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Digital Film Making Course to be offered in September
Friday, June 29, 2012
Award-winning film maker Brian Sharp on location. Sharp will teach a course in digital film making this September for Holland College.
Charlottetown, PE -Social media is becoming the prevalent method for disseminating information for private companies, entertainers, artists, writers, crafts people and not for profit organizations. Incorporating digital film can be an effective way of engaging with the audience, but not if the resulting product misses the mark because the film maker had too few technical skills. To address this, Holland College is offering a short course in digital film making this September, giving participants the opportunity to hone their skills and learn a few tricks of the trade.
The course includes an introduction to the digital filmmaker's camera, lighting and sound gear; basic camera and sound positions and recording techniques; three-point lighting techniques and working with available lighting; media literacy, the language of storytelling for digital filmmaking; camera positioning; an introduction to post production processes; editing and basic sound design/mix; client management; and scaling projects to fit a budget.
Although it is not mandatory, participants are encouraged to bring their own video camera, flip camera or phone with video capabilities.
Award-winning film maker Brian Sharp, who has 18 years of experience in the industry, is the course instructor. His experience ranges from short films to 220 episodes of a daily TV series. He has produced several successful TV kids' series, including two seasons of the CBC series Razzberry Jazzberry Jam for Trapeze Animation Studios Ltd. Brian is the producer/director on the web series N3XT TV (www.n3xt.ca), and has several projects under development.
"Digital word of mouth can be a compelling way to get your message out, but a lack of understanding of the basic techniques can result in a product that does not engage your audience. This course will provide participants with a solid foundation in the basics of digital film making so that their next film is the best that it can be," Sharp said.
The four-week course will run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday evenings starting September 12 and ending October 3 at Springhead Studios, 250 Unit B, Queen Street, Charlottetown. The course fee is $195 per person. For more information or to register, go to hollandcollege.com and follow the Short Courses link on the left side of the page; call 1-800-446-5265; or e-mail email@example.com.
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