UPCOMING WEBINARS:

Throughout the year, AAHSFF provides FREE, interactive webinars hosted by our brand and university partners. These webinars feature topics chosen by student filmmakers and are designed to provide you with valuable resources to grow as an artist.

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Filmmaking with a Smartphone

MCAD Presenter: Ryan Clancy

Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. CST (8:00pm - 9:00pm EST)

Learn about filmmaking with a smartphone in this FREE live webinar!
You must RSVP to this event in order to receive the link to the online webinar.

This webinar is an introduction to Super 8 and iPhone filmmaking; history, application, and similarities between the two mediums.

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Clancy is a St. Paul-based artist and filmmaker who works primarily in analog film across installation, performance, and theatrical exhibition. His work has been exhibited at the Ann Arbor Film Festival, New Filmmakers Los Angeles, the New Zealand Architecture and Design Festival, Cinetopia, amongst various other film festivals and galleries throughout the United States.

The presentation will last no more than an hour and you will be able to ask questions in a chat-style forum.


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Manual Camera, Analog Film (Photography)

MCAD Presenter: Samantha Rickner

Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. CST (8:00pm - 9:00pm EST)

Learn about analog film in this FREE live webinar!
You must RSVP to this event in order to receive the link to the online webinar.

Learn how to use manual settings on a 35mm analog film camera! In addition to demonstrating how to load film to get you started shooting, we'll also cover how lighting impacts your photograph, and show how to adjust your camera's shutter speed, aperture, and ISO for the perfect shot.

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Rickner is a Minneapolis based narrative photographer who draws inspiration from intimate human interaction to inform her imagery. She works in analog and digital processes, utilizing both a 4x5 large format camera and DSLR. In particular, the large format camera allows for a slower meditative photographic process: an essential component in her portraiture. Samantha's work navigates complex human experience and emotions through collaboration with her subjects.

 

Animating in Photoshop

MCAD Presenter: Lux Stupica

Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. CST (8:00pm - 9:00pm EST)

Learn a few tips and tricks for hand-drawn animation in Photoshop during this FREE live webinar!

In this webinar, Minneapolis College of Art and Design alum and animation faculty Lux Stupica will take you through the process of animating in Photoshop. You will learn about creating a timeline and frames, as well as cover a few of the fundamentals of animation that help bring your characters to life.

The presentation will last no more than an hour and you will have a chance to ask questions through a chat-style forum.

Stupica is a character animator and motion designer who specializes in traditional hand-drawn animation with an emphasis on character work. She freelances with studios in the metro area including W2 Films, Make Visual, Crash + Sues, Foreign Fauna, Motion 504, and Best Buy Photo Studio. Stupica is also a founding member of the social community SWIM (Strong Women In Motion) and is very passionate about the support and encouragement of cis and trans women, and non-binary people in the animation and motion industry.

This workshop is provided in conjunction with the All-American High School Film FestivalJostens, and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

 

Stop-Motion Animation

MCAD Presenter: Hallie Bahn

Monday, May 14th, 2018, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. CST (8:00pm - 9:00pm EST)

Learn about stop-motion animation during this FREE live webinar.

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In this webinar, you will get an inside look at a stop-motion animation demo in the Black Studio, a professional-quality film and animation facility within M/LAB, MCAD’s Media Arts wing. The presentation will last no more than an hour and you will be able to ask questions in a chat-style forum. This workshop is provided in conjunction with the All-American High School Film FestivalJostens, and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

 

Creating Believable Creatures & Characters (3D Animation)

NYFA Presenter: Craig Caton-Largent

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. PST (7:00pm - 8:30pm EST)

Learn to create memorable creature and character performances for Animation and Film with Visual Effects Professional and New York Film Academy Instructor Craig Caton-Largent. This workshop will examine the techniques of 3D Animation used to bring an animated character to life and discuss such principles as function, form and content.

Craig Caton-Largent has been creating VFX for the motion picture industry for over 38 years and has contributed to over 100 films. He has created animatronic puppets and worked as a puppeteer on movies such as Jurassic Park, Terminator 2, Tremors, Batman Returns, Ghostbusters and Return of the Living Dead. In addition, he has maintained and puppeteered "E.T., The Extraterrestrial" for commercials and public appearances since 1992.   Craig has also worked as a Previs / Layout Artist on many films including How To Train Your Dragon 2, Turbo, Rise of the Guardians, Tangled, Total Recall and Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.  Working for Stan Winston, Craig supervised the creation of a network of Silicon Graphics workstations that would later become part of Digital Domain when Stan partnered with James Cameron and Scott Ross. Craig is credited as one of the eight co-founders of Digital Domain.

 

Photography, Lighting & Photoshop

MCAD Presenter: Tom Bierlein

Monday, April 16th, 2018, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. CST (8:00pm - 9:00pm EST)

Learn about camera operation, lighting techniques, and using Photoshop during this FREE live webinar.

In this webinar, you will witness a studio lighting demo and photo manipulation in the Gray Studio, a professional-quality photography facility within M/LAB, MCAD’s Media Arts wing. The presentation will last no more than an hour and you will be able to ask questions in a chat-style forum. This workshop is provided in conjunction with the All-American High School Film FestivalJostens, and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

 

Photography & Lighting

MCAD MFA Presenters: Zoe Cinel AND Shun Jie Yong

Monday, February 26, 2018, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. CST (8:00pm - 9:00pm EST)

Learn about camera operation and lighting techniques during this FREE live webinar.

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In this webinar, you will learn basic manual camera operation including white balance, shutter speed, depth of field, and ISO. You will also witness a studio lighting demo in the Gray Studio, a professional-quality photography facility within MCAD’s Media Arts wing. The presentation will last no more than an hour and you will be able to ask questions in a chat-style forum.This workshop is provided in conjunction with the All-American High School Film FestivalJostens, and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.