Art of Filmmaking I (Tuesdays)
January 22, 2019 — April 16, 2019
Tuesdays | 6:30-9:30pm | 12 sessions + 2 weekend labs TBA (No Class March 26)
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
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).