101: Intro to Filmmaking
This course will introduce students to the basics of film production. It serves as a core course to learn the key elements of the entire process from pre-production to production through post-production. This is essentially a production course, with a focus on micro-short form narratives. You will be provided a foundation in the process and be expected to produce multiple short pieces, learning about the roles of director, producer, screenwriter and editor.
This course will also introduce students to various perspectives on the study and production of film and media theory and production. Students will gain a historical understanding of media as well as its application. View the course outline here.
REQUIREMENTS: This class expects students to be able to have access to a video camera. A smartphone with video or a consumer camcorder will be adequate. More advanced consumer, pro-sumer or professional cameras are fine as well. We will discuss a wide variety of equipment and how to use what you have. This is a keystone course. For our more advanced filmmaking courses, we expect students to have the skills and understanding o the elements presented here.