Summer Plans??? More Education in your future....

Here's the latest list of what classes we have running this summer.  
Take a peak or two..... We hope you see something to your liking!

  7/6/09 – 7/7/09

Adobe After Effects CS4 Level II: This two-day intermediate class will take you beyond the basics by focusing on industry standard best-practices for creating motion graphics. Building on concepts learned in the level one class, course topics include blending modes, masks and track mattes, working in 3D Space, cameras, lighting in 3D, parenting, nesting  and advanced text animation

Prerequisite: After Effects Level I or equivalent experience. Monday & Tuesday 10am – 6pm, Cost: $950. For more information or to register go to www.mewshop.com.

  7/6/09 – 7/10/09

Final Cut Pro 200: This five-day workshop highlights the entire feature set of Final Cut Pro. This course is designed for those seeking an in-depth understanding of Final Cut Pro’s technical capabilities.  Students will also have the opportunity to cut a sample narrative project to learn the creative aspects of editing and emulate real-world workflow situations.

Topics include basic set-up, customizing preferences and settings, capturing  video and audio, editing and trimming techniques, ripple, roll, slip and slide tools, audio editing, time re-map, motion titles, clip speed, militia, media management, as well as finishing and title creation using Live Type, and final output.  Apple Pro Certification available for this course. Monday – Friday 10am – 6pm, Cost: $1,700. For more information or to register go to www.mewshop.com.

  7/10/09 – 7/12/09

DVD Studio Pro 101: This three-day hands-on course delves into the world of DVD authoring using DVD Studio Pro. In this comprehensive course students learn everything they need to create a professional DVD. This course guides students through every aspect of DVD authoring, from initial storyboarding to burning and replication.

Using compelling media and a real-world production workflow, students learn how to create amazing MPEG 2 video with Compressor as well as how create eye-popping motion menus directly in DVD Studio Pro. Students also “author” a DVD by creating buttons, interactive links, slideshows, playlists and even adding alternate audio stream and camera angles.  Friday - Sunday 10am – 6pm Cost $1,200 For more information or to register go to www.mewshop.com.

  7/11/09 – 7/12/09

Avid Media Composer 101: This is a two-day weekend course that introduces the concepts of nonlinear editing and includes all basic features of the Avid Media Composer system for Macintosh. Session time is divided between demonstration and hands-on practice, with ample time for experimentation with sample SD and HD material.  Saturday & Sunday 10am – 6pm, Cost: $1000 For more information or to register go to www.mewshop.com.

  7/13/09 – 7/14/09

Adobe Illustrator CS4 Level I:  This software is an essential art design tool for anyone who needs to express ideas visually in print, on the Web, and in any other medium.

This two-day course provides a thorough overview of the interface, the tools, the features, tricks and tips for using Illustrator CS4. The course is an ideal combination of instructor-led demonstration and hands-on practice. Monday & Tuesday 10am – 6pm, Cost: $950. For more information or to register go to www.mewshop.com.

  7/13/09 – 7/17//09

Avid Media Composer 101/110: This five-day intensive course incorporates the vital elements of Avid Media Composer’s core 101 and 110 classes to provide an in-depth understanding of Media Composer’s entire feature set. Monday – Friday 10am – 6pm, Cost: $2,200 For more information or to register go to www.mewshop.com.

  7/18/09 – 7/19/09

Final Cut Pro 250: This two-day hands-on course introduces students to the primary feature set and interface of Final Cut Pro. Using Avid editing terminology and references as stepping-stones, this course translates a student’s existing editing talents to the FCP skill set. In this course students learn Final Cut Pro editing operations - capturing, sound editing, creating bins and sequences, as well as Final Cut Pro’s extensive effects package, real time color correcting and numerous tips and keyboard shortcuts for everything in between.
 Saturday & Sunday 10am – 6pm, Cost: $1,200 For more information or to register go to www.mewshop.com.

  7/18/09 – 7/19/09

Adobe Photoshop CS4 Level I: Adobe Photoshop is the industry standard application for professional image manipulation. This two-day introductory class will get you up-to-speed quickly. This course starts with an overview of the workspace and tools, and moves onto project planning and workflow, basic photo correction, photo retouching and restoration, working with layers  and masking techniques and channels.  Saturday & Sunday 10am – 6pm, Cost: $950. For more information or to register go to www.mewshop.com.

  7/18/09 – 7/19/09

Avid Media Composer 110:  This two-day course introduces basic effects and is a prerequisite for the 305 Advanced Avid Media Composer Effects course. Topics include: creating multilayered effects, key framing effects, creating effect templates, mixing HD and SD clips in an effect composite, using AVX plug-in effects, creating motion effects and time warps, using the 3D Effects option, and nesting layers. Class time is divided between demonstration and hands-on-practice. This course is also appropriate for Avid Symphony users. Saturday & Sunday 10am – 6pm, Cost: $1000. For more information or to register go to www.mewshop.com.

  7/20/09 – 7/21/09

Adobe Photoshop CS4 Level I: Adobe Photoshop is the industry standard application for professional image manipulation. This two-day introductory class will get you up-to-speed quickly. This course starts with an overview of the workspace and tools, and moves onto project planning and workflow, basic photo correction, photo retouching and restoration, working with layers  and masking techniques and channels. Monday & Tuesday 10am – 6pm, Cost: $950. For more information or to register go to www.mewshop.com.

  7/24/09 – 7/26/09

Color 101: This three-day hands-on course will familiarize students with Apple's masterful new color grading and finishing software. Start with the basics of color balancing and correction, and move on to the fine points of secondary grading, including scene matching, using vignettes to isolate and track regions, creating advanced color effects and "looks," skin tone adjustments, adjusting the composition and framing of a shot, and much more.

This course is designed for existing Final Cut Pro users who want to learn more about the color correction and grading capabilities of Color.  Friday - Sunday 10am – 6pm Cost $1,200 For more information or to register go to www.mewshop.com.

  7/25/09

A Filmmaker’s Guide to Motion - Masterclass: This one day, intensive, hands-on workshop will take you from learning Motion's overall workflow (as both a stand alone application and as part of Final Cut Studio), to tackling real-world projects using built-in and third-party solutions. Class subjects include: understanding 3D (cameras, lights, etc.), basic keying techniques, roundtripping in Final Cut Studio, working with filters, and keyframes & behaviors. This workshop is geared towards existing Final Cut Studio users who are looking to use Motion as a more integrated part of their overall projects.  Each student gets their own workstation. Saturday 10am – 5pm, Cost: $199. For more information or to register go to www.mewshop.com.

  7/25/09 – 7/26/09

Adobe Illustrator CS4 Level I:  This software is an essential art design tool for anyone who needs to express ideas visually in print, on the Web, and in any other medium.

This two-day course provides a thorough overview of the interface, the tools, the features, tricks and tips for using Illustrator CS4. The course is an ideal combination of instructor-led demonstration and hands-on practice.
 .  Saturday 10am – 6pm, Cost: $950. For more information or to register go to www.mewshop.com.

  7/27/09 – 7/28/09

Adobe After Effects CS4 Level I:  This two-day introductory class introduces you to the essentials for this powerful application for motion graphics and visual effects.  Topics include traditional After Effects workflow, basic Animation with effects and presets, introductory text animation, basic keying and 3D, rending and output. .  Monday & Tuesday 10am – 6pm, Cost: $950 For more information or to register go to www.mewshop.com.

  7/27/09 – 7/29/09

Final Cut Pro 101: This three-day hands-on apple certified course introduces students to the primary feature set and basic interface of Final Cut Pro. In this course, you learn to perform basic editing functions while familiarizing yourself with the user interface. Topics include basic setup, adjusting and customizing preferences and settings, capturing video and audio, various editing and trimming techniques, ripple, roll, slip and slide tools, audio editing and audio creation, finishing and final output.  Monday – Wednesday 10am-6pm, Cost: $1,200.

  7/29/09 – 7/30/09

Adobe After Effects CS4 Level II: This two-day intermediate class will take you beyond the basics by focusing on industry standard best-practices for creating motion graphics. Building on concepts learned in the level one class, course topics include blending modes, masks and track mattes, working in 3D Space, cameras, lighting in 3D, parenting, nesting  and advanced text animation

Prerequisite: After Effects Level I or equivalent experience.

Wednesday & Thursday 10am – 6pm, Cost: $950 For more information or to register go to www.mewshop.com.

  Upcoming Dates To Remember:

  9/14/09 – 10/23/09

Mewshop's Six Week Intensive Course in the art and technique of editing is a comprehensive jump-start for anyone serious about a career in post-production. Learn the two leading industry tools: Avid and Final Cut Pro. Work with top editors in our Artist in Residence Program. Create a professional editors reel to let your talent speak for itself.  Let MEWForce connect you to at least fifteen* post facilities. Tackle the Apple and Avid Certification exam FREE. Class runs Monday - Friday 10AM -5PM, Course cost: $5,750 For more information or to register go to www.mewshop.com.

  From You To YOUTUBE:

Nowadays, anyone can pick up a camera and make a movie.  Only a few can make a great one.  From You to YouTube is an intensive hands-on summer workshop for young adults in writing, shooting, directing, editing and even distributing your own work.

Have an idea already?  Bring it to class and workshop it.

Need an idea?  Discover it here.

This class teaches concepts of story and structure, how to use a camera for your own shoot, shows the basics of film editing theory & technique, and how to compress your final product down to size to share on the web.

Designed to create a fun and exciting learning atmosphere, class is divided into small crews of writer/directors.  In week one you tackle writing, camera instruction, and pre-production.  Then it’s two solid days of shooting films.  The week ends with screening dailies and an introduction to editing.

In week two you will learn how to use Final Cut Pro and how to streamline your post-production workflow.  With an emphasis on the creative aspects of storytelling, we will look at films to understand the “why” of editing in addition to just the “how.”  Each student has their own fully equipped, state-of the-art editing system and access to cameras and equipment for their shoots.

You’ll leave the class with a developed sense of how to make films, and a final product on DVD to prove it.

This workshop is intended for young adults, ages 12 - 18, with a working knowledge of Macintosh computers and a passion for filmmaking.

Two Week Intensives are from 10am - 5pm. Upcoming Class Dates:

August 3 - August 14

August 17 - August 28.  Course cost: $2,000 For more information or to register go to www.mewshop.com.