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February 2021

Introduction to Cinema Production

February 2 @ 6:30 pm - April 6 @ 8:30 pm

10 sessions: Tuesdays, February 2-April 6, 6:30-8:30pm Learn how to make a short narrative film from script to screen in this virtual adaptation of our Cinema Production Basics course. Students will write a short 3- to 4-page script and film their projects with tools at hand (DSLR, video camera, or smartphone). We’ll cover best practices for storyboarding, shooting on location, set etiquette, lighting and audio, and editing principles. Particular emphasis will be placed on storytelling, shot composition, matching eyelines, pacing, and sound…

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Introduction to Adobe Premiere Pro

February 3 @ 6:30 pm - February 17 @ 8:30 pm

3 sessions: Wednesdays, February 3-17, 6:30-8:30pm This online course covers basic nonlinear editing with Premiere Pro through demonstrations and hands-on instruction using footage provided by the instructor. Topics include media management and archiving, editing vocabulary and concepts, importing and organizing your media, trimming clips and building your rough cut, using a variety of editing tools to fine-tune your edit, working with sound, applying transitions, adding titles, and exporting your project. The material covered is applicable to Premiere Pro for Macs…

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Short Documentary Production

February 3 @ 6:30 pm - March 10 @ 9:00 pm

6 sessions: Wednesdays, February 3-March 10, 6:30-9pm Make a short documentary from home! In this hands-on production course each student will produce and direct a short documentary film (6 minutes or less) using what you have: found footage and photographs, shot footage that doesn't include human subjects, footage shot from afar, interviews via internet, interviewees recording themselves, or you can create something that documents your current experience. The class covers pre-production, production, and post-production in documentary, and we'll apply the…

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Documentary Film Immersion

February 4 @ 7:00 pm - March 25 @ 9:00 pm

8 sessions: Thursdays, February 4-March 25, 7-9pm Discover some of the most astonishing documentary films made over the last 100 years from around the world. We’ll examine various styles and techniques, subject matters, and ethics through viewing and discussing films, film clip analysis, and conversations with documentary filmmakers. We’ll explore the work of acclaimed directors like Robert Flaherty, Agnès Varda, Michael Moore, Dziga Vertov, Errol Morris, Kirsten Johnson, the Maysles brothers, Laura Poitras, Joshua Oppenheimer, Wim Wenders, Leni Riefenstahl, Dawn Porter,…

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Stop Motion Collage Animation with Your Phone

February 6 @ 9:00 am - February 13 @ 12:00 pm

2 sessions: Saturdays, February 6-13, 9am-12pm Cut it out! That's exactly what you’re going to do in this class. Working with pictures out of magazines or copies of old photographs, we'll cut them up and then animate them with the free Stop Motion Studio app on your iOS or Android phone or tablet. In the second session you’ll edit with either iMovie (iPhone) or WeVideo (Android). The instructor will be demonstrating with iMovie. You’ll learn the tools, develop a production plan, and…

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