Digital Filmmaking 1: Pre-Production
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Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: School of Media Studies
Department: Media Studies
Course Number: NMDS 5430
Course Format: Studio
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
Students following the Digital Cinema Production track will lay the groundwork for an advanced short film project in utilizing the genre and/or mode of their choosing. Participants learn to develop a visual approach to written material, workshopping their projects from concept through development. Each student produces a script for a seven- to ten-minute film based in or around New York City. Students additionally engage in a series of exercises designed to help them find the best creative and practical approaches to realizing their scripts as films while they continue refining their stories. Throughout the course, students are challenged to make active and informed use of the theoretical frameworks and contemporary cultural, political and ethical perspectives as they engage in research and script analysis and consider planning, workflows, working with actors and crews, and on-set protocols. By the end of the course students will have completed a script along with a shot breakdown, budget, storyboard, visual strategy and sound strategy along with preliminary casting, crew, and location notes. This class is taken in preparation for Digital Filmmaking 2: Production Studio.
Course Open to: Majors Only
Open to Graduate students.