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April 2021

Advanced Cinema Production

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - June 21 @ 9:30 pm

9 sessions: Mondays, April 19-June 21 (no class May 31), 7-9:30pm Picking up where FilmNorth’s Cinema Production Basics class leaves off, this online course is for filmmakers who are looking for more in-depth, hands-on production experience, in which they will participate in every part of the production of an original short film devised, developed, shot, and posted by the class. Adapting to the current global situation, the class will convene via weekly Zoom meetings, with each participant contributing their own…

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Cinema Production Basics

April 20 @ 6:30 pm - June 22 @ 8:30 pm

(Rescheduled) 10 sessions: Tuesdays, April 20-June 22, 6:30-8:30pm Learn how to make a short narrative film from script to screen in this virtual adaptation of FilmNorth's popular introductory cinema production course with Pam Colby. Students will write a short 3- to 4-page script and film their projects with tools at hand (DSLR, video camera, or smartphone). We’ll cover best practices for storyboarding, shooting on location, set etiquette, lighting and audio, and editing principles. Particular emphasis will be placed on storytelling, shot composition, matching…

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Works-in-Progress Critique Lab

April 21 @ 6:30 pm - May 19 @ 9:00 pm

5 sessions: Wednesdays, April 21-May 19, 6:30-9pm 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 to…

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Short Documentary Production

April 22 @ 6:30 pm - May 27 @ 9:00 pm

6 sessions: Thursdays, April 22-May 27, 6:30-9pm Make a short documentary from home! In this hands-on production course each student will produce and direct a short documentary film (6 minutes or less) using what you have: found footage and photographs, shot footage that doesn't include human subjects, footage shot from afar, interviews via internet, interviewees recording themselves, or you can create something that documents your current experience. The class covers pre-production, production, and post-production in documentary, and we'll apply the…

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Editing in Avid Media Composer

April 27 @ 6:30 pm - May 25 @ 9:00 pm

5 sessions: Tuesdays, April 27-May 25, 6:30-9pm This course provides a hands-on introduction to editing in Avid Media Composer, the industry standard editing software. You’ll learn about the different stages of creating a project, ingesting and organizing footage, syncing audio with video, editing, adding effects, titles, and exporting. While learning the ins and outs of the software, you’ll try out a variety of approaches to editing documentary interviews and narrative dialogue scenes.  Students will need a computer (Mac or PC)…

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