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Dec 28, 2015 Learn how to produce a documentary from start to finish, (from concept to shooting to editing), by working as part of a team with your classmates. The documentary produced in this class will be featured on CCTV’s channels and website. Learn about all the different stages of production and equipment that you will need to make your very own documentary. This class will certify Access Members to... more
Dec 28, 2015 In this workshop, you will learn the basics of Digital Single-Lens Reflex (DSLR) photography. After learning basic camera functions, you will become comfortable using DSLR cameras to capture images. A general overview of Photoshop will give you the opportunity to edit your ideas into printable and presentable photographs. This class will result in its own artist exhibition in CCTV’s Karen Aqua... more
Dec 28, 2015 In this workshop, the class will work as a team to produce a narrative short fiction film. Scripting, producing, directing, lighting, sound and editing for narrative productions will be covered. Students are encouraged to bring scripts and story ideas to the first class meeting! Instructor: Jon Dorn Pre-requistie: Field Camera I & Edit I: Beginning FCPX Dates: Thu, 01/28/2016, 6:00 PM - 9:... more
Nov 11, 2015 In this course, students will explore the history of the moving image as biography, and learn how to utilize video to create a representation of someone else. Each student will work independently or collaboratively on a project throughout the course. Stylistic devices, interview techniques, and structural strategies will be demonstrated and discussed. The student will have to actively engage with... more
Sep 24, 2015 DSLR cameras can create beautiful and powerful video projects, but getting the most out of them requires technical skill and forethought. In this course, students receive weekly assignments that push them creatively and technically, in order to become both comfortable with DSLR cameras and excited about using them. Weekly lectures on the creative application of sound, lighting, framing, and... more
Sep 18, 2015 Comics aren’t just cartoon superheroes and villains – they are a language all their own in the world of storytelling, combining words and pictures in a way no other medium can. In this course, we will explore the structure and vocabulary of comics, unlocking their potential to tell stories both simple and complex, funny or serious. We will look at different styles of storytelling with comics:... more
Aug 22, 2015 In this class, students will get tips on how to conduct and shoot a successful interview as well as develop their own interview based project. At the beginning of the class, essential technical concepts will be covered, such as camera placement, capturing quality sound, and lighting. Additionally, students will view and discuss short docs that are based on interviews, and get a sense of both... more
Aug 13, 2015 In addition to offering visceral scares, horror movies can provide insight into the psychology of fear, and the underlying dread that threatens our collective sense of security. In this class we’ll examine how such crucial elements as story, camerawork, editing, and sound can establish and enhance the atmosphere, suspense, and moments of sheer terror that characterize an effective horror movie.... more
Jun 4, 2015 Photographing what is most familiar to us is a natural place to start, and those closest to us often become our first subjects. But identifying what is it that we want to say to a broader audience about the very intimate can be tricky. Photographers often return to this issue throughout their careers, reconfiguring their relationship to both photography and their loved ones. Through discussions,... more
May 21, 2015 Learn how to produce a documentary from start to finish, (from concept to shooting to editing), by working as part of a team with your classmates. The documentary produced in this class will be featured on CCTV’s channels and website. Learn about all the different stages of production and equipment that you will need to make your very own documentary. This class will certify Access Members to... more
Mar 23, 2015 In this class, students will be introduced to a variety of unconventional techniques for making media, with an emphasis on digital video-based strategies. To provide context, the course will include a brief historical overview of avant-garde and experimental film. Following in-class experiments with cameras, lights, editing, narrative storytelling, abstract imagery, and more, each student will... 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 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
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
Dec 26, 2014 In this workshop, you will learn the basics of Digital Single-Lens Reflex (DSLR) photography. After learning basic camera functions, you will become comfortable using DSLR cameras to capture images. A general overview of Photoshop will give you the opportunity to edit your ideas into printable and presentable photographs. This class will result in its own artist exhibition in CCTV’s Karen Aqua... more
Dec 26, 2014 This class focuses on design and storytelling with audio, for those who are completely comfortable with the technical basics of recording and editing. We will discuss and listen to examples of radio drama, audio documentary, and sound art, and participants will create a short, finished piece of any genre with what the have learned about crafting a complete narrative and using text, music, effects... more
Dec 23, 2014 This class will teach you how to produce, plan, write, direct, and shoot your own micro-documentary. Documentaries must be produced that effect the community, advocate for social change, or send a socially relevant message. Each micro documentary will be 2 - 5 minutes in length. For examples of micro documentaries go to: www.micro-documentaries.com Instructor: Jonathan Barbato Pre-requisite... more
Oct 15, 2014 You already have all the gear you need to create your own documentary in your pocket! In this hands-on workshop, you will learn the foundations of real-world storytelling and how to use your iOS device to craft an insightful film using minimal gear to gain maximum access. At the conclusion of this class, you will have created a peer-reviewed, 5-minute Documentary ready for sharing online or on... more
Sep 25, 2014 This class will focus on the preproduction, production, and post-production of time-lapse videos. We will go over the challenges of photographing motion in the field and how to manage and process the images/data after the shoot. The class will center around Cambridge, shooting everything from the sun and clouds, to people and city life. A final collective/group project to be assembled from... more
Sep 25, 2014 “Animators are drawn to this art by the wide range of pleasures it offers. For some it’s the complete sense of control … others love the ability to mime and act through a character … yet others are attracted to the meditative process.” – George Griffin, independent animator This class is an introduction to the art form of animation, with a focus on the work & techniques of independent... more
Sep 24, 2014 With the video capabilities of today’s DSLRs, it’s easier than ever to shoot and edit your own narrative or documentary video that looks like film. With their more advanced lenses, DSLR cameras allow us to have more control over our images. But the process requires a specific set of tools, techniques and equipment. In this class you will write, produce and edit a short film that fulfills your... more

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