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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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Sound Design for Film

January 24 @ 7:00 pm - February 7 @ 9:00 pm

3 sessions: Wednesdays, January 24–February 7, 7–9pm Location: Slam Academy, 1121 NE Jackson St, Suite 142, Minneapolis 55413 This class is for anyone looking to create original sounds for application to film. The concentration is on sound design concepts, production, and practical application for use in film and video. Foley recording, sampling, and synthesis will all be employed to produce professional sound effects, ambiences, and sonic environments that fit our visual media. If applicable, bring in your own video short that needs…

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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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Cinematography Boot Camp

January 27 @ 10:00 am - January 28 @ 4:00 pm

2 sessions: Saturday–Sunday, January 27–28, 10 am–4 pm This workshop covers the principles of cinematography through an in-depth examination of camera controls and movement, lenses, composition, lighting (tungsten and LED), and visual language. Activities include lecture, viewing of film scenes, and hands-on camera and lighting exercises. Students will be exposed to such cameras as FilmNorth’s Canon EOS C100, the Sony FS7, DSLRs, compact mirrorless cameras, plus some rigs, sliders, lenses, and lights from the instructor’s inventory. Students are encouraged to bring their…

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Introduction to Editing with Adobe Premiere Pro CC

January 27 @ 10:00 am - January 28 @ 4:00 pm

2 sessions: Saturday–Sunday, January 27–28, 10 am–4 pm This course covers basic nonlinear editing with Premiere Pro (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, using basic…

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