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Mar 22, 2015 Ever directed a film or stage performance and just couldn’t get your concepts across to your actors? Ever been an actor who just couldn’t translate a director’s thoughts into what you needed for a character? In this course, you will not only learn to be a stronger director but also a better leader. This will be achieved through understanding how a professional actor thinks, knowing how to use... more
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 6, 2015 The annual Lesley University June Fox Lecture presents educator and researcher Daniel Losen, a Lesley alumnus (’87). He is director of the Center for Civil Rights Remedies of the Civil Rights Project at UCLA. His work concerns the impact of law and policy on children of color and language minority students, and he has found in his research that a growing number of schools are exploring less... more
Mar 6, 2015 Join Lesley University for a panel discussion as part of the weeklong Creativity Forum featuring renowned guest speakers who underscore the important role of creativity across all disciplines. The Channeling Creativity panel, moderated by WGBH and Public Radio International host Kara Miller, features award-winning Cambridge-based visual artist Mags Harries, who has completed over 30 major public... more
Mar 5, 2015 Educator Pedro Noguera kicks off Lesley University’s weeklong Creativity Forum, which features renowned guest speakers such as choreographer Twyla Tharp, psychologist Daniel Goleman and astronaut Mae Jemison. Dr. Noguera, an NYU professor and award-winning author and activist, directs the Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools. His work focuses on the ways in... more
Mar 5, 2015 Looking for some things to do that are free and open to the public? These are some of the interesting events being hosted by the colleges in the Cambridge area that anyone can go to. HARVARD LECTURE: Mapping the Universe Thursday, March 19 at 7:30pm in the Phillips Auditorium 60 Garden St. Cambridge, Daniel Einstein will explain in a public lecture how groupings of galaxies formed and how... more
Mar 4, 2015 This week at Lesley University, the new Lunder Arts center officially opened. Classes on Monday were held inside the new building and all seems to be going well. The new building which is located near University Hall, or the Shops at Porter Square building, on Massachusetts Avenue has incorporated both old and new architecture and since being built has added a new breath of life into the area.... more
Mar 3, 2015 Robert Putnam, author of, ‘Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community’ and Malkin Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University, spoke last night at Lesley University to discuss the domestic challenge facing us today: “a growing gap between rich kids and poor kids.” Putnam, a political scientist, emphasized the growing disparity between the have and the have nots, and made a... more
Feb 27, 2015 Come to this evening sign--up if you want to improve your English. Walk-ins welcome. more