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    Pam Minty

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    Art of Filmmaking I #101

    Core Classes

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    Shoot and edit two beginning-level short films as an introduction to visual, cinematic storytelling. This is the first in our three-class Core Sequence.



    The components of film language and properties of the image

    The filmmaking process: pre-production, production, post-production

    Creating treatments and/or scripts and storyboards

    Digital camera operation and shooting techniques

    Audio recording: in-camera and with external microphones

    Continuity and relations between images

    Setting up a project for editing, editing steps

    HD file management and workflow

    Importing sounds, layering and mixing soundtracks

    Adding titles and effects

    Moving from first edit to revision and final edit

    Get instructor guidance and feedback on your work


    Textbook: SHOT BY SHOT: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO FILMMAKING, 4th Edition, by John Cantine, Susan Howard, & Brady Lewis (ISBN 978-0-9637433-8-1) 


    Tuition includes all needed production equipment and access to Film Center Edit Lab.


    Prerequisites: None


    No specific classes are required.


    THURSDAYS, APR 7 - JUN 23, 6:30-9:30 PM + TWO SESSIONS TBA

    12 Sessions


    Tuition: $1,145.00


    Northwest Film Center School of Film

    934 SW Salmon Street, Portland, OR (Corner of 10th & Salmon)


    Shot By Shot, 4th Edition, by Cantine, Howard, & Lewis

    * Different sections of this class may require different textbooks.

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