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Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 29 - Aug 2 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-1322 ( Class is Full )
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 ( Class is almost Full )
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 ( Class is almost Full )
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 ( Class is almost Full )
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)
Course Details

Fridays, Jun 21 - Aug 2 | 9am-12pm | No Class: 7/5
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-DVID-4057
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425 | lab fee $30


Description

Today's high-speed computer processors and graphics cards allow artists to create virtually anything within the digital world, and when these creations are composited over live-action footage, the results can be extremely lifelike and breathtaking. In this introductory course, students learn the principles, techniques and software used by 3D generalists and Hollywood VFX production studios to produce visual effects for motion pictures, television advertising and game development. This course provides fundamental skills for completing visual effects including 3D modeling, texturing, lighting, rendering, camera tracking and compositing, using industry-standard VFX software including SideFX Houdini, Substance Painter, Redshift renderer, and Adobe After Effects. Aspiring students complete the course with professional-level knowledge to map out and execute their own complex, visual effects concepts.

Applies to: AN-E, IT-E


Instructor
  • Name: Todd Free (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Jun 20 - Aug 1 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 7/4
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-DVID-4056
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425 | lab fee $30 | other fee $180


Description

Documentary film is not only a cinematic art form, but it is also a 21st-century communications tool. In this introductory course, students learn the fundamentals of documentary filmmaking, techniques for developing ideas and scripts, and the digital technology used to produce award-winning documentary films. This course also gives students unprecedented access to RISD's professional camera equipment and multimedia lab, to facilitate training and education in film editing, sound mixing, and motion graphics creation. The training provided during class and lab time prepares students for feature-length, documentary film production as well as promotional and informational film production, popular with nonprofit organizations and used in advertising and marketing. While initially defining documentary film as "a creative treatment of actuality," this course leads students to define the art form for themselves as well as determine how to use their new skills, whether for commercial, noncommercial, social or artistic purposes. Note: $180 fee (see "other fee") covers the purchase of a portable Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 drive required for this course.

Applies to: AN-E


Instructor
  • Name: Todd Free (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesday, Jul 16 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-ILUS-0562
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $85 | lab fee $10


Description

Storyboarding takes a story concept and breaks it down into a series of visual panels representing the story over time. It is an effective way to graphically organize any narrative for an animation, video ideation, children's book pagination or the development of a graphic novel, and an invaluable skill to have in one's arsenal. Students in this class make small drawings or images in sequence and learn visual tricks and tools to develop frames that maintain consistent time sequencing, focus on composition and interpret writing/text for strong visual representation. Quick visual exercises help students hone the essentials of storyboarding.

Applies to: AN-E


Instructor
  • Name: Rick Shiers (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Jun 20 - Aug 1 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 7/4
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-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)
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