Saturdays January 14 and 21
11:00 am – 1:30 pm
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Learn the fundamentals of visual storytelling and start applying it today.
Limitation breeds creativity
Premise for the Course:
Whether you’re an indie filmmaker, hobbyist, or social media content creator, you’re probably aware of how the world of film and television was impacted by the pandemic. Suddenly, working solo (and remotely) became pervasive. No longer able to take for granted all the tools normally at our disposal, we were left to our own devices— literally.
But here’s the silver lining: The world we’re living in today requires us, as filmmakers and content creators to be completely independent, capable of creating a short film without the use of special effects, advanced editing software, big budgets and unlimited resources. This forces us to master the fundamentals of filmmaking. And if you can tell an engaging story on a small, intimate scale with nothing but a cell phone and your own creativity, you can do anything.
Surprisingly, some of the most creative, compelling content comes out of limitation. Imagination and a clear vision of what you want to say can go a long way. If you embrace the constraints, and use what you have, the result can be very affective.
One of the most powerful tools you have as a filmmaker is your own mind. It’s where our stories live. Whether you’re accessing memories, dreams, or sequences of thought, this course will teach you how to hone in on the details and translate them visually, bringing your story to life.
Developing your visual communication skills is critical for your success.
Who Is This Course For?
This workshop is for anyone. From beginners or hobbyist to indie filmmakers, content creators to journalists.
Even those who consider themselves in a “non-creative” field such as management and administration, science and technology, politics or education, this course will help you develop your visual communication skills, which is critical for your success.
This is your chance to work with an award-winning filmmaker.
The core of this workshop introduces participants to the art of visual storytelling on an intimate scale. It will be taught in three parts, including:
This session will cover an introduction to basic visual storytelling techniques, the fundamentals of cinematography (composition, framing & lighting), essential visual techniques that can be applied to working with any camera.
• Independent Production Period:
Participants will then have one week in which to shoot a short film of no more than 3 minutes on their smartphones.
• Screening & Critique
One week later, after shooting (and editing) their short film, students will screen it for the class and receive feedback, both from Professor Kerven and other students.
• A Smartphone (or any digital camera)
• Basic Video Editing Software such as iMovie or Premiere.
FALMOUTH ART CENTER REFUND POLICY:
Refunds will not be given within one month of the start of a workshop. Workshops are not pro-rated. A $25 processing fee is withheld from all refunds.
The Art Center reserves the right to cancel any workshop due to insufficient enrollment, in which case tuition will be fully refunded.