WHO IS THIS CLASS FOR? If you have a genuine interest in seriously learning to make films from the earliest stages through to the very end in a hands-on approach, then this class is for you. Class is open to anyone ages 16 and older.
Instructor: Michael Helms graduate of NC School of the Arts
Dates: Saturdays from 9:00am-1:00pm – June 2, 9, 16, 23, and July 14, 2018
TEACHER’S VISION: People are being raised now to have a technical knowledge of computers and software, and many people can make a film in a technical aspect. But what about story? Can you come up with a GOOD story? And not only come up with one, but put one to film in an effective way? That’s the very core of this filmmaking class: to bring all technical and creative aspects together to tell a solid and cohesive story.
LEARNING OBJECTIVE: This is a class where the students will constantly be interactive and hands-on from day one. You will learn to work as a team to accomplish a singular goal. They say, “the artist needs a paintbrush, but a filmmaker needs an army.” YOU LEARN BY DOING!
When you leave you will take with you a working and evolving knowledge of how to move through every stage of the filmmaking process from story, to script, to pre-production, to production and all the way through postproduction
- Video Camera (digital camcorder, digital DSLR, smart phone… anything you can record video with)
- Screenwriting Software (free options, such as Celtx, Writer Duet, Story Touch, etc are preferred and readily available online)
- Film Editing Software (free options, such as iMovie (Mac), Movie Maker (comes pre-installed on some versions of Windows), Lightworks (Mac and Windows), DaVinci Resolve (Mac and Windows) are available online)
SCHEDULE OF CLASSES: five-week course
Week One – June 2, 2018: Intro/Film Appreciation Storytelling/Screenwriting, Part One
Week Two -June 9, 2018: Storytelling/Screenwriting, Part Two Producing
Week Three- June 16, 2018: Directing Cinematography/Production Design
Week Four-June 23, 2018: Sound Editing
Week 5- July 14, 2018: Final viewing of films
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