Ages: 9th Grade to Adult

Class Size: Limited to 10 Students

Instructors: Chris Messineo & Daryn Davidson

Cost: $550

Dates and Times:
FallTen WeeksSep 14 - Nov 16Wednesdays 8:00 pm to 10:00 pmClass is Over
SpringTen WeeksApr 4 - Jun 6Tuesdays 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm2 Spots Left

Description: They say a film is created twice: once when it is written and once when it is edited. A talented editor can bring a film to life - creating pace, guiding performances, and telling a story.

Using state-of-the-art Apple iMac computers and Final Cut Pro X, you learn the fundamentals of the software: how to log footage, create a rough cut, add titles and credits, implement transitions, work with sound, and even play with color.

More importantly, you begin to learn the language and craft of editing. Why do we cut and when? What shot do we cut to? Exploring these choices is what makes an editor and a film great.

Working with a partner, you cut together six different projects and compare your edit to your classmates:

- Silent Film
- Short Film using 12 steps to editing
- Kinetic Typography
- Slideshow with moving images and transitions
- Commercial Reel
- Short Film with compositing and color grading

Lastly, we discuss your personal projects and how to get work as an editor.

Blood, Guts, and Guns
Ages: 9th Grade to Adult

Class Size: Limited to 10 Students

Instructors: Chris Messineo & Chris Furlong

Cost: $180

Dates and Times:
Spring1 DayApr 1Saturday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm1 Spot Left

Description: Do you love special effects? Do you want to film a realistic, but safe, action scene? Are you passionate about horror movies, or do you just want to bring the undead to life? Blood, Guts, and Guns is all about taking the mystery out of great-looking but easy to perform special effects.

In the morning, we focus on inexpensive and classic practical solutions as our victim gets slapped, strangled, punched, stabbed, and cut with a razor blade.

After a break for lunch, we explore simple digital tricks as our prey is struck with daggers, hit in the head with a baseball bat, shot with a gun, and has his heart ripped from his chest.

Plus, as a special bonus, learn our recipe for edible blood with ingredients found in your very own kitchen.