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October 2017

Photoshop Techniques Intensive for Beginners

October 14, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

1 session: Saturday, October 14, 10 am–5 pm This workshop is designed to introduce and improve photo-editing skills of entry-level Photoshop users. You’ll learn color correction and retouching techniques, digital workflow, and other tricks of the trade through lecture, demos, and hands-on practice. Other topics include combining multiple photos, meme creation, using masks, image sizing, and more. Students are encouraged to bring several of their own digital photos to work on during the workshop. iMacs & Photoshop CC are provided, but students may bring their own Mac or PC laptops.…

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Designing Films for Sound

October 21, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

1 session: Saturday, October 21, 10 am–6 pm Though often described as a visual medium, cinema has always depended on sound. This workshop questions the assumption that film is or has ever been an art of images and is designed to improve your listening and conceptual approaches to designing films for sound. Students engage in a series of critical and creative exercises and complete a sound design project for a 3- to 5-minute scene or short film. Students may design…

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January 2018

Introduction to Avid First

January 20 @ 10:00 am - January 21 @ 4:00 pm

2 sessions: Saturday–Sunday, January 20–21, 10 am–4 pm Avid has provided non-linear editing solutions to motion picture, television, news, sports, reality, and commercial projects for decades. With the recent release of Avid First, a free version of Media Composer, learning and using this top line edit solution is accessible to all. This introductory workshop covers the basics of editing with Avid First Media Composer and provides the knowledge needed to edit a simple project from start to end. Students should have a basic…

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Sound Design for Film

January 24 @ 7:00 pm - February 7 @ 9:00 pm

3 sessions: Wednesdays, January 24–February 7, 7–9pm Location: Slam Academy, 1121 NE Jackson St, Suite 142, Minneapolis 55413 This class is for anyone looking to create original sounds for application to film. The concentration is on sound design concepts, production, and practical application for use in film and video. Foley recording, sampling, and synthesis will all be employed to produce professional sound effects, ambiences, and sonic environments that fit our visual media. If applicable, bring in your own video short that needs…

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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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