DMS 418 Directing Narratives

Waham :: T 5-8:40pm :: CFA286

This course addresses the hands-on practice of video production while closely observing the aesthetics of the various stages of video and audio workflow, with a critical examination of form and content.

The learning objective of this course is for the students to develop the ability to capture video images in various locations under controlled and uncontrolled lighting conditions, record audio, and edit those elements together to tell a compelling story through a series of short assignments, followed by an intensive workshop in writing, directing and producing short narrative films.

Through practical projects and exercises, the course offers insight into the essential requirements of film and video storytelling and provides hands-on instruction on the technical processes required to successfully produce short films and videos. Filmmaking is a collaborative process and students are encouraged to explore different crew roles (directing, cinematography, sound recording, editing and post-sound) over the projects and exercises that will be assigned in the course, in addition to in-class workshops, discussions and screenings.

Prerequisites: Intermediate Video Production & Digital Post-Production

Lab Fee: $125

Fulfills Advanced Production Requirement.