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Thurs., Jan. 21st (MCC class #01)

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Welcome to Basic Filmmaking! This is a hands-on introduction to filmmaking from the perspectives of the director and editor. By designing and executing a series of short, creative production projects, students will explore how moving image techniques are used to...

 
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Tues., Jan. 26th (MCC class #02)

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The class will function as a film crew to copy a scene from the movie Rushmore. Each student will be assigned a crew position and we will learn the basic roles, responsibilities and protocols on a professional movie set.

 
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Thurs., Jan. 28th (MCC class #03)

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Choose a scene from a movie and copy it shot-for-shot. Mimic the scene’s location, camera angles, wardrobe, props, acting and other cinematic elements as closely as possible.

 
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Tues., Feb. 2nd (MCC class #04)

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Filmmakers see movies differently. We will unravel cinema’s elemental concepts and begin to look at movies from the point of view of a director.

 
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Thurs., Feb. 4th (MCC class #05)

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Welcome to our first edit lab. Bring your footage, hard drive and prepare to fire up Final Cut Pro X, an amazing tool that changed the traditional concept of editing.

 
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Tues., Feb. 9th (MCC class #06)

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Together we’ll step through basics techniques in Final Cut Pro X. By the end of class, you’ll be off and running on your edit.

 
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Thurs., Feb. 11th (MCC class #07)

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The second full-class edit labs for Project 1.

 
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Tues., Feb. 16th (MCC class #08)

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FCPX Basic Skills exam today. Also, the third full-class edit lab for Project 1. Finished films are due next class.

 
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Thurs., Feb. 18th (MCC class #09)

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The fourth and last full-class edit lab for Project 1. Finished films are due today by the end of class.

 
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Tues., Feb. 23rd (MCC class #10)

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Lecture on narrative structure and pitching a project. Assign pitch worksheet and create a pitch to deliver in class.

 
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Thurs., Feb. 25th (MCC class #11)

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We begin screening Project 1 films.

 
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Tues., Mar. 1st (MCC class #12)

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Screening day two! Today we conclude screenings of Project 1.

 
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Thurs., Mar. 3rd (MCC class #13)

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Lecture on screenplay format. Day one of story pitches.

 
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Tues., Mar. 8th (MCC class #14)

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Second day of project pitches.

 
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Thurs., Mar. 10th (MCC class #15)

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Day three of story pitches.

 
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Tues., Mar. 15th (MCC class #16)

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DUE: 50% Raw footage. First edit lab for Project 2.

 
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Thurs., Mar. 17th (MCC class #17)

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Second edit lab for Project 2.

 
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Tues., Mar. 29th (MCC class #18)

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DUE: 100% Raw Footage. Third edit lab for Project 2.

 
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Thurs., Mar. 31st (MCC class #19)

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Fourth edit lab for Project 2.

 
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Tues., Apr. 5th (MCC class #20)

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Projects DUE by end of class. Fifth edit lab for Project 2.

 
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Thurs., Apr. 7th (MCC class #21)

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Documentary lecture. Assign documentary worksheets and proposal.

 
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Tues., Apr. 12th, (MCC class #22)

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First day of screenings for Project 2. Collect documentary worksheet and proposal. Begin filming Project 3.

 
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Thurs., Apr. 14th (MCC class #23)

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Second day of screenings for Project 2.

 
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Tues., Apr. 19th (MCC class #24)

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First footage for Project 3 is due today. Our first in-class edit lab.

 
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Thurs., Apr. 21st (MCC class #25)

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Only one class left! Today is the second edit lab for Project 3.

 
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Tues., Apr. 26th (MCC class #26)

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Last class! And the last full-day edit lab for Project 3. Final, edited, shared-out films are DUE at the start of the final exam period. We will screen films during that period.

 
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Thurs., Apr. 28th (MCC class #27)

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Screening day one for Project 3. TOPIC / ACTIVITY Screen Films with Feedback (Project 3) SELECTED NOTES (none) DISTRIBUTED MATERIALS (none) ASSIGNMENT All finished films were  DUE last class. If you have outstanding films, ALL films must be turned in...

 
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Tues., May 3rd (MCC class #28)

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Last class! If you have outstanding films, ALL films must be turned in TODAY to be accepted.

 
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Tues., May 10th (MCC Final Exam Period)

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There is no final exam scheduled for this class. HAVE A GREAT BREAK!