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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

Introduction to Final Cut Pro [In-Person]

July 14 @ 6:30 pm - July 28 @ 9:30 pm

3 sessions: Thursdays, July 14-28, 6:30-9:30pm Get up to speed with Final Cut Pro quickly! If you’ve outgrown iMovie, gotten frustrated with other legacy non-linear editing software, or you simply want to expand your editing repertoire, this compact course gets you comfortable with FCP. From importing mixed media types, learning about metadata, using the magnetic timeline, to exporting for final delivery, you’ll learn all the basics in this intro class. Discover for yourself why the BBC, Oscar-nominated indie filmmakers, YouTube stars, and educators swear by the speed…

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Sound Design for Film [In-Person]

July 20 @ 7:00 pm - August 3 @ 9:00 pm
Slam Academy, 1121 NE Jackson St, Suite 142
Minneapolis, MN 55413 United States
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3 sessions: Wednesdays, July 20-August 3, 7–9pm Location: Slam Academy, 1121 NE Jackson St, Suite 142, Minneapolis, MN 55413 This class is for anyone looking to create original sounds for application to film. The concentration is on sound design concepts, production, and practical application for use in film and video. Foley recording, sampling, and synthesis will all be employed to produce professional sound effects, ambiences, and sonic environments that fit your visual media. If applicable, bring in your own video short that needs…

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Basics of Motion Graphics with Adobe After Effects [In-Person]

July 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

1 session: Saturday, July 23, 10am-4pm This workshop offers a solid introduction to Adobe After Effects with a focus on basic animation with text, and creating and animating shapes. We’ll begin by covering the After Effects interface, then creating a composition and various shapes. You’ll then learn how to work with keyframes and properties to animate objects and export them to share. After getting comfortable with these key functions, you’ll have a chance to experiment, learn to animate to music,…

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