Adult 9-week classes: May 18
Workshops, 4-week, and 6-week classes that begin mid-term: 2 weeks prior to the start of class
Ever wonder what makes a great film work? What do successful films do to result in critical and financial success? How does genre determine different expectations and reach different audiences? This analytical course will explore four different award-winning films, reveal the rules they follow and break in genre and structure and how this relates to their ultimate success.
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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 over 24 years. Whether your ultimate goal is YouTube or movie theaters, Premiere has a flexible toolset that can turn your rough footage into a polished presentation. Beyond basic video editing, Premiere gives you access to titling, audio, color correction, and effects to add impact and flair to your work. With the advent of the Internet and social media, video is more popular than ever. Learn how to put your work on the cutting edge! Basic experience using Mac computers is required, and students should bring their own external storage device.
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.
Do you have an idea you've been wanting to turn into a TV show? Do you want to create the next hot new internet series? This writer's boot camp will take you through the process of creating a professional log-line, show bible, and a pilot script (5-60 pages). Students will receive hands-on, one-on-one coaching through an intensive development and writing process. This course is not suitable for beginners. Students need to have completed Screenwriting Fundamentals or have equitable writing experience.