Education

Guided Pathways

The Inland Empire Media Academy offers incoming students guided pathways cohorts for Film/TV, Graphic Arts, and Theater. These cohorts will allow students to learn with other creatives, experience hands on experience, internship with various media arts companies, show their work, and find a pathway to a career or 4-year instituion. To learn more how to enter the Media Academy Guided Pathways Cohort contact:

Elizabeth Banuelos, 909-384-8979, ebanuelos@sbccd.cc.ca.us

High School Workshops

Current faculty and students will visit your high school classrooms and share their expertise in cinema and media arts. Topics include lighting and camera techniques, screenwriting, and visual design. To schedule a workshop contact Lucas Cuny at lcuny@valleycollege.edu.

 

 IEMA Monthly Filmmaking Labs

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You’ve picked up a camera, played with some editing software once, dreamed of writing the next great Netflix show or just want to film some funky documentary about a random native Californian bird.                                                  The IEMA monthly lab series is to here to help you find your voice and develop an appreciation for the art and craft of film and visual story telling. Pick one or all labs below. Then fill out the sign-up form and we will see you there! 

 

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How to Expose in a 4K World – September 28, 2019 1-5pm –
Media Communications Building Room 142
Wow your new 4K full frame camera can go up to 25000 on the ISO, but is that really the best way to expose your stills or video? Get familiar with our department’s 4K camera’s the Sony FS7 (Netflix Approved) and Sony A7iii (full frame).

Our Lighting and Cinematography Instructor Donna Trewhella will show you proper exposure levels to get that high-quality video image you so desire and that will knock the socks off of your friends, family, and boss! Donna has years of experience as a producer as well as Masters in Communication from CSUSB. Sign up below.
 
All SBCCD Students free admission.
All K-12 students, free admission.
Community members suggested donation $15 

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Career Development for the Artist – October 16, 2019 3-4pm –
Media Communications Building Room 142

A picture of different art career pathsYou are an artist and you're trying to figure out how to start your career. Lucas Cuny, the Director of the Media Academy/Lead Faculty for the RTVF program at SBVC, and author of the article "Career Planning for the Art Major," will discuss key points in building your career as an artist. Topics include resume writing, portfolio building, networking, and interview skills. 


After the workshop you should know how to write your resume, have a strategy for portfolio development, and understand how to interview. 

 

 

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All SBCCD Students free admission.
All K-12 students, free admission.

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Set Tech 101 – October 26, 2019 1-5pm – Media and Communications Building Room 142
You want to work on a film and tv set some day but don’t know where to begin. A great way to get started is to show your knowledge of setting up and breaking down all the equipment that you find on a film or tv set. Our faculty member Mr. Kevin Lyons will demonstrate the proper way to set up and break down equipment.

Kevin brings years of film and video production experience to the space. Learn how to set up a dolly, 12 x 12, c-stands, wrap a cable, light stands, tripods, cameras, and of course sound. Sign up below.
 
All SBCCD Students free admission.
All K-12 students, free admission.
Community members suggested donation $15

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film lenses and landscape.Experimental Film – November 16, 2019 1-5pm – 

Media and Communications Building Room 142
Stanley Kubrick use to talk about changing the form of film making but never thought he achieved it, even with “2001”! In this workshop our faculty member Miguel Tarango takes you to a place of the abstract, which is the heart of experimental film.

Explore experimental films and implement your own visions using found footage or new ways of thinking regarding content creation and expression. Miguel has an MFA in Studio Art and recently exhibited work at the University of Denver. Sign up below.
 
All SBCCD Students free admission.
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Genre Writing – January 18, 2020 1-5pm – Media Communications Building Room 142

Ever wonder how every cop show seems the same, or why rom-coms all feel similar. What’s up Sci-Fi? This workshop begins to crack the code of the genre in writing. Theater director, faculty member, and writer Paul Jacques will break down genre tropes and specific genre characteristics.

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Voice Acting – February 15, 2020 1-5pm – Media and Communications Building Room 142

Have you noticed how much animation is on TV? How many commercials needs a voice over? We sure did. So, Mr. Jacques thought it would be really fun to have a workshop that showed you the basics on voice acting. Paul Jacques has acted for over 20 years and teaches our directing and acting class. Sign up below.
 
All SBCCD Students free admission.
All K-12 students, free admission.
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Instructor Miguel Tarango filming a subject with a canon xl2 camera.

Shooting Lo-fi – March 14, 2020 1-5pm – Media and Communications Building Room 142

Remember the Canon XL2 or 8mm? Well we do. Instructors Kevin Lyons and Miguel Tarango will take you through the ride of shooting something under 4K. Not only does this type of film and media production have a unique look and aesthetic but is still necessary as many folks still only look at things in a 1080 world. By the end of this you’ll learn how to get the most out of that old camera you thought had no purpose and shock your friends obsessed with 4K and beyond. Sign up below.
 
All SBCCD Students free admission.
All K-12 students, free admission.
Community members suggested donation $15

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Final Cut Pro Doc. – April 18, 2020 – Media and Communications Building Room 133

Final Cut Pro is different, no arguing that. In this workshop Faculty Miguel Tarango will take you through the use of Final Cut Pro to curate scenes using the keyword system, and basic Finder functions to create Smart Searches in Final Cut Pro. Use these methods to cross reference content to build your narrative and speed up your work flow.

 

Other techniques and tips will be offered as well. Miguel Tarango currently teaches our advanced editing classes, he currently is working on projects for California State University San Bernardino and the Guatemalan Visual Arts Festival.
 
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For information on all activities contact Lucas Cuny at lcuny@valleycollege.edu.

Schedules and content of Labs are subject to change and instructor availability.