In this advanced-level class, you’ll focus on using cinematic techniques for honing your original voice as a filmmaker by creating and producing weekly short films focusing on composition, color, tone, and visually conveying stories. Special emphasis will be given to achieving mastery of: advanced camera work (with lessons and exercises geared towards understanding proper exposure and depth of field), on-set sound mixing and boom technique, advanced lighting skills (starting with three point lighting and moving beyond), advanced editing techniques, (such as compositing as well as rhythm and pacing in an edit), and script writing. Students will also be exposed to film history, learning about the major movements in filmmaking and different genres of filmmaking.
Daniel Weintraub is the director of The Art Effect’s Forge Media. Daniel began making films as a teenager, winning an international film festival at age 16. He went on to earn a degree in film and television at Northwestern University. Daniel has written and directed numerous short films that have screened at film festivals around the world. Professionally, he has worked as an editor and director on a vast variety of projects; from network promos to experimental films to documentaries and TV shows for clients such as Comedy Central, HBO, NBC and The Travel Channel. Daniel is currently at work directing his first feature length documentary: “Deep Listening: The Story of Pauline Oliveros”.
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