The CCE visual arts program offers interactive courses for the budding to experienced artists, from classic to modern techniques, in the areas of: photography, drawing, painting, woodwork, steelwork, ceramics, textiles and more.

Tue 30 Apr 2019 - Tue 04 Jun 2019

18:30 - 21:30

6 Sessions
15 spots remaining.

Teacher: Amr Tawfik

Do you already know the basics of videomaking and want to take your videos to the next level? Then this is the course for you!

Learn about and put into practice techniques that will make your videos more professional. These will include:

  • natural and artistic camera movements
  • using different lenses to get unique shots
  • intermediate colour grading
  • creating more advanced text and titles.

Learning outcomes

Through this course, you will:

  • have develop better conceptual and technical abilities
  • create videos both on your own and through teamwork
  • learn intermediate colour grading
  • learn about keyframe animation and how far you can take that
  • learn how and when to move your camera to take your videos to the next level
  • learn advanced editing techniques
  • demonstrate an ability to work independently and productively

Who should enrol

Intermediate videographers who want to up-skill and improve their video making, learn more about the world of visual effects and how to create them.

Materials

Owning a camera (DSLR or video camera) is recommended but not essential.


Wed 20 Feb 2019 - Wed 27 Mar 2019

18:30 - 21:30

6 Sessions
8 spots remaining.

Teacher: Amr Tawfik

Want to learn the fundamentals of using your digital camera including ISO, aperture and shutter speed, understanding depth, focusing modes and lenses? Then this is the course for you!

Course outline

In this course, you will be introduced to the basic settings of using a digital camera including ISO, aperture and shutter speed, raw files and JPGs, metering modes, focusing modes and lenses.

You learn how to take landscape and portrait images while being introduced to Photoshop, Camera Raw and Lightroom software used to process your images.

There will be a field trip to practice your skills. From here you learn to select your images and prepare them before arranging them.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you should:

  • have confidence in using the manual controls of your camera
  • have the ability to use Photoshop, Camera Raw and Lightroom software
  • have a folio of images.

Who should enrol

Beginning photographers who want to develop their image making and processing skills.

Materials

To gain the full benefit, owning a DSLR or Mirrorless camera is suggested. Also, if possible, bring to each session a small portable USB to save your post produced work.


Wed 01 May 2019 - Wed 05 Jun 2019

18:30 - 21:30

6 Sessions
15 spots remaining.

Take your photographic images to the next level with this course focussing on composition, image production, post-production and visual communication.

Course outline

There will be an initial refresher followed by a discussion about being in control of your camera (aperture, shutter speed, ISO, raw files, colour space, metering, depth of field, lenses, portraits, and landscapes).

Explore landscape and portrait photography and how the use tripods, reflectors and flash photography can improve your photography.You will increase your use of Lightroom, Camera Raw, and Photoshop, to facilitate post-production techniques. Post-production will include the construction of images through the use of layers and selections, adjustment layer masks, image stacking and colour management; filters and other image editing functions in Photoshop. The aim is to provide you with a folio of photographs at the conclusion of the course.

Topic covered include:

  • Photography basics refresher
  • Landscapes
  • Portraits
  • Stitching multiple images into one
  • Tripod usage
  • Reflectors and flash photography
  • Post Processing tools and techniques: Lightroom, Camera RAW, Photoshop

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you should:

  • have increased confidence in using the manual controls of your camera
  • have improved skills in composition, image production, post-production and visual communication
  • increased ability in Photoshop, Camera Raw, and Lightroom software use, and
  • create a folio of images.

Who should enrol

Intermediate photographers who want increase their confidence and advance their image making and processing skills.

Materials

To gain the full benefit, owning a DSLR or Mirrorless camera is suggested. Also, if possible, bring to each session a small portable USB to save your post produced work.

Thu 02 May 2019 - Thu 06 Jun 2019

18:30 - 21:30

6 Sessions
15 spots remaining.

Want to learn how to make your own visual effects for video? Add explosions, freeze time, make people wield lightsabers, give people extra arms, add fancy text, and much more? Then this is the course for you!

Course outline

In this course, you will be introduced to Visual Effects. You will be shown how to film a video to best accommodate effects and learn how to add them with Adobe After Effects. It’ll be like Photoshop for video! You will get to use a green screen studio and learn how to use it and other tools to create interesting effects in your videos.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you should:

  • have confidence in how to create many visual effects
  • have a better understanding of filming video
  • be able to use After Effects with an intermediate level of proficiency
  • have videos you’ve created solo and through teamwork during the course
  • have a folio of VFX shots you have chosen and created
  • have developed better conceptual and technical abilities
  • have demonstrated an ability to work independently and productively

Who should enrol

Beginners who want to spice up their videos, learn more about the world of visual effects and how to create them.


Tue 19 Feb 2019 - Tue 26 Mar 2019

18:00 - 21:00

6 Sessions
14 spots remaining.

Teacher: Amr Tawfik

Interested in shooting films, music videos, documentaries, YouTube videos or even home movies? Covering all the basics of scriptwriting, filming, editing, all the way to sharing it on YouTube or Vimeo – discover your inner film producer!

Course outline

In this fun and interactive course, learn the basics of scriptwriting, filming, cinematography, lighting, and editing to produce a short film as you are guided from pre-production stage through to post-production.

Topics include:

  • concept development
  • scriptwriting
  • storyboarding and other preproduction processes
  • filming with video cameras or DSLRs ( digital single-lens reflex)
  • Framing, camera settings
  • cinematography and lighting
  • editing
  • exporting for multiple platforms such as DVD, web, graphics, You-tube

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you should:

  • acquire experience in the production of digital video elements through a mix of theory and practice
  • develop conceptual and technical abilities
  • demonstrate an ability to work independently and productively
  • present a resolved body of work
  • develop personal artistic vision through the completion of an original, researched semester

Who should enrol

Recommended for beginners and filmmaking enthusiasts

Course materials

It is recommended that you bring an external hard drive or 64G thumb drive to be able to store film.  Cameras are not included but the course can be completed with a basic smartphone camera or for a $100 fee, you can have access to the Photomedia and Arts Centre's equipment for the semester.