Adult 9-week classes: Jan. 20
Workshops, 4-week, and 6-week classes that begin mid-term: 2 weeks prior to start of class.
You’ve got a logline and an outline for your script, and you’ve started writing. Now it’s time to really dive in. In this course, writers will receive hands-on feedback to help them through that most daunting segment of their script – Act 2! Students’ skills for writing, re-writing, and editing will improve as they accomplish the goal of completing a screenplay. Students will receive hands-on coaching through an intensive development and writing process. This course is ideal for students who have completed Intermediate Screenwriting, Part 1 or a first act and need help completing their screenplay.
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While generally regarded as a compositing application, Adobe After Effects has more accurately been described as a “Swiss army knife” of video production. Whatever the task, After Effects probably has a tool for accomplishing it. The program has been used in many major motion pictures such as Avatar and The Social Network. This course will give students a solid grounding in the application, showing them how to composite various elements together, animate text, create character animation, and move into the realm of 3D compositing. Basic experience using Mac computers is required, and students should bring their own external storage device (250GB or more).
Other programs have ebbed and flowed in popularity, but Adobe Premiere has been a powerful and professional choice for editing video for 23 years. Whether your ultimate goal is YouTube or movie theaters, Premiere has a flexible toolset that can turn rough footage into a polished presentation. Students will learn basic video editing and discover how to use Premiere for titling, audio, color correction, and effects to add impact and flair to their work. Basic experience using Mac computers is required, and students should bring their own external storage device (250GB or more).
This course will teach students the basics of cinematography including lighting techniques, general camera settings, and understanding how to cover a scene. Topics such as composition, framing, exposure, shot selection and more will be covered. Students will also focus on gathering imagery for a professional reel. Students should bring a digital recording device that captures video and sound (digital camera, iPhone, Flip video camera, etc.) as well as a pen and notebook. A portable hard drive (250GB or more) is also highly recommended.
A film’s musical score gives life, emotion and drama to the pictures we see on screen. This class invites students to watch and examine four films - each taking a very different approach to using music as a part of the storytelling process. Background on the film and its music will precede each screening, and a discussion and analysis of each film’s music will follow.
Get hands-on guidance for developing a great idea into a story that conforms to professional Hollywood standards, and discover elements that strengthen or weaken a script. Students will write actual script pages and begin the journey of translating a story from their head onto the page.