So you want to shoot a documentary, artist statement video, or an interview, but you’re not sure how?
In this two-day intensive, we will cover how to capture professional looking footage with nothing but your smartphone and minimal gear.
Day one: we will explore basic lighting techniques, how to shoot with or without a light kit, where to source affordablelighting, sound and camera gear that you can easily handle if you’re shooting solo. Learn how to film in just about any location or environment with quality results.
Day two: with the guidance of the instructor each student will set up, light and shoot their own one minute test video to keep as reference for future practice and revision.
Courtney G. Jones is a 30 year veteran of the film & television industry who has been an advocate for the kind of accessibility mobile filmmaking brings to creators for several years. Not only does Courtney serve as Head of Development for Steve Zahn & Rick Gomez’s company, Macaroni Art Productions, but he has produced and directed feature films, commercials, documentaries, and series… some of which have been shot on mobile. Mr. Jones brings a wealth of technical and creative know-how to the classroom.
Courtney’s main goal with teaching mobile content creation is to show that anyone can make something amazing with the technology that is in their pocket.
When Courtney is not writing, producing, filming, editing or teaching, he’s typically daydreaming about flying, living on a boat, or trying out new recipes in the kitchen.
This event is free to members and non-members, but please register.
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Do you want to edit videos like a pro… on your phone? Modern mobile devices are like having a video studio in your pocket or in the palm of your hands.
In this two-day intensive class, we will take footage that you already have or footage that you will acquire and turn it into a work of cinematic art using nothing but your iPhone, iPad, Android phone or tablet. This is an introductory level class going over the gear, apps, and rudimentary editing skill. You’re probably not going to win an Oscar for editing, but you will walk away knowing how to get footage into an editing app and export it out for people to see.
This class is for seasoned pros, enthusiasts, or anyone who just wants to learn how to edit their mobile phone video... for film, video tutorials or your latest family vacation video.
Have an idea for a movie, documentary, or television series, but have no idea how to pitch it to an investor, on-screen talent, production company or network?
In this two-day class, you will learn how to put together an effective presentation of your concept called a “pitch deck.” You will use still photos and information that could catch the eye of someone who can help you get the project made.
We will learn what makes a good deck (with examples), where to find the elements you need to build a good deck, and what software (free and paid) you need to create your masterpiece.
*This is not a ‘pitch the producer’ session. This class will simply give you a leg up on the competition by putting together an eye-catching visual document to present your concept.
Chances are, you have a smartphone with cameras good enough to shoot a feature film built right into them. But, what if you wanted to get even more out of your own smartphone?
In this one-day intensive introductory course, you will learn how to make the most of your mobile phone’s video capabilities.
Through hands-on practice exercises and instructor demonstrations you will learn about a broad range of accessories, apps and techniques that you can use to make your video pop off whatever screen it’s destined for.
Whether you want to make a feature film, a YouTube tutorial, or an amazing looking vacation video that your friends will envy, this course will help you get up and running.
You must have a smartphone with a camera and be willing and able to download and install apps on your phone. Either iPhone and Android phones will work.
While there is nothing inherently wrong with snapshots, you can easily do so much better using a series of simple techniques introduced in this workshop. Creating more lasting images that capture the feeling you had when you took the picture is not hard. It just requires a little more thought before you press the shutter. This workshop will give you the tools and techniques to take your pictures to the next level, independent of your camera from smart phones to DSLR (Digital Single-Lens Reflex). Technical details will be avoided. Instead, we will explore how to see and capture the best images that memorialize and document an event, trip, people and place.
Ken Rothmuller has been shooting images since getting his first camera as a teenager. Later in life he had both a B/W and color darkroom before switching over to a digital workflow. More recently he has had the opportunity to study under some great mentors, including: Jay Maisel, Joel Meyerowitz, Eddie Soloway, and Margo Davis.
Ken especially enjoys traveling with his camera allowing him to see new places more deeply, cementing memories and giving him the opportunity to interact with locals.
He has taught photo workshops and photography courses at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA. You can reach Ken at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Park: At BARN, or the adjacent Christmas tree lot. Parking also available at the First Baptist Church on North Madison, with a free Sweet Deal Mobile shuttle.
This is a BARN holiday. Doors will be locked to the public, members, and non-members.
Want to learn how to create a video proof of concept to pitch your film, tv series, documentary, book or service?
In this two-day weekend intensive, you will learn how to put together an effective video pitch called a “sizzle reel” that could catch the eye of someone who can help you get the project made.
You will learn what makes a good sizzle reel (with examples), where to find the elements like the stock footage, music, and software (free and paid) you will need.
Each student will get to practice these skills by making their own sample sizzle reel with the guidance of the instructor.
*This is not a ‘pitch the producer’ session. This class will simply give you a leg up on the competition by putting together a video pitch to present your concept.
Prerequisites: Must have some knowledge of basic video editing or have taken Editing Video On Your Phone or Tablet class.
Feel free to bring a lunch. BARN has a refrigerator and microwave in the kitchen on the lower level.
While we strive to make the best shot when we press the shutter, sometimes we fall short. One more chance is available to tweak our images afterwords during the editing process. Instead of diving into the nits and grits of a particular image editor (Photos, Lightroom, etc.), we will take more or a top down approach - asking “what elements are detracting from maximizing the photos impact?”. Once the problems are identified, generic editing tools (like crop, exposure, color correction, transform and pop) that can fix or reduce the problematic areas will be demonstrated. This class will give you a way of approaching the editing process and the steps necessary to make the most of your best photos.
Students may anonymously submit photos (no embarrassments) via email that we will review and discuss during the student review portion/section of the class. You can submit a few photos via email to email@example.com