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Smartphone Filmmaking I (Online)

Dates: 2/13/2019 to 3/20/2019
Schedule: We 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

There will be no class held on
02/13, 02/20, 02/27, 03/6, 03/13, 03/20
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Located in : Center for Documentary Studies, Virtual Classroom
Instructor: Hal Goodtree

Regular Student: $300.00

In the palm of our hands, we have more filmmaking power than D.W. Griffith, Charlie Chaplin, or Sergei Eisenstein ever knew. This course will cover the practice and possibilities of shooting video with a smartphone. We’ll show you how to put together a smartphone video rig, which can include external lights, microphones, stabilizers, and lenses. We’ll also touch on the foundations of filmmaking, including pre-production, shot composition, building a soundtrack, and editing. By the end of the six weeks, each student will have made a short smartphone video as a class assignment. Whether you use an iPhone, Android, Huawei, or Samsung, this course will help you take your smartphone filmmaking to the next level. (12 hours/All Levels)

Please note: This course is offered in an online format and will not meet at CDS but will instead take place in regularly scheduled virtual sessions.

Emmy and Cannes Lions award-winning producer Hal Goodtree has worked for the NFL, the New York Times, and with screen luminaries such as James Earl Jones, Cindy Crawford, and legendary documentarian Albert Maysles. His latest project, a documentary about American Tobacco, earned a #1 rating in prime time when it was broadcast on WRAL in December 2014. His work has been awarded an Emmy, a Cannes Lion, and most recently, Best Short Documentary at the 2015 Longleaf Film Festival.

Additional information:
A late-model computer, fast internet connection, and built-in camera are recommended, though not required. Students with less than optimal hardware or internet connections are welcome to take the course, though it may be difficult to participate fully in virtual meetings.


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