Experimental Workshop: Super 8 & 16mm
Experimental Workshop: Super 8 & 16mm

Experimenting with film can be an intimating thought for someone who is new to film and the craft. Join us for an intensive crash course in shooting on Super 8, direct 16mm animation and abstract & experimental filmmaking techniques and cinema examples.

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HD Camera Basics
HD Camera Basics: HD & DSLR

This class will approach standard compositional and shooting practices that will help your work with any camera and then move on to discussing the key differences between the digital and high definition cameras now on the market, to help you decide on the best camera for the work you wish to create with the camera options at your fingertips. 

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Intro to Super 8
Intro to Super 8 Filmmaking: How to Shoot & Process

In this two day workshop students will learn the process and development of creating a short Super 8 black and white silent film. From camera basics, shoot techniques to the chemical process, development and splicing your reel. No previous experience in film required. Limited to 8 students.

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Just Write
Just Write

Most writers struggle with confidently writing two words...The End. This usually occurs somewhere around the middle of the story that a writer falls into the trap of writer's block and become stuck. For some writers, it is simply finding the time to write.

This 12-hour course will offer the fundamentals of organizing, brainstorming, revising and editing. During each session, the first hour will be dedicated to instruction, brainstorming and the second hour will be dedicated to the writer working on their story.

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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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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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Puppet Fabrication
Puppet Fabrication

Puppet Fabrication with guest artistic instructor Ambar Navarro (Los Angeles, Ca). This double weekend creative workshop will go over the techniques of creating puppets for stop-motion animation. We will go over puppet design, amature building, foam and silicone build up, and final costuming. Learning the proper tools and safety of stop-motion is a necessity and by the end each student will walk away with their own puppet ready to animate. This workshop can also apply to non-animation puppets.

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Screenwriting for Youth
Screenwriting for Youth

This eight-week course teaches youth the basics of screenwriting: brainstorming, outlining, professional formatting, three act structure, revisions, workshopping, and table reads. Local filmmakers, writers, and actors will also appear as guests in our class. Every student leaves with at least one complete ready-to-shoot screenplay.

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Screenwriting I: Intro
Screenwriting I: Intro

Learn the basics of formatting a screenplay, character development, 3-act plot structure, and more.Upon completion of the course each student will have completed a short film screenplay. All levels welcome! Write Write WRITE!

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Screenwriting II: Advanced
Screenwriting II: Advanced

This course is all about completing a 90-120 page screenplay in just eight weeks. We will learn a variety of techniques regarding brainstorming, outlining, formatting, structuring, workshopping, revising, and directing scripts with Austin actors. Local filmmakers, writers, and producers will also appear as guests in our class. Every student leaves with a complete feature-length screenplay.

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Tags: Screenwriting, Certificate Elective
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