Special SXSW Operating Hours At Austin School of Film

We will be closed to the public this weekend, March 11th & 12th, for a SXSW Youth event. However, if you are a dedicated-desk INSPIRE member, or a private studio THRIVE member, you will still have normal, 24-hour access to the school.

SXSW hours for basic LEARN, and advanced CREATE members will be 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Monday, March 13th to Sunday, March 19th. Normal operating hours will resume on March 20th, 2017.

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Lighting for Film & Video
Lighting for Film & Video

We'll examine traditional cinematic lighting values and how they can be applied to your video work without hiring the gaffer with a grip truck. We'll have tips and tricks for low-budget lighting in the field and inexpensive lighting equipment that you can buy at a hardware store so that your video can look its best.

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DSLR Filmmaking for Beginners
DSLR Filmmaking for Beginners

Filmmakers are quickly adopting shooting their video with DSLR cameras for the small form factor, relatively low cost, and professional cinematic look of shooting with an array of changeable lenses. There are many tricks involved in achieving professional quality video when using a DSLR camera and this class is designed to teach students hands-on the knowledge and tools necessary to shoot quality and achieve your visual aesthetic when using a DSLR camera to shoot video. We will discuss such things as: camera functions, lenses, rigs, lighting, backpack filmmaking and feature firsthand advice from local filmmakers currently working in the film industry and their experiences with DSLRs.

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Production Management
Production Management

In this two day class, gain understanding of the role and responsibilities in the production management of a digital video or film. This class focuses on such topics as the stages of production and the roles of each crew member, including producer, director, assistant director, editor, composer. In addition to creating a production plan, schedule, permits, releases and budgeting basics. Students will leave class with the skills needed to fill production positions and a firm grasp on production terminology, reading a budget, and handling various types of expenses.

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Adobe Premiere: Advanced
Adobe Premiere: Advanced

This class is designed for existing Adobe Premiere Pro users who want to increase their skill level through advanced features and workflows. The course is designed for those who prefer hands-on and interactive instruction to best explore the advanced functionality of Adobe Premiere Pro. This 12 hour course provides extensive must-know professional knowledge and will cover such topics as advanced skills in Lumetri Color Panel, Dynamic Link to After Effects, Dynamic Link to Adobe Audition (audio editing program), Project Archive: Delving into the Project Manager, Export Project: In depth look at Media Encoder, Master Clips, Mapping Keyboard Shortcuts, multi-camera projects & more.

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