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, 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.
Do you have a great idea for movie but have never gotten around to writing the screenplay? Have you bought the screenwriting manuals, attended the seminars, and even started writing the screenplay, but are struggling to finish?
Maybe you have finished the script and now have tackle a second draft. Or maybe you just love movies and would like to discuss stories and screenplays while you develop your own.
In this 11-week workshop led by RTF Lecturer Tom Willett, you will review the fundamentals of screenwriting, read and discuss scripts, collaborate with other writers, and ultimately complete a feature-length screenplay (or a TV pilot or a series of shorts). Note: The workshop includes 10 class meetings followed by a one-on-one meeting with the instructor to discuss your completed script.
More info coming soon. If you are interested in this workshop, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
DATES: Monday nights spring 2014
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|
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.
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.
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