Film 5: Advanced Post-Production Workshop
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: School of Media Studies
Department: Communication
Course Number: NFLM 3690
Course Format: Studio
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
This course is an overview of the entire postproduction and finishing process for students who have completed shooting a short film project. Class time is devoted to editing exercises, lectures, group discussions, screenings, and presentations by guest film professionals. Topics discussed and demonstrated include creating rhythm; dramatic arc and character emphasis in scenes; cutting on, after, and before movement; match cutting; symbolic and thematic editing; and A&B cutting for documentaries. The class also explores sound editing and design, color correction, screening formats for festivals, standard industry mastering options, and distribution. Prerequisite: Film 4 (NFLM 3680) or permission of the instructor. Students must bring their own harddrive with complete film dailies to the first session ready to edit. This course fulfills one of two capstone requiremments for Media Studies majors with a declared concentration in Film Production.
Course Open to: Degree Students