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January 2018

Cinema Production Basics

January 16 @ 6:30 pm - March 13 @ 9:30 pm

9 sessions: Tuesdays, January 16–March 13, 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

January 18 @ 6:30 pm - March 8 @ 9:30 pm

8 sessions: Thursdays, January 18–March 8, 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 structure Tips on next…

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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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Web Series 101

January 22 @ 6:30 pm - January 29 @ 9:30 pm

2 sessions: Mondays, January 22–29, 6:30–9:30 pm 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…

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Advanced Screenwriting – Mastering the Second Act Slog

January 23 @ 6:30 pm - March 13 @ 9:30 pm

8 sessions: Tuesdays, January 23–March 13, 6:30–9:30 pm You’ve completed your first draft. Now what? You've rewritten your opening and polished those pages until they shine. And your third act's not bad either. But you know in your gut that 90% of what's still wrong with your screenplay lies in that highly problematic second act. It figures. This is the place where MOST of your story happens, after all. So, what do you need to do to develop and sustain a…

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