Learn the film & video production business from some of the top film industry experts in Colorado! If you are looking for an opportunity to gain more production experience, there is an abundance of film classes and video workshops available all over our State. Search the list below to find upcoming film & video workshops happening in Colorado.
This exciting workshop will help you get the most out of your video camera. Shoot like a pro for company videos, event documentation, family memories, YouTube shorts, and more!
We’ll start with an overview of video camera controls, emphasizing manual controls for focusing, exposure, and white balance. You’ll get an introduction to composition, and learn about different shots (wide, medium, close, cut-aways, etc.) so that you leave with stronger video shooting skills.
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How do you bring out the best from the people you are filming? Whether you are making a drama, a documentary, or a music video, you want to get the most from your talent. What steps should you take to get a good interview or performance? While this is a lecture-style class where we will discuss and teach a range of techniques and solutions, you will also have the opportunity to practice during class.
If you’re looking to animate, alter and composite media in 2D and 3D space, then this is the tool for you.
Adobe After Effects CC is an industry-standard motion graphics and visual effects composer. With built-in tools and plug-ins, and a bit of creativity, you can create just about anything you can imagine. By the end of this class, you will have the knowledge and practical experience to start building your own motion graphics projects.
If you’re wondering what footage to leave in and what to cut, think beyond the keyboard shortcut and explore the artistic side of video editing! Professional editing is more than just software skills – make more efficient editing choices and you’ll have a better video.
This workshop examines documentary editing, cutting interviews and supporting those interviews with B-roll. We’ll work through multiple examples together, building a sense of how editing directly impacts the story you tell.
This workshop will cover:
Isolating good sound bites and selects from longer interviews
Organizing interviews to best tell your story
Trimming out pauses and flubs
Rearranging interviews within your sequence
Smoothing out tough edits
Cutting in B-roll to support your story
Pacing your story
Ready to edit like a pro? Adobe Premiere Pro is a great software for you! This powerful cross-platform application is fully capable for pro-sumer editors all the way up to professional feature film editors, growing with you as your skills improve. Adobe’s powerful applications like After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Encore integrate seamlessly into the Premiere Pro workflow.
In three hours you’ll get a glimpse at the fundamentals of non-linear editing, while digging into Adobe Premiere’s media management, non-linear editing, effects, titles and output. You’ll leave with tips and tricks on how to save time and energy in the edit bay, and a few advanced concepts to take your editing to the next level.
How to save your film, your sanity, and – quite possibly – your home.
This brief introduction to a very large, and scary, subject will familiarize you with the two most important concepts in entertainment law: intellectual property (also known as copyright) and contract law.
Since ignorance is no defense before the law, we will de-mystify urban legends concerning:
Licensing : music, stock footage
This class will cover all the possible agreements you may need all the way from your film’s development phase, through production and post, to distribution and sales.
This five-day certificate program will prepare you with a wide range of essential and practical skills as you begin your path to being a professional photographer. Starting at the beginning you learn practical technical skills that will allow you to use and master a professional digital camera. You will learn hands-on to use professional lighting equipment. You will shoot photos in a studio and then edit those photos in Lightroom to produce high-quality finished images. You will learn the basics of running a photography business covering retail, commercial and fine-art business concepts. Many different disciplines will be covered, including portrait, wedding, editorial, product, advertising, landscape and more.
• You will have the ability to set proper exposure in both automatic and manual shooting modes.
• You will understand how to light your subject in a variety of shooting situations.
• You will understand how to edit your images in Lightroom and prepare them for printing or delivery.
• You will learn the fundamentals of running a photography business.
• You will begin building a portfolio of images in a variety of photographic discipline
* Materials for taking notes welcomed (recorders too)
Actor Owen Hisle provides film acting and public speaking classes / workshops to adults of all ages and backgrounds. Owen’s motivational style of teaching has a way of capturing his audience’s attention which draws them back for more
Improve Your Auditions / Public Speaking Skills With Owen Hisle’s Acting / Public Speaking Workshop
Statistically speaking, auditions and public speaking is the number one fear held by American adults. For many, this fear is related to inexperience and lack of confidence – both of which can be improved by taking Owen Hisle’s acting / public speaking workshop
Acting Workshops are ideal if your an actor, comedian, official, pastor, executive, educator, lawyer, etc
Owen Hisle’s acting / public speaking workshop offers:
Western State Colorado University is offering a 2-week summer intensive for screenwriters taught by the Graduate Program’s Screenwriting Concentration Director JS Mayank.
The intensive has three separate stages.
The first stage focuses on preparation. Participants read required materials, familiarize themselves with the formatting and basic structure, if they haven’t done so previously, and come to the workshop ready to pitch their ideas.
The second stage is the actual eight-day workshop. Each student pitches a story, creates a treatment, character biographies, an outline, and then writes the first act (roughly 30 pages) of the proposed screenplay or TV pilot/spec. This portion is rigorous, with an emphasis on writing, rewriting, critiquing and polishing words on the page.
The third stage focuses on support, including one-on-one meetings with screenwriting faculty to go over future writing plans. Students may also, for an additional fee, register for the three-day Writing the Rockies creative writing conference, which runs directly after the intensive ends, and includes discussions about the business of screenwriting and how to break into the industry.
Top Los Angeles Casting Director Stuart Stone is bringing his acclaimed commercial acting workshop to Denver! Stuart’s goal is to help you develop your talents in an empowering workshop, so that you are prepared to have a successful career as a commercial actor.
Stuart’s workshop will teach you, from an insiders’ perspective, the techniques that Ad Agencies and Directors are looking for from actors in today’s commercial market.
• Students are on camera, practicing the new skills learned in the workshop.
• Course workbooks.
• Using social media to gain auditions
• Techniques proven to help actors land jobs
• Identify your “type” and learn to create “you” on camera
• Small class sizes
Throughout these workshops you will gain a comprehensive approach to what techniques you need to use to get more callbacks and bookings.
– Stuart Stone is one of the premier casting directors out of LA. He consistently works with many of the world’s top directors and producers. He has cast for companies worldwide. Some of his clients include: Microsoft, Apple, Subway, Chevy, Burger King, Oakley, Honda, Intel, Tide, Kidz Bop and Walgreens. –
To register and secure your spot in the One-Day Super Saturday or to learn more visit: stuartsworkshop.com
December 10 and 11, 2016
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Register online at: www.PACertified.eventbrite.com
Location: Lighting Services, Inc.
8136 South Grant Way, Littleton, CO 80122
For more information go to: www.furiousfilmsllc.com
Sponsored by: Lighting Services, Inc. and the Colorado Office of Film, Television & Media
PA Certified is an intensive 2-day workshop for the entry level production assistant who wants to get started in film, TV or digital media production. The workshop is led by Vincent Gonzales, Directors Guild of America (DGA) Assistant Director, who will teach you to know your way around a film production set, understand basic job responsibilities, production lingo and paperwork. Get hands on experience using the equipment you’ll need to know. Learn how to work with the cast, crew and the public. Get input on what makes a stand out resume and tips on how to land your first production gig.
The fact is, competition is fierce for every position on-set and this workshop will provide you the background, knowledge and insight to get started in the film, TV or digital media production industry.
You will learn:
Basic job responsibilities
Industry union information
Tools and equipment of the trade
Grip/Electric equipment demos
Proper etiquette when working with the cast, crew and the public
Key points for a winning resume
Two 8 hour days (9:00 am – 5:00 pm) of instruction and hands on training
Plenty of opportunity to ask questions and receive personal guidance
Your own production paperwork binder
Entry into Set-Ready Exclusive Facebook page
Invitations to future networking events for Set-Ready participants
Working on a feature, TV show or commercial can become a successful reality. Enroll in the PA Certified workshop today.
For more information go to: www.furiousfilmsllc.com
Vincent Gonzales Bio:
As a DGA member since 1996, Vincent Gonzales has over 20 years of experience in the film industry, producing, supervising and working as a DGA Assistant Director. He has worked on features such as The Sandlot, Gattaca, and The Tooth Fairy. TV shows include the Walking Dead, Charmed and Boston Legal just to name a few. Vince will share the knowledge he has gained over the years and provide insights that will help you step into your role on the set with confidence.
Are you looking for a comprehensive media education at an extremely low price? Our $500 Film School is just that! Kickstart your media career in radio, TV and video production here at your community media center. $500 Film School provides unlimited classes at Denver Open Media for an entire year for only $500. We can teach you everything you need to know, from Pre- to Post-Production and everything in between! Classes in Camera Operation, Lighting, Sound, Livestreaming, Green Screen Production, Editing, Graphics and Animation. You can learn software skills in Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Blender and much more. You can work with the latest cameras and gear, in real TV broadcasting studios. You can make media!
This is a great program for anyone just starting out, as well as experienced media-makers who want to expand their skillset. With our wide range of classes, you can experiment with every aspect of media production to find your niche, or acquire new skills to make yourself an all-around pro. You’ll have support from our expert staff in workshopping your content, meet fellow media-makers and build community to develop projects!
Start anytime. Register online and start your training!