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The House of the Seven Gables hosts NIRV Screen&Discuss

The House of the Seven Gables
NIRV Screen&Discuss – Online via Zoom

March 24, 2021, 6:30pm-8:30pm

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The House of the Seven Gables, a colonial mansion turned non-profit museum, will host a virtual New Immigrant and Refugee Visions (NIRV) Screen&Discuss on Wednesday, March 24th. The event will feature a viewing of two films from the NIRV collection of short documentary films — Campaign for a New American by Qin Li, (emigrated from China) and Borrowing Fire by Kebrewosen Densamo (emigrated from Ethiopia).

The films will be followed by a discussion with Campaign for a New American director, Qin Li, and subject, Dimple Rana (of Indian ancestry) and Borrowing Fire director, Kebrewosen Densamo, and subject, Yonas Badi (emigrated from Ethiopia).

Free and open to the public.

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Learn Filmmaking: Storytelling, Camera, Sound & Editing

Get 2021 started with a new story. Learn filmmaking with these in-depth workshops.

Narrative Storytelling for Documentary Filmmaking, January-March, 2021, 6 sessions

Discover your identity as a storyteller and learn how to successfully research, develop, plan, structure, and script a  compelling narrative. Learn more!

 

Visual and Aural Storytelling for Filmmaking, March-April, 2021, 8 sessions

Learn the aesthetic and technical skills needed to construct scenes and stories visually and aurally – whatever genre of filmmaking you are interested in. Learn more!

 

Editing the Story with Image and Sound, April-May 2021, 6 sessions

Learn the principles and techniques of video editing – the backbone of filmmaking. Whatever your interest or desired role in filmmaking, understanding editing is fundamental to your success. Learn more!

 

One-on-one training and project mentoring also available.  Be in touch to explore the best options for you.

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Host or send us ideas for NIRV Screen&Discuss Events

Inspire conversation and action among diverse audiences about the immigrant experience in the United States. 

We are looking for ideas, hosts and new audiences to Screen&Discuss the New Immigrant and Refugee Visions films.

CONTACT US: Please call us at +1 (857) 415-0564 or send us an email via our online form.

LEARN MORE: We have a wealth of organizing tools and resources online to make organizing an event as easy as possible.

INSPIRE DIALOGUE AND ACTION: Events could include a CSFilm facilitated dialogue, a Q&A with filmmakers, a panel discussion and/or other activities aimed at enhancing understanding of the immigrant experience and motivating actions to advance social justice and conflict resolution. We welcome ideas for events and other engagement activities.

CONNECT US WITH PARTNERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY: We are also reaching out to potential regional and national partners who may be interested in collaborating on our Screen and Discuss campaign. If you have connections with organizations or individuals in other cities that might be good partners for screenings and dialogues on immigration, we look forward to working with you to expand the impact of the NIRV films.

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Editing the Story with Image and Sound – Workshop

Learn the principles and techniques of video editing – the backbone of filmmaking. Whatever your interest or desired role in filmmaking, understanding editing is fundamental to your success. The editor is a detail-oriented storyteller, craftsperson, organizer, and technician. We often rediscover and sometimes reinvent our stories in the edit.

Through demonstrations and hands-on exercises, students will learn the post-production process, storytelling, and editing techniques. We will weave and layer moving images and sounds with Adobe Premiere and use the three-point editing method to construct scenes and stories from rough cut to completion.

Equipment Requirements: Free access to Adobe Premiere editing software is provided with enrollment. Students must have a computer that meets the minimum specifications required by Adobe Premiere Pro 2020. Footage will be provided for the editing exercises or students can work with their own material.


Online via Zoom

6 Sessions: 04/26-5/13, Mondays and Thursdays, 6–8pm

Taught by Michael Sheridan, filmmaker and educator, director of Community Supported Film and SheridanWorks.

Sign up at MassArt Continuing Education, $695

Check out examples of student work.

Be in touch with any questions.


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Visual and Aural Storytelling in Video Production – Workshop

“The eye sees but the ear imagines.” This course will explore everything that filmmaker Robert Bresson meant with that famous statement while giving equal emphasis to what it takes to record moving images and sounds that tell engaging stories and stimulate the imagination.

We will cover the aesthetic and technical skills needed to construct scenes and stories visually and aurally – whatever genre of filmmaking you are interested in. The language and techniques of camera and sound work will be presented, exercised, and evaluated in terms of their aesthetic quality, editability and impact on story.

Equipment requirements: Students will use the equipment available to them, whether it is a phone, DSLR or video camera. A tripod is highly recommended. Audio recording gear is not required, but a shotgun microphone, wireless lavalier kit and headphones that can connect to your video recording device will be useful, if available.


Online via Zoom

8 Sessions: 03/15-04/08 2021, Monday and Thursdays, 6–8pm

Taught by Michael Sheridan, filmmaker and educator, director of Community Supported Film and SheridanWorks.

Sign up at MassArt Continuing Education, $895

Check out examples of student work.

Please be in touch with any questions.


Also see: