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April 2019

Make A Short Documentary!

April 8 @ 6:30 pm - April 29 @ 9:30 pm

4 sessions: Mondays, April 8-29, 6:30–9:30pm 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 Develop…

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Cinema Production Basics

April 9 @ 6:30 pm - June 4 @ 9:30 pm

9 sessions: Tuesdays, April 9-June 4, 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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Acting for Directors

April 10 @ 7:00 pm - May 15 @ 9:00 pm

6 sessions: Wednesdays, April 10-May 15, 7–9 pm This course provides both novice and experienced directors with insight to the acting craft and how actors approach productions. It includes casting, script analysis, rehearsals, improvisation, and scene study. Participants are expected to act in some basic scenes and work with guest actors. The end goal is that directors learn how to gain an actor’s trust and achieve compelling performances. Tuition: $235 regular/$175 member/$130 low-income Bill Cooper has been involved with the video, television,…

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Advanced Cinema Production [RESCHEDULED]

April 17 @ 6:30 am - June 12 @ 9:30 pm

9 sessions: Wednesdays, April 17-June 12, 6:30–9:30pm Picking up from our Cinema Production Basics class, this course is for filmmakers who are looking for more in-depth, hands-on production experience. Students participate in every part of the production of an original short film devised, developed, shot, and posted by the class. Among the areas of focus: Story – Conceiving a storyline and tailoring it to take the best advantage of available resources Cast & Crew – How to find the right…

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Introduction to Editing with Adobe Premiere Pro CC

April 27 @ 10:00 am - April 28 @ 4:00 pm

2 sessions: Saturday–Sunday, April 27-28, 10am–4pm This course covers basic nonlinear editing with Premiere Pro Creative Cloud (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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