The AMI Filmcraft Workshop Series gives students the opportunity to develop hard skills and advance their ability in practical areas of filmmaking, and includes topics in cinematography, editing, post-production, and sound.
These workshops are open to the Duke community, with no sign-up, registration or previous experience required.
In the new Arts of the Moving Image Studio, room 232 in the Rubenstein Arts Center.
Most sessions run Fridays from 3pm to 5:30pm and Saturdays from 11am to 1:30pm in January and February. There are also special topics workshops scheduled throughout the semester. Note: be sure to check the calendar below before and on the day of the workshop for any last-minute changes! You can also find the AMI Filmcraft Camera Guides below.
Spring 2020 Workshops by subject
Rubenstein Arts Center 232
Camera Systems and Camera Operation
A look at modern camera systems and the art and craft of camera operating for motion picture photography.
January 24th, 3pm-5:30pm
January 25th, 11am-1:30pm
Camera Support and Movement
Hands-on with the machinery and techniques of camera movement.
January 31st, 3pm-5:30pm
February 1st, 11am-1:30pm
Location Sound Recording
On the machinery and techniques of location sound recording.
February 7th, 3pm-5:30pm
February 8th, 11am-1:30pm
Film Lighting 1 - Strategy and Techniques
Demonstration and hands-on with the practical, on-set techniques of cinematic lighting.
February 14th, 3pm-5:30pm
February 15th, 11am-1:30pm
Film Lighting 2 - Fixtures and Gripping
Introducing the requisite skills and equipment of cinema lighting.
February 21st, 3pm-5:30pm
February 22nd, 11am-1:30pm
Editing and Post-Production Tools
A mad rush through the complications of modern post-production workflow.
February 28th, 3pm-5:30pm
February 29th, 11am-1:30pm