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April 2018

Directing Independent Films

April 11 @ 6:30 pm - May 2 @ 9:30 pm

4 sessions: Wednesdays, April 11–May 2, 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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Cinematography Boot Camp

April 21 @ 10:00 am - April 22 @ 4:00 pm

2 sessions: Saturday–Sunday, April 21–22, 10 am–4 pm This workshop covers the principles of cinematography through an in-depth examination of camera controls and movement, lenses, composition, lighting (tungsten and LED), and visual language. Activities include lecture, viewing of film scenes, and hands-on camera and lighting exercises. Students will be exposed to such cameras as FilmNorth’s Canon EOS C100, the Sony FS7, DSLRs, compact mirrorless cameras, plus some rigs, sliders, lenses, and lights from the instructor’s inventory. Students are encouraged to bring their…

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Documentary Pitching Workshop with Melody Gilbert

April 25 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

1 session: Wednesday, April 25, 6:30–9:30 pm The first step in making a documentary is to be able to clearly and concisely talk about what you want to make. But many people are unsure about how to best explain their idea to others. It all starts with the pitch! In this workshop with award-winning documentary filmmaker Melody Gilbert, she’ll reveal how to perfectly pitch a project in one minute or less to anyone, from potential funders to crew members. She’ll also discuss what information…

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Adobe Audition CC for Editors

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

1 session: Saturday, April 28, 10 am–5 pm We typically turn audio over to professionals who specialize in that area, but with a bit of knowledge and the right tools video editors can achieve excellent results on smaller projects or those with low budgets. This workshop introduces editors to the excellent tools available in Adobe Audition Creative Cloud for audio mixing and repair, as well as the basics of audio for video that every editor should know. Students should have basic…

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May 2018

Advanced Editing Techniques with Adobe Premiere Pro CC

May 19 @ 12:00 pm - May 20 @ 4:00 pm

2 sessions: Saturday–Sunday, May 19–20, 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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