Charles Street Video Workshops 2012
Intro to AVID – Jan 28th, 2012 – 10am
Participants will receive an overview of the Avid Media Composer non-linear editing system, including logging and digitizing video, understanding and using a time-line, cutting techniques and possibilities, outputting to tape, audio considerations, and a brief discussion of titling and effects tools.
Introduction to Panasonic AF-100 Camera – Feb. 4th 2012 – 10am
The course will familiarize participants to the AF-100 operation and basic workflow. Particular emphasis is placed on sensor size, lens choice, and camera menus. The class is well-suited for anyone new to the AF100.
This workshop will cover the following topics. Sensor Specifics, Lens Choice and Operation, External Camera Control, Menu Specific Functions, and Video Format and Workflow
Lighting – Feb. 11th 2012 – 10am
This one-day lighting workshop will give participants a basic knowledge of film and video lighting including: three-point lighting, lighting fixtures, grip equipment, light meters, theory, etc. Lighting examples from various films will be analyzed. Participants will work as a crew to re-create these lighting examples.
Grant Writing for Media Artists – Feb. 7th, 2012 - 7pm
This popular workshop is designed to help media artists represent their projects clearly and concisely. The instructor will take emerging film and video makers through the process of applying to art councils and cultural agencies for funding.
Participants will learn the do's and don'ts of grant writing and see examples of successful proposals, complete with budgets, schedules, and project descriptions. They will learn about the jury process and how to effectively present support material.
Participants should bring a one page project description ready for review in one-on-one sessions - complete proposals are also welcome
Instructor: Annette Mangaard is an artist and filmmaker and was Associate Media and Visual Arts Awards Officer at the Ontario Arts Council for 4 years during which time she spent many hours counseling prospective applicants on best practices in grant writing and was responsible for the selection and implementation of Media Arts juries which awarded grants to successful applicants.
Introduction to FCP X – Feb. 25th, 2012 – 10am
This one-day course is designed to introduce participants to Apple's new editing system, Final Cut Pro X, which the company describes as a complete rewrite of the original FCP application. FCP X is a 64-bit application with Grand Central Dispatch and OpenCL support, allowing it to scale and use all available processing cores for background rendering. FCP X supports up to 4K resolutions and while importing, can analyse footage and audio for automatic sorting into groups such as close-ups, medium shots, shots with two people, or group shots. FCP X can prepare the footage for quick, automatic fixes for defects such as lens flare, camera shake, rolling shutter, and colour balance. Audio can also be analysed in an attempt to automatically remove hums, pops or other noticeable defects. The software features a 'Magnetic Timeline' that edits footage in the middle of the timeline without knocking any other clips or audio out of place at other points of the timeline.
Web TV: The New Indie Feature? Free Panel Dicussion – March 8th 2012 – 7pm
Are web series the new TV pilot? Are they replacing the indie feature? Or is WebTV a legitimate art form all its own, with its own creative satisfactions? Find out why these creators are choosing the web series form to bring their visions to the screen. Creators, Jason Leaver ( http://www.outwithdad.com/) Scott Albert ( http://www.tightsandfights.com/), Mike Fly ( bite.ca/comedybar, sexynerdgirl.com) and Jill Golick ( http://rubyskyepi.com) will talk about what kinds of stories work best online, building and engaging audiences and how technology can be a creative tool. This free panel will introduce participants to Toronto's vibrant web series community as they talk about their work, inspiration and creative collaboration.
GH2 Panasonic Camera – March 10th 2012 - 10am
Through hands-on demonstration, participants will learn the features and workflow options of this fabulous DSLR-like camera. The workshop instructor will compare this camera with others, including the Panasonic AF-100 and Canon 5D. See a full description of the GH2 camera at the following link:
Introduction to After Effects – March 24th, 2012 – 10am
This workshop will provide a brief survey of Adobe's powerful image manipulation software, After Effects, with a specific focus on applying it to video and animation sequences. The workshop will cover the fundamentals of AE including compositions, timelines, keyframes, and wireframes, masking, titling and applying effects. The workshop will inform participants about importing files and sequences to/from Avid or Final Cut Pro editing systems or other applications. A basic familiarity with video editing concepts and with computer graphics applications such as Photoshop and Illustrator, would be an asset for getting the most out of this workshop.
Adobe Premier – March 31st, 2012 – 10am
This one-day class will familiarize students with Adobe's Premiere Pro, and covers all facets of its video editing functionality and how it integrates with other Adobe software, such as After Effects and Encore. See the full description of Adobe Premiere Pro at the link below:
Epic Camera Workshop – April 7th, 2012 – 10am
In this hands-on workshop, participants will explore the RED Epic's capabilities and production/ post workflows. One-third the size of a RED ONE, the Epic has a 5K Mysterium-X sensor, enabling it to shoot up to 120 frames-per-second while capturing each frame at full, 14MP resolution. The Epic provides a native dynamic range and resolution that arguably exceeds 35mm motion picture film. This camera also can shoot in HDRx™, which extends the dynamic range up to 18 stops. The workshop instructor will discuss the strengths and limitations of this remarkable new camera system.
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