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February 2018

Basics of Adobe After Effects CC

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

6 sessions: Wednesdays, February 14–March 21, 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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Filmmaking with Your Smartphone

February 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

1 session: Saturday, February 17, 10 am–5 pm Your smartphone can shoot amazing high-definition footage. Learn how to harness your phone’s potential, shoot and edit footage, and upload it to social media sites. Students will conduct interviews, capture great sound, and practice shooting steady, sequenced video. After shooting a short film, you’ll learn how to edit and upload your video to a social media network. Other topics discussed are livestreaming, handheld considerations, and optimizing lighting conditions. Students should bring their…

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Advanced Editing with Adobe Premiere Pro CC

February 17 @ 12:00 pm - February 18 @ 4:00 pm

2 sessions: Saturday–Sunday, February 17–18, 12–4 pm For those with a basic grounding in Premiere Pro (for Mac), this course offers the chance to explore some of the more advanced tools in Adobe’s edit suite. Participants learn how to use adjustment layers, video effects, audio enhancement tools, text and captions, time remapping, and more to create truly professional projects. We’ll also examine the advanced color correction tools Adobe recently integrated into the platform and the ways Premiere smoothly communicates with…

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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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Acting for Directors

February 24 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

1 session: Saturday, February 24, 9 am-5 pm Directing actors goes beyond technical acuity, as the director needs to know how to motivate the actor and communicate in a language that the actor will understand. Veteran professional actor and acting coach Michelle Hutchison demystifies this process in this on-your-feet workshop, which introduces the director to the discipline of acting—deriving acting theory from Uta Hagen, Stanislavksi, and Michael Shurtleff—via acting warm-ups, exercises, and scene work. Participants will learn to appreciate and respect…

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