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October 2021

16mm Film Techniques [In-Person]

October 5 @ 8:00 am - December 21 @ 5:00 pm

10 sessions: Tuesdays, October 5-December 21 (no class November 16), 6:30-9:30pm Open to beginners as well as experienced digital media makers interested in learning 16mm, this immersive course provides an introduction to technical and aesthetic aspects of 16mm motion picture film production. Through demonstrations, readings, lectures, and hands-on practice, students learn the fundamentals required to make a short 16mm film. Each student will write, shoot, and edit their own short film. During this process, students gain a basic understanding of…

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Cinema Production Basics [In-Person]

October 6 @ 6:30 pm - December 8 @ 9:30 pm

9 sessions: Wednesdays, October 6-December 8 (no class November 24), 6:30-9:30pm 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 cinematic…

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Elements of Screenwriting [In-Person]

October 11 @ 6:30 pm - November 29 @ 9:30 pm

8 sessions: Mondays, October 11-November 29, 6:30-9:30pm This course serves as a solid introduction to the craft of screenwriting. The objective is to provide the beginning screenwriter with the tools and information necessary to get started on a first-draft screenplay, the pages of which will be workshopped in class, beginning with the third session. The course is built on master-teacher Frank Daniel’s system of eight story sequences, spending each weekly session on deep analysis of a scene sequence from a…

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Genre Screenwriting – Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror & Beyond [Online]

October 12 @ 6:30 pm - November 23 @ 9:30 pm

7 sessions: Tuesdays, October 12-November 23, 6:30-9:30pm CDT For too long, the genres of sci-fi, horror, and fantasy were dubbed “unserious” and dismissed as exploitation and B-movie fair by the film industry. However, this did not stop these creatively rich genres from tackling serious social issues and changing the world through visionary storytelling - eventually becoming dominant genres in today’s entertainment landscape. This writing workshop celebrates the vibrant and infinite creative possibilities of genre screenwriting of sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and more.…

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Works-in-Progress Critique Lab [Online]

October 13 @ 6:30 pm - November 10 @ 9:00 pm

5 sessions: Wednesdays, October 13-November 10, 6:30-9pm CDT Big movies, or small and handmade and shot on a phone: Finish your film! Open to filmmakers of all levels, this lab-style course is designed for those who have a work-in-progress at any stage and of any genre: fiction, documentary, experimental, and personal, from shorts to features. The course will be tailored to the goals and needs of each student. For example, if you have shot a film and your goal is…

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