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April 2018

Cinema Production Basics

April 3 @ 6:30 pm - May 29 @ 9:30 pm

9 sessions: Tuesdays, April 3–May 29, 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

April 4 @ 6:30 pm - May 9 @ 9:30 pm

6 sessions: Wednesdays, April 4–May 9, 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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Directing Independent Films

April 11 @ 6:30 pm - May 2 @ 9:30 pm

4 sessions: Wednesdays, April 11–May 2, 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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Advanced Cinema Production

April 19 @ 6:30 am - June 14 @ 9:30 pm

9 sessions: Thursdays, April 19–June 14, 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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Documentary Pitching Workshop with Melody Gilbert

April 25 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

1 session: Wednesday, April 25, 6:30–9:30 pm The first step in making a documentary is to be able to clearly and concisely talk about what you want to make. But many people are unsure about how to best explain their idea to others. It all starts with the pitch! In this workshop with award-winning documentary filmmaker Melody Gilbert, she’ll reveal how to perfectly pitch a project in one minute or less to anyone, from potential funders to crew members. She’ll also discuss what information…

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