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Our Filmmaking programs and certificates provide training in video, audio, editing techniques and visual effects. Combine this certificate with Apple Certification in Final Cut Pro or Logic Pro.

Videography and Filmmaking - Upcoming Classes

Class Name

This class is a hands‐on experience using the tools and practices of modern cinema. The class will be taught at uPublic.tv in Albuquerque. Students will learn how to rig and move a cinema camera, creatively control light, get good audio on location and deal with the digital workflow used by most modern cinema cameras. Learn techniques to get that "film look" with budgets from high to zero. You will also learn on‐set terminology and practices essential to successful production. You will leave the class with skills immediately usable for a variety of projects. The instructor is Chris Paul, a working professional with 33 years of experience.

Section Spring 1

55930
$325
02/24/2020 - 03/02/2020
Mon, Tue, Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Chris Paul
uPUBLIC Studios

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Learn to create professional footage using your own video camera by developing your technical and creative skills as a digital cinematographer. The course covers video formats, different types of cameras and what to use them for, camera controls/features and operation, and framing and composition. We cover camera movement and its results, and types of shot sizes and their role for the edit ‐ shooting for editing, in short. An intro to sound recording and lighting are also part of the course. Note: Bring your film/video camera or digital stills camera with video mode, and the manual.

Section Spring 1

55911
$269
02/27/2020 - 03/05/2020
Tue, Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Reinhard Lorenz
CE South Building

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'Documentary'' can be defined as a creative way of dealing with reality. This course is an introduction to the art of documentary filmmaking. Through lecture and screenings, the class explores documentary techniques, genres and styles. We will discuss what makes a good documentary idea, and how to take that idea from concept to treatment to film project. We will set up and shoot an interview situation, and shoot cinema verité style. We explore the filmmaker's approach to his/her protagonist, and the situational awareness needed to come out with good documentary material. Students complete this course having gained the fundamentals of coverage, story structure, directing and producing in documentary. Required equipment: Digital video camera (any type) or digital stills camera with video mode.

Section Spring 1

55921
$325
03/10/2020 - 03/19/2020
Tue, Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Reinhard Lorenz
CE South Building

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This class takes you through the stages of a real film production in fast‐forward mode. In a few sessions you will prepare, shoot, and edit a short film. Class 1 is an intro that gives an overview of the project and assigns students to tasks; Class 2 is preproduction; Class 3 is Production/Shooting; and Class 4 is the Postproduction. You will have access to an editing lab outside of class to work on the project. The short film will be premiered at Continuing Education with a Q&A and reception with the film crew. Be part of this crew with filmmaker, director, and producer Reinhard Lorenz!

Section Spring 1

55925
$395
05/12/2020 - 05/19/2020
Tue, Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM and Sat 10:00 AM ‐ 5:00 PM
Reinhard Lorenz
CE South Building, Offsite

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UNM Tuition Remission

UNM Staff, Faculty & Retirees: You may use your Professional Development Tuition Remission for Filmmaking classes.

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