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July 2018

Documentary Production

July 16 @ 6:30 pm - September 17 @ 9:30 pm

9 sessions: Mondays, July 16–September 17 (no class September 3), 6:30–9:30 pm This course provides an excellent opportunity to prepare for making your own short- or long-form documentary film and is designed for students with basic video production experience. The class will work as a production team to produce a documentary short about Javier Morillo-Alicea, a labor leader, activist, podcaster, writer, and storyteller based in the Twin Cities. Students learn various documentary production styles and approaches, with five sessions dedicated…

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Introduction to Writing for TV

July 16 @ 7:00 pm - August 20 @ 10:00 pm

6 sessions: Mondays, July 16–August 20, 7–10 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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Short-Form Screenwriting

July 18 @ 6:30 pm - August 15 @ 9:30 pm

5 sessions: Wednesdays, July 18–August 15, 6:30–9:30 pm For writers and filmmakers, a short film can be an exciting way to tell a story, develop skills, and begin or advance their careers. And with the advent of the web series—which provides independent filmmakers the opportunity to tell longer, more complex stories in installments—there's never been a better time to start writing your short or episodic script. But where to begin? This course covers the fundamentals of screenwriting with a focus…

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August 2018

Documentary Boot Camp – A Master Class with Melody Gilbert

August 18 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

1 session: Saturday, August 18, 10 am–5 pm Have you ever wanted to make a documentary? This intensive, one-day class taught by award-winning documentary filmmaker Melody Gilbert will address: What makes a good documentary? What is your documentary about? Why do you want to make your documentary? The art of the pitch Pre-production exercises that will make you think How to get other people enthusiastic about your idea You’ve shot your footage…now what? Students with a work-in-progress may bring up to…

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Narration for Documentary

August 25 @ 10:00 am - August 26 @ 4:00 pm

2 sessions: Saturday–Sunday, August 25–26, 10 am–4 pm Does your documentary need narration? Through a combination of historical examples and practical exercises, this course will give you a better perspective on how to convey information in your nonfiction film work. You’ll write, record, and add narration to preselected videos using Adobe Premiere, plus learn how to remove background noise with Adobe Audition. Students are encouraged to bring their own documentary project footage to use during the class. Whether you plan…

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