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April 2022

Fundamentals of Photojournalism [In-Person]

April 12 @ 6:30 pm - May 31 @ 9:30 pm

8 sessions: Tuesdays, April 12-May 31, 6:30-9:30pm This eight-week course is designed to teach what it means to be a photojournalist and how to think like one. The various aspects of photojournalism will be covered, and students will learn how to report with a camera. Technique will be learned through studying various photojournalists and examining many examples of the genre, but mainly through course assignments. Caption writing, truth, ethics, and the history of photojournalism will be reviewed. Weekly assignments will…

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June 2022

Introduction to Motion Graphics with Adobe After Effects [Virtual]

June 7 @ 6:30 pm - June 21 @ 8:30 pm

3 sessions: Tuesdays, June 7-21, 6:30-8:30pm CDT Learn how to animate shapes, text, and photos in Adobe After Effects, the industry-standard motion graphics and visual effects software. Topics include using the shape tool and the pen tool to create objects; using the transform tools to rotate, grow, shrink, and move shapes and text; and creating Ken Burns style pans and zooms to add interest to your photos. Participants should have basic video editing experience. Because this class is hands-on and interactive,…

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Cinema Production Basics [In-Person]

June 15 @ 6:30 pm - August 10 @ 9:30 pm

9 sessions: Wednesdays, June 15-August 10, 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 scenes, covering the basic…

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July 2022

Advanced Screenwriting [In-Person]

July 7 @ 6:30 pm - August 25 @ 9:30 pm

8 sessions: Thursdays, July 7-August 25, 6:30-9:30pm It’s been said, “Scripts aren’t written... they’re rewritten.” A quality rewrite can lift a script from pretty good to very good... maybe even great. But how to get there? You’ve rewritten your script, and now you’ve got the killer opening you envisaged when you started… but somewhere in the middle, the power and the energy of your story noticeably sag, and the Big Finish toward which you were groping your way never quite materialized…

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Elements of Screenwriting [In-Person]

July 11 @ 6:30 pm - August 29 @ 9:30 pm

8 sessions: Mondays, July 11-August 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 during 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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