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Digital Film Production

Cinematic Storytelling: An Introduction to Filmmaking on Location

Through a study of the technology, art, and history of filmmaking, students will learn about the underlying principles, aesthetics, and techniques of film production. This course will introduce students with little or no previous knowledge of video and film to basic technical and aesthetic concepts related to cinematic storytelling and motion picture production on location.

Through readings, lectures, screenings, analysis, and group discussions, student gain a knowledge of the three stages of filmmaking: pre-production, production, and post-production, as they have evolved over the last century and how they exist today in the motion picture industry.

As the capstone project, students will write, produce, edit, and screen a short narrative video or photo project. Emphasis will be placed on constructing character and telling stories through composition, cinematography, sound, and editing.

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Clinical Associate Professor
Director of Production
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Film and Screen Studies