Scheduled Dates

3/27/2019   07:00 PM  09:00 PM
4/3/2019   07:00 PM  09:00 PM
4/10/2019   07:00 PM  09:00 PM
4/17/2019   07:00 PM  09:00 PM
4/24/2019   07:00 PM  09:00 PM
5/1/2019   07:00 PM  09:00 PM

This event has ended and is no longer available for new enrollments.

Smartphone Filmmaking II (Online)

Dates: 3/27/2019 to 5/1/2019
Schedule: We 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

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Located in : Center for Documentary Studies, Virtual Classroom
Instructor: Hal Goodtree

Regular Student: $300.00

This course is designed for students who already have the basics of shooting video with a smartphone and want a more challenging curriculum; the class is built around a short film assignment. We’ll explore film techniques and concepts including interviews, shooting for action, passage of time, cross-cutting, and story development; discuss how to build a crew for an indie project; and experiment with advanced shot-making techniques for smartphones, including use of dSLR lenses, stabilizers, external audio, and motion control. Students receive a Producer’s Toolkit for Smartphone Filmmaking that includes a simple budget, schedule, and crew and casting sheets as well as talent and location releases.  (12 hours/ All Levels)

Please note: This course is offered in an online format and will not meet at CDS; classes will 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.