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February 2019

Documentary Boot Camp – A Master Class with Melody Gilbert

February 2 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

1 session: Saturday, February 2, 10am–5pm 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 make others enthusiastic about your idea You’ve shot your footage…now what? Students with a work-in-progress may bring up to two minutes…

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Production Audio – FULL

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

1 session: Saturday, February 16, 10am-5pm Filmmakers say that sound is 50% of your movie, but what does that mean in practice? This workshop will bolster your knowledge of best practices for capturing excellent production audio, whether you’re a one-person doc crew or seeking a career in the sound department. The workshop will emphasize hands-on exercises with gear and practical setups on a film set, plus include some lecture time on the physics of sound. Though we won’t dedicate much…

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Creative iPhone Photography

February 21 @ 6:30 pm - March 21 @ 9:00 pm

5 sessions: Thursdays, February 21-March 21, 6:30–9pm In this beginning-level class you’ll learn how to make amazing photos with nothing more than your iPhone. You’ll work with different apps for shooting and editing to improve your images, plus tips for learn tips for sharing your images on Instagram, Facebook, and other social media platforms. There will be some in-class shooting and editing demonstrations and plenty of examples from which to learn. We’ll discuss photography basics, the specific aesthetics of mobile photography,…

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Basic Lighting & Grip

February 24 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

1 session: Sunday, February 24, 9am–5:30pm In this workshop open to filmmakers of all levels you’ll learn professional lighting techniques to affect the mood of a shot. We’ll cover the vocabulary used to describe lighting a shot and how to use lighting equipment in single and multiple point lighting setups through hands-on demonstrations with tungsten, HMI, Kino Flo, and LED lights. Other topics include green screen, background, and exterior lighting. We’ll also cover some basic grip gear and how to…

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March 2019

The Screen & The Female Gaze – A Filmmaking Intensive

March 2 @ 9:00 am - March 3 @ 7:00 pm

2 sessions: Saturday-Sunday, March 2-3, 9am-7pm In this immersive, hands-on, two-day workshop we turn to female directors such as Lynne Ramsay, Jane Campion, and Claire Denis for inspiration for visual storytelling. We begin by screening selected clips, followed by group discussion to spark ideas for writing a short script. Students learn the basic principles of writing a screenplay as well as valuable insights on how to stage a scene, plus direct actors and the camera. Participants work with the other…

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