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Video Editing and Color Symbolism (FLEX)

In this 4 week course, students will learn to produce Mood films while exploring the cultural and symbolic meanings of Color.
Camille DeBose, MA, MFA
126 total reviews for this teacher
3 reviews for this class
Completed by 11 learners
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No live meetings
Over 4 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does a "Flex" course work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

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Class Experience

*Students will learn the art of video editing.  
*They will learn to curate and download images and footage to be used in artistic expression.  
*We will take disparate parts and create a cohesive whole through the process of editing.  
*Students will become familiar with the symbolic meanings of common colors.  
*Students will be challenged to focus and apply what they learn about color theory to the design and production of Mood films.
I teach film at a University in Chicago.  I have a great deal of experience teaching introductory film courses to undergraduate and graduate students.  I also really like teaching introductory film courses and think editing is a great skill for anyone to practice.  Art is a wonderful avenue for self expression.  I think it's important for everyone to have some form of artistic practice in their lives.
Homework assignments will consist of reviewing short videos and readings as well as short editing assignments which will result in complete Mood films. Students can then share their films with family and friends.  Each week students will upload their completed films to Vimeo for sharing and discussion.
I will provide readings and links. The stock footage we are using is free to download. If students already own a computer with some sort of editing software (Macs come standard with iMovie, etc.) they should not need to make any purchases.
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Each week I will review assignments and give feedback.
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Students will be pulling clips from the website:  I have reviewed most of the content and it's generally appropriate.  However, if the students put in a search word like "romance" or "passion" they will get images that are suggestive but not explicit. Because these films are emotionally driven students may choose to search terms like "rage" or "despair."  If strong emotion is uncomfortable for them it's important to encourage them to be conscientious about their search terms.


Camille DeBose, MA, MFAA sociologist who makes movies?
126 total reviews
185 completed classes

About Me

My courses are all about the media we love and the world we live in.  Movies, TV, Video games, and our larger social world are my favorite things to wonder about.  My courses explore Ethics, Social Science, Philosophy, and the way stories are... 
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