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Art of Filmmaking I

January 23, 2018 — April 17, 2018

Tuesdays | 6:30-9:30pm | 12 sessions + 2 weekend labs TBA (No Class March 27)

Instructor: Pam Minty

Location: Classes & Admin Offices


*If this section is full, please note that a new section has been added for Thursday nights. Register here.*

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


Saturday lab sessions scheduled for:

February 24th from 1pm to 4pm

March 14th from 1pm to 4pm


Textbook: 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). 


What are students saying about Art of Filmmaking I with Pam Minty?

“Art of Filmmaking I is a great way to dive into the basics of filmmaking.”

“Pam is fantastic.”

“I truly enjoyed  this course and am so grateful to everyone at the Film Center for their guidance and support.


*If this section is full, please note that a new section has been added for Thursday nights. Register here.*


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