Department of Radio-Television-Film hosts summer production workshops
AUSTIN, Texas — May 24, 2012 — The Department of Radio-Television-Film at The University of Texas at Austin will host summer film production workshops for teens and adults. The workshops will take place at the College of Communication's Communications B Building (2504 Whitis Ave.), where the famous "Austin City Limits" television show was filmed for more than 25 years.
The Department of Radio-Television-Film hosts one-week intensive courses for high-school students and four-week night sessions for adults. Participants form groups to write, shoot, star in and edit their own original short films.
Teen Dates: Weeks of June 4 and June 11 (7th-9th graders) June 18 and 25, July 9, 16 and 23 (10th-12th graders)
Adult Dates: 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays from June 4-30 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 5-30
Animation Day Workshops
Geoff Marslett, an RTF lecturer and filmmaker, will teach participants to create short animated films with industry-standard programs.
Teen Dates: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday, June 25-29 (9th-12th graders)
Adult Dates: 6-9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, July 9-Aug. 3
Visual Effects Workshop for Teens
Participants will work in a group to produce a visual effects-heavy teaser trailer. Visual effects include concept art, digital painting, storyboarding, animatics, 3D previz, shooting for effects, motion tracking, compositing and particles. Programs covered include Adobe Photoshop, After Effects and Mocha; Autodesk MatchMover, Mudbox and Maya.
Dates: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, TBA
Motion Graphics Workshop
This workshop will teach aspiring digital artists. The workshop begins with Adobe Photoshop, covering concept art and matte painting techniques, exploring perspective and painting with light. The workshop then moves into Adobe After Effects, which brings digital elements to life through animation, vector-based masks, rotoscoping, mattes, text animation, particles, time manipulation, motion tracking in Mocha and Matchmover, green screen and 3D. This practical hands-on exploration will help participants go from beginner to master in days in this practical hands-on exploration. 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.
Age: Older teens and adults
Dates: 6-9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 5-28
Avid Professional Development Workshops
As professional editing houses make the switch from Final Cut Pro, this workshop helps participants transition to Avid Media Composer. These week-long workshops will help all those familiar with FCP to make the jump.
Age: Older teens and adults
Dates: Monday and Wednesday evenings, Friday all day during the weeks of July 23 and 30 Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Friday all day during the week of Aug. 6
Film Appreciation Seminar
RTF Assistant Instructor Joshua Gleich will investigate some of the most influential films in history that continue to inspire today's movie directors. Participants will watch, discuss and discover how to fully experience and appreciate films. Registration is welcome to adults and older teens.
Dates: Thursday evenings, June 4-July 27
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