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Jan. 24th (Trinity 201, 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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Thurs., Jan. 28th (Trinity 201, 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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Tues., Feb. 2nd (Trinity 201, 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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Thurs., Feb. 4th (Trinity 201, 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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Tues., Feb. 9th (Trinity 201, 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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Thurs., Feb. 11th (Trinity 201, 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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Tues., Feb. 16th (Trinity 201, class #07)

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The second full-class edit labs for Project 1.

 
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Thurs., Feb. 18th (Trinity 201, 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. 25th (Trinity 201, 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., Mar. 1st (Trinity 201, 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., Mar. 3rd (Trinity 201, class #11)

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We begin screening Project 1 films.

 
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Tues., Mar. 8th (Trinity 201, class #12)

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

 
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Tues., Mar. 22nd (Trinity 201, class #14)

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Second day of project pitches.

 
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Thurs., Mar. 24th (Trinity 201, class #15)

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Day three of story pitches.

 
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Tues., Mar. 29th (Trinity 201, class #16)

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

 
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Thurs., Mar. 31st (Trinity 201, class #17)

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Second edit lab for Project 2.

 
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Tues., Apr. 5th (Trinity 201, class #18)

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

 
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Thurs., Apr. 7th (Trinity 201, class #19)

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Fourth edit lab for Project 2.

 
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Tues., Apr. 12th (Trinity 201, class #20)

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

 
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Thurs., Apr. 14th (Trinity 201, class #21)

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Documentary lecture. Assign documentary worksheets and proposal.

 
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Tues., Apr. 19th, (Trinity 201, 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. 21st (Trinity 201, class #23)

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Second day of screenings for Project 2.

 
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Tues., Apr. 26th (Trinity 201, 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. 28th (Trinity 201, class #25)

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

 
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Tues., May 3rd (Trinity 201, 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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Tues., May 10th (final exam period)

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Final, edited, shared-out films due at beginning of final exam period. We will screen films during this period. Bring all borrowed equipment to class. If you have outstanding films, all films must be turned in by end of final exam period to be accepted.