Continuing Education . Classes
Black & White Photography
In this course, you will learn the basics of black and white film photography. We will focus on how to shoot and process 35mm negatives, print contact sheets of negative and individual photos in the darkroom, AND digitally scan your negatives as well. This class will include lectures, demonstrations, on-location shooting assignments & in class feedback. Students will be expected to bring their own camera, film, and photo paper, (CIA will provide darkroom chemicals). The instructor will go over these supply requirements in the first class. This class is ideal for analog photography beginners or anyone who would like a refresher! This adult class also welcomes students in grades 10-12.
About the instructor:
Amber N. Ford is a photographer based in Cleveland, Ohio. She received her BFA in Photography from the Cleveland Institute of Art, where she currently works full time as the Technical Specialist for the Photography + Video Department. While attending CIA she also explored video and printmaking. Her work generally focuses on race.
Intro to Digital Video Production
For the first half of the course, students will learn camera and editing basics, lighting, video formats, composition, and narrative. We will study many video genres and styles such as animation, stop motion, documentary, and narrative. In the second half, we will focus on editing in Adobe Premiere Pro, Speedgrade, and After Effects CC. You will learn the basics of Foley and sound effects, color correction, keying for greenscreen, and compression. Using your own cameras (iPhones and iPads are welcome!), students will work together to create videos that will be screened at the end of the course. You will also produce your own final movie.
About the instructor:
Lauren Hilary Voss is a native Cleveland video artist, cinematographer, and photographer documenting the local music scene and providing services to bands, businesses, and creative professionals. She is a founding member and a producer and cinematographer for the Film Collab Rephase Films, and owns the music video production company Dark Current Productions. She is also a musician and performs in Arms & Armour. Lauren graduated with a BFA from the TIME department at the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2005.