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Sep 27, 2016 DIY Video For Nonprofits Series - Sign Up for One Session or All Three Individual Session $20/$40, Package (3 Sessions) $45/$100 Nonprofits are faced with distinct marketing challenges throughout the year: How do you reach your customers and donors in a meaningful way, but with a limited budget? This series of workshops will provide your staff with the ability to create promotional videos... more
Sep 27, 2016 DIY Video For Nonprofits Series - Sign Up for One Session or All Three Individual Session $20/$40, Package (3 Sessions) $45/$100 Nonprofits are faced with distinct marketing challenges throughout the year: How do you reach your customers and donors in a meaningful way, but with a limited budget? This series of workshops will provide your staff with the ability to create promotional videos... more
Sep 27, 2016 DIY Video For Nonprofits Series - Sign Up for One Session or All Three Individual Session $20/$40, Package (3 Sessions) $45/$100 Nonprofits are faced with distinct marketing challenges throughout the year: How do you reach your customers and donors in a meaningful way, but with a limited budget? This series of workshops will provide your staff with the ability to create promotional videos... more
Sep 27, 2016 Production Opportunity & Workshop: Craft a Year-End Fundraising Video for Your Organization Workshop: Wednesday, October 12, 10am - 12pm; Production Completed By November 11$40 for CCTV organizational members, $75 for non-members Nonprofits are faced with special fundraising challenges at the end of the year, and a short compelling video is a great way to reach new donors while also appealing... more
Sep 21, 2016 In this class, students will create a short story from their own life experiences or present an idea using narration, photographs, sound, text, video and found objects. We will focus on storytelling strategies (traditional and non-traditional), as well as diverse ways of thinking about digital media creatively. The class concept stems from the idea that the technology of digital media permits... more
Sep 21, 2016 How do you get people on the street to share their opinions, comments and preference with you for your next news story? Where do you go to find a cross section of the population? How do you approach people in a way that makes them feel comfortable sharing with you? How do you gather your comments in an interesting visual way? What is the impact of putting your comments together in a particular... more
Sep 21, 2016 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
Jun 30, 2016 After you’ve learned the basics of how to shoot video with your DSLR camera, it’s time to take your videos to the next level. This project-based class will introduce you to the history and theory of documentary work, as well as provide you with hands on experience shooting DSLR video. In this class you will plan, shoot, and edit a short video about a Cambridge neighborhood. The idea is to pick... more
Jun 29, 2016 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 28, 2016 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
Mar 30, 2016 “Acting is not about being someone different. It’s finding the similarity in what is apparently different, then finding myself in there.” - Meryl Streep In this course you will learn and implement fundamental elements of acting. You will learn the importance of each facet from the voice, body, to the text and how to put it all together for a complete as well as dynamic performance. The class... more
Mar 28, 2016 This is a workshop that focuses on creating polished scripts that are ready for production. Have you always wanted to start your own Youtube channel and create fresh content for it on a weekly basis, but haven’t gotten around to learning the basics to do so? Now is your chance to learn the tools necessary to write funny and engaging comedy sketches consistently. In this course we will learn to... more
Mar 27, 2016 With roots in such early 20th century artistic movements as Cubism, Dadaism, and Surrealism, the theory and techniques of collage have had a profoundly impact on the development of many art forms, and film is no exception. In this class, we’ll look closely at the various forms that collage film has taken, from the creative juxtaposition of previously existing footage to the use of found objects... more
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 Award winning filmmakers Maura Smith and Kate Brown will guide students through the process of writing, shooting, and editing short films specifically dealing with content geared towards children, young adults, and families. This class will focus not only on the technical aspects of this genre, but also on the specifics of this type of content creation - such as working with child actors and... 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

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