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Zaki Gordon Film Institute offers summer workshops

The Zaki Gordon Institute for Independent Filmmaking (ZGI) is offering workshops this summer for aspiring filmmakers.

This summer ZGI in Sedona is offering the following workshops for $125 per workshop. All workshops are at Yavapai College's Sedona Center for Arts and Technology, 4215 Arts Village Drive in Sedona.

• The Essence of Filmmaking, DFM 295-092227, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 9-12, instructor Jeremy Hawkes.

Students learn the steps of taking their concept from script through production. This workshop is a combination of interactive lectures with equipment demonstration. The workshop is for anyone interested in making a short video for YouTube or a feature film. Participants will also explore distribution and marketing, and how that affects preproduction planning.

• Final Cut Pro, DFM 295-092225, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 14 to 16, instructor Bryan Reinhart.

The workshop provides an in-depth study of the primary feature set and basic interface of "FCP." Participants learn to perform basic editing functions while familiarizing themselves with the use of interface. Topics include basic set-up, adjusting and customizing preferences and settings, capturing video and audio, various editing and trimming techniques, finishing and final output.

• Documentary Studies, 2 week intensive, DFM 295, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 20-23, or 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 27-30, instructor Bryan Reinhart.

Focusing on documentary filmmaking, the first week of the workshop starts with breaking down a documentary into its core elements. Participants will learn how to prepare a treatment, shooting for B-Roll and lighting, camera and sound techniques specific to the art of documentary. Week two emphasizes post-production, including editorial.

Anyone interested in registering for the ZGI summer workshops can call (928) 649-4276 or go to

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