Fall Classes Update
- Dear Allstars,
We have an excellent roster of instructors for the
Fall, including a few new ranch hands, plus some
seasoned cowgirls riding into new territory. I want to
wait for confirmation before announcing other
instructors' assignments but thought I'd share with
you that I will be teaching two additional courses
1) MMART 122 "From Movies to Multimedia" Thursdays
We will analyze the incredible boom in video
platforms: how ipods, youtube, video on the web, cable
tv, tivo re-shape the medium of film. We will spend
a lot of time looking at movies ( yes!) in their many
incarnations and exploring the internet. As
filmmakers, how do we put our work "out there?" Who's
our audience? What are the best venues and mediums?
Everything video is changing - funding, distribution,
production, film criticism. In this flux, let's
explore new opportunities and work.
(not in the official course description but a little
inside info; I plan to have big fun as we trace this
cutting edge!) Quite a number of folks have already
registered, so sign up soon, if you're interested.
2) MMART 150C Video Editing & Design III. Weds
Hannah Chauvet and I will co-teach this class on the
intersection of cinematography and editing. We will
cover getting great footage for your edit and
salvaging what seems unusable. Building a dynamic
story in the edit.
We will discuss motion editing, continuity and
Not just picture - we will also explore Audio Design
and using tools such as "Soundtrack." How do you
maximize your footage with Stills, Color correction,
and choose the ideal Web compression? How do you Edit
and design footage specifically for the internet?
I am really looking forward to teaching new classes,
but hope to see some of your familiar faces in the
fall. If you have any questions or suggestions for
topics or texts in either of the above classes, do
email me soon.
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- Dear Allstars,
The Intermediate Production Class MMART 151B has been
cancelled, but should be held in Spring along with
I'll be teaching 2 courses:
122B "From Movies to Multimedia" described in last
150C "Advanced editing" (using FCP)
Hannah Chauvet and I will be instructing the edit
course, which will emphasize visual storytelling and
the intersection between cinematography and editing.
It will also include refining some FCP techniques
learned in prior classes and an introduction to
additional features of FCP Studio.
If you're not joining us for 150C on Wednesday
evenings, there is always the narrative scriptwriting
course, which will be taught (Yes!) by my dear friend
Joey Xanders. Those of you who remember her fabulous
presentations on storytelling in a couple of our
production classes, and mourned the brevity of her
visit, yup, here it is 16 weeks!
I'm beginning to miss you folks and hope to see some
familiar faces this Fall.
Enjoy this last breath of summer!
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