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Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 27 - May 18 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-CHILD-2047
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | lab fee $10


Description

Like cake and ice cream, sound and picture just go together. When the sound is a musical track, there is no better choice for the picture than animation. Building a video frame by frame is similar to building a song note by note, so it is no wonder that the most memorable music videos are made by animators. In this course, students advance in their understanding of moviemaking by reinterpreting a favorite music video and then creating an original music video project. New concepts and techniques are introduced throughout, including cycles, compositing and audio editing workflow. Young animators exit with music videos that are bound to attract attention as fledgling YouTube stars.


Instructor
  • Name: Simon Allen (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 27 - May 18 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-TEEN-2868
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | lab fee $10


Description

Whether bat cave, an interplanetary battlefield, or an alchemist's laboratory, scenic design in the movies takes the setting from a book or screenplay and gives it cinematic reality. In this course, students discover how to design setting for the movies by interpreting written descriptions into drawings and then architectural dioramas. Lessons in perspective drawing, lighting and photography help them turn models into images that can be projected onto a big screen.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Steven Hayes (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 20 - May 25 | 9am-12pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-ANIM-2232
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425 | lab fee $30


Description

Why storyboard? Storyboards can be used to discuss ideas, describe a sequence, visualize a "look" and create a blueprint for implementing an animation, saving time by facilitating experimentation and exploration before the real animation begins. Professionals also use storyboards to communicate ideas to creative teams, clients or potential employers. In class, students translate their story ideas into visual images and accompanying text, describing the action, mood, setting and timing of the story. Storyboard conventions are covered, along with narrative development, production and presentation techniques. Students also learn how to choose the appropriate type of storyboard for their audience, as well as how to set and manage client expectations. A variety of film and animation projects are presented for discussion so that students emerge with brand new tools for successful animation project planning.

Applies to: AN-R, IT-E

Prerequisite: Animation: Introduction


Instructor
  • Name: Carissa Abitabilo (Bio)
Course Details

Sundays, Apr 28 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-PHO-1646
1 session | 6 contact hours | tuition $145 | lab fee $15


Description

At its core, photography is a simple process: light is reflected from an object, directed and then recorded onto a photosensitive material. This is the pinhole camera just as it has been used for hundreds of years. Technology marches on, and digital concepts have complicated photography with JPEGs, pixels and light metering, which often obscure the art of photography. Join us to find the middle ground in this workshop that introduces the concepts and practices of digital pinhole photography on the very day when people around the world celebrate Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day. Open to absolute beginners and seasoned photographers alike, this course asks only that you bring a sense of discovery to class as you revisit photography's history through the eyepiece of its future.

Applies to: PG-E


Instructor
  • Name: John Hames (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 29 - Aug 2 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-1322
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Before a movie "moves" it must be planned and drawn to accompany the screenplay. Enter the storyboard: akin to a cinematic comic book, it has been become an art form unto itself. Students gain inspiration with examples of storyboards from the films of Hitchcock, Spielberg and Christopher Nolan, and then move on to draw their own storyboards. Students learn movie production terminology with an emphasis on camera vocabulary as they adapt scenes for the proper format. Drawing efficiently is a focus as students learn skills that will help them make better movies in the future.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Rick Shiers (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 8 - 12 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-1869
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Every film worth remembering had a poster that was meant to create excitement as part of an advertising campaign. This course is all about the movie poster: its history in the world of cinema, and how to create one of your very own! You'll take on the role of graphic designer as you learn about vector drawing while using the most popular digital tool for poster design, Adobe Illustrator. As you become more confident with the design workflow and look for the best combination of type and picture, your posters become more complex. By the end of the course, you will have created four original posters, selecting a favorite project for a portfolio-quality print.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jun 17 - 21 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-2199
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Live action movie making is within your grasp! This course introduces the tools and techniques needed to bring a story to an audience. Students are taught by a video production professional who starts with lessons in camera operation, frame aesthetics and lighting for the screen. Topics include microphone use and audio recording, as students learn to fully leverage the picture and sound experience. Once they have learned to capture the source, students learn to manipulate content on a popular (and free!) nonlinear editing platform. Screenings and discussions pulled from the history of film complement each session as students develop a technical and aesthetic vocabulary and start making movies.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Rachel Villari (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 5 - 9 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-2199-02
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Live action movie making is within your grasp! This course introduces the tools and techniques needed to bring a story to an audience. Students are taught by a video production professional who starts with lessons in camera operation, frame aesthetics and lighting for the screen. Topics include microphone use and audio recording, as students learn to fully leverage the picture and sound experience. Once they have learned to capture the source, students learn to manipulate content on a popular (and free!) nonlinear editing platform. Screenings and discussions pulled from the history of film complement each session as students develop a technical and aesthetic vocabulary and start making movies.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Rachel Villari (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 15 - 19 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-2868
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $15


Description

Whether bat cave, an interplanetary battlefield, or an alchemist's laboratory, scenic design in the movies takes the setting from a book or screenplay and gives it cinematic reality. In this course, students discover how to design setting for the movies by interpreting written descriptions into drawings and then architectural dioramas. Lessons in perspective drawing, lighting and photography help them turn models into images that can be projected onto a big screen.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Steven Hayes (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Jul 9 - Aug 6 | 6-9pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-1978
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

See, hear and feel sound in a whole new way! Here's your chance to design sound for the screen -- including movies, animations, games or projected presentations -- by learning how to construct soundtrack elements for a better audience experience. The instructor begins with an introduction to Audition and Logic Pro and lessons in sound recording. You'll then learn to change and edit your original source material through hands-on exercises in repairing damaged files, referencing sound libraries, and output options for maximum effect.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Ryan Campos (Bio)
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