Course meets during the first seven weeks only, First Class: Tuesday, January 26; Last Class: Thursday, March 10. Permission of the instructor required. Please email Prof. Keith Miller at (firstname.lastname@example.org).
In this arts workshop, the class will work collaboratively to conceive and execute a short film from start to finish. The class focuses on the language of film, storytelling and production as well as the needs for collaboration, multi-tasking and creative problem solving inherent in the filmmaking process. Each student will take on multiple roles in each phase of the production. The course will be broken up into three parts. The first section begins with a brainstorming session in which the themes and storylines of the movie are conceived. The script is then written, scenes workshopped and the group prepares to shoot. The second section is the shoot, with roles divided between camera, direction, acting, producing, art direction, and the rest. The final section is the edit and post-production. This will include score, sound design, titles and graphics. On the path to the final movie skills such as writing, acting, cinematography, producing, editing, title design, score, will all be utilized according the needs of the movie and the demands of the group.