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Joni Varner

Cinema 2: Beginning Motion Picture Workshop (Dylan Shields & Joni Varner)

Important Deadlines for Cinema 2 - for both Dylan Shields & Joni Varner sections.

Cinema 2 Class Schedule & Syllabus Dates 

September  19 - Project 1 Due
October 24 - Project 2 Due
November 21 - Project 3 Due

SYLLABI:

ASSIGNMENTS

Teaching Assistant:

Moisés Pérez Cinematographer: reachmoy@gmail.com

Class meeting Times.

Note: Both Cinema 2 night sections will have a starting time of 6 pm for group classroom activities for the semester. Classroom doors will be open and teachers available for individual consultation starting at 5:15 pm. Daytime classes will have group meeting times starting at 11:10 am.

Understanding Shooting Permits/ Where to get them

Link for Permission to Shoot on the LACC Campus

LACC FACILITES REQUEST FORM (10 Days Advance Notice)

  1. Students must give the Facilities Administration 10 days in advance notice.
  2. A script or storyboard should be uploaded with this link. This is to help inform the Sheriff's office and other groups using the campus on what to expect.
  3. Sundays & Holidays - Buildings are closed, and if the student needs to film inside of the building, during these times, and permission is granted, Facilties Administration needs to hire someone to open and close the building and monitor. 

Link for Permission to Shoot in the City/County of LA

FILMLA STUDENT PERMITS

SAFETY

Cinema Safety Guidelines 

PRE-PRODUCTION FORMS AND INFORMATION

Smartphone Filmmaking

Where to find actors

Preparing to Shoot

Permit Information

SAG Student Film Agreement

Request for Liability Insurance Form

Film Emporium - Production Insurance
 

Resources for Storyboarding

PRODUCTION INFORMATION AND FORMS

Sample Model Release

Schedule Planning Checklist Grid

Liability Waiver

Preparing to Shoot

Pictorial Continuity - Lecture from Dylan Shields

Sample Documentary Treatment

LACC Boom Kit Instructions

LACC Boom Kit Checkout Form

Excellent Boom Pole Instructional Video

Camera & Support Information

Cameras and Tripods

User Guide for Zoom Q4 camera

DSLR vs. Camcorder

Top Ten Camera Reviews

Best Digital cameras for video

Best DSLR for video

Batteries.com

SD Card Speeds

Memory Card Basics

High Defintion Camcorders on Ebay

PRODUCTION AUDIO INFORMATION

Shooting with Double System

While many filmmakers get fabulous picture with their camcorders and HDSLR’s, they often have poor sound.  Double system is a great way to get excellent sound at it can be done at a low cost.   Here are two excellent products.   The first is the Zoom audio recorder which can be obtained at many electronic stores and the second is the Pluraleyes or Dualeyes software,  produced and sold by Singular.  Here are links to more information.

POST-PRODUCTION INFORMATION

Free Sound Effects and music Websites

Here are a few sites that offer free sound effects and music. But read the terms carefully. Most charge for use outside of home or classroom.

Top 10 Editing Programs under $100

INSTRUCTIONS FOR LACC CINEMA 2 CAMERA EQUIPMENT

Zoom Q4 Camera User Guide PDF

Canon Vixia Instructions Download

Canon Vixia HFr300 PowerPoint 

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