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June 2023

Indie Film Financing with Stu Pollard

June 17 @ 9:00 am - 3:15 pm

In-person. Saturday, June 17, 9:00 am-3:45 pm Presented by filmmaker Stu Pollard (Rust Creek, Plus One, Bass Ackwards), who has raised more than $10 million in production funds over the course of his career, this workshop is ideal for both narrative and documentary filmmakers preparing to write independent film business plans targeting angel investors.  Focused on the key elements that should be in place to create a film business plan—as well as structure, layout, research, and presentation—this workshop will also provide insights…

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July 2023

Introduction to Adobe Premiere [Virtual]

July 10 @ 6:30 pm - July 24 @ 8:30 pm

Online. 3 sessions: Mondays, July 10-24, 6:30-8:30 pm CDT This online course covers basic nonlinear editing with Premiere Pro through demonstrations and hands-on instruction using footage provided by the instructor. Topics include media management and archiving, editing vocabulary and concepts, importing and organizing your media, trimming clips and building your rough cut, using a variety of editing tools to fine-tune your edit, working with sound, applying transitions, adding titles, and exporting your project. The material covered is applicable to Premiere…

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Elements of Screenwriting

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

In-person. 8 sessions: Tuesdays, July 11-August 29, 6:30-9:30 pm 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…

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Psychology of Cinema

July 11 @ 6:30 pm - July 18 @ 9:30 pm

2 sessions: Tuesdays, July 11-18th, 6:30-9:30 pm This introductory workshop translates basic psychology concepts, research, and neuroscience into techniques for screenwriting, development, and production. The information and exercises serve as tools to expand ways of developing characters, creating new worlds, and increasing audience engagement.   These two sessions build a basic framework that expands filmmaker strategies for different formats, genres, and styles. By coupling current research with your instinct and personal journey, the workshop increases options that heighten dynamics of human…

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Elements of Screenwriting [Virtual]

July 13 @ 6:30 pm - August 31 @ 9:30 pm

Online. 8 sessions: Thursdays, July 13-August 31, 6:30-9:30 pm CDT I absolutely loved David’s class and will definitely take another in the future. His depth and range of knowledge of the craft and the business has opened my eyes to many new ways of understanding a story, a character, and a film. This has been a pivotal course for me and I couldn’t imagine learning from anyone other than Mr. Grant. He has a way of being able to reach…

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