The University of Texas at Austin's Department of Radio-Television-Film (RTF) Media Workshops will take place in the evenings and on weekends on the UT Austin campus, in the same building where, for over 25 years, "Austin City Limits" filmed its famous television show. In addition to our popular media production classes, animation workshops, and film appreciation seminars, this summer, RTF is excited to also offer screenwriting and professional training with Avid Media Composer.
These workshops are designed for adult learners; mature teens are also welcome. If you are interested in summer classes for teenagers, please explore RTF's exciting array of summer day camps.
Note: Current UT students interested in learning filmmaking are encouraged to enroll in the RTF 318, Intro to Image and Sound (Intro to Filmmaking) summer course, and not in the film production workshop. However, UT students are welcome to take the Avid Media Composer or Photoshop courses.
FILM PRODUCTION WORKSHOP
Take part in a "filmmaker face-off" style of workshop to create your own original short films. Work in teams of two filmmakers to write, shoot, direct, and edit video to create a short film. There will also be one all-day camera and lighting workshop. Twelve meetings for each session.
COST PER SESSION: $550
(Tuesdays & Thursdays + 1 Saturday))
|Week 1:||6/11-6/13 TuTh||6:30–9:30 pm|
9 am - 4 pm
|Week 3:||6/25-6/27 TuTh||6:30-9:30 pm|
|No classes the week of 7/1|
|Week 4:||7/9-7/11 TuTh||6:30–9:30 pm|
|Week 5:||7/16 -7/18 TuTh||6:30–9:30 pm|
|7/19 Fri, 7 pm SCREENING|
Do you have a great idea for a feature film? Many have great ideas; only few craft them into screenplays. In this workshop, learn screenwriting fundamentals as you develop your idea from pitch to outline to screenplay. While no previous screenwriting experience is necessary, having completed a college English course is recommended.
AVID: MC 101/110 COMPREHENSIVE STUDY OF EDITING AND EFFECTS WITH MEDIA COMPOSER 6.5
This comprehensive 5-day professional course is the first step in achieving confidence, creativity, and efficiency with Avid Media Composer 6.5.2, the non-linear film/video editing application used in most movie and television productions. This course combines MC 101 and MC 110 to provide the foundation for the Media Composer User Certification Exam, the requirement to become an official Media Composer Certified User.
This course leads you through the interface and basic editing techniques before moving on to trimming, fine-tuning the edit, adjusting audio, handling multicamera editing, adding transitions, adding titles, and outputting your finished project. The training is hands-on and features project-based lessons in which you work on real-world projects ranging from extreme sports and dazzling documentary footage to an episode of the television show Hell's Kitchen.
Once you know the basics of the editing tools in Media Composer, you are ready to learn the fundamentals of creating effects within Avid Media Composer 6.5.2. We will take you through the basic effects-building interface; then, using a real-world, hands-on approach, you'll learn fundamental audio adjustments and effects, multilayered video compositing, tracking, stabilization, various retiming methods, and basic color-grading techniques.
Who Should Attend
- Producers, Editors, Assistant editors, Multimedia producers
- Practical working knowledge of Mac OS X
- A background in editing, production, or post-production is strongly recommended
An Avid Certified User credential allows you to:
- Differentiate yourself from competitors
- Make your résumé stand out with downloadable logos
- Prove your credentials with a Certificate of Achievement
- Gain recognition from your employer and peers with our online Certified Professional listing
COST: $1795 (*$1595 early registration by 2/28) (Cost of Media Composer User Certification Exam, administered 6/1, is included in your registration.)
MOTION GRAPHICS AND VISUAL FX WORKSHOP
For the aspiring digital artist, go from beginner to master in days in this practical hands-on exploration. This introductory course is designed to expand your knowledge of the world of motion graphics and visual effects. We will focus on compositing and techniques to enrich your videos with matte paintings, typography, particle effects and much more.
We begin with Adobe Photoshop: concept art and matte painting techniques, exploring perspective and painting with light. We then move into Adobe After Effects where we bring these elements to life through animation, vector-based masks, rotoscoping, mattes, text animation, particles, time manipulation, green screen and 3D. If you dream it, you can make it; you don't even need to know how to draw!
Participants will emerge with a portfolio of digital art, animation, and effects work.
FILM APPRECIATION SEMINAR: INTRO TO FILM
"What a delight to watch a curated collection of films."
Learn how to see films in an entirely new way! You'll be amazed at how much more happens on screen besides the story, performances, and special effects. You'll watch and investigate some of the most influential films in history that continue to inspire today's movie directors. Join RTF Assistant Instructor Joshua Gleich for a summer film and lecture series. Watch, discuss, and discover how to fully experience and appreciate films! You'll also receive discounts to Paramount Theatre's Summer Movie Classics!
DATES: 6/12-7/24, Wednesdays 6-9 pm (six meetings); No class 7/2
FILM APPRECIATION: ALFRED HITCHCOCK
"What a delight to watch a curated collection of films."
Alfred Hitchcock's films have inspired countless filmmakers and viewers with their uncanny ability to manipulate audience sensations. This seminar will explore how Hitchcock meticulously employs film aesthetics to not only shape the viewer experience, but also to explore the assumptions and meanings of film as a cultural medium. Join RTF Assistant Instructor Joshua Gleich for a summer film and lecture series. Watch, discuss, and discover how to fully experience and appreciate Hitchcock films! You'll also receive discounts to Paramount Theatre's Summer Movie Classics, including the Hitchcock series.
DATES: 6/6-7/18 Thursdays 6-9 pm (six meetings); No class 7/4
This one-day, intensive workshop will take you from beginner to advanced user of Photoshop. We will explore the elements and principles of design using the premiere image editing and digital painting tool in the world: Adobe Photoshop. From the structure of layers, brush design, color correction, transfer modes, image transformations, masks, typography, creating and manipulating images has never been easier. Put the full power of Photoshop at your fingertips.
This 3-day, hands-on workshop is a comprehensive survey of the features and power of Autodesk Maya. From 3D navigation and orientation, polygonal modeling, surfacing, lighting, camera, animation, and dynamics and much more. Participants will complete a rigorous set of exercises designed to demystify Maya and build solid portfolio pieces for use in film, TV, games, motion graphics and much more.