Filmmaking for Actors: Creating your Own Content

24mar8:00 pm10:00 pmFilmmaking for Actors: Creating your Own Content

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Filmmaking for Actors
Creating your own content
New session begins March 24th.
Filmmaking for Actors: Creating Your Own Content
If you have ever wanted to jump into the filmmaking arena in order to promote your work as an actor, this class will give you the basics from idea through finished project.
Topics include basics in:
*Sound recording
*Sound design
And more!
Wednesdays at 7pm
8 week class via Zoom. $90.00
Each week we review the week before and add a new skill to work on. Example: Week 1 we talk story and screenplay structure using specific examples from ‘Back to the Future’. I ask people to watch before the class starts. We discuss it from a story telling perspective to get the student thinking about how to develop and structure a story.
Assignments are to write a 2-5 page screenplay (or outline), watch BTTF, and make a :30 to 1:00 film on any subject (the cat, an interesting something)
Then we move into cinematography, lighting etc. and each week we review, watch the assigned project films (students do short films each week to focus on specific skills), and discuss and critique the assigned work as it relates to the topic.
We go in depth on cinematography and lighting, shot composition, coverage of action, the 180 rule, etc.
Sound recording covers principles of getting good audio that is clean and crisp.
Editing covers footage logging, organization, work flow, shot selection, looking for performance, L cuts, J cuts, transitions, working with layers, multi-cam editing, synchronizing sound, etc.
Color grading covers basics in adjusting the look of the film.
Sound design covers leveling dialogue, sound editing, foley, effects, layering audio, mastering, and re-marrying to the locked picture.
We use different softwares and there are a couple I do recommend. But I focus on principle.
I demonstrate with:
Final Cut X (Editing, multi-cam)
Premiere (Editing)
Audition (sound editing)
A little After Effects (visual effects and titles)
Logic (sound design)
Wednesdays at 7pm
8 week class via Zoom. $90.00
Class Registration for weeks of March 24 – May 12 (New – Online Actors Academy)
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