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February 2017

Nonfiction Storytelling with Pam Colby

February 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am - February 19, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

2 sessions: Saturday–Sunday, February 18–19, 10 am–4 pm Discover how you can spin an interesting idea into a compelling, visual narrative. Learn about the many genres of documentary film and principles of good storytelling. We’ll cover cinematography (framing, angles, movements, and planning for the edit), best practices for audio and lighting setups, interviewing techniques, the importance of b-roll, and more. Since large-sensor cameras proliferated a decade ago, the professional video landscape has evolved rapidly, offering new tools for documentary filmmakers…

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DSLR Photography Boot Camp

February 25, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

1 session: Saturday, February 25, 10 am–5 pm Learn how to take better digital photographs in this workshop geared towards digital SLR beginners. We’ll cover topics such as the exposure triangle, white balance, digital histograms, lighting, composition, and more. Through lecture and discussion and on-location training/shooting at and around our location, the workshop will increase your understanding of digital photography and improve your work. The day will culminate with viewing and discussing student work. Bring a camera and operating manual. There is a lunch…

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The Documentary Interview: Philosophy & Practice

February 25, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

1 session: Saturday, February 25, 10 am–6 pm This workshop is for filmmakers of all levels seeking a greater understanding of the power—and limitations—of the interview for their documentary. In this interactive workshop you’ll learn about the hows and whys of interviewing for documentary films. With examples from films throughout the history of documentary, we’ll first discuss the roots of the interview form itself and the conventions of framing and editing someone else’s words and image. Then we’ll put the…

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March 2017

DaVinci Resolve Color Correction Overview

March 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

1 session: Saturday, March 18, 10 am–4 pm Da Vinci Resolve is industry-standard for color correction in film and video, and it's free to download. Resolve has been used for many popular films and TV shows, and the free version is almost entirely functional - close enough for anyone but the pros. Resolve is also famously intimidating. The interface can be confusing and challenging to navigate. Many people excitedly download Resolve, open it, have one look at the manual, and…

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April 2017

Advanced Documentary Boot Camp with Melody Gilbert

April 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am - April 2, 2017 @ 6:00 pm

2 sessions: Saturday–Sunday, April 1–2, 10 am–6 pm You have an idea for a documentary and are eager to get started. Let’s go! This weekend intensive is an ideal next step for those who’ve attended Melody Gilbert’s Documentary Boot Camp and/or have identified a subject for a documentary. During the weekend you’ll pitch, shoot, write, and edit at least one minute of your documentary idea. The workshop provides a mixture of classroom lecture/discussion and hands-on work and is designed for…

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