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January 2019

Make A Short Documentary!

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

4 sessions: Wednesdays, January 23-February 13, 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…

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Introduction to Writing for TV

January 24 @ 6:30 pm - March 14 @ 9:30 pm

8 sessions: Thursdays, January 24-March 14, 6:30-9:30pm 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 taken…

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Framing & Composition

January 26 @ 10:00 am - January 27 @ 5:00 pm

2 sessions: Saturday-Sunday, January 26-27, 10am-5pm A filmmaker is a visual storyteller. In this course you’ll learn the basics of the visual language of cinema, including the rules of cinematic composition and technical concepts, from aspect ratios to types of shots and camera movements. We’ll look at American and international film, film theory, and conduct practical exercises in framing and composing shots. Through watching examples and practical exercises, we’ll cover conventions of framing (aspect ratios, lenses, depth of focus, rule…

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Advanced Editing with Adobe Premiere Pro CC

January 26 @ 12:00 pm - January 27 @ 4:00 pm

2 sessions: Saturday-Sunday, January 26-27, 12-4pm For those with a basic grounding in Premiere Pro (for Mac), this course offers the chance to explore some of the more advanced tools in Adobe’s edit suite. Participants learn how to use multicam source sequences, adjustment layers, video effects, blending modes, Premiere’s internal audio enhancement tools, text/captions/graphics, time remapping, lumetri color correction, and more to create truly professional projects. We’ll also examine how to prepare your footage outside of Premiere to streamline your…

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Web Series 101

January 26 @ 1:00 pm - January 27 @ 5:00 pm

2 sessions: Saturday-Sunday, January 26-27, 1-5pm 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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