Dec 02, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [Published Catalog]

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FILM 000/2121 - Introduction to Film Production (3 cr.)



Description
This introductory filmmaking course teaches Film students pre-production skills and techniques.
The best directors, the most creative cinematographers and the most promising actors cannot produce a quality film without solid pre-production. On that account, participants in this course will be taken through the various stages of pre-production, from finding a strong story concept to writing a screenplay for production. Students will learn how to conduct research on their stories and how to build and create characters and write dialogues. They will be introduced to the craft of storytelling, story development and story structure in film. In addition, they will learn how to present their story concepts in the form of an exposé and a treatment. Assigned readings will complement practical knowledge and provide background to the craft of cinematic storytelling. The course will consist of lectures and exercises, take-home assignments, presentations and group critiques. An overview will be provided of all pre-production needs, from budgeting to crewing and scheduling. By the end of the course, students will write a screenplay and be able to pitch their story concepts for potential production during the following semester.



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