From Camera to the Cutting Room
"Hands-On: from the Camera to the Cutting Room" is a two-day intensive workshop in the art of shooting and editing narrative & documentary film.
On day one - at Abel Cine's brand new training space - we deconstruct classic examples of three cinematic concepts - fiction, verite and the interview, and take students through an immersive hands-on workshop in lighting, camera placement, composition and sound for these disciplines. Working with professional actors, state-of-the-art gear and award-winning instructors, you'll break off into crews and shoot your own exercises.
On day two, we re-convene at Manhattan Edit Workshop and bring our footage through post-production using the industry's most popular non-linear editing tools. We'll ingest, assemble, fine-tune and output our work for a group screening and critique to end the class.
If you understand the technology, but need practical education in how to apply that knowledge as a visual artist, "Hands-On from Camera to the Cutting Room" helps develop the creative vision behind the practical tools.
Course Cost: $500
Class runs Saturday & Sunday from 10am - 5pm.
Registration is located under the Two-Day/Weekend drop down menu.
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After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, instructor Josh Apter attended NYU's Graduate Film Program, where his thesis, 53rd Calypso, was honored with the Martin Scorsese Award for achievement in directing. The film, which stars Edward Norton, received numerous awards for directing, editing, and cinematography at film festivals across the country.
Josh was nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards for his first feature film, Kaaterskill Falls; The John Cassavetes Award and Best Debut Performance. Kaaterskill Falls was also awarded the Critic's Jury Prize at the IFP/West Los Angeles film Festival. It is currently screening on the Sundance Channel, and is available on DVD through Wellspring Media.
Josh has served as editor on over eight feature films including The Holy Land (winner Slamdance 2002/Cavu Pictures Distributor), Kaaterskill Falls and Barbecue is a Noun (Audience Award for best Documentary at the Rome International Film Festival and the River Run Film Festival).
Josh currently is completing post-production on his second feature film, a love story about a small-time pot dealer titled, “Delivery Method,” while also writing and developing several projects for film and television.
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After being honored as a regional finalist in the Student Academy Awards for his first 16mm film Interstates, instructor Peter Olsen was accepted into the graduate film program at NYU’s Tisch School of The Arts, where his work garnered several honors, including a Graduate Teaching Assistantship, a Warner Bros. Production Award, and a nomination for the American Society of Cinematographers Greg Toland Heritage Award. Peter was also awarded a $25,000 development grant from IFP/North and the Minnesota Independent Film Fund as co-writer of the feature film screenplay Ice Nine, now in development.
Peter taught a four-week workshop on documentary filmmaking at the distinguished International Film & Television Workshops in Rockport, Maine, and a six-week course in cinematography at the Kochi University of Technology in Japan. He has served as director of photography on dozens of films including documentaries, television series, shorts, and more than ten features. His work has been seen on network outlets including PBS, The Discovery Channel, The Sundance Channel, ABC, Showtime, ESPN, A&E, HGTV and in theatrical distribution.
Peter brings an invaluable distinction to the projects he shoots since he is also a writer, producer, and director. His debut feature, Kaaterskill Falls (co-directed with Josh Apter), on which he also served as director of photography, received the Critic’s Jury Prize for Best Feature at the 2001 IFP/West Los Angeles Film Festival, and was nominated for two 2002 Independent Spirit Awards. It aired eighteen months on The Sundance Channel and was released by Wellspring Media on DVD and video. It is available on Netflix, at Blockbuster, and many other video rental outlets. Peter is currently developing and shooting a number of feature projects, both documentary and narrative.
Peter is based in Brooklyn, New York but spends a lot of time in Saint Paul, MN, visiting his family and his fiancee, and working on The Singing Wilderness.