Course Offerings

Recording clean audio on location is a tricky job and often the Achilles' heel to many low budget productions. This workshop will cover audio recording and microphone techniques using professional microphones and state of the art mixers and audio recorders.

This class will give students a foundation in creating and embodying believable performances on camera. Through exercises in listening, emotional awareness and improvisation you will learn to think and feel as the character you are portraying. Through detailed script analysis, you will understand the use of intentions, beats and verbs to put meaning in the lines you are saying.

In this introduction to the Adobe Premiere Pro CC editing platform, we'll take students from the very beginning of opening Premiere Pro CC and learning the various panel windows to editing clips together, adjusting audio, doing color correction, creating sequence presets, basic

In this introduction to the Adobe Premiere Pro CC editing platform, we'll take students from the very beginning of opening Premiere Pro CC and learning the various panel windows to editing clips together, adjusting audio, doing color correction, creatin

Cinematography is known as the art of motion-picture photography. It is a science in which the use of controllable elements such as movement, visual composition and the nature of lighting are factored in. In this advanced camera techniques course, students will shoot camera drills, gain insight on numerous technical setups and solve technical issues.

Our basic production course is designed to cover key concepts and practices for making a film or video project. Topics include a thorough introduction to the professional DV camera, important aspects of lighting, sound, shot composition, camera movement, visual storytelling devices, working as a filmmaking crew, and editing.

 

 


 

Our basic production course is designed to cover key concepts and practices for making a film or video project. Topics include a thorough introduction to the professional DV camera, important aspects of lighting, sound, shot composition, camera movement, visual storytelling devices, working as a filmmaking crew, and editing.

Documentary editors distill dozens – sometimes hundreds – of hours of raw footage into compelling, layered, human stories.

Apple's digital nonlinear editing software has long been used by professional editors around the world. This course will provide students instruction on the complete process of digital editing on Final Cut Pro X, from organizing footage to uploading to the web. Topics covered include basic editing, trimming, transitions, titling, sound, effects and an intro to editing aesthetics.

Apple's digital nonlinear editing software has long been used by professional editors around the world. This course will provide students instruction on the complete process of digital editing on Final Cut Pro X, from organizing footage to uploading to the web. Topics covered include basic editing, trimming, transitions, titling, sound, effects and an intro to editing aesthetics.

In this one-day master class, students will be introduced to and thoroughly examine 25 writing techniques such as, Dramatic Irony

An intensive approach to developing your story idea(s) for TV, film and web content. Specifically examining: IDEA vs. CONCEPT vs. PREMISE. The aim of the workshop is to indentify the dramatic through line in your story, which will allow you to generate an effective, pitch-ready logline.

The secret’s out: Producers are the ones who make it all happen. Pre-production and proper planning are essential to a successful feature-length film. In this introductory course, lectures and seminars will use real production case studies to cover budgeting, scheduling, casting, releases, permits, soliciting investors, script breakdowns, hiring crew, coordinating post-production, festivals and distribution.

Want to translate your idea into a feature film? This course covers the fundamentals of writing a screenplay and is designed for beginning students and writers. Through group discussion and critiques, outside readings, and watching clips, students will engage with such issues as character development, dialogue, structure, narrative progression, and what to do with a finished screenplay.

It's time to roll up your sleeves. This 8-week clinic will provide the individual attention, mentorship, and support needed to complete your feature narrative or documentary film script.