Narrative Production

January 17, 2017 — March 14, 2017

Tuesdays | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | 9 Sessions

Instructor: Scott Ballard

Location: Classes & Admin Offices

Product Description

Immerse yourself in the art and technique of shooting a scripted, dramatic short film. Direct a short narrative film of your own, while crewing for other members of the class. Develop your own look as a director and learn to achieve maximum production values through careful planning and cinematographic skill.



Turning a fictional story idea into a film

Breaking down a short story or script into a shot list

Create a shooting schedule and storyboard

Determining costs and budgeting

Selecting and managing locations

Casting talent

How to find and lead a production team; who does what on set

Rehearsals, blocking actors and the Director’s line

Art direction and set design

Working with your cinematographer

Covering a scene with camera placement and movement

Lighting and audio recording basics

Organizing/logging footage for editing

Trouble-shooting tips

Where to show your film: festivals and screenings

Get instructor coaching and feedback for your project


Tuition includes all needed camera, audio and lighting equipment and, for those with proficiency in Final Cut Pro X or Avid Media Composer, access to the Film Center edit lab (by appointment, outside of class, on a self-service basis).


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