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OSA 020-F20 | SALT: Producing a Biographical Short Film

OSA 020-F20 | SALT: Producing a Biographical Short Film

12/7-12/11 Online

Maximum Enrollment: 0 LBS

Course Description

img-20160902-091600.jpgThe goal of this course is to teach students the process of creating a short biographical profile video from start to finish. The course will focus on teaching the basics in all aspects of short-form video production.

By the end of the course, students will have the skills to be able to self-produce a 2 to 5-minute-long video on a person of their choice.

The coursework will include lessons on basic video recording, audio recording for video, interviewing, ingesting and editing footage, basic postproduction, and accessibility considerations (including captioning and audio descriptions).

5 day intensive: December 7 to 12
Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 

Sample schedule:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Zoom class
12:00 - Lunch 
After lunch: project work
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Zoom class

Registration for this class ends on Dec. 3rd at 10am. 


Early bird special! The tuition for this class will be $395 for early registration until Nov 1st. On Nov 2nd tuition will be $525. 

Tuition: $525
CEUs: 3.5 



Chris J. Gauthier is multimedia storyteller, MFA candidate at Hunter College, and video producer for Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. His creative work focuses broadly on personal stories of resilience. He studied journalism and sociology at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, and radio and multimedia storytelling at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies ​in Portland, Maine.
Chris teaches audio and video storytelling. When not telling stories, he forage mushrooms, makes furniture, and tends a garden. Learn more about Chris via his website: www.chrisjgauthier.com or on Linkedin: chris-j-gauthier.



A camera (phones are ok, but a DSLR or better would be best), a computer with editing software (Adobe Premiere Pro is ideal, Final Cut X is ok, others are ok, too)

Check out Adobe Premiere here: Adobe Premiere You can get a free trial that lasts for 7 days. 


Check out the Salt Info Session: All About the Microphones Here:

Salt Institute for Documentary Studies at Maine College of Art offers a variety of experiences for storytellers and documentarians. We host a Graduate Certificate in Documentary Studies where our students--both undergraduate and graduate students--can earn a rigorous, valuable certificate in just one semester. We also host a series of intensive workshops through our Continuing Studies program.

This course has reached maximum enrollment.

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