Ask the Experts - CMCM Master Classes

CMCM's popular series of master classes goes virtual via Zoom with compelling media-related topics presented by experts in their field. Free for all.

Copyrights/Fair Use/Creative Commons | Thursday, September 3 6:30 - 8:30 PM:
Can you use pre-existing material in your video? If not, why not? If so, to what extent? Community Media Center of Marin Executive Director Michael Eisenmenger explains the terminology and offers welcome clarity to these often confounding topics.

Storytelling Through Cinematography | Thursday, September 10 6:30 - 8:30 PM:
Whether you use a smartphone or DSLR camera, award-winning short filmmaker Yoel Iskindir will guide you through the process of achieving the most important part of good filmmaking – visual storytelling. From lens selection to manual settings to composition, you’ll understand that your greatest asset is not your equipment, but your creative vision.

Getting Good Audio | Thursday, September 17 6:30 - 8:30 PM:
An instructor for the California Film Institute and BAYCAT Studios, and founder of the Filmmaker Boot Camp in Modesto, Andrew Fischer Wong will give you a whole new level of appreciation for the importance of capturing good sound from picking the right microphone to getting clear audio.

Edit Like A Master With Davinci Resolve | Thursday, September 24 6:30 - 8:30 PM:
Veteran filmmaker and Marin TV Director of Programming Bill Dunphy knows his way around multiple editing systems. Let him show you the ins and outs of DaVinci Resolve, a free non-linear video editing program with an advanced color corrector used by industry pros.

Create Instant Art On Your Smartphone | Thursday, October 8 6:30 - 8:30 PM:
The power to create and collaborate online is in the palm of your hands. Connect the dots between technology and great Surrealist ideals. Using free apps, painter, sculptor, installation artist, photographer, and filmmaker David Normal will show you how to tap into your playful inner abstract artist and produce easy instant art smartphone or tablet.

Searching For Soundtracks | Thursday, October 15 6:30 - 8:30 PM:
Accomplished in every aspect of video production, the Community Media Center of Marin’s camera and editing instructor, Justin Russell, will share his tried and true methods for finding the best music bed for your project – often at no cost!

If you are a CMCM Non-Member you can pay $25 here for the entire series and receive a free CMCM Membership.

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