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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: 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
Aug 17, 2014 The practice of imitating original works for the purpose of satire or ironic commentary has a history spanning the evolution of genres, from the ancient Greek comedies of Aristophanes to the song parodies of "Weird Al" Yankovic. In this class, we will create parodies of popular film and television genres, styles, and specific works. Along the way, we will explore what makes parody effective by... more
Aug 11, 2014 Narrative photography is a collection of short stories - each picture can stand alone in it’s originality, yet grouped together collectively support a larger intent. In this class you will work on your own body of images, get an overview of the difference between telling a story with moving images versus still photography, look at examples from national geographic photojournalism to conceptual... more
Jun 25, 2014 Check out CCTV student's most recent "Documentary Production: Zip Docs" class project "Enchanted Cambridge" here: Learn how to produce a documentary by working as part of a documentary team with your classmates. The documentary produced in this class will be featured on CCTV’s Cambridge Media Map. Learn about all the different stages of production and equipment that you will need to make your... more
Jun 23, 2014 Often the best camera is the one you already have with you—like your iPhone. In fact, if you have a smart phone, you have a whole production studio in your pocket! With HD recording capability, large view screens, built in microphones, apps for special effects, editing and uploading, you can become a producer with the equipment you already have. In this workshop, participants will learn how to... more
Jun 23, 2014 Check out some of Instructor Richard Hawke’s digital video profiles here: This class is intended to guide students through the process of making a short video profile. The class will concentrate on profiling people, starting with an interview and then complementing it with “b-roll” footage. Students will learn interview, lighting, and composition techniques. They will... more
May 11, 2014 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. This class 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... more
Mar 25, 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
Mar 25, 2014 As YouTube channels and online video sites such as Hulu and Netflix stream more and more comedy to audiences, video sketch comedy is quickly becoming a way to get a creative voice in front of a wide audience, generate a following, and supplement your online body of work. This Introduction to Video Sketch Comedy will help you start producing comedic video sketches by providing exposure to various... more
Mar 25, 2014 Forgoing formal interviews, staging and voice-over narration, the observational documentary relies purely on the recording of events as they unfold. Through screenings, in-class workshops, critiques and an individual or collaborative project, students will learn the fundamentals of shooting and editing the observational documentary and will strengthen their ability to communicate ideas visually... more
Mar 25, 2014 In this workshop, you will be introduced to audio concepts, microphones and other audio gear, and basic audio recording techniques. This class certifies Access Members to check out CCTV's audio equipment. Instructor: Diane Andronica Date: Thu, 04/17/2014, 6:00PM - 9:00PM All regular classes have two rates: one for Access Members and one for non-members. Advance registration is required and is... more
Dec 22, 2013 In this 5 session production class students will learn to produce their own professional 3-5 minute news segments in the field, working in teams or working alone. This class will provide instruction on traditional methods of story-telling, exploring voice-over as well as visual devices. Students will acquire knowledge of interviewing techniques - such as appropriate lighting, capturing optimal... more