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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Spike, I'm on Your A--!

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OK family and friends. I know you’ve heard me go on and on about how I want to make a film, write a script, etc. (I have written some short screenplays, but quite frankly, I’ve got a long way to go.)

Well, I’ve found a fabulous resource right here in Charlotte, N.C. that will help me along with this dream. It’s called the Light Factory and dag nabbit, if they don’t offer classes in Filmmaking, Film Editing, Digital Photography, and more. I’m, oh so excited! Now all I have to do is come up with the money to take these classes. I’m sure God will provide! Praise God.

Here’s a description of the first class that I plan to take:

Making a Short Film: From Concept to Cutting Room
Course Dates: TBD
Times: 6-9 p.m.
Instructor: Nate Fitzgerald
Costs: $195/members, $250/non-members
(I’d better join so I can get that $55 off the cost of the class.)

Always thought you had a great idea for a movie? (Yeah!) This class will provide you with the basic technical concepts of movie-making using digital video cameras. We’ll touch on the basics of scriptwriting, shooting, and even editing (Alleluia!). In groups or individually, students will write their own short scripts, then plan and shoot them (alright now!).

Afterward, you will learn how to log and capture your footage into The Light Factory's Final Cut Pro editing systems. We’ll teach you how to splice, manipulate, rearrange, layer (Man, I hope this isn’t too complicated), and add sound like the pros (Oh my goodness, this is what I’ve been dreaming of). In the end, you’ll have your own cohesive short film. Class size is limited (I’d better register fast yall!).

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Please avoid the shifty shots keep that camera steady. Do yo thang! A'D

Anonymous said...

Alicia,
Yes, you have talked about this a lot. I'm glad you're making this move. Dream big girl!

Alicia Benjamin said...

I will continue to dream big and reach for the stars! I'm glad I'm making this move too.
Alicia

Anonymous said...

What kind of films do you want to make?

Alicia Benjamin said...

Anonymous,
Good question. Initially, I think I'd work on short documentaries. Some topics that interest me include natural dancing (dancing by everyday people), acapella singing, domestic violence, domestic trauma, the ways people worship God, sisterhood among women... and more. When I get to the narrative filmmaking stage, the doors are wide open. I'm actually open to suggestions. Thanks for asking.
:-)