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Digital Filmmaking Classes in March

Digital Filmmaking Classes in March

Posted March 04, 2015


Join us for three Saturdays in March to learn screenwriting, film composition, and Final Cut Pro skills.

Join us for three Saturdays in March to learn screenwriting, film composition, and Final Cut Pro skills.

Screenwriting:

The screenwriting workshop is going to be an immersive crash course into telling a story for the screen, starting with crafting a concept and leaving participants ready to begin writing.  The focus will be on character-driven narratives that utilize want and conflict as the building blocks of drama.  Participants will explore the elements of three-act structure, proper screenwriting formatting and technique, as well as methods to draw inspiration from their own lives.  It will be beneficial if students attending the workshop have a strong interest in telling stories, and come to class with an idea they wish to write.

Register here.

Zack Morrison is an award-winning writer, director, and cinematographer; currently pursuing his Master of Fine Art degree in screenwriting and directing at Columbia University.  He has created many short films, both fiction and documentary, that have screened at festivals in New York, New Jersey, Los Angeles, and Cannes.  A proud alumnus of Rutgers University, Zack was a key contributor in the development of a new BFA degree program in digital filmmaking at Mason Gross School of the Arts. In 2014, Zack was awarded the "Poo Industries" collegiate Lifetime Achievement Award from Campus Moviefest, the world's largest student film festival.  His professional credits include work for the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary You Don't Know Bo and various projects with MTV.  Zack graduated from East Brunswick High School in 2010, and is currently writing his first feature film.

Film Composition:

Learn the language of film. This program will cover the basics of shot composition and show you how to turn your ideas into a digital film. Learn how to avoid common mistakes and build a foundation for successful filmmaking.

Register here.

Paul D'Amico is a digital filmmaker and teacher with a number of network television and film credits.

Final Cut Pro:

The Library is embracing the "maker culture" by creating a new space and giving you toold to bring your creativity to the next level. We have 5 Mac computers with Final Cut Pro X, a non-linear digital editing software so that patrons of all ages can edit and produce their own movie masterpieces.  This workshop is designed to introduce beginners on how to use the software.  The workshop is limited to 5 people.  We have two sessions on March 21st at 12pm and 2pm.  Space is limited.

Register here.