Abstract Filmmaking: Painting on Film
Abstract Filmmaking: Painting on Film

This 3-week workshop will explore the highly experimental and deeply satisfying world of creating motion pictures entirely without a camera.

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Avant-Garde & Experimental Filmmaking
Avant-Garde & Experimental Filmmaking with Super 8

Students will explore the history and evolution of experimental & Avant Garde film (from filmmakers & artists and their works) and are encouraged to navigate the images in their minds to create their own individual short films on Super 8. Students will shoot, hand-process and edit their film in this 8-week course. This course is dedicated to the appreciation of film as an art form and a medium of expression and apart of our Cinemaker Transmission program.

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Tags: Film, Avant-Garde, Experimental, Certificate Elective
Digital Art for the New Artist
Digital Art for the New Artist

Digital Art for the New Artist with guest artistic instructor Ambar Navarro (Los Angeles, Ca). Digital Art has become more relevant than ever and with the discussion of how to sell art and distribute work for the Internet is a question many digital artists are facing. In this class we will discuss Net Art and Post-Internet work with artists such as Molly Soda, Jon Rafman, and Jillian Mayer.

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Digital Filmmaking
Digital Filmmaking

Learn how to make a short film from writing the characters to submitting it to festivals. This hands-on 8-week course will take you through the process of making a short film from script to screen. The course will feature guest filmmakers/artists from the Austin Arts Community on cameras, lighting, sound and other elements of filmmaking. All finished films will be showcased in Austin School of Film's 2017 Official SXSW showcase.

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Tags: DSLR, 7D, HD Video, 5DmkII
Digital Filmmaking for Teens
Digital Filmmaking for Teens

This hands on 8-week course will take students through the process of making a short film from script to screen. Students will be immersed into the world of digital filmmaking and learn extensively on topics such as: screenwriting, story board, casting, camera movement, sound, lighting and will take on such crew roles such as: Gaffer (lighting), Boom Operator (sound), Editor, Camera, Producer, and Director.

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Directing
Directing for Film & Video: Intermediate to Advanced

The class will take a hands-on approach into the process of directing films- from designing a tight narrative script to blocking and camera placement, working with actors, production design, and creative direction in the post-production process- culminating in a 4-minute short shot during the 8-week course, which is designed to be festival-ready. The ultimate goal is for students to cultivate the confidence and instincts that will make them an informed director in the independent film community. 

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Documentary Filmmaking
Documentary Filmmaking

This 10-week course is designed as both a workshop for creating your own documentary films & videos and a historical & conceptual analysis of what defines a “documentary.” The goals are to become better filmmakers, storytellers and more knowledgeable and critical viewers of the documentary form. Students will complete a 5-10 minute documentary short film by the end of the course. The films completed in this course are eligible to be screened at multiple ASoF student showcases, including our SXSW Official Film Community Screening scheduled for March 2017.

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Drone Filmmaking
Drone Filmmaking

Aerial videography (and photography) has captured some of the most beautiful and important images we have seen today. From the tragic flooding throughout Texas, live events around the world, breaking news stories, commerical / relatstate videography and more. This course is targeted towards filmmakers who would like to get a taste and learn the basics from tools and necessary equipment, demonstrations, flight control, planning, flight preperation, safety and more. Students will gain the understanding of the production and post-production essentials to create aerial videography using a drone. All supplies included including drone & cameras.

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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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Editing for TV
Editing for TV

This hands-on workshop is designed for all levels of students interested in learning in a fast-paced creative environment how to edit while working on a real tv show. Students will have the option to continue after the workshop's duration as assistant editors on new tv show, Haunted Austin: History and Hauntings in the Capital City. This is an exciting chance for ASoF students to develop career changing skill set in post-production, network with professionals and have their name credited on a television program.

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