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This video production course is a follow-up to the basic unit, Collaborations in Multimedia I, offered each fall. Students dive deeper into the technical, practical, and aesthetic considerations of video capture, audio capture, visual storytelling, and editing. We will explore sound design, editing theory, camera movement, and more. We will discuss the finer points of shooting, lighting, and editing talking head interviews.

Over the course of the term, students will work on a series of projects with various focuses, including a culminating film. There will be screenings, critiques, and in-depth discussions.

We will also discuss many of the practicalities of doing professional client work. 

Difficulty level: Intermediate – Students who wish to take this course should have a basic technical understanding of storytelling with video, and/or have taken Collaborations in Multimedia I.

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The class meets Thursdays for 10 Weeks, 9am-5pm ET.

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Created by Jacklyn Grad & Tillie Marsh, 2019

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Instructor: Tom Ryan

A New England-based editor and filmmaker, Tom has worked extensively in the worlds of commercial, corporate, and documentary film. He has freelanced in Production for over 9 years and is a co-founder of the Maine-based Production company, Tailwind Media. As an editor, his work in fiction and documentary film has been shown in numerous festivals. In addition to workshops, he currently teaches documentary film in the 30-Week Professional Certificate program at Maine Media College. Affiliated with MMW+C for over 6 years, Tom is passionate about teaching storytelling to students of all career paths and skill levels.