AMATEUR DIGITAL FILMMAKING TRACK
Become the next brilliant indie darling. Learn how to tell stories with your video camera by writing a script, recording beautiful shots, directing your actors (aka. your friends) and editing what you shot. It's a fun way to bring out your passions.
All films have an idea at their very core and movie making begins with coming up with an idea, developing it into a story and writing a script for it. These classes will guide students through this essential pre-production process.
Becoming a director is more than just getting the ability to have an entire film credited to you. Students will find out that it takes their vision for the idea, a command of film language, and the manipulation of onscreen and offscreen elements to create a masterpiece.
INTRO TO PRODUCTION DESIGN
Movies are recorded by people in the real world and not simply drawn on paper or created on screen. From props to costumes and to locations, students will learn how to choose or make the setting of their digital story.
ASSISTANT DIRECTING / PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT
Working with a group of people, no matter the size, always involves organizing, coordinating, and negotiating with other people. Students will learn how to do so in the context of movie making, enabling them to become future Assistant Directors.
A photographer needs to understand his camera and how to manipulate its settings to create the best photographs. Cinematographers need to know how to do the same to video cameras as well as with artificial lighting.
Shooting the video footage is not the end of the production process. Good movies are not made up of bad takes, test shots and out-of-sequence scenes. Students need to know how to cut one shot from another, rearrange them to form sequences and scenes, synchronize the audio, and add a soundtrack to their digital film before they can consider any project a wrap.