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February 2018

Make A Short Documentary!

February 7 @ 6:30 pm - February 28 @ 9:30 pm

4 sessions: Wednesdays, February 7–28, 6:30–9:30 pm 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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Short-Form Screenwriting

February 12 @ 6:30 pm - March 12 @ 9:30 pm

5 sessions: Mondays, February 12–March 12, 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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Directing Independent Films

February 21 @ 6:30 pm - March 14 @ 9:30 pm

4 sessions: Wednesdays, February 21–March 14, 6:30–9:30 pm What do we mean when we say someone is a director? It takes a lot of different hats to make a film, and the director of an independent film will likely wear all of them at one time or another. This course explores the entire process of directing, from discovering the initial idea to walking the red carpet at your festival screenings. The primary focus will be on the independent director's responsibilities…

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Animating with Adobe CC

February 24 @ 10:00 am - February 25 @ 4:00 pm

2 sessions: Saturday–Sunday, February 24–25, 10 am–4 pm Award-winning animation filmmaker John Akre unlocks the potential of three Adobe Creative Cloud applications—Photoshop, Animate, and After Effects—to create animation in a wide variety of forms, including traditional frame-by-frame hand-drawn animation and animating with 2D puppets. The course covers basic animation techniques, using examples from masters of the form, and provides tips on how to use the three applications to prepare your work for editing and make it unique. iMacs provided. Bring…

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DSLR Photography Boot Camp

February 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

1 session: Saturday, February 24, 10 am–5 pm Learn how to take better digital photographs in this workshop geared towards digital SLR camera beginners. We’ll cover topics such as the exposure triangle, white balance, digital histograms, lighting, composition, and more. Through lecture, discussion, and hands-on training/shooting at and around our location, the workshop will increase your understanding of digital photography and improve your work. The day will culminate with viewing and discussing student work. Bring a camera and operating manual. There is a lunch…

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