Film 2: Intermediate Filmmaking Lab
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Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: School of Media Studies
Course Number: NFLM 3632
Course Format: Studio
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
- Media Studies
- Film & Video Production
To realize an artistic vision in film requires a thorough understanding of the technology, process, and tools of filmmaking. In this workshop, students explore advanced concepts and techniques in film and digital media production through a series of exercises that evolve into increasingly complex collaborative projects. Topics include operation of advanced 16mm film and HD digital cameras, film stocks and video formats, the structure of a film crew and the responsibilities of its members, lenses and lighting equipment, shooting exteriors and interiors, gripping, production design, field sound recording, preproduction planning and breakdowns, film and HD workflows, and the collaborative process. Working as a team, students set up and shoot several scenes in class and two scenes on location using sync-sound film and HD cameras and rotating crew positions. The class screens and critiques the scenes afterward. Students hone their skills and work collaboratively to master the technical knowledge necessary to execute professional film and video projects. Prerequisite: Filmmaking Studio I or Digital Video Production, or equivalent experience and permission of the instructor. Note: This class was previously called Filmmaking Lab: Art, Technology, and Tools. Please do not repeat this course. Film 2 fulfills a requirement of the Certificate in Film Production.