Filmmaking Courses

Art of Motion Picture Editing

Course Number: CNTV-332

Jun 24 - Aug 2 Add to cart

Picture Editors are story tellers but unlike writers who use text, or lyricists who use words, editors use visual images, dialogue, sound, special effects and music to stir the emotions of the audience and tell our stories. This course will analyze and deconstruct all the elements of the art of creatively manipulating visual images through editing.
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Beginning Filmmaking

Course Number: 392 & CTPR-240x

ADULT (ages 18+)
Jun 24 - Aug 2 Add to cart
MINORS (ages 16 & 17)
Jun 24 - Aug 2 Add to cart

Beginning Filmmaking is a total hands on immersion in the filmmaking process. Each student will create three 5 minute digital projects from conception to projection. This course is a fundamental education in all components of filmmaking including producing, directing, cinematography, editing and sound. Parallel class study includes both cinematic theory and practical workshops. Realize your dreams...now!
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Commercial Directing: The Art of the 60-Second Story

Course Number: CNTV-415

Jun 24 - Aug 2 Add to cart

Experience the excitement of hands-on filmmaking that takes you through every stage of commercial creation, including concept, production and post-production.
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Digital Editing With Avid

Course Number: CNTV-413

Jun 24 - Aug 2 Add to cart

This course uses the AVID system to open new doors of post-production creativity, taking you from basic through advanced digital editing techniques.
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Directing Intensive

Course Number: CNTV-411

ADULT (ages 18+)
Jun 11 - Jul 26 Add to cart
MINORS (ages 16 & 17)
Jun 24 - Aug 2 Add to cart

You will see realized on-screen a story now “inside you” that you feel you just have to tell. The core of the course will be the individual project. Your imagination is the first step to a successful summer.
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Documentary Filmmaking

Course Number: CNTV-410

Jun 24 - Aug 2 Add to cart

The popularity of documentary films and reality TV is exploding, and now you can be a part of it, as you conceive, write, produce, direct and edit your own original non-fiction work.
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Film & Digital Cinematography Class

Course Number: CNTV-325

Jun 24 - Aug 2 Add to cart

An intensive camera, lighting and image design class for emerging cinematographers, producers, directors, editors and writers. This class includes weekly hands-on projects on 35mm stills, Super 16mm, and Digital motion picture cameras.
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Horror Film Production

Course Number: CTPR-428

Jun 24 - Aug 2 Add to cart

Are you a horror movie fan? Then this is the film class for you! This course will teach you the fundamentals of horror filmmaking and working within the horror genre portion of the industry. You will learn not only how to create films, but also how to craft and focus your skills to create compelling and effective horror content. The course will also give you the opportunity to work with and learn from some of the top minds in the horror industry through panels, lectures, and field trips. Each student will create two horror short films during the 6-week course.
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Intro to Virtual Reality: An Incubator for VR Storytelling

Course Number: CTPR-428

Jun 24 - Aug 2 Add to cart

The USC School of Cinematic Arts, Summer Program and the JAUNT Cinematic VR Lab Presents: Intro to Virtual Reality: An Incubator for VR Storytelling. Virtual Reality has become a reality! Oculus, Google, PlayStation, HTC, and many more industry giants have thrown their weight behind the growing VR ecosystem, believing that this technology is the wave of the future.
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USC/Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Producing and Directing Class

Course Number: 405 & CTPR-460

Jun 24 - Aug 2 Add to cart

This course brings together the facilities and resources of two of Hollywood’s longtime, outstanding contributors: The Walt Disney Studios and the USC School of Cinematic Arts. In addition to directing two polished films of your own, you will experience outstanding lectures on filmmaking and attend special guest appearances and screenings at Walt Disney Studios.
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USC/Warner Brothers Producing and Directing Class

Course Number: 405 & CTPR-460

Jun 24 - Aug 2 Add to cart

From script to screening you will, on a daily basis, explore and practice in all the fields of filmmaking and production and leave the class with at least two short, polished digital films.
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