There’s no need to be outside for a while. How about improving your filmmaking skills or appreciation with one of our spring workshops?
Six Tuesdays, May 3–June 14 (no class May 17), 7–9pm
Instructor: Robert Cumbow
Tuition: $120/WigglyWorld members, $140/general
Max Attendance: 25
From Killer’s Kiss to Eyes Wide Shut, Stanley Kubrick made something provocatively and controversially new out of every film project he touched. We’ll start with Kubrick’s genre-defining caper film The Killing and his powerful anti-war film Paths of Glory, identifying certain continuing themes, techniques, and image patterns. Then we’ll look at how he develops those–and his increasingly satirical/cynical philosophical viewpoint–through Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Barry Lyndon, The Shining, and Full Metal Jacket. In class, we’ll try to identify the vision that unites these seemingly disparate films and illuminate (if not solve) the mystery that is Stanley Kubrick.
Students will be expected to view films in their entirety before class discussions. A syllabus will be emailed shortly before the start of the first class.
Introduction to Flash
Four Wednesdays, May 4, 11, 18 & 25, 6:30–9:30pm
Instructor: Bryan Schaeffer
Tuition: $290/WigglyWorld members, $320/general
Max Attendance: 5
Prerequiste: Basic knowledge of Photoshop and a vector-based drawing program (Illustrator, Freehand)
Flash is the premiere software for animating different media formats-photography, line art, sound and video-for the web. Learn the basic skills of Flash’s robust animation tools to incorporate in the interactive environment of a website. With hands-on learning in class and between class assignments, you’ll learn how to create animations starting from storyboards and a project plan, navigate the Flash environment, determine the best production methods, and put into motion your most creative ideas. During the class, students will each develop individual projects under the guidance of the instructor, and by the end of this introduction, you will feel comfortable enough with Flash’s comprehensive set of tools to really begin exploring new realms of animation and interactivity.
Lighting for Film & Video
After Effects Basics
Four Thursdays, May 12, 19, 26 & June 2, 6–9pm
Instructor: Cory Kelley
Tuition: $280/WigglyWorld members, $310/general
Max Attendance: 5
AfterEffects is a powerful animation and compositing tool, with a wide range of applications. Commonly used for film, television and multimedia, this program can be difficult to crack at first. Once the basics are mastered, it offers a rich and nearly unlimited range of creative possibilities. We’ll be learning from the ground up how to animate typography, as well as combine and manipulate footage and other elements to create effects and motion graphics.
Saturday & Sunday, May 14 &15, 10am–4pm
Instructor: Erik Vilinskas
Tuition: $250/WigglyWorld members, $280/general
Max Attendance: 10
Notions of Time and Space: Science and the Cinema
Tuesday, May 17, 6–9pm
Instructor: Jeanne Liotta
Tuition: $20/WigglyWorld members, $25/general
Max Attendance: 12
For artists in all fields, Jeanne Liotta offers an illustrated lecture on the scientific themes in her artistic research. Her presentation be a tour through short films and clips providing insight on what it means to live inside space/time. Subjects include tectonic plates, binocular vision, chronophotography, force-lines, light sensitive emulsions, heat-sensitive cameras, non-metaphors, poetic facts, interpreted data, the scientific imagination, and the virtual sublime. The class will witness strategies and clips from Jeanne’s own practice and of works by Etienne-Jules Marey, Ken Jacobs, Jean Painleve, Peggy Ahwesh, Semiconductor, and NASA.