Michael J Shannon

Photo of Michael J Shannon Department Cinema Department 
 Office Cloud Hall 126
 Phone (415) 452-5941
 Mailbox C26
 E-Mail mshannon@ccsf.edu
 Fall 2013 
 Office Hours
 
Fall 2013 Teaching Schedule
CINE 136 Special Effects 3.0
PREREQ.: CINE 24 and 25
72432 501 Lec T 06:40-09:30PM CLOU U125 Deadlines Final Book

B.A., Columbia University; Graduate Film Program, San Francisco State University

Mr. Shannon has been an independent filmmaker since starting Film School at San Francisco State University in 1967. In 1972 he won First Prize Award in the Berkeley Independent Film Festival in the Experimental Category for his film "Lucky 4's", which was the first independent short ever produced using bipak printing techniques on the J-K Optical Printer System.
Between 1982 and 1987, starting with "Poltergeist" and "ET" and finishing with "Howard the Duck", Mr. Shannon worked on every ILM special effects show. In 1996 Mr. Shannon started producing short movies on Hi8 and DV for his project "SF TimeCap 2000", an interactive video timecapsule on DVD. This project is unique in that it contains over 19 hours of professional quality "Street Documentaries" on a myriad of SF events, protests, cultural and sub-cultural themes.
Currently Mr. Shannon is producing video content for his popular YouTube channel "sftimecap". Primary themes communicated around are CGI tutorials, Camera operation demos, anti-war protest, social justice movements, miscellanea street sleaze, UFO and ALIEN visitations, apparitions, unexplained "events" and/or perceptual phenomena.

Teach students how to analyse the technical structures underlying the ubiquitous multilayer special effects media saturating our media culture accross all delivery platforms from iPhone to iMax to YouTube and beyond. Further we aspire to teach the student the professional CGI workflow featuring After Effects and PhotoShop technologies, which are the foundational tools used in Hollywood and in every other media creation venue on earth.

Consult w. students frequently as to the structure and techniques required to put their special effects visions up onto the screen.......ANY SCREEN, ANY PLATFORM, ANY DATA FORMAT may be needed TO GET THE JOB DONE!

Member of SF MOGRAPH, the local After Effects motion graphics and CGI user group.

Shootin, editin and uploadin cool vids and tuts uppa YouTube, asi es!

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