The Oklahoma Film Institute (OFI) at Oklahoma City Community College will present the Summer 2012 OFI Cinema Clinics, June 7-30. The series of five, three-day clinics will be held in the OCCC Visual and Performing Arts Center, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, except for the cinematography clinic, which will be held Monday through Wednesday, June 25-27.
Students enrolled in the clinics will learn motion picture production, script writing, directing and editing from OFI leader and Academy Award winning film producer, OCCC Artist in Residence Gray Frederickson (“The Godfather” Trilogy, “Apocalypse Now”). Joining Frederickson will be Emmy Award-winning writer/director and producer/screenwriter Greg Mellott, chair of the Film and Video Production program at OCCC.
Frederickson and Mellott will guide students through the process from preproduction to script writing, directing and editing final products.
June 7-9 — Production: Students will be taught how to organize a project from script clearances, breakdowns, schedules, budgets, preproduction, accounting, labor relations, postproduction, distribution, marketing, tax credits, rebates and more.
June 14-16 — Script writing: Students will be taught the requirements needed for writing a professional screenplay, including format, structure, character development, target audience and even copyright registration and script clearances.
June 21-23 — Directing: Students learn the theory and practical approach to directing a movie or documentary during this three-day course.
June 25-27 — Cinematography: All aspects of shooting in a digital world will be studied in this course. Students will have hands-on experience operating the latest high definition cameras, including the industry standard Red Camera.
June 28-30 — Editing: Instruction in editing will be provided in OCCC's state-of-the-art Avid editing lab. Students will learn the fundamentals of nonlinear editing on Avid Media Composers, the standard in cinema and commercial industry.
Tuition for each clinic session is $300. Space is limited. For more information or to enroll, call 682-7847.