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February 2018

Visual Storytelling, Storyboard & Animatic

February 10 @ 10:00 am - February 11 @ 4:00 pm

2 sessions: Saturday–Sunday, February 10–11, 10 am–4 pm This workshop is aimed at writers, directors, photographers, animators, game designers, and art directors, and provides an understanding of visual structure in the context of storytelling. With no drawing skills required, students learn and practice the principles and techniques of visual storytelling as applied to storyboard for filmmaking, animation, commercials, and video games. Students are encouraged to storyboard a portion of their own scripts (two pages or less). Otherwise, a script will be…

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March 2018

Succeeding as a Corporate Video Producer/Director

March 10 @ 10:00 am - March 11 @ 4:00 pm

2 sessions: Saturday–Sunday, March 10–11, 10 am–4 pm Averill Kronick is an award-winning producer/director with over 40 successful years of experience with local and worldwide clients, such as 3M, Burlington Northern, Hazelden Foundation, Metro Transit, MN Historical Society, Radisson Hotels, and more. In this workshop you’ll learn the nuts and bolts of making a living as a freelance video producer, including how to: Communicate effectively with clients Develop a production budget Write a letter of agreement and contract Organize crew and equipment…

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April 2018

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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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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Adobe Audition CC for Editors

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

1 session: Saturday, April 28, 10 am–5 pm We typically turn audio over to professionals who specialize in that area, but with a bit of knowledge and the right tools video editors can achieve excellent results on smaller projects or those with low budgets. This workshop introduces editors to the excellent tools available in Adobe Audition Creative Cloud for audio mixing and repair, as well as the basics of audio for video that every editor should know. Students should have basic…

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