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Filmmaking 1 [530-FM1-AB]
Introduction to Filmmaking is a course designed to help students acquire basic production skills and develop artistic sensibility through narrative filmmaking. This course recognizes that filmmaking is both an individual and collaborative process. Students will work in production groups that will allow a degree of specialization and an opportunity to experience practical and creative production techniques. The three main stages of filmmaking will be covered: pre-production, production and post-production. The course will explore the relationship between various filmic elements and the production of representational and symbolic meaning.
Filmmaking 2 [530-FM2-AB]
This advanced film production course will build on the technical skills and aesthetic ideas learned in the Filmmaking 1 course. Students will explore the creative potential of film production techniques in making a work of art. Students will be instructed in the writing, planning and execution of more sophisticated forms of narrative filmmaking that combine visually expressive material, dialogue, music and sound effects. Emphasis will be on the writing of effective dialogue and the accompanying technical considerations of scene breakdown, camera action and use of microphone, synchronous and non-synchronous sound and dialogue editing. Students will be expected to demonstrate the knowledge they acquire in the course lectures, workshops and exercises by their participation in the production of a complete narrative film of approximately 4-5 minutes long. It is expected that the student will find an area of specialization in which to contribute to the final group production.