Art of Filmmaking I
April 11, 2017 — June 27, 2017
Tuesdays | 6:30-9:30pm | plus two weekend sessions TBA | 14 sessions
Shoot and edit two beginning-level short films as an introduction to visual, cinematic storytelling. This is a comprehensive overview of film production and analysis for the beginner who wants to develop their eye as a media artist.
The components of film language and properties of the image
The filmmaking process: pre-production, production, post-production
Creating treatments and/or scripts and storyboards
Digital camera operation and shooting techniques
Audio recording: in-camera and with external microphones
Continuity and relations between images
Setting up a project for editing, editing steps
Media file management and workflow
Importing sounds, layering and mixing soundtracks
Adding titles and effects
Moving from first edit to revision and final edit
Get instructor guidance and feedback on your work
Shot By Shot: A Practical Guide To Filmmaking, 4th Edition, by John Cantine, Susan Howard, & Brady Lewis (ISBN 978-0-9637433-8-1). This textbook is currently available for purchase at Powell’s Books on W Burnside. It can be found in the Orange Section.
Tuition includes all needed production equipment and access to Film Center Edit Lab. Students are responsible for purchasing the required textbook (see above).