Course Offerings

In an era of digital, real FILMmaking is still incredibly valuable, both for aesthetic reasons and professional flexibility. The class covers: shooting with Bolex H16 Cameras, exposing film with Sekonic incident light meters, cutting with Ciro Tape Splicers, editing with Zeiss Moviscop viewers, and screening your footage with Pageant Projectors.

In this introduction to the Adobe Premiere Pro CC editing platform, we'll take students from the very beginning of opening Premiere Pro CC and learning the various panel windows to editing clips together, adjusting audio, doing color correction, creating sequence presets, basi

Special effects have become a core part of film, television, Web, and interactive forms of entertainment. Green screen keying, manipulating video images, animating photos, moving title sequences, and 3D Z-axis animation are some of the standard techniques of today's filmmaking.

A class for film buffs and filmmakers alike. Learn about the art and style of film in this formal exposure to the aesthetics of film. An introductory week will provide an overview, outline the history of film, and discuss concepts of film style in relation to narrative, acting, and theme.

The second Golden Age of Television is upon us. WGA figures tell us just 1,799 writers made money from screenplays in 2016. More than twice that many made money from TV. Gross writer receipts for TV writers were almost triple that of screenwriters. In the Marvel Universe-era, many talented writers have fled to television with original ideas the Studios would never make today.

This one-day workshop will explore the art of recording professional picture and sound in a documentary interview setting, and interviewing techniques.

In this six-week course, students learn the fundamentals of digital cinematography and lighting, and will gain hands-on experience using popular digital film equipment, including 4K DSLR cameras and LED light panels.

Truth is often stranger than fiction, and there seems to be no better time than the present to become a documentary filmmaker. Discover the techniques and styles best suited for your documentary idea and then shape that idea into a work that can be funded and competed.

This is our basic production course designed to cover key concepts and practices for making a film or video project.

This course will cover basic elements of directing, helping students communicate their vision to cast and crew. Exploring aesthetics, text analysis, and dramatic concepts, the course will specifically emphasize the relationship between the director and the actor: building effective communication, evaluating performance, and understanding the rehearsal process.

Apple's digital nonlinear editing software has long been used by professional editors around the world. This course will provide students instruction on the complete process of digital editing on Final Cut Pro X, from logging footage to mastering onto DVD to uploading to the web. Topics covered include basic editing, transitions, titling, sound, filter usage, and an intro to editing aesthetics.

This monthly workshop is designed to give filmmakers guidance and support for completing a documentary in progress. Bring in a treatment, proposal, trailer, edited scene, or production problem; our highly qualified instructor/successful veteran documentary filmmaker will help evaluate your progress and plan next steps.

 

The secret’s out: Producers are the ones who make it all happen. Pre-production and proper planning are essential to a successful feature-length film. In this introductory course, lectures and seminars will use real production case studies to cover budgeting, scheduling, casting, releases, permits, soliciting investors, script breakdowns, hiring crew, coordinating post-production, festivals and distribution.

Want to translate your idea into a feature film? This course covers the fundamentals of writing a screenplay and is designed for beginning students and writers. Through group discussion and critiques, outside readings, and watching clips, students will engage with such issues as character development, dialogue, structure, narrative progression, and what to do with a finished screenplay.

It's time to roll up your sleeves. This 8-week clinic will provide the individual attention, mentorship, and support needed to complete your feature narrative or documentary film script.

Recording clean audio on location is a tricky job and often the Achilles' heel to many low budget productions. This workshop will cover audio recording and microphone techniques using professional microphones and state of the art flash memory audio recorders.