Merge Records 15th Anniversary Videos
This course gives students experienced in Final Cut Pro a chance to edit live music videos for Merge Records. Each student will edit one live video from 2004′s Merge Records fifteenth anniversary festival, giving them the opportunity to add a project for a professional client to their portfolio.
Thursdays, February 3 – May 19 (40 hours)
6:30 – 9 p.m.
Materials Fee: $10 (due at first class)
Course Fee: $425
The use of the videos produced in class is yet to be determined; they may be sent to media outlets for promotion or used in a future multimedia project. Past Merge Records projects have aired on Pitchfork, Babelgum, Converse, and other outlets, and music videos of Merge bands have aired on MTV, VH1, and other networks. This course is a collaboration between director Cam Carrithers, Merge Records, and the Center for Documentary Studies.
Please note: Students must submit an example of their work to email@example.com along with a statement about their interest and experience. A hard drive with a minimum of 50 gigabytes of storage space is required. Students are encouraged to use their own computers (see registration page for details). CDS labs may be used during available hours (for an additional lab fee of $100).
Cam Carrithers is a director, producer, and editor who has produced videos for washingtonpost.com, rollingstone.com, Merge Records, and MTV, and a Fulbright-sponsored documentary about apartheid in Grahamstown, South Africa. He is also a freelance photojournalist whose work has appeared in USA Today, washingtonpost.com, Transworld Snowboarding magazine, and the Carolina Alumni Review.