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August 2017

Creating the Music Video

August 19, 2017 @ 10:00 am - August 20, 2017 @ 6:00 pm

2 sessions: Saturday–Sunday, August 19–20, 10 am–6 pm Be part of a high-functioning, professional model crew to create a music video for the Minneapolis-based band The Rope. From inception to final polished product, students will work side-by-side with industry professionals and learn: The history and appreciation of the music video art form How to create and pitch a professional music video treatment How to develop their own music video concepts in creating a professional presentation How to script and storyboard a video concept Basic production teamwork,…

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October 2017

Documentary Boot Camp – A Master Class with Melody Gilbert

October 8, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

1 session: Sunday, October 8, 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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Film Scoring

October 11, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - October 25, 2017 @ 9:00 pm

3 sessions: Wednesdays, October 11–25, 7–9pm Location: Slam Academy, 1121 NE Jackson St, Suite 142, Minneapolis 55413 This introductory-level course focuses on the essential techniques of creating sound and music for film. We’ll cover various software production techniques (including synthesis, foley, and sampling of acoustic instruments), as well as compositional techniques. We’ll also listen to and analyze significant film scores. The featured sound engine of the course will be the Hans Zimmer designed Dark Zebra instrument by Berlin’s U-He, so…

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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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