Art of Filmmaking I

January 19, 2017 — April 13, 2017

Thursdays Jan19 - Apr 13 | 6:30-9:30pm | plus two weekend sessions TBA | 14 sessions

Instructor: Pam Minty

Location: Classes & Admin Offices

Product Description

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, with more scheduled to arrive the first week of January.

Tuition includes all needed production equipment and access to Film Center Edit Lab. Students are responsible for purchasing required the text.