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|Russell Craig Richardson: Documentary Filmmaking for Teens||Saturdays,
10 AM - 4 PM
Are you excited about movies, particularly documentaries? Do you wonder how they are made? What separates documentary from fiction? How people manage to get access to their subjects? How to conduct an interview that puts your subjects at ease? How to edit all your footage to tell a great story?
All these questions and more will be explored during this four-week video course hosted by CPW. Led by award-winning documentary and short film-maker Russell Craig Richardson (former head of the groundbreaking ‘Indie Program’ for teens), participants will be immersed in hands-on film techniques. Russell will guide the group through the minefield of clichés and received ideas to find your own voice in a creative approach to documentary journalism and social media. Technical matters such as framing, exposure, sound balance and editing will be covered, as well as strategies for on-the-spot filming techniques and problem solving. During our time together we will also deal with some of the more thorny and far reaching topics such as ethics, relationship building with your subjects, your intention, manipulation, and control over what “truth” means as filmmakers.
The workshop will culminate with a screening of student-made films and be featured on-line on CPW’s website.
RUSSELL CRAIG RICHARDSON has been involved in various stages of film and television production in France, England and the United States for thirty years. He has worked as a film director, script writer, freelance commercials director, and production organizer. He worked with the Indie Program, as an Artist-in-Residence and then as the Executive Director, from 2006-2010. At Indie Russell supervised production of numerous short films and multi-media pieces created by teens. Russell continues to live in Woodstock, and is currently developing a feature film from his original screenplay Revelator - a magical realist tale of love and loss set in the mountains of New York state. www.russellcraigricharson.net
|Phil Mansfield: Fall Foliage Tour||Saturday, October 20|
Join CPW’s Digital Lab Manager and freelance photographer Phil Mansfield on a one-day exploration of the Catskill Mountain’s glorious fall colors. On this all-day excursion, we will visit beautiful areas around the scenic Ashokan Resevoir and explore the towns of Olive, Woodstock, and Shandaken. There will be some short hikes so please dress appropriately. A picnic lunch and area transportation will be provided.
Throughout this workshop, Phil will be offering situational instruction helping you get the most out of your cameras and lenses. Should you wish to visit CPW later on in the week, Phil will be there to help you process and print your images on CPW’s large format printers.
MANSFIELD joined the CPW staff as the Digital Lab Manager in 2008.
His photography has appeared in such publications as The New York Times, Psychology Today and Food & Wine. His
photographs were recently featured in Eat Fresh Foods: Awesome Recipes
for Teen Chefs, a children’s cookbook published by Bloomsbury. www.philmansfield.com
bring: Your favorite camera, lenses,
memory cards or film. CPW has Canon DSLRs and
lenses to lend participants during this workshop.
|Greg Miller: Intermediate Photoshop||Fridays,
October 26-November 16
11 AM - 3 PM
Are you ready to take your Photoshop skills to the next level? If you know your way around Photoshop but need to improve your digital skills, this workshop is just the ticket. Without rehashing Photoshop basics, you will take your images from capture to print with new and exciting Photoshop techniques. In this intermediate-level class, we will go deeper into Adobe Photoshop’s ability to help artists and photographers create, manage and output their ideas. Working with this latest version of Photoshop, we will help you learn more of the tools and tricks available as you strive for greater control of your digital images.
We will cover an array of topics including digital workflow (utilizing Adobe Bridge and RAW files), advanced selecting techniques, color correction, advanced blending techniques, retouching, creating actions, understanding masks and working with text.
You will leave this class with new skills and renewed excitement for your personal and professional digital photography!
MILLER photographs a wide range of subjects from bold & colorful
panoramas of dramatic elements of nature to intimate monochromatic
artistic nudes with subtle textures and tones. Commercial assignments
include projects ranging from the Catskills to Chilean Patagonia. In 2009,
Miller’s panorama of the Hudson River was exhibited at the Samuel Dorsky
Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz. His photo book, The Hudson River: A
Great American Treasure, was released in 2008 by Rizzoli International
Publications, and was featured in The Bloomsbury Review’s
“Favorite Books of the Year” list for 2008. www.gregmillerphotography.com
Prerequisite: Participants should have a basic
working knowledge of Photoshop, and familiarity
with Mac operating systems.
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