Seminar & Contest Schedule
Upon completion of the Skills USA Digital Cinema competition it became apparent that when students to go through the same steps of the filmmaking process as professionals, the level of quality was improved. When this is supported by curriculum, assignments, and assessment, the level of quality increased dramatically. The competition also made clear where students could improve.
We are raising the bar by hosting seminars with professionals and running a series of focus driven competitions. This will raise the bar of competition at the state and national competitions, getting our students closer to the industry standard.
August 4th – 4PM PST, 7PM EST
September1st – 4PM PST, 7PM EST
September 29th – 4PM PST, 7PM EST
October 27th – 4PM PST, 7PM EST
December 1st – 4PM PST, 7PM EST
January 26th – 4 PM PST, 7 PM EST
March 9th – 4PM PST, 7PM EST
Cinematography Part II
1st Place: Death of a Mediocre Person
2nd Place: Into the Husks
3rd Place: Pick Someone Up
Cinematography is such a large and technical craft that we are holding two contests for it. This second contest analyzes how well the student knows their exposure, depth of field and use of color.
1st Place: The Campfire Killer
2nd Place: Stuck
3rd Place: Countdown
Nearly 80% of the sound on a film is made up of a recording studio long after principal photography is completed. This contest drills down on the student’s use of foley, sound effects, and sound design.
December 17-January 9th
During this contest students will be expected to host rehearsals, casting calls and demonstrate story driven blocking in their films.