How do you craft footage into a story—better yet, your story? We’ll analyze documentaries to learn basic editing conventions and study the effects of stylistic choices. Then, through in-class exercises and weekly homework assignments, we will try it out for ourselves. Using Final Cut Pro X, students will edit the same supplied footage to create their own take on the “same” story, which they will share with each other in class. (20 hours/Beginning)
is a filmmaker with an interest in scientific and technical documentaries. He started practicing film photography at the age of nine and has used Photoshop and digital cameras since they were first released. Before earning his Certificate in the Documentary Arts, Rogers spent twenty-five years as a computer graphics engineer, working on such projects as the world’s fastest graphics supercomputer and the original Xbox. He is currently working on a film about climate change.
Some homework assignments may require the use of CDS facilities between classes.
Please bring a portable hard drive.
A $10 materials fee is due at the first class. Lab fee of $100 is included in tuition and is valid for the duration of the class.
No prior experience is necessary to take this course, though basic computer skills are required. Some homework assignments will require the use of CDS facilities between classes.
Please bring a USB 2.0 or FireWire hard drive.