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January 2023

Cinema Production Basics [FULL]

January 25 @ 6:30 pm - March 22 @ 9:30 pm

In-person. 9 sessions: Wednesdays, January 25-March 22, 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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Advanced Cinema Production

January 26 @ 6:30 pm - March 23 @ 9:00 pm

In-person. 9 sessions: Thursdays, January 26-March 23, 6:30-9pm FilmNorth’s Advanced Cinema Production course is the next step for filmmakers looking to continue their education from Cinema Production Basics. Students will take a deeper dive into aspects of crafting a story, plotting out production, and how to bring a project together through post-production. Participants will each produce an original short film project alongside other filmmakers as they hone different skills along the way. Students are encouraged to come to the class…

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February 2023

Introduction to Adobe After Effects

February 2 @ 6:30 pm - February 23 @ 9:30 pm

In person. 4 sessions: Thursdays, February 2-23, 6:30-9:30pm After Effects is the leading software for producing cutting-edge motion graphics and visual effects. In this course you’ll learn the basics of navigating the After Effects user interface and how to organize files to create a great production flow. Class projects will take us through: animating titles and objects, compositing elements into a scene, creating 3D projects from 2D assets, and the basics of visual effects. iMacs provided; students with PC laptops are welcome. Bring…

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On-Camera for the Experienced Actor

February 7 @ 6:30 pm - February 28 @ 9:30 pm

In-person. 4 sessions: Tuesdays, February 7-28, 6:30-9:30pm Fine tune your on-camera abilities with industry vet Matt Bailey ("The Path," "Boardwalk Empire," "Jersey Boys," "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel") as we work in front of the camera using real audition materials from New York and Los Angeles. Learn how to best serve the character on the page, the story, and yourself. Participants should come prepared with a 1- to 2-minute monologue (or scene with 2+ copies of sides) for the first session. Choose any…

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Collage Animation with Adobe After Effects [Virtual]

February 11 @ 9:00 am - February 12 @ 12:00 pm

2 sessions: Saturday-Sunday, February 11-12, 9am-12pm CST Unleash your inner Terry Gilliam or Martha Colburn and learn tools and techniques to animate with mixed media in Adobe After Effects! We’ll explore masks, keying, puppet tools, 2.5D sets, effects and animation presets, and more. You'll try out a wide variety of techniques to bring your found media and photographs to life in After Effects. Students need a computer with Adobe After Effects CC installed. The workshop is open to all levels.…

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