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August 2018

Dialogue – Elevating Your Script from Good to Great

August 12 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

1 session: Sunday, August 12, 10 am–5 pm The most clever, best-written dialogue in the world can't save a poorly structured script. But lyrical, expertly crafted, memorable dialogue can elevate a script from good to great. Fortunately for writers, a keen ear for dialogue is not just an innate thing that one is either born with or not: it's a skill set that can be learned and continually sharpened over a lifetime. Through screening and discussing carefully-chosen film clips and…

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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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Basics of Adobe After Effects CC

August 22 @ 6:30 pm - September 26 @ 9:30 pm

6 sessions: Wednesdays, August 22–September 26, 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 walkthrough of the software UI. We’ll start slow and…

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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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September 2018

Filmmaking with Your Smartphone

September 8 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

1 session: Saturday, September 8, 10 am–5 pm Your smartphone can shoot amazing high-definition footage. Learn how to harness your phone’s potential using the FiLMiC Pro mobile HD video app, shoot and edit footage, and upload it to social media sites. FiLMiC Pro (for iPhone or Android) is the gold standard app for mobile HD video used to shoot the award-winning feature film Tangerine. Students will conduct interviews, capture great sound, and practice shooting steady, sequenced video. After shooting a…

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