Study film and video as fine arts, in an environment that emphasizes and supports the development of a personal vision and encourages experimentation across mediums and genres. Take individual courses and workshops, or take a deeper dive with our Summer Film School.

In this immersive, hands-on learning experience, participants develop an understanding of the components of filmmaking, including shooting techniques, composition, sound, scene-based and character-driven storytelling, interviewing, and editing. Students develop skills through a series of exercises and discussions. Open to all levels. Where possible, students bring their own digital video camcorder … Read more

Start Date

05/28

Meeting Day

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

End Date

06/01

Faculty

Michael Sheridan

Time

9am–4:30pm

Credits

1

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Learn how to frame and shoot the story through the camera and how your choices influence the viewer’s experience. In this introduction to digital video as a medium for creative expression, the subjects covered include digital video camera operation and cinematic language elements, including shots, scenes, sequences, composition, light, and … Read more

Start Date

06/03

Meeting Day

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

End Date

06/07

Faculty

Allie Humenuk

Time

9am–4:30pm

Credits

1

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What is Sound Art? Imagine mind-bending sound pieces created with a piano filled with nails/bolts/nuts/screws, a floor tiled with LPs, a secret tone playing underneath a grate in New York City for 30 years, or nothing but the echo of a space. The course will provide a solid knowledge of … Read more

Start Date

06/10

Meeting Day

Online

End Date

07/26

Faculty

Judy Dunaway

Time

on–line

Credits

3

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Sound can arguably be more powerful than picture for conveying meaning or mood in film. Decisions that have to do with content, tone, clarity, use of music, narration, and ambience all impact how we view and understand film. In this class, we will listen to and analyze a wide variety … Read more

Start Date

06/10

Meeting Day

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

End Date

06/14

Faculty

Eric Masunaga

Time

9am–4:30pm

Credits

1

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Editing is essentially directing in post-production. Work with an experienced filmmaker to explore editing techniques and styles as they relate to documentary production. Students learn how a documentary editor works with image and audio (interview, ambient, voice over, sfx, music) to tell a story and communicate an idea. Students will explore documentary … Read more

Start Date

06/17

Meeting Day

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

End Date

06/21

Faculty

Sabrina Zanella-Foresi

Time

9am–4:30pm

Credits

1

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Learn how the pros take care of the business of filmmaking: fundraising, proposal writing, budgeting, rights, and distribution. This class is intensive prep for anyone serious about making their own documentary. Open to all levels.

Start Date

06/24

Meeting Day

Monday - Thursday

End Date

06/27

Faculty

Kathryn Dietz

Time

9am–3:30pm

Credits

0

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An overview of nonlinear editing using Adobe Premiere. Learn how an editor works with space, tone and rhythm to build scenes. Topics include transferring media, editing, and final output. Source material is provided, but students are encouraged to bring their own.  

Start Date

07/20

Meeting Day

Saturday and Sunday

End Date

07/28

Faculty

Janet Gilmore

Time

10am–4pm

Credits

1.5

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This workshop is an introduction to animation and compositing techniques for setting still images in motion and combining them with video into one cohesive project. Students learn animation techniques,working with masks, traveling mattes and creating motion paths to set still images in motion and to create depth. The primary software … Read more

Start Date

07/22

Meeting Day

Monday and Tuesday

End Date

07/30

Faculty

Janne Holtermann

Time

12pm–4:30pm

Credits

0

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A more in-depth look at the art of editing using Adobe Premiere. Techniques will include motion effects, compositing, project management and finishing techniques. Students provide their own mini DV media to work with in class. Pre-requisite: basic working knowledge of Adobe Premiere Pro.

Start Date

08/10

Meeting Day

Saturday and Sunday

End Date

08/18

Faculty

Janet Gilmore

Time

10am–4pm

Credits

1.5

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