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October 2019

Cinema Production Basics

October 15 @ 6:30 pm - December 10 @ 9:30 pm

9 sessions: Tuesdays, October 15-December 10, 6:30-9:30pm 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 having…

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November 2019

Cinematography Boot Camp

November 16 @ 10:00 am - November 17 @ 4:00 pm

2 sessions: Saturday-Sunday, November 16-17, 10am-4pm This workshop covers the principles of cinematography through an in-depth examination of camera controls and movement, lenses, composition, lighting (tungsten and LED), and visual language. Activities include lecture, viewing of film scenes, and hands-on camera and lighting exercises. Students will be exposed to such cameras as FilmNorth’s Canon EOS C100, the Sony FS7, DSLRs, compact mirrorless cameras, plus some rigs, sliders, lenses, and lights from the instructor’s inventory. Students are encouraged to bring their own cameras.…

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Production Audio

November 23 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

1 session: Saturday, November 23, 10am-5pm Filmmakers say that sound is 50% of your movie, but what does that mean in practice? This workshop will bolster your knowledge of best practices for capturing excellent production audio, whether you’re a one-person doc crew or seeking a career in the sound department. The workshop will emphasize hands-on exercises with gear and practical setups on a film set, plus include some lecture time on the physics of sound. Though we won’t dedicate much…

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December 2019

Web Series 101 [NEW DATES]

December 2 @ 6:30 pm - December 16 @ 9:30 pm

3 sessions: Mondays, December 2-16, 6:30-9:30pm The growing popularity of original web content has led to a modern filmmaking revolution. From dramas to comedies to documentaries, the web series landscape is the most exciting place to be for storytellers of any experience level or budget size. This workshop provides an overview of web series production, marketing, and distribution, placing filmmakers in a position to deliver their own shows to audiences around the world. Via discussion and screenings of selected web…

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Filmmaking with Your Smartphone

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

1 session: Saturday, December 7, 10am-4pm Your smartphone can shoot amazing high-definition footage. Learn how to harness your phone’s potential using the FiLMiC Pro mobile HD video app, shoot and edit footage, and upload it to social media sites. FiLMiC Pro (for iPhone or Android) is the gold standard app for mobile HD video used to shoot the award-winning feature film Tangerine. Students will conduct interviews, capture great sound, and practice shooting steady, sequenced video. After shooting a short film,…

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