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Discover the art of cinematography and storytelling in the heart of Chicago through hands-on film classes that cover everything from camera technique to editing. Immerse yourself in the vibrant Chicago film scene with classes in screenwriting, directing, and producing, where you'll learn from industry professionals and gain the skills to bring your creative vision to life on the big screen.

2 classes in-person in Chicago have spots left, and 7 classes live online are available.

Filmmaker's Camp (Ages 9-11)

Evanston Art Center @ 1717 Central St, Evanston, IL

Join a supportive community of young filmmakers as they collaborate, learn, and bring their cinematic visions to life in a vibrant artistic environment with help from experienced instructors.

(83) All levels 9 - 11 years old

Filmmaker's Camp (Ages 12-14)

Evanston Art Center @ 1717 Central St, Evanston, IL

Young, aspiring filmmakers learn video production and gain valuable skills in this class that will ignite a passion for filmmaking. Join us for an unforgettable cinematic journey where imagination knows no bounds.

(83) All levels 12 - 14 years old

Premiere Pro Bootcamp

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Master the art of professional video editing with Premiere Pro. Learn how to import, organize, and edit footage, enhance audio and video quality, add effects and titles, and much more. Take your video editing skills to the next level with this comprehensive course.

(372) Beginner 18 and older
$975

3 sessions

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2-Week Online On-Camera Commercial Intensive with Casting Director Angela Mickey of Liz Lewis Casting!

Acting & Voice Studios @ Virtual Classroom

Learn from Casting Director Angela Mickey of Liz Lewis Casting in a live interactive online class. Get feedback on your performances and access to a commercial database for reference. Don't miss the opportunity to refine your on-camera commercial skills!

(24) All levels 16 and older
$169

2 sessions

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Video Editing Certificate

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Master the art of video editing, audio editing, and motion graphics at a leading institution. Learn the creative techniques and workflow required to transform concepts into fully edited videos. Elevate your skills and stand out to potential clients or employers with a compelling video editing demo reel.

(372) All levels 18 and older
$2,995

13 sessions

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Casting Director Masterclass with Ryan Bernard Tymensky

Acting & Voice Studios @ Virtual Classroom

Learn from the best in the industry! Join a top casting director from Telsey & Co for an exclusive online masterclass. Get the chance to perform, receive feedback, and gain insights from a casting expert. Don't miss this opportunity to take your acting career to the next level.

(24) All levels 16 and older

Online Film/Television Intensive with Aaron Schoonover

Actors Connection New York @ Online Classroom

Learn from Aaron Schoonover, a Casting Associate at Bess Fifer Casting, who is currently involved in an exciting new series for a major streaming platform and several films. Gain valuable insights and receive feedback on your scene presentation in this exclusive online film/television intensive. Limited spots are available for advanced actors, so don't miss out!

(323) All levels 13 and older

COL 101: An Introduction to Color Grading with Resolve

Manhattan Edit Workshop @ Virtual Class room

Discover the art of color grading in Resolve software at Manhattan Edit Workshop. This intensive workshop covers everything from basic color theory to advanced grading techniques, making it perfect for beginners. Unleash your creativity and learn how to transform ordinary footage into stunning visuals.

(95) Beginner 16 and older
$1,495

3 sessions

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DaVinci Resolve: Color

DCTV @ Virtual Classroom

Unlock the full potential of your footage with DaVinci Resolve's advanced color correction techniques. From mastering color balance to shot matching, this online workshop at DCTV will equip you with the expertise to transform your visuals and enhance your hues. Take your grading and color correction skills to the next level with this comprehensive course.

(237) All levels 18 and older
$225

4 sessions

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Filmmaking Camp (Ages 12-18)

Evanston Art Center

Experiment with a variety of filmmaking strategies to bring your own stories to life! Learn about video production and post-production, camera operation, editing, directing, acting, and writing by working in a small group to create a short film. Use video cameras and edit your film in Adobe Premiere. No need to bring any supplies. Families and friends are invited to a film screening on the Friday of camp at 3:45pm.

(83) All levels 12 - 18 years old
No upcoming schedules

Intro to Digital Filmmaking (Ages 16+)

Evanston Art Center @ 1717 Central St, Evanston, IL

Want to expand your confidence with shooting video beyond using your phone? Learn the basics of film and video production, including shooting on a DSLR camera, lighting, sound, directing, and editing in Adobe Premiere. Create at least two short video projects over the course of the class, which could range from a narrative short film to a vlog or documentary. Share with family and friends at an end-of-term screening. 

(83) Beginner 16 and older
No upcoming schedules
$455

9 sessions

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Nokia OZO Intensive

AbelCine Training

This one-day, intensive workshop is designed to teach attendees the basics of the Nokia OZO, including media, workflows and best practices. This hands-on workshop will cover everything from unpacking OZO from the box, building and cabling, instructions on setting up the Creator software, and the basic workflow. Attendees will then pack up the OZO and practice building it out themselves. The workshop will conclude with shooting practice footage and...

(48) Beginner 18 and older
No upcoming schedules

Nokia OZO Intensive

AbelCine Training @ 4245 North Knox Avenue, Illinois City, IL

This one-day, intensive workshop is designed to teach attendees the basics of the Nokia OZO, including media, workflows and best practices. This hands-on workshop will cover everything from unpacking OZO from the box, building and cabling, instructions on setting up the Creator software, and the basic workflow.  Attendees will then pack up the OZO and practice building it out themselves. The workshop will conclude with shooting practice footage...

(48) Beginner 18 and older
No upcoming schedules
$600
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In-Depth: ARRI ALEXA

AbelCine Training @ 2602 W 16th St , Chicago, IL

This in-depth, hands-on workshop teaches participants the skills need to operate ARRI ALEXA cameras, including XT & Mini models. Designed for working professionals, as well as those who are looking to enter the field, the course gives detailed instruction on camera set up, operation and workflows. By the end of the two-days, attendees will have gained comprehensive knowledge of the ALEXA and the confidence to operate the camera in a variety...

(48) Beginner 18 and older
No upcoming schedules
$575

2 sessions

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In-Depth: ARRI AMIRA

AbelCine Training @ 2602 W 16th St , Chicago, IL

This in-depth, hands-on workshop teaches participants the skills needed to operate the ARRI AMIRA camera. Designed for working professionals, as well as those who are looking to enter the field, the course gives detailed instructions on camera set up, operation and workflows. By the end of the two-days, attendees will have gained comprehensive knowledge of the AMIRA and the confidence to operate the camera in a variety of production scenarios. In...

(48) Beginner 18 and older
No upcoming schedules
$605

2 sessions

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Steadicam Silver Workshop

AbelCine Training @ 2602 W 16th St , Chicago, IL

Steadicam® is now a commonly used tool within the film and television industry, however it requires training and practice in order to produce good results. More than just a stabilizer, as a shooting system it is able to provide an individual style to the production often greatly desired by producers and directors. Additionally, complex moving scenes can not only be quicker to shoot, but also more dramatic by adding pace and dimension to the shot....

(48) All levels 18 and older
No upcoming schedules
$1,250

3 sessions

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Resolve Color Grading for Feature Films Masterclass

AbelCine Training @ 2602 W 16th St , Chicago, IL

Resolve Color Grading for Feature Films Masterclass with the ICA This Masterclass-level course is designed for discerning freelance or staff colorists working on Feature Films or TV Dramas as well as boutique grading facility owners and operators. This class has been created with the focus on an Independent Feature Film Post Production and how to succeed in the industry that demands better image quality at faster turnaround times than ever before....

(48) Advanced 18 and older
No upcoming schedules
$1,200

2 sessions

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ARRI ALEXA Mini & Mini LF Bootcamp

AbelCine Training @ 2602 W 16th St , Chicago, IL

Our exclusive ARRI ALEXA Mini Bootcamp is a practical workshop focused on real-world applications of the camera. It is designed for working professionals, as well as those who are looking to enter the field. You will be fully immersed in the ALEXA ecosystem, including wireless lens control and Master Grips. Exercises include setting up the camera for a variety of production scenarios and, of course, practice shooting. By the end of the workshop,...

(48) Intermediate 18 and older
No upcoming schedules
$1,000

2 sessions

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Sony VENICE Bootcamp

AbelCine Training @ 2602 W 16th St , Chicago, IL

Our exclusive Sony VENICE Bootcamp is a practical, hands-on workshop focused on real-world applications of the camera. It is designed for working professionals, as well as those who are looking to enter the field. By the end of the workshop, you will have gained the knowledge, confidence, and experience needed to shoot with the Sony VENICE on a wide range of projects. Topics include menus, specialty uses, accessories, exposure dynamics, Dual ISO...

(48) Intermediate 18 and older
No upcoming schedules
$1,000

2 sessions

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In-Depth: Canon C300 Mark II / C500

AbelCine Training

This in-depth, hands-on workshop teaches participants the skills needed to operate the Canon C300 Mark II / C500 cameras. Designed for working professionals, as well as those who are looking to enter the field, the course gives detailed instruction on camera set up, operation and workflows. By the end of the two-days, attendees will have gained comprehensive knowledge of the C300 / C500 and the confidence to operate the camera in a variety of production...

(48) Beginner 18 and older
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