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Wednz Scene: Film Workshops 2018

Wednz Scene: Film Workshops 2018

February 14 / 18

Hello again…It’s been some time that I posted for the film department. It’s like I said this sentence before right? Well, it’s true. It’s been a long while and now I’m making up for it.  Maine Media Workshops & College is an international non-profit educational organization, that offers year-round workshops for photographers, filmmakers, and media artists. They have plenty of workshops in photography, writing, book arts and design, filmmaking, and more. We are focusing on filmmaking.


Credit source: Maine Media

 

Hone your skills in the development of compelling long and short-form documentaries.

Date:  Mar 4-10, 2018
Levels:  Intermediate, Advanced
Workshop Fee:  $1250
Class Size: 14

Additional Dates Offered:
Aug 26-Sep 1, 2018

This one-week workshop is for independent filmmakers, PBS, cable, business and network producers, historians and researchers, who want to improve their skill in developing and making professional long and short documentaries for television, the web and business. The class includes hands-on experience in interviewing, lighting, pitching, editing, backdrops, locations and more.  We screen and critique a diverse variety of documentary work for style, content, point-of-view, and production values.

The workshop covers funding, producing, directing, editing, copyright, archives, rights, research methods, budgets, story structure, interviewing, music, distribution, and how to position a project for national broadcast, foreign sales, and internet distribution. Students have the opportunity to research local stories, shoot interviews, and edit a short segment for presentation and critique.  Students may also bring their previously produced work for review.

Winter/Spring lodging and meal package available for $475. Includes breakfast and lunch Monday – Friday. Dinner services are not available during our Winter/Spring session. Meal plan (mandatory) without lodging is $125.

Instructor: Lawrence Hott

 

 

An introduction to the premier software for motion graphics.

Date: Mar 11-17, 2018
Levels:  Beginner
Workshop Fee:  $1125
Max Class Size: 14

Additional Dates Offered:
Jun 24-30, 2018
Sep 9-15, 2018

Adobe After Effects continues to be the industry standard for creating motion graphics. Students create dynamic content for logo treatments and commercials and understand visual effects features such as keying and compositing for film, video or multimedia. Through daily hands-on assignments, the class explores the tools of After Effects including layers, blending modes, masks and alpha channels. Core animation concepts such as keyframes and parenting are covered in-depth, as well as kinetic typography. Students also learn how 3D cameras and lights are used to create natural, organic animations. Students gain a solid understanding of After Effects and an appreciation for the possibilities of creating motion graphics.

Winter/Spring lodging and meal package available for $475. Includes breakfast and lunch Monday – Friday. Dinner services are not available during our Winter/Spring session.

Instructor: Neil Shelley

 

 

Produce the highest level of excellence and superiority in post-production audio.

Date:  Mar 17-18, 2018
Levels:  Beginner, Intermediate
Workshop Fee:  $545
Class Size: 14

Continuing the exploration of the audio impact on visual images, this two-day workshop concentrates on the foundation and principles of post-production sound and the effective manipulation of dialogue, music, and sound effects to create a unified soundtrack. A basic and straightforward approach will equip students with a practical and beneficial knowledge of audio uses.

Upon completion of this course, students will have learned the post-production practices involved in bringing audio from the set to the screen, as well as the basic approaches to sound design. Overview of production and post-production sound, the relationship between them, the elements that make up a soundtrack and the various elements at work, good and bad, will be explored to determine how the quality of sound elements affect the overall experience.

Lunch is included for both days, other meals are on your own.  Lodging is available for $75 per night.

Instructor: Walter Clissen

 

 

Gain the fundamental skills to capture quality video using DSLR Cameras.

Date:  Mar 17-18, 2018
Levels:  Beginner
Workshop Fee:  $475
Class Size: 14

Additional Dates Offered:
Apr 28-29, 2018                                                                                                                                             Jun 2-3, 2018

This 2-day class is ideal for anyone interested in working with DSLRs to capture high-quality video and audio.

This workshop will include lessons on choosing camera settings for the desired look of video using ISO, aperture, color temperature, shutter speed, frame rate, and lens selection. Tripods and hand-held camera systems will be demonstrated.  Students will use various methods to record high-quality audio while capturing video and learn how to prepare files for post-production. Students receive hands-on training using cameras like the Canon EOS 7D and 5D Mark III and will leave the workshop equipped with the fundamental skills to work proficiently with DSLR cameras in the field.

Lunch is included for both days, other meals are on your own. Lodging is available on campus, private room & bath.  $75/night.

Instructor: Tom Ryan

 

 

Spend the weekend learning the basics of lighting for film and video production.

Date:  Mar 17-18, 2018
Levels:  Beginner, Intermediate
Workshop Fee:  $475
Class Size: 10

Additional Dates Offered:
Oct 13-14, 2018

Learning how to properly light spaces and subjects is an essential part of the creation of any film or video project. Through lectures on lighting theory, and demonstrations of different techniques, students will learn how to best use natural and artificial light to tell their story. This 2-day workshop is extremely useful for many facets of film and video production including, shooting interviews, corporate work, documentary, and narrative.

Topics Covered:

  • Quality of light

  • Types of light sources

  • Color Temperature

  • Flagging

  • Diffusing

  • Styling

  • Coloring

  • Reflecting

  • Balancing

Lunch is included for both days, other meals are on your own.  Lodging is available for $75 per night.

Instructor: David Martinez

 

Want to know more about Maine Media Workshops & College? Go to this link www.mainemedia.edu for more information.

 

 

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