Future Class Offerings
Acting for the Camera: This class is as it's titled and covers everything from character development, various approaches to acting, improvisation, as well as your relationship to the camera, hitting your mark and working in a green screen special effects studio. Student will receive copies of their final acting footage. No prior experience required. ONLY 12 STUDENTS PER CLASS!!
Directing for the Camera: This course will be a combination of classroom for the first 4 weeks of the 8 week course. The first part will encompass terminology, basic knowledge of equipment, learning to frame your shot and how to break down a script. The second 4 weeks will be working with a screenwriting student to direct their project and audition the actors from the acting class to cast them in your short film project. Directing student will receive a copy of their finished project. ONLY 12 STUDENTS PER CLASS!!!
Screenwriting: This course will be partial classroom work but also rely on the students ability to be self motivated to write when not in the classroom. The first few weeks will be about learning the technical terms used in screenwriting, plot and character development with short exorcises in scene writing. The student will decide on a short film script that will culminate in a 10-15 minute film. The student will meet with a directing student who will direct the project and the director and writing student will audition and cast their film. The script will be filmed in an infinity green screen film studio and will have CGI students from an area technical school help create your film to it's fullest potential in their facilities. Student will receive a copy of their finished short films to submit to festivals if they so choose. ONLY 12 STUDENTS PER CLASS!!!
Editing Class will be broken down into various softwares being used and weekly goals will be as follows: The first week will focus on nature videos edited with music used to get use to the tools and interface. the next week will involve people, dialogue, images, titles and footage with instructional or promotional videos being the target. The third week will be specific instructions with a time limit, and this will involve using the acting classes raw video to edit into an "actors reel". The fourth week will be narrative editing preferably a short film (approx. 7 mins) for learning the importance of logging, color correction etc...) The last will be what will cover the last 4 weeks of the class and that will be editing the student films which will run 10-15 minutes. The student will interact with the CGI students from the technical school, and with the director of the film. When completed this film may be submitted to festivals.
Master Classes: These will be one day and two day long classes and discussions with notable writers, directors, costume designers, hair, make-up, sound, producers and actors sharing their experiences and offering advice and coaching for all those pursuing the various disciplines.