Filmmaking Studio 1
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Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: School of Media Studies
Course Number: NFLM 3660
Course Format: Studio
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
This course is an opportunity for the serious beginner to learn the fundamentals of 16mm filmmaking. Students engage in a series of exercises in basic cinematography, lighting, scriptwriting, directing, and editing. Discussions emphasize the theoretical and practical framework of film language, and student work is critiqued by both the instructor and classmates. Students are expected to crew on one another's projects to develop production skills and gain on-set experience. A substantial commitment of time outside of class is required. Cameras and digital editing equipment are provided, but students will incur additional modest costs for film stock, developing, and supplies. By the end of the course, students will have experienced all aspects of MOS (nonsync) filmmaking, from preproduction to production and postproduction, and will be ready for more ambitious personal film projects at the next level of production courses. Familiarity with the Macintosh platform is assumed.