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July 2018

See, Think, Click!

July 10 @ 6:00 pm - August 21 @ 9:00 pm

7 sessions: Tuesdays, July 10–August 21, 6–9 pm Join us on location for our summer composition class that helps photographers evolve into stronger image makers for travel and everyday life. In this class you’ll learn to use factors of composition for making timeless, captivating photographs. Together we’ll work in a hands-on environment at various urban and rural locations around the metro area to practice your new skills with veteran FilmNorth instructor Deborah Meyer as your guide. Coursework includes handouts and…

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Basics of Adobe After Effects CC

July 11 @ 6:30 pm - August 15 @ 9:30 pm

6 sessions: Wednesdays, July 11–August 15, 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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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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September 2018

Advanced Editing Techniques with Adobe Premiere Pro CC

September 15 @ 12:00 pm - September 16 @ 4:00 pm

2 sessions: Saturday–Sunday, September 15–16, 12–4 pm 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 adjustment layers, video effects, audio enhancement tools, text and captions, time remapping, and more to create truly professional projects. We’ll also examine the advanced color correction tools Adobe recently integrated into the platform and the ways Premiere smoothly communicates with…

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October 2018

Framing & Composition

October 13 @ 10:00 am - October 14 @ 5:00 pm

2 sessions: Saturday-Sunday, October 13-14, 10 am-5 pm 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…

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