LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!

The Zeitgeist North by North Film School, in partnership with the Minnesota Discovery Center, is an affordable option for the Northland’s diverse creative community ranging from filmmakers, graphic designers, multimedia artists, and theatrical artists to learn, work, create, and connect. With teaching hubs in Chisholm and Duluth, we will add important contributions to the regional film ecosystem. 

Our goal is to empower, support, and educate Northland community members ages 16+ as active participants in shaping our culture, and engage diverse communities to rethink the way we view film, art, and local storytelling. We provide access and a platform to work, learn, create, and experience filmmaking and media production in our community. 

Benefits include access to iMac computers loaded with creative design and editing software, meeting rooms, multi-media studios, film/video equipment for on-site photo/video shoots & projects, digital tools, and more.

CLASSES

Registration for 2022 is now open!

Classes meet once a week from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 

Classes are designed for those aged 16+. All experience levels welcome!

INTRODUCTION TO VIDEO PRODUCTION – Duluth, MN – Zeitgeist Creative Lab

Tuesdays (4 weeks) – 3/1/22, 3/8/22, 3/15/22, 3/22/22

This intro course will provide education of basic video/film/audio production. The goal of the course is for students to develop the ability to capture great video images and audio, and to be able to edit those two elements together to tell a story.

During the course you will learn:

• The basics of operating a video camera

• The basic principles of how to capture great video and audio

• How to edit video and audio

• How to tell a story by combining video and audio

EDITING WORKSHOP – Duluth, MN – Zeitgeist Creative Lab

Thursdays (8 weeks) 3/3/22, 3/10/22, 3/17/22, 3/24/22, 3/31/22, 4/7/22, 4/14/22, 4/21/22

Our editing workshop is designed for students who are interested in motion picture, television, and new media post-production. Students learn theory in motion picture, television and media production and editing. They apply that knowledge by producing a variety of projects using Adobe Premiere.

INTRODUCTION TO VIDEO PRODUCTION – Duluth, MN – Zeitgeist Creative Lab

Tuesdays (4 weeks) – 4/5/22, 4/12/22, 4/19/22, 4/26/22

This intro course will provide education of basic video/film/audio production. The goal of the course is for students to develop the ability to capture great video images and audio, and to be able to edit those two elements together to tell a story.

During the course you will learn:

• The basics of operating a video camera

• The basic principles of how to capture great video and audio

• How to edit video and audio

• How to tell a story by combining video and audio

INTRODUCTION TO VIDEO PRODUCTION – Chisholm, MN – Minnesota Discovery Center

Wednesdays (4 weeks) – 3/23/22, 3/30/22, 4/6/22, 4/13/22

This intro course will provide education of basic video/film/audio production. The goal of the course is for students to develop the ability to capture great video images and audio, and to be able to edit those two elements together to tell a story.

During the course you will learn:

• The basics of operating a video camera

• The basic principles of how to capture great video and audio

• How to edit video and audio

• How to tell a story by combining video and audio

EDITING WORKSHOP – Chisholm, MN – Minnesota Discovery Center

Thursdays (8 weeks) 3/24/22, 3/31/22, 4/7/22, 4/14/22, 4/21/22, 4/28/22, 5/5/22, 5/12/22

Our editing workshop is designed for students who are interested in motion picture, television, and new media post-production. Students learn theory in motion picture, television and media production and editing. They apply that knowledge by producing a variety of projects using Adobe Premiere.

SCREENWRITING WORKSHOP – Duluth, MN – Zeitgeist Creative Lab

Mondays (8 weeks) 3/14/22, 3/21/22, 3/28/22, 4/4/22, 4/11/22, 4/18/22, 4/25/22, 5/2/22  

Do you have a great idea for a feature film? Many have great ideas; only few craft them into screenplays. In this workshop, learn screenwriting fundamentals as you develop your idea from pitch to outline to screenplay. While no previous screenwriting experience is required, you should come to the workshop with ideas for short films.

NARRATIVE FICTION – Duluth, MN

Thursdays (8 weeks) – 9/6/22, 9/13/22, 9/20/22, 9/27/22, 10/4/22, 10/11/22, 10/18/22, 10/25/22

This course covers the basics of all facets of narrative fiction filmmaking. Graduates of the Film Production Workshop have a working comprehension of pre production, production, and postproduction. This includes, but is not limited to, screenwriting, professional digital camera operation, lighting, sound recording, directing actors, editing, and mastering. Each graduate leaves the program with the experience of working with a small crew to produce two narrative fiction short films. 

INTRODUCTION TO VIDEO PRODUCTION – Duluth, MN

Tuesdays – 10/6/22, 10/13/22, 10/20/22, 10/27/22

The intro course will provide education of basic video/film/audio production. The goal of the course is for the student to develop the ability to capture great video images and audio, and to be able to edit those two elements together to tell a story.

During the course you will learn:

• The basic understanding of operating a video camera

• The basic principles of how to capture great video and audio

• How to edit video and audio

• How to tell a story by combining video and audio

MEET MATTHEW KOSHMRL

Email Matt with questions: matt@zeitgeistarts.com

Matthew is an Emmy nominated filmmaker and cinematographer with an MFA from the University of Texas at Austin. His work has played at The Jeonju International Film Festival, International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, DocumentaMadrid, and True/False Film Festival. Matthew personally focuses on cinema vérité documentary films that explore the evolution of tradition, individual and national identity, and unseen processes. 

In 2016 he received the Antarctic Service Medal from the US Congress after travelling to Antarctica to film a paleontological expedition with the NSF. The Carnegie Museum of Natural History is currently screening his documentary about Antarctica and the paleontological process. 

He is a strong proponent of film and media education and has been a faculty member at St. Edward’s University, Austin Community College, and the Austin School of Film. Since 2017 he has worked with the US State Department as a mentor to fellows participating in the Mandela Washington Fellowship, which provides young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa with the opportunity to hone their skills in the USA. In 2018 he organized and taught a month-long film workshop in Harare, Zimbabwe through a State Department Reciprocal Exchange Grant.

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