

February 24 @ 10:00 am - February 25 @ 4:00 pm

2 sessions: Saturday–Sunday, February 24–25, 10 am–4 pm Award-winning animation filmmaker John Akre unlocks the potential of three Adobe Creative Cloud applications—Photoshop, Animate, and After Effects—to create animation in a wide variety of forms, including traditional frame-by-frame hand-drawn animation and animating with 2D puppets. The course covers basic animation techniques, using examples from masters of the form, and provides tips on how to use the three applications to prepare your work for editing and make it unique. iMacs provided. Bring…

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