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Invest In Your Creative Future Now

Real talk: Investing your creative future can be a challenging endeavor. However, Austin School of Film wants to make the process as accessible to all people as possible. So, here’s a nudge from us to you to get the skills you need to complete your projects, reach your goals, learn new skills, and in short: follow your creative dreams.

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The Power of Podcasts & Audio Storytelling

If you’ve ever asked for a podcast recs from friends — you may find yourself immediately supplied with a lengthy list of “must listens”. It’s easier than ever to find and listen to literally thousands of podcasts on any topic imaginable. Podcasts are amongst the most prominent cultural phenomenon in the United States, but why are podcasts so hot right now AND how do you turn your idea into an audio story?

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Unscripted Storytelling: Learn The Art of Doc Format

Documentaries are a way to connect communities and provide life changing information. They spotlight important issues, people, or causes and be created in different formats from short films to social media content. Viewers can access docs on a wide variety of digital platforms such as Instagram or Facebook and in traditional screening settings. It is the beauty of unscripted storytelling that engages the viewer to the topic at hand. 

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Upgrade Your Skills In A Weekend 

Sometimes you need to enhance what you already know to leap to that next step in your creative career and sometimes in order to grow your toolbox; you should consider stepping out of your comfort zone to learn a new skill.  The rewards of taking a workshop are numerous. You may be giving up a weekend to hit the classroom but let’s be real: when investing in your future, the pool can come later. 

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Learn DaVinci Resolve Color Correction With Certified Pro Corey Kline

Austin School of Film has partnered with Black Magic Design to teach certified classes in DaVinci Resolve! Earlier this year, Austin School of Film made a formal (exciting) announcement on becoming a Certified Training Partner with Resolve. Intro and DaVinci Resolve Color Correction is now a part of our video and audio post production offerings and we couldn’t be more excited to train the community on this amazing and powerful editing software. We are the ONLY Certified Training Partner in Texas currently that is open to the community.

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Essentials Creative Hosts Free Portrait/Collage Workshop At Our HQ!

On July 3, Essentials Creative will lead a completely free workshop on portraits/collage work - using their very own techniques used in previous installations. Students will learn about the pre-production, production, and post-production process. This includes using reference images, styling, modeling, printing, and collaging their own expressive portraiture. Participants are encouraged to bring their own fashion items and be ready to get their portrait taken! The workshop will be held at our HQ at 2200 Tillery Street and is open to all ages.

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Filmmaker John Valley Teaches You How To Produce A Music Video

Austin is a city known for its music industry and musicians, with our official motto being the "Live Music Capital of the World". On any given night you can find a hundred venues showcasing a wide variety live music performances. Further, film and music intersect constantly within creative industries and curating video to sound or scoring (or vice versa) is just as important as the actual film production. Austin School of Film's Creative Filmmaking: Music Video Production class is designed to give you insight into the practical concerns involved with completing a music video from top to bottom with an industry filmmaker. Students will be guided hands-on to create a cinematic music video.

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What Do Cannes and Tribeca Film Festival Have In Common?

What does Cannes - an international film festival in France who’s seen filmmakers from Luis Buñuel and Federico Fellini to Terrence Malick & David Lynch and Tribeca (TFF) is a prominent film festival held in the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan, showcasing a diverse selection of independent films since 2002 have in common? Our two newest faculty members at the Austin School of Film!

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6 ASoF Teachers We love

For 2019 Teacher Appreciation Day, ASoF wanted highlight and share with you some of our faculty members at our school. As one of Austin’s longest running nonprofit educational institutes for film and creative media for all ages in Texas, we make it our mission to make a space for people to learn, work, and inspire on another to create new meaningful media works and attain accessible educational resources and opportunities. With a full time staff and over 25+ faculty members each year, here’s a taste of six multi-media professionals and educators we love!

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10 Women-run Organizations We love

For 2019 International Women’s Day, MMAC wanted to keep their official theme (#BetterforBalance) and share with you some of our favorite women-run Austin organizations. Let’s celebrate these amazing organizations and the wonderful women who head them! ...and hey, if you’re looking to donate some funds on International Women’s Day ~ all the organizations listed are also non-profits! Now onto the list ~ we promise, they’re worth the read.

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