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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 Do you have a socially relevant message to get out? Do you want to raise awareness, or attempt to shift public consciousness, about a particular issue? This PSA video production class will help you to do so. Whether it’s for yourself or an organization, you will learn how to craft a short, effective and creative video to convey your message. Students will learn what make a PSA successful, have... 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 28, 2016 Have a big fight scene in your next film and don’t know how to choreograph it or even film it? Always wanted to learn how they do those fight scenes in movies and on TV? Whether you are a director, actor or a future fight choreographer, here is your opportunity to learn the foundation of fight choreography and how to remain safe on set! This class requires physical mobility, if you have any... more
Mar 28, 2016 Proper preparation is half the battle! In this class, learn about the full pre-production process to get your project off on the right foot. In the end, you will understand the communication process, tools, and paperwork flow employed by the most effective producers. At the end of the class you will receive a pre-production check-list that you can utilize for your next shoot! Instructor: Evin... 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
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