UC Berkeley Department of Film and Media

Department of Film & Media UC Berkeley

Courses / Undergraduate

Fall 2017

185 | CCN: 29553

Digital Video: Focus on the Narrative Short

J. Mira Kopell,

4 Units

This hands-on digital video production course explores the process of making a narrative short. Students will write, pre-visualize, direct and edit three short films and crew on an additional six class projects. Scripts and cuts are presented in a workshop setting.
Lecture topics include how to write an effective short script, pre-visualization, directing actors and camera, continuity and coverage, composition, lighting, editing esthetics.
Prerequisites: Consent of instructor required. This class is open to juniors and seniors with production experience (Film 26 or equivalent). Preference is given to Film & Media and Art Practice majors. Interested students should attend the first class session and be prepared to email a link of sample work.