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Cinema Production 1
Starts October 4
9 sessions: Tuesdays, October 4–December 6 (no class November 8), 6:30–9:30 pm
This course is designed for students with little or no previous production experience and a keen interest in developing their skills in moving image arts. In addition to providing hands-on experience through production exercises and projects, the course places considerable emphasis on visual literacy and the application of film language. This includes the basics of storytelling, cinematography, lighting techniques, directing, and audio recording. Students work together to create cinema scenes, covering the basic crew positions and having the option of acting on-camera. A minimal amount of non-linear editing will be demonstrated and practiced to complete class projects. Tuition includes two camera package rentals (camera, mic, and light kit) for those wishing to shoot outside of class.

Tuition: $370 regular/$280 member/$210 low-income

 

Documentary Production
Starts October 3

9 sessions: Mondays, October 3–December 5 (no class November 14), 6:30–9:30 pm
This course provides an excellent opportunity to prepare for making your own short- or long-form documentary film and is designed for students with basic video production experience. Students learn various documentary production styles and approaches, with six sessions dedicated to planning and production, and three to post-production. The class tackles real-life documentary challenges with students serving as interview subjects while we explore the best audio/video solutions for any budget size in various shooting conditions/locations. In post we’ll cover basic documentary editing techniques (e.g., applying the Ken Burns effect to photos). Throughout the process, students experience the elements of documentary preparation: research, treatment, shooting plan, video and audio fundamentals, interview techniques, editing choices, and ethical and legal consideration. Students may bring in their own works-in-progress for feedback, but our focus will be on the class production work.

Tuition: $370 regular/$280 member/$210 low-income

Photo by Hannan J Wazwaz

Photo by Hannan J Wazwaz

Photo by Hannan J Wazwaz

Photo by Hannan J Wazwaz