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October 2018

Cinema Production Basics

October 1 @ 6:30 pm - November 26 @ 9:30 pm

9 sessions: Mondays, October 1–November 26, 6:30–9:30 pm 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…

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Elements of Screenwriting

October 9 @ 6:30 pm - December 4 @ 9:30 pm

8 sessions: Tuesdays, October 9-December 4 (no class Oct 23), 6:30-9:30 pm The course objective is to provide the beginning screenwriter with the tools and information necessary to get started on their first-draft screenplay, the first pages of which will be workshopped in the final two class sessions. Learning Objectives: The basics of the screenplay in format and content How a story idea or a piece of narrative fiction or non-fiction translates into a finished film Tricks for mastering three-act…

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Basics of Adobe After Effects CC

October 9 @ 6:30 pm - November 20 @ 9:30 pm

6 sessions: Tuesdays, October 9-November 20 (no class Oct 16), 6:30-9:30 pm Adobe After Effects Creative Cloud (for Mac) is an industry-standard program used to composite visual effects for major films and create animation for cartoons and stunning motion graphics for commercials. With After Effects you can add visual effects to your stills and footage, then bring them to life, adding titles and color correction. This course covers the fundamentals of the program, including a walk-through of the software UI.…

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Introduction to Writing for TV

October 9 @ 6:30 pm - November 27 @ 9:30 pm

8 sessions: Tuesdays, October 9-November 27, 6:30-9:30 pm This unique course is designed for creative aspiring writers with no prior experience, as well as those with screenwriting experience, wishing to break into television writing. Learn in an interactive environment the basics of creating, writing, and presenting your first television script for both drama and/or comedy, including how to take your idea to the next step and create a complete half-hour or one-hour television script. The course will cover: The steps usually…

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The Screen & The Female Gaze

October 11 @ 6:30 pm - November 15 @ 10:00 pm

6 sessions: Thursdays, October 11–November 15, 6:30–10 pm The classical Hollywood cinema and its realist approach has become the norm against which all other alternative film practices are measured. In this class we turn to European woman directors for storytelling inspiration. We'll begin by screening selected clips, followed by group discussion, to spark ideas for writing scenes. In the second session, participants bring a scene they've written for feedback and revision. In the last two sessions, the scenes are rehearsed,…

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