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Green Screen

at DCTV - TriBeCa 87 Lafayette St, New York, New York 10013

Master the fundamentals in chroma keying to create backgrounds, effects, characters and cinematic elements. In this workshop, you will set up, light and shoot a brief scene with a green screen background, then import your footage to key in alternative backgrounds using Premiere. Technically awesome movie-making magic! This is a First Frame to Final...

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Here Comes Virtual Reality

at Newmark Graduate School of Journalism - Midtown 219 W 40th St, New York, New York 10018

Virtual Reality storytelling is on the cusp of going mainstream. News organizations around the country are experimenting with how to transport viewers right onto the scene through immersive experiences. In this one-day, hands-on workshop, Ray Soto, the creative lead for VR storytelling at Gannett, will show you the ideal video shooting and editing...

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Improv Elective: Special Effects

at Magnet Training Center - Flatiron 22 W 32nd St 10th Fl, New York, New York 10001

Without props, sets or costumes the improviser has the freedom to manipulate an audience's perception of space and time to a degree limited only by his or her imagination.  In this 4-week class students will explore the great potential of the empty space. The class will play with transformations, split scenes, swinging doors, journey scenes,...

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Blood and Gore 101: Special Effects Make-Up

at NYU Tisch School of the Arts - Greenwich Village 721 Broadway, New York, New York 10003

Take a hands-on workshop and learn applying “out-of-kit” make-up effects including cuts, bruises, scars, wounds and burns. This course is designed for experienced make-up artists seeking advanced techniques, non-make-up artists just starting out, and anyone who has ever wondered, "How'd they do that?" You will receive a specially-designed make-up...

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Avid Media Composer Effects Essentials (MC 110)

at Global Knowledge - TriBeCa 299 Broadway Ste 1510, New York, New York 10007

This course is for video editors who understand the basics of the editing tools in Avid Media Composer and are ready to move ahead and learn the fundamentals of creating effects. Along with its counterpart, MC 101 - Avid Media Composer Editing Essentials, this course provides the foundation for Avid's Media Composer certification. The MC 101/110 -...

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3 sessions

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Virtual Reality with Unity 3D

at Newmark Graduate School of Journalism - Midtown 219 W 40th St, New York, New York 10018

Unity is one of the leading game engines for designing 2D & 3D interactive environments – the cornerstone of what many new virtual reality experiences are being built on. Using this powerful piece of software, you will learn how to create your own immersive worlds, building environments and importing characters, as well as being taught the fundamentals...

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Comprehensive Study of Editing & Effects w/ Avid Media

at Global Knowledge - TriBeCa 299 Broadway Ste 1510, New York, New York 10007

This five-day course combines MC 101 - Avid Media Composer Editing Essentials and MC 110 - Avid Media Composer Effects Essentials to provide the foundation for Avid's Media Composer User Certification Exam. You will first learn about the interface and basic editing techniques before moving on to trimming, fine-tuning the edit, adjusting audio, handling...

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5 sessions

Introduction to Lighting Workshop

at International Film Institute of New York

The introductory Lighting Workshop is designed for the beginner filmmaker looking to learn the fundamentals of film lighting. Along with basic hands-on instruction, students will be demonstrated some of the tools that are used to create visual styles that support the story.  Topics discussed will include grip gear and creative gaffing techniques....

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Mocha AE Level I Workshop

at Manhattan Edit Workshop - Chelsea 119 W 23rd St Ste 700, New York, New York 10011

In this class you will learn how planar tracking works and how to successfully replace objects and track within a scene. Mocha AE is a stand alone planar tracking and rotoscoping utility optimized for after effects, final cut and motion users. The advanced mask creation tools, simple user interface and copy/paste exchange with AE helps take the...

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Scratch Lab

at Manhattan Edit Workshop - Chelsea 119 W 23rd St Ste 700, New York, New York 10011

Students attending this class will learn Scratch lab. If you produce dailies on location for a major feature film, or in a visual effects pipeline at a high end fx house, scratch lab is the workflow tool for you. scratch lab is the industry's first and only comprehensive end to end digital lab system designed to bring review, versioning, conform,...

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Microbudget Filmmaking: Development & Production

at Made in NY Media Center by IFP - DUMBO 30 John St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Microbudget Filmmaking: The Route to Development and Production In this class, you will learn proven, cost-effective filmmaking and business techniques for producing a $50,000 (or less!) film project. We’ll go step-by-step through the filmmaking process to discover tips and tricks for developing, planning, and producing a microbudget film. During...

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Summer Vocal Intensive Advanced Level

at New York Jazz Workshop - Midtown 265 W 37th St 10th Fl Ste 1004, New York, New York 10018

The workshop is led by the multi-talented and accomplished, Fay Victor, who focuses on topics such as vocal styling, phrasing, ear training, rhythmic diversity, improvisation, vocal health, diction and more.  Participants will also get a chance to share the stage with Fay during a live performance at the Lexington Hotel. Register today and find...

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4 sessions

Improv Level Four: Senior Project - The Movie

at Magnet Training Center - Flatiron 22 W 32nd St 10th Fl, New York, New York 10001

Ever watch a big budget film and think, "I could make a better movie than this?" In The Movie, you will have the opportunity to do just that. In this class, we'll explore genre and storytelling and use special effects, camera movement, and acting techniques to create an improvised cinematic experience for an audience.

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8 sessions

Special Valentines Intro to Improv

at Improvolution - Greenwich Village 115 Macdougal St 3rd Fl, New York, New York 10012

This three hour workshop will give you an understanding of WHAT makes improv work and WHY it works…and a new confidence that you…yes, even YOU…can do it. Plus, you’ll have new skills to help you in work, and life! More effective communication, less self-consciousness about in speaking in public, an easier access to thinking on your feet, and...

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Learn Native American Flute

at Medicine Sounds - Union Square 22 E 17th St 5th Fl, #521, New York, New York 10003

Have you ever heard the beautiful sound of a Native American Flute and wished you could learn to play? Did someone gift you a flute? But you don’t know where to begin? The Native Flute truly can be simple & relaxing and even easy! In this full day workshop, you will learn all the best beginner tips and tricks that will have you playing like...

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