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December 2016

Introduction to Editing with Adobe Premiere Pro CC

December 3, 2016 @ 10:00 am - December 4, 2016 @ 4:00 pm

2 sessions: Saturday–Sunday, December 3–4, 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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January 2017

Basic Lighting & Grip

January 21, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

1 session: Saturday, January 21, 9am–5:30pm Location: Lights On, 61 Bedford St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414 You don’t want to miss this great workshop offered on a very limited basis! Hosted by Lights On Minneapolis, you’ll learn professional lighting techniques to affect the mood of a shot—from a true pro! We’ll cover the vocabulary used to describe lighting a shot and how to use lighting equipment in single and multiple point lighting setups through hands-on demonstrations. Other topics include green…

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February 2017

Film Festival Master Class

February 4, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

1 session: Saturday, February 4, 1–6 pm This class provides you with everything you need to know about submitting to, preparing for, and attending film festivals. It is designed for filmmakers working in any genre/category (narrative, documentary, experimental, shorts, features, etc.) who are entering film festivals for the first time or who've gotten into festivals previously but wish to have better success with their next film. Topics covered: Current festival landscape (which festivals are right for you) Festival strategy (festival cycle, value…

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Nonfiction Storytelling with Pam Colby

February 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am - February 19, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

2 sessions: Saturday–Sunday, February 18–19, 10 am–4 pm Discover how you can spin an interesting idea into a compelling, visual narrative. Learn about the many genres of documentary film and principles of good storytelling. We’ll cover cinematography (framing, angles, movements, and planning for the edit), best practices for audio and lighting setups, interviewing techniques, the importance of b-roll, and more. Since large-sensor cameras proliferated a decade ago, the professional video landscape has evolved rapidly, offering new tools for documentary filmmakers…

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The Documentary Interview: Philosophy & Practice

February 25, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

1 session: Saturday, February 25, 10 am–6 pm This workshop is for filmmakers of all levels seeking a greater understanding of the power—and limitations—of the interview for their documentary. In this interactive workshop you’ll learn about the hows and whys of interviewing for documentary films. With examples from films throughout the history of documentary, we’ll first discuss the roots of the interview form itself and the conventions of framing and editing someone else’s words and image. Then we’ll put the…

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