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Film & Video

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Monday - Friday, Jul 10 - 21 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CHILD-3767 ( Class is almost Full )
10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $490 | lab fee $40


Description

Punch it, pull it, make it move. Clay has a lot of character -- wouldn't Gumby agree? Join us to learn the secrets of frame-by-frame moviemaking, using clay as a medium to make moveable creatures, people and objects for an animated video. While relying upon traditional animation techniques at first to develop the idea, style the characters and put them through their paces, students work cooperatively to set their Plasticine players into motion to tell original claymation stories. They learn all aspects of the process, including storyboarding, camera operation, basic editing and sound design, resulting in a stop-motion animated film for family and friends to appreciate.


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Jun 19 - Jul 24 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-DVID-4111
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $420 | lab fee $30


Description

Video technology presents new challenges and exciting possibilities for artists, storytellers, product designers and other creative professionals. Explore video as an expressive medium that goes beyond traditional single-channel presentation. Hands-on lessons begin with the operation of Blackmagic Cinema cameras, and then move on to alternate modes of display such as installation, performance, video projection mapping and more, in order to push the boundaries of narrative through structure, content and ideas. You'll engage with experimental films, Web series, traditional art and installation to broaden your critical vocabulary and visual literacy -- culminating in an original project of expansive cinema.

Applies to: AN-E, IT-E, PG-E, PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: Vivian Charlesworth (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Jul 11 - 25 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-PHO-1697
3 sessions | 9 contact hours | tuition $185 | lab fee $20


Description

Light matters if you are a photographer. If there is none then you must bring your own, so a camera synced flash is a necessity. This workshop introduces you to this equipment "must have" and how to take full advantage of it. Lessons include essential flash anatomy, decoded equations of sync speed, exposure calculation using your guide and flash/ambient ratios. Students engage in aesthetic experiments using diffusion, filters and continuous light sources. Through lecture and demonstration, creating a timeless picture is revealed to be a delicate relationship between a knowledgeable photographer and dependable gear.

Applies to: AN-E, GR-E, IT-E, PG-E


Instructor
  • Name: Brittany McGuire (Bio)
Course Details

Sunday, Jul 23 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-PHO-1675
1 session | 6 contact hours | tuition $130


Description

Imagine that you have contracted with a couple to photograph their wedding. Writing the terms for a contract is as important as your choice of Canon vs. Nikon. The design of your photographic business is as critical to your success as any of your artistic or technical choices; this class shows you where to start. The presenter reveals the need for contracts, insurance, promotion and marketing strategies. Attention is paid to taxes, including suggestions for accounting tools and services and their native vocabulary. The class provides you with a running start as you consider the challenges inherent in running a photographic business.

Applies to: PG-E


Instructor
  • Name: Joseph Carreiro Jr. (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Jun 29 - Aug 3 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-2199
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320


Description

Learn to make your own independent short film projects from start to finish. From the pre-production process of creating original stories and characters, to the shooting process, and finally post-production non-linear video-editing techniques, you'll create original screen stories to be shared with family and friends. You'll analyze professional screenings and techniques, develop technical vocabulary and appreciate the role of the film critic.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Rachel Villari (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesday - Friday, Jul 5 - 7 | 10am-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-2199-02
3 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320


Description

Learn to make your own independent short film projects from start to finish. From the pre-production process of creating original stories and characters, to the shooting process, and finally post-production non-linear video-editing techniques, you'll create original screen stories to be shared with family and friends. You'll analyze professional screenings and techniques, develop technical vocabulary and appreciate the role of the film critic.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Rachel Villari (Bio)
Course Details

Monday, Jul 3 | 10am-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-1780
1 session | 6 contact hours | tuition $110 | lab fee $30


Description

Delve into the art of theatrical and cinematic makeup. You'll learn skills in casting, facial anatomy and physiology while bringing creatures and characters to life. Throughout the process, whether adding aged wrinkles, alien scales, or gory wounds, you'll reinforce your abilities to conceive and execute special effects makeup.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Jason Robert LeClair (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 10 - 21 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-2008
10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $490 | lab fee $40


Description

From King Kong's wrestling match T-Rex to the found object stories of Oscar and Emmy-nominated animator PES, the process of building a movie frame by frame has resulted in unbelievable cinematic images. Each individual movement is recorded and then projected at a speed that fools the eye into seeing uninterrupted movement. Explore this process as you assume the role of camera operator, set designer and animator. Using a variety of two- and three-dimensional media, you'll go on to create a believable reality made with short video experiments. By the end of the course, you will have learned to combine digital picture and sound and learned the art of stop motion storytelling.

Applies to: AT, Y3, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Jun 21 - Jul 26 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-DVID-4112
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $420 | lab fee $30


Description

Beginning with Eadweard Muybridge's photographic studies of running horses and the simultaneous birth of cinema in both New Jersey and France, this course will consider the history and evolution of film from its inception through the late 1950s. We'll delve into the various cinematic movements that occurred during the first half of the 20th Century, such as German Expressionism, Soviet montage, Italian neorealism, film noir and more. Additionally, we will examine how cinema evolved in countries such as Japan, China, India, Mexico and Argentina, as well as investigate how underrepresented filmmakers who are persons of color, female and/or LGBT made their mark. In addition to film screenings, students will engage with philosophical and critical texts, and will demonstrate their appreciation with weekly essays and in-class discussions.

Applies to: AN-E, IT-E, PG-E


Instructor
  • Name: Vivian Charlesworth (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesday, Jun 20 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-DVID-4607
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $75


Description

Lighting the video image has never been easy, but there are dependable strategies that the low-budget filmmaker can use that will look like a million dollars to the audience. In addition to understanding lighting technology, it is important to know how to design a three-dimensional space for two-dimensional presentation. This intensive workshop covers it all: a tutorial in lighting hardware (meters, lights, doors, scrims and reflectors) framed by discussions of lighting philosophy and aesthetic. A practical demonstration allows participants to work with equipment in a hands-on simulation of the best that is possible with guerilla lighting scenarios.

Applies to: AN-E, PG-E


Instructor
  • Name: Evan Villari (Bio)
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