A separate program for teens and young adults, Music Video Production and Photography is being offered as a general course outside the Rock-On Workshop. While Rock-On focuses on developing young musicians, this program hones in on other related disciplines in the arts and does not require the students to be musicians.
Music Video Production and Photography will be offered July 16-27, the same dates and time as Rock-On Workshop, so that the RO bands can be the subjects of the videos. For this reason, the video students and camera crews cannot be current RockOn students.
The video workshop, with instructor Lee Everett of Fine Line Multimedia, will cover the use of three different types of video capture devices, including smart phones, digital still cameras and professional three chip video cameras. Everett, whose expertise includes video, music production and still photography, has a world of experience. His credits include video work for ABC News, Boston Symphony Orchestra, CBS News, The MacNeil-Lehrer Report, PBS, Phillips/Polygram Records, Berkshire Performing Arts Center, Berkshire Theater Festival, Jacobs Pillow, The Colonial Theater, Tanglewood, World-Wide Television News (WTN), London, and many other organizations.
The focus is on recording live musical performance in conjunction with the ‘Rock-On Workshop’. We will also create images that tell a story or deliver a message which can include still photographs and B-roll video for use in music videos. It will start with concept, storyboarding, camera techniques, positioning and settings and end with a review of editing options including iMovie and Final Cut Pro. In conjunction with the video workshop, a Performance Still Photography segment will be included. This segment will deal with the use of digital SLR cameras and fast lenses where participants will learn about camera handling, composition, metering and appropriate camera settings for stage work to best capture the action and emotion of a performance.
In conjunction, Keith Forman will be taping segments for Rock-On’s New Voices documentary this season. Keith has already shot one segment featuring Christine Bile, a young singer-songwriter.
For more information contact Mary Talmi @ RockOn – 413-499-1733