Ask the Experts - CMCM Master Classes

CMCM's popular series of master classes returns with compelling media-related topics presented by experts in their field. Free for CMCM members. Non-member fee of $25 includes one-year membership to CMCM and FREE admittance to all events in the series.

Creative Lighting | Thursday, January 9 6:30 - 8:30 PM:
Next to power, light is a videographer's best friend. Passionate about narrative film and telling stories cinematically, Dain Bedford-Pugh takes this relationship to the next level by exploring the ways lighting can evolve from average to artistic.

Secrets of Set Styling | Thursday, January 16 6:30 - 8:30 PM:
Using the Marin TV studio, Emmy Award-winning art director Maria-Tina Karamanlakis will demonstrate how even a small budget and bare-bones design can translate into a look and feel that can help build your brand.

History of Film Editing | Thursday, January 23 6:30 - 8:30 PM:
Discover the language of cinema! Veteran Hollywood film editor Gael Chandler takes you on a ride through film history from an editor’s POV -- from the flickers in cave paintings to today’s technical revolutions and evolutions of motion picture technology and tools.

Directing Day by Day | Thursday, January 30 6:30 - 8:30 PM:
Oscar and Emmy Award winner John Korty offers practical considerations about directing: Can you last through the time and effort required? Can you raise the money? Are you willing to put up with criticism and possible interference from others -- and hear their suggestions? Do you want to reconsider anything?

Introduction to Narration | Thursday, February 6 6:30 - 8:30 PM:
What are the storytelling skills required to deliver strong emotionally connected narration performances? In addition to covering the technical fundamentals, voice-over professional Vicki Baum explores how to weave a story and engage the listener without overpowering the star of the show – the visuals.

Comfortable on Camera | Thursday, February 13 6:30 - 8:30 PM:
Emmy Award-winning television journalist Tiffany McElroy shows you how to improve the way you communicate and help you deliver your message on camera in a compelling and engaging way. After this workshop, you’ll feel as comfortable and confident as a pro. Prior to this workshop, please email jill@cmcm.tv with a one-paragraph"pitch" or message that you will read on-camera off the teleprompter. And bring an external hard drive to class so you can take your performance home with you!

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