AMI FIlmcraft Workshop Series

New for the Spring 2019 semester, the AMI Filmcraft Workshop Series gives students and members of the Duke community the opportunity 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 all, 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.


Sessions run Tuesdays and Fridays from 3pm to 6pm in January and February, with additional sessions on Saturdays.  Note: be sure to check the calendar below before and on the day of the workshop for any last-minute changes!

Spring 2019 Workshops by subject
Rubenstein Arts Center 232

Camera Systems and Camera Operation
The properties, characteristics, and use of image-taking machines.  Notes on not breaking them. - Tuesday, January 15th, 3pm-6pm, Saturday, January 19th, 11am-1pm, and Friday, January 25th, 3pm-6pm

Camera Support and Movement
The machinery, qualities, and effects of camera movement.  Notes on not crushing things. - Friday, January 18th, 3pm-6pm, Tuesday, January 22nd,

Location Sound Recording
The machinery and techniques of recording sound on location. - Saturday, January 26th, 1pm-4pm, Tuesday, January 29th, Friday, February 8th, 3pm-6pm,

Film Lighting 1 - Fixtures and Gripping
The machinery, qualities, characteristics, and effects of light.  Notes on not burning down your house. - Friday, February 1st, 3pm-6pm, Tuesday, February 5th, 3pm-6pm

Film Lighting 2 - Strategy and Techniques
Approaches to lighting for film. - Friday, February 15th, 3pm-6pm,Tuesday, February 19th, 3pm-6pm

Editing and Post-Production Tools
Basics of Editing Software.  Introduction to Mixing, Grading, and Delivery Tools. - Tuesday, February 12th, 3pm-6pm, Friday, February 22nd, 3pm-6pm



Steve Milligan