Wednesday, January 7, 2009

January Film/Video/Digital Workshops!!

January CAmm Workshops!

Creative Alliance at The Patterson
3134 Eastern Ave
Baltimore, MD 21224
Info and registration:, 410-276-1651

Sat Jan 10
Shoot Like a Pro
10am-4pm (w/ lunch break). Adv reg $105, $90 mbrs. Walk-in $140, $125 mbrs.
Network cameraman Tim Keating shares survival secrets for the better, faster, cheaper, one-man-band business environment: lighting, interviews, formats, composition, best practices. Make your next shoot run smoothly. Designed to make you a better camera person from beginners to intermediate.

2nd Tuesdays: Jan 13 or Feb 10
Mac Tour: Intro To Mac & CAmm Media Lab
7-8:30pm. $10, $5 mbrs Adv reg required.
New to Mac, no sweat! Take a spin on the iMacs in the CAmm Media lab with Apple business and employee trainer Nick Prevas. Learn basic Mac functions and get an intro to all the creative tools available in the CAmm Media Lab. Effective file management, using external drives, burning CDs/DVDs, shortcuts and keystrokes, iLife and Pro software tour.

3 Thursdays: Jan 15, 22, 29
Final Cut Pro 101
Get started with Final Cut Pro: system set-up, video and audio capture techniques, editing strategies, basic titling, transitions and output. Instr Elizabeth McGraw-Austin makes media for TV, web, and indie distribution. 7-9pm. Adv reg $125, $100 mbrs. Walk-in $170, $145 mbrs.

2 Wednesdays: Jan 21, 28
Mood & Lighting: The Basics
7-10pm. Adv reg $130, $110 mbrs. Walk-in $150, $130 mbrs.
A beginner’s class all about lighting! Absolute Independent Pictures’ Michelle Farrell, walks through the lighting process: basic lighting, interesting locations,, blocking for lights, color, color correction & mood. Get your hands on a wide range of lights. Michelle was DP on 12 features (recently Law & Disorder. JuJu, Charm City. Good People & Safehouse).

Sat Jan 24
Photoshop Simplified
10am-4pm (w/ lunch break). Adv reg $105, $90 mbrs. Walk-in $140, $125 mbrs.
Learn basic image manipulation, color correction and Photoshop tools. Printing, scanning and saving images for email. Work with photos and create digital images from scratch! How to manage your files, image formats, basic terminology and concepts in graphic design. Instr. Jenny Graf Sheppard is a sound and visual artist w/ 8 years teaching experience.

3 Mondays: Jan 26, Feb 2, Feb 9
Interactive Multimedia! Not just a PowerPoint!
Design and create art exhibitions, on-line resumes, simulations, self-paced learning tools, games, as well as truly effective presentations with video, audio, animations and, one-click translation into a website- all using PowerPoint! No prior knowledge required. Instr. Les Bradley. 7-9pm. Adv reg $125, $100 mbrs. Walk-in $170, $145 mbrs.

4th Tuesdays: Jan 27, Feb 24
Baltimore Screenwriter’s Meetup
An informal meeting for professional and aspiring screenwriters! Coffee, networking, moral support, feedback on works in progress, peer advice and inspiration included. Good times, that make you want to WRITE! 7-9pm. Free!

Sat Jan 31
Low to No Budget DIY Effects and Rigs!
No budget, no prob! Shortcuts that won’t sell your work short from the MacGyver of DIY digital filmmaking Ryan Graham! Combine simple props with digital post for fun, convincing special effects! How to build your own dolly, steadicam handle, light kits, and, of course, the best recipe for fake blood. Noon-4pm. Adv reg $65, $55 mbrs. Walk-in $75, $65 mbrs.

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