This course introduces students to the language and practice of filmmaking. Students learn to create storyboards, shot lists, and floor plans while being challenged to think of composition, visual realization of story, aesthetics, and camera movement. Students also gain firsthand experience working with a budget and a schedule.
In this course, students undergo intensive training in the use of the high-definition digital video camera and its accessories. Through hands-on workshops and short camera tests, students learn about lenses, focal lengths, exposure, shutter speed, and frame rates. EDITING In this course, students are introduced to the fundamental concepts of editing, both practical and aesthetic. Students apply the information learned in class to their individual film projects. Students 630 will learn editing terminology, the use of digital editing systems, cutting styles, and the process of editing from dailies to final cut. The course also discusses continuous editing, editing with music, including sound as a storytelling device, marking beats, and aligning pictures.
This course is designed to help students develop their scripts for their final films. Students examine story structure, dramatic arc, three-act structure, creating characters, text and subtext, and scriptwriting style.
In the Production Workshop, students are introduced to the technical aspects of filmmaking as they are split into shooting crews of 3-4 people to shoot exercises in the field. These workshops are designed to show students the basic storytelling tools for filmmaking: staging, composition, lenses, lighting, camera angles, shot sizes, rules, and tools of continuity.
This is a comprehensive course that details the process of sound design by providing concepts, technical information, and hands-on demonstration. Students are instructed on how to build a soundtrack for their final films.