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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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Introduction to Editing with Adobe Premiere Pro CC

July 21 @ 10:00 am - July 22 @ 4:00 pm

2 sessions: Saturday–Sunday, July 21–22, 10 am–4 pm This course covers basic nonlinear editing with Premiere Pro Creative Cloud (for Mac) through demonstrations and hands-on instruction using narrative and documentary footage provided by the instructor. Topics include media management and archiving, editing vocabulary and concepts, editing process for narrative and documentary, importing and organizing your media, trimming clips and building your rough cut, using a variety of editing tools to fine-tune your edit, working with sound, applying transitions, adding titles,…

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Web Series 101

July 21 @ 12:00 pm - July 22 @ 4:00 pm

NEW DATES: Saturday–Sunday, July 21-22, 12–4 pm The growing popularity of original web content has led to a modern filmmaking revolution. From dramas to comedies to documentaries, the web series landscape is the most exciting place to be for storytellers of any experience level or budget size. This workshop provides an overview of web series production, marketing, and distribution, placing filmmakers in a position to deliver their own shows to audiences around the world. Via discussion and screenings of selected…

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