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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

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Adult courses

The Art of Video Production

Week 3: July 17-23, 2016

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This is a class for those who delight in taking videos and who wish to learn more about making coherent and aesthetically appealing films. Leading it is Micah Cormier, the producer and designer of the exquisite sesquicentennial film about Cornell, Glorious to View, launched at the Charter Day celebration.

Drawing on his experience in making that film and others, Micah will give CAUers an insider's view of the questions, challenges, solutions, and techniques that shape successful videography. Covering many of the basics of documentary-style video production, he will explain and demonstrate how to conduct interviews, shoot video with a DSLR camera, record audio, and edit digitally.

Inspired by the goals and practices he teaches, class members will interview and film each other speaking about the particular beauties of Cornell and shoot brief scenes around campus. Together, with Micah's guidance, they will edit the material and create a short film about Cornell's allure.

Micah Cormier

Micah Cormier, who produced Cornell's sesquicentennial film Glorious to View, is an award-winning producer and director specializing in non-fiction programs and documentaries. He has worked at ABC News, HBO, PBS, and independent production companies in New York City.

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Once you've registered, we'll send you materials on the academic program and other information to help you prepare for CAU. A $50 per person, per class, non-refundable deposit is required with your registration. All deposits are applied to the full program charges. Register now!

Program charges

Below are the program fees and housing choices for the on-campus summer programs. Please contact us if you have questions.

For those staying on campus, the program fee (per adult, per week) covers the course, lodging, sixteen meals, coffee breaks, hospitality hours, welcome and farewell parties, conference-lot parking fees, and use of most of Cornell’s campus facilities. Some courses have additional fees. Wednesday supper is on your own. Some campus facilities, such as the golf course, also charge specific user fees. Weekly program rates vary with the accommodation you select:

Program fee including on-campus housing and meals

  • Court/Kay Hall: double occupancy per adult $1,932, single supplement $100
  • Room w/private bathroom: double occupancy per adult $1,990, single supplement $150

Program fee for commuters and for those staying at Hilton Homewood Suites*: $1,115

*This fee does not include housing or meals. If you wish to stay at Hilton Homewood Suites, please call 607.266.0000 to make a reservation in the CAU block.

Commuter meal plan option: $425. Most CAUers staying at Hilton Homewood Suites select our meal plan for the week in order to enjoy the full CAU experience.