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Summer Series Of Free Classes and Workshops
Basic Motion Design For The Screen – A Primer For 3-D Animators And Motion Graphic Artists – Thursday, July 17: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Taught By Tim Everitt
Learn how to build emotional and visceral reactions with pure motion design: Covering the essentials of motion shapes, patterns, collisions and continuity.
Tim Everitt is a filmmaker and visual artist who has worked on Academy Award winning films, Emmy Award winning network television programs, commercials and fine art projects. Films he has directed have won awards at the New York International Film Festival, the Chicago Film Festival, the Houston International Film Festival, and many more. He is currently the President of Tim Everitt Productions in Seattle.
Sound Design In A Nutshell - Thursday, July 24: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Taught By Scott Colburn
Get an informed overview of the Sound Design process as we answer the questions:
What is Sound Design?
Why is it important to media?
How does the industry work?
We elaborate on these topics as we show a 2 minute clip from a game trailer and then break it down into the 90 tracks it took to design the sound.
Scott Colburn is considered one of Seattle's most versatile producers. He is best known for his work with Arcade Fire, Animal Collective, Yeasayer and Prince Rama with credits spanning projects as diverse at Mudhoney's heavy rock, Sun City Girls cloven theatre, ethnic modern classical stylings of the Black Cat Orchestra, the reggae of Winston Jarrett or pure wizardry on archival tapes of Capt. Beefheart and Charlie Patton (which won a Grammy for Best Historical Box Set 2002). He has written for TapeOp, Mix and EQ and was the administrator of modrec.com. His knack for explaining the dark arts of audio in layman’s terms is educating a whole army of audio engineers.
Auditioning For The Camera – An Actor’s Survival Guide - Thursday, July 31: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Taught By Tony Doupé and Debra Pralle
This class covers the tools, abilities, and mindset that enable you to turn one of the most fearsome parts of the acting profession into one of the most enjoyable (yes, it’s really possible). Topics include:
Headshots & Resumes: the actor's calling card.
Monologues: how to choose them, prepare them, and get them “camera ready”
Sides: preparation, making choices, connecting, and being flexible.
Cold readings: being bold & having fun
Tony Doupé is a SAG/AFTRA actor with an MFA from California Institute of the Arts. An actor for over 20 years, recent credits include a supporting role in the feature film, Eden starring Beau Bridges and the role of Walt, in Ira Finkelstein's Christmas, with Eliot Gould and David De Louise, directed by Sue Corcoran. Tony co-starred in the feature film The River Sorrow, with Ray Liota and Christian Slater which was presented at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. He has a leading role in the feature film The Off Hours written and directed by Meagan Griffith, seen at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and the 2011 Seattle International Film Festival. The 2012 Sundance Film Festival screened his film Safety Not Guaranteed starring Kirsten Bell and Aubrey Plaza. He has been a guest star for the TV series Leverage starring Timothy Hutton and Grimm. He is the lead in the feature film Frayed released by Lion's Gate. Tony has had supporting roles on numerous feature films including The Ring, starring Naomi Watts and Life or Something like It, starring Angelina Jolie. His television career includes roles in Northern Exposure, Leverage, Unsolved Mysteries and The Fugitive. A popular featured commercial actor, his many credits include spots in Pizza Hut, Microsoft, Tractor Supply, Lowes Hardware, The Seattle Mariners and Rodda Paint. Tony has been teaching and coaching actors for fourteen years both privately and at the college level. For more credit information, please visit his IMDB page.
Debra Pralle has been a professional actor (stage, screen, television, & radio) for over 20 years. Debra’s recent film work includes roles in the soon to be released Wild with Reese Witherspoon, and The Architect with Parker Posey. She has appeared in over a dozen other films including the lead role in Dianna Turner’s The Writer’s Model; an award winning film at the Festival Internazionale Cinema Delle Donne in Torino, Italy. Debra’s work in television includes a guest appearance as Emma Wolff on the TNT drama Leverage and Gail Taylor on the Lifetime made-for-television movie Hit & Run. She played Kelli Smith on Citizen Baines and Marlene Day on The Fugitive on CBS. She has also done several commercials and industrials for companies like Microsoft, Delta Dental, Russell Investments, Yes on 522 political campaign, Media Partners, and Providence Medical. Ms. Pralle’s stage experience is extensive and includes work at the Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle Shakespeare Company, Village Theatre, A Contemporary Theatre, and includes the honor of receiving a Seattle Times Footlight Award for Outstanding Acting. Her foray into writing and producing resulted in her one-woman show entitled No Demerits for Dancing which played in theatre festivals in Seattle and Colorado. She can also be heard as the voice of the computer on Supreme Commander 2, legal copy for Washington State Lottery, and numerous regional radio commercials.