Last Chance to Register for New Film/Video Production Classes From The Detroit Film Center and Y Arts

Last Chance to Register for New Film/Video Production Classes From The Detroit Film Center and Y Arts

Detroit Film Center Classes

Detroit Film Center Classes

Registration for the latest film and video production classes (Final Cut Pro – Digital Video Editing, 16mm Film Production, and Screenwriting) offered by the Detroit Film Center and Y Arts has been extended until this Friday, May 29, 2009.  Class size is limited and the seats are being taken up quickly, so register soon in person at the Boll Family YMCA at 1401 Broadway, Detroit (located across the street from the Opera House parking structure). These classes are presented by the Detroit Film Center in cooperation with Y Arts, the Arts and Humanities Branch of the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit. For more info call the DFC at 313-438-2427.

Also, don’t miss Detroit Shorts, a festival of short films presented by the DFC.  The festival is this weekend, May 28th-31st 2009!

FINAL CUT PRO - DIGITAL VIDEO EDITING

Learn the essentials of the industry-leading desktop video editing program Final Cut Pro. This course provides lessons and practice in the following core areas: Importing and exporting footage, the editing tool set, audio, titles, scaling and moving video, color correction, filters and effects, compression and more.

Class size limited to 12. Class meets for 6 weeks 7-9:30pm – TUESDAYS starting June 2 and ending July 7, 2009.

Course Fee $275. Payment must be made in full and in person at the Boll Family YMCA anytime M-F 6am-9pm, SS 9am-5pm. Cash, check, MO and credit card accepted. Online payments are not available.

Deadline for registration is FRIDAY, MAY 29 (The Friday prior to the start of class)

Class Location:
Y-Arts at the Boll Family YMCA
Floor 2A
1401 Broadway, Detroit MI 48226

FILM 1 – 16MM FILMMAKING

Dive into the world of 16MM filmmaking with this intensive, hands-on video course that takes beginners through all phases of production. Each student produces their own silent short film on 16mm film with post production in Final Cut Pro.

Topics include: Basic cinematography, exposure, light meters, film stocks, treatments, storyboards, 16mm camera operation, producing and directing techniques and an introduction to digital editing using Final Cut Pro. Perfect for the beginner or expereinces digital filmmaker who wants expereicne in 16mm.

Students are responsible for material costs which will vary. The typical 3 minute film will cost approximately $180 to produce. Students may pool resources and work in groups.

Class size limited to 12. Class meets for 13 weeks 7-9:30pm – TUESDAYS starting JUNE 2 and ending AUGUST 25, 2009.

Course Fee $525. Payment must be made in full and in person at the Boll Family YMCA anytime M-F 6am-9pm, SS 9am-5pm. Cash, check, MO and credit card accepted. Online payments are not available.

Class Location:
Y-Arts at the Boll Family YMCA
Floor 2A
1401 Broadway, Detroit MI 48226

SCREENWRITING

Get moving with your movie ideas! In this course you will work toward writing the first draft of a screenplay. Individuals will study successful screenplays that have been made into films and will learn how to organize raw ideas and transform them into standard script format. Characterization, plotting, theme, metaphor, script formatting, and pacing will be discussed.

Participants will receive feedback on their work through group discussion and also on an individual basis with the instructor.

Class size limited to 20. Class meets for 8 weeks 7-9:30pm – WEDNESDAYS starting JUNE 3 and ending JULY 22, 2009.

Course Fee $350. Payment must be made in full and in person at the Boll Family YMCA anytime M-F 6am-9pm, SS 9am-5pm. Cash, check, MO and credit card accepted. Online payments are not available.

Class Location:
Y-Arts at the Boll Family YMCA
Floor 2A
1401 Broadway, Detroit MI 48226