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January 2018

Introduction to Avid First

January 20 @ 10:00 am - January 21 @ 4:00 pm

2 sessions: Saturday–Sunday, January 20–21, 10 am–4 pm Avid has provided non-linear editing solutions to motion picture, television, news, sports, reality, and commercial projects for decades. With the recent release of Avid First, a free version of Media Composer, learning and using this top line edit solution is accessible to all. This introductory workshop covers the basics of editing with Avid First Media Composer and provides the knowledge needed to edit a simple project from start to end. Students should have a basic…

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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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February 2018

Make A Short Documentary!

February 7 @ 6:30 pm - February 28 @ 9:30 pm

4 sessions: Wednesdays, February 7–28, 6:30–9:30 pm Are you thinking about making a documentary? Do you have an idea or have already started to shoot? In this class you’ll learn how to take an idea for a short documentary from concept to completion. Working in teams or individually, each student will produce, shoot, and edit a short documentary (3-5 minutes) in four weeks. Taught by documentary filmmaker Melody Gilbert, you will: Practice pitching Create a story plan for your doc…

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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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