Tuesday, January 8, 2008

CAmm Workshops Jan-Apr 2008!

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Creative Alliance at The Patterson

3134 Eastern Ave

Baltimore, MD 21224

Registration and info: 410-276-1651 www.creativealliance.org

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Animation in After Effects

Jan 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb 13

7-9pm. Adv reg (by Jan 7) $155, $130 mbrs. Late reg $180, $155 mbrs.

Design and illustrate characters in Photoshop and animate them in After Effects. Plus get all the info you need to make an animated short. Instr. Craig Herron’s award winning shorts (A Fall From The Clouds and Freedom Dance) screened at Maryland and other fests. Note: No class Feb 6.

Screenwriters’ Tool Box: The Treatment, The Synopsis, and The Elevator Pitch

Jan 17, 24, 31, Feb 7, 14, 21

7-9pm. Adv reg (by Jan 14) $120, $90 mbrs. Late reg $150, $120 mbrs.

Get your project started! Flesh out your idea with the Treatment, boil it down to The Synopsis, then tighten it up even more to your 2 sentence Elevator Pitch. Topics include: Characterization: Archetypes, The Voice, 3-Act Dramatic Structure, The Film Outline. Bring your ideas! Instr Changa Bell runs Cell 54 Productions, LLC.

Shoot Like A Pro! Intensive Video Field Production

Sat Jan 19

10am-4pm (w/ lunch break). Adv reg (by Jan 15) $105, $90 mbrs. Late reg $120, $105 mbrs.

Tips, skills, and shortcuts to becoming your own production team. Topics include: basic shooting, prep, interview set ups, shooting for the edit, live event doc and sound. Instr. Tim Keating is a veteran cameraman.

CAmm Cage Orientation

Jan 21, Feb 6, 18,

Mar, 5, 17, Apr 2, 21

A required FREE workshop for anyone renting equipment from the CAmm Cage or using the Final Cut Pro suite. Equipment and reservations, check in, check out, and proper care. Email cage@creativealliance.org 7-8pm. FREE!

HD Cinematography

Sat Jan 26

10am-2pm. Adv reg (by Jan 23) $65, $55 mbrs. Late reg $75, $65 mbrs.

Check out CAmm’s HVX200 and hone your cinematography. HD workflow options, camera do’s and don’ts. Setup for high impact shooting. Instr. Cucillo Consad is a pro cinematographer whose credits include DoP on Random 1 and HD Engineer on Euphoria. Get ½ off your first HVX200 rental!

Maryland Lawyers for the Arts presents

Legal FAQs for Filmmakers Workshop

Sat Feb 2

2-5pm. Early reg (by Jan 30) $20, $15 mbrs Late reg $30, $25 mbrs.

When is archival footage “fair use”? Does it make it okay if you manipulate the footage? What about music rights? Answers to legal and business questions from: entertainment attorney Scott Johnson, MD Film Office’s Jack Gerbes (Dir.) and Kathi Ash (Project Manager).

CAmm Salons

Feb 4, Apr 7

7pm $5, $3 mbrs, or non-mbrs w/ work to show! Bar’s open!

Critique, networking & info sharing for and by filmmakers. Get feedback on rough cuts (max 15 min), or just observe! Plus every month a film industry guest. Hosted by filmmaker Mark Colegrove, Dire Wit Films. 7pm guest speaker. 7:30pm critique. Network following crit.

Feb 4: Kate Reckner and Brett Dorman, Renegade

Apr 7: CAmm DVD Duplication Demo w/ Cage Mgr. Mark Brown

Call for Entries:

May-Aug ’08 Exhibits, Screenings, Workshops

DEADLINE: Tue Feb 12

Got an idea for a CAmm workshop, or one for artists? Skills to share? A new short, feature, or concept for an evening program? An exhibit for the Amalie Rothschild Gallery? Entries considered for our May-Aug ‘08 season. Visit creativealliance.org & click “Booking and Submissions” or call 410-276-1651.

Saturday Film School

Mar 1, 8, 15

10am-6pm (w/ lunch break). Adv reg (by Feb 27) $200, $150 mbrs. Late reg $250, $200 mbrs.

The rules all filmmakers should know! Absolute Independent Pictures’ Michelle Farrell walks through the production process: script, breakdown, locations, camera, sound, blocking & lighting. If you don’t know how to do it after this course - you weren’t paying attention! Michelle’s cinematography is distributed worldwide, she was DP for 8 features and TV including NBC, BET, MTV, A&E, and Fox.

Call for Entries deadline: CAmm College Film/Video Bake-Off 
Screening and Contest

Fri Mar 7

Students! Submit your latest short (max 10 minutes) on DVD or VHS. Accepted films screen at The Patterson Fri Apr 25. All genres, all schools, all departments, all students encouraged! Audience and jury prizes! FREE to submit! Info: kristen@creativealliance.org.

Intro to Photoshop for Filmmakers & Artists

Mar 12, 19

7-9pm. Adv reg (by Mar 7) $65, $55 mbrs. Late reg $75, $65 mbrs.

Use Photoshop to promote your work! Learn the basics: tools, scanner, importing, resolution, size and file formats. Instrs. Laylla Strand and Raul Alvarez, L & R Photos and Graphics.

Mar 24-27

YOU Ought to Know Audio: Sound Tech with Ease!

7-9pm. Adv reg (by Mar 20) $130, $110 mbrs. Late reg $150, $130 mbrs.

Instr Stu Needel, recording/sound engineer, takes you through the basic concepts and hands-on use of sound, microphones, speakers, mixers, amps, equalizers, processors, and recorders. Hands on demos.

Intro to Final Cut Pro!

Apr 3, 10, 17

7-9pm. Adv reg (by Mar 28) $125, $100 mbrs. Late reg $150, $125 mbrs.

The basics of editing on Final Cut Pro nonlinear video editing software: set-up, capturing, importing, exporting, and editing video and audio; creating text, transitions, effects. Instr Elizabeth McGraw-Austin creates media for TV, web and indie distribution.

Short but Sweet: Producing Short Documentaries

Sat Apr 5

10am-4pm (w/ lunch break). Adv reg (by Apr 2) $105, $90 mbrs. Late reg $120, $105 mbrs.

Reach big audiences quickly with short docs online. Hands-on training in crafting the short, pre-production, camera practice, lighting, and sound recording. Plus info on distribution. Instr. Paul Santomenna is founder of Megaphone Project.

Dirt to Digital: Digital Filmmaking with Analog Techniques

Sat Apr 19

10am-6pm (w/ lunch break). Adv reg (by Apr 16) $90, $75 mbrs. Late reg $105, $90 mbrs.

Build a short film in one day! Manipulate natural objects digitally and learn technical skills along the way: photography, video, scanning, and audio recording. Finish in After Effects. Instr. Drury Bynum founded WorkerBee Creative LLC.

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