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Mar 22, 2015 This one-session, three-hour class will explore “when good news reporting goes bad.” The unfortunate truth is that sometimes reporters will stretch the truth, lie, fabricate evidence, straight-up plagiarize or do other unethical acts in an effort to stand out above the crowd. In this class, award-winning reporter and NeighborMedia Coordinator Frank Morris will take a look at some cases of... more
Mar 22, 2015 From the clash of swords in an ancient battle to the distant sound of an owl at night, effective sound design gives meaning to noise. Sound designers communicate by immersing the audience in a sonic universe unique to the narrative. This seminar class will cover the concepts of creating foley, layering individual elements into complex sound effects, and how sound can affect one’s perception of... more
Mar 22, 2015 In this introductory workshop you will learn the basics of non-linear editing with Apple's Final Cut Pro X by putting together an edited promo. Topics covered include: • How to work with Events & Projects. • Using intuitive tools to organize and edit your clips. • Sharing your project. Instructor: Garabed Setrakian Dates: Mon, 05/11/2015, 6:00 PM Tue, 05/12/2015, 6:00 PM Wed, 05/13/2015, 6:... more
Mar 22, 2015 In this class students will explore the creation of metaphor in video and its uses in modern cinema with a special focus on the film Matador, by Spanish director Almodóvar. During class we will first produce and edit a collective project together, then each student will shoot their own video metaphors of one to two minutes outside of class and have the chance to edit them in class. Instructor... more
Mar 22, 2015 This class covers the basic functions of CCTV’s professional camcorders, including the JVC GYHM150U HD camera. Learn basic safety and handling procedures through hands-on practice with these camcorders. This class certifies Access Members to check out CCTV camcorders - it is required to check out CCTV cameras. Instructor: Jon Dorn Date: Tue, 05/05/2015, 6:00PM - 9:00PM All regular classes have... more
Mar 22, 2015 In this intermediate workshop, you will learn powerful post-production features of Final Cut Pro X. Topics covered include: multi-cam editing, chroma key, animation techniques, and keyframing. Take your editing skills to the next level! Instructor: Garabed Setrakian Pre-requisite: Edit I Dates: Sun, 04/26/2015, 6:00 PM Mon, 04/27/2015, 6:00 PM Tue, 04/28/2015, 6:00 PM All regular classes have... more
Mar 22, 2015 Creative choices that are made prior to the production stage can add layers of expression and meaning to a film or video work. This class will explore the planning stages that precede production, paying close attention to the areas of cinematography, art direction, storyboarding, and sound. Students will then examine a script excerpt and design a portfolio that transforms the written word into an... more
Mar 22, 2015 Bring life to the process of acting in this one day only workshop! You will practice understanding your instrument (your body) and learn, through physical acting exercises, how to manipulate it to create a visually engaging character. Instructor: Evin C. Anderson Date: Tue, 04/21/2015, 6:00PM - 9:00PM All regular classes have two rates: one for Access Members and one for non-members. Advance... more
Mar 22, 2015 In this introductory workshop you will learn the basics of non-linear editing with Apple's Final Cut Pro X by putting together an edited promo. Topics covered include: • How to work with Events & Projects. • Using intuitive tools to organize and edit your clips. • Sharing your project. Instructor: Garabed Setrakian Dates: Mon, 04/13/2015, 6:00 PM Tue, 04/14/2015, 6:00 PM Wed, 04/15/2015, 6:... more
Mar 22, 2015 This workshop will introduce the creative use of color by cinematographers and directors in film, focusing on a couple of core concepts that can be applied to any project, from small to big budget. It will also cover the basics of color correction and color grading inside FCPX, through an overview of the interface and tools, as well as through the demonstration of tried and true techniques.... more
Mar 17, 2015 In this hands-on workshop you will learn how to tailor your organization’s story to social media platforms. All participants will bring a copy of their mission statements and ‘about us’ page from their websites and we will work as a group to draft a social media campaign for each organization. Instructor: Molly Akin Date: Thursday, 05/21/2015, 10AM - 12PM (optional 30 minute conversation at 12PM... more
Mar 17, 2015 In this hands-on workshop you will write a professional and engaging press release for your nonprofit. Each participant will bring a story idea and rough outline to work on in class, which the group will then workshop together, giving feedback and learning from each others’ suggestions. Instructor: Molly Akin Date: Monday, 04/27/2015, 10AM - 12PM (optional 30 minute conversation at 12PM)... more
Mar 17, 2015 This class is an introduction to the art of stop-motion animation, with a focus on how to create short films as an individual or small team using a DSLR camera and Final Cut Pro X. Students will be introduced to the concepts and techniques fundamental to analog animation and learn to animate real-life objects and materials. The class will create a collaborative final project: A short film,... more
Mar 5, 2015 Tragedy, whether personal, regional or national, stirs up emotions that can be difficult to articulate. Visual art can be a tremendous resource for processing the overwhelming difficulty of grieving. At Maud Morgan Arts, three new workshops addressing personal loss—one for children, one for teens, and one for adults—explore the healing power of creativity. Led by therapist and artist Emily... more
Feb 24, 2015 In this class you’ll learn tips for safeguarding your privacy online. We’ll discuss password best practices and how to navigate privacy settings on popular sites. We’ll also explore the ways companies track you online and how to limit data collected about you Instructor: Molly Akin Dates: Friday, 03/20/2015, 1PM - 3PM All regular classes have two rates: one for Access Members and one for non-... more
Feb 23, 2015 Winter Tree Identification by Buds, Bark and Branching Patterns Saturday, March 28th, 1-3pm meeting at Neville Place parking lot (650 Concord Ave.)REGISTER by March 26th Learn to identify members of the maple, ash, birch, elm, willow and sycamore families – all species threatened by the Asian Longhorned Beetle—by their most distinguishable winter characteristics. With the guidance of Ranger Jean... more
Feb 23, 2015 Growing Up WILD: a nature-education workshop for teachers, caregivers and parents of young children Saturday, March 14th, 9am-3:30pm at the Maynard Ecology Center (650 Concord Ave.) REGISTRATION REQUIRED by Feb. 26th Growing Up WILD is an early childhood education guide that builds on children’s sense of wonder and invites them to explore the natural world. Through a wide range of activities, it... more
Feb 23, 2015 Film Screening: The Incredible Journey of the Butterflies Monday, March 2nd, 6-7:30pm at the Russell Youth Center (680 Huron Ave.) Fresh Pond Monarch Watch will return to the Reservation in 2015! Gear up for the season and learn more about this amazing butterfly with this NOVA documentary that charts the epic migration of the monarch across North America. The film features superb aerial views... more
Feb 17, 2015 Ever wanted to learn how to take a story and adapt it to the screen? In this class we will go over storyboarding and how to organize, plan, and prepare to film your very own stories! Creating storyboards will help you and others on your crew visualize for the screen and fully develop your stories.Instructor: Brad Glanden Date: Sun, 02/22/2014, 6:00PM - 9:00PM All regular classes have two rates:... more
Feb 3, 2015 With the right creative elements, a music video can be much more than just a promotional work. It can add layers to a song, interpret it visually, or structure an entire story around it. In this class, we will examine the various forms that a music video may take. Then students will plan, produce, and edit their own music videos, working either alone or in groups. Music may be selected from a... more
Jan 19, 2015 If you’ve always wanted to write a television show or short film but haven’t known where to start, this workshop will give you the necessary tools to begin writing for the screen. This is a highly interactive class where you will learn about the formatting and structure of screenwriting. Topics covered include formula, character development, plotting, narrative arch, and the most important... more

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