Courses / Undergraduate

Spring 2022

  • Advanced Moving Image Production

    186 001 | CCN: 27681

    J Mira Kopell

    Location: Dwinelle 135

    Date and Time: TU, TH 1:00pm - 3:59pm

    4 Units

    This advanced digital production course explores the process of making a narrative short. Over the semester each student will write, pre-visualize, direct and edit one project, approximately 10 – 12 minutes in length. All students will also act as a producer for a classmate's project.

    The semester is broken into four stages – script concept/development, pre production, production and postproduction. Script development emphasizes visual storytelling, dramatic structure, character development and theme. Pre-production highlights pre-visualization strategies, script analysis, casting, rehearsing, scheduling. Production focuses on directing actors, shot choice/composition, lighting, crew work. Post focuses on editing esthetics and sound design.

    By focusing on one project over the semester, each student has the opportunity to create a short that is technically proficient and personally meaningful.

    Prerequisites: Film 85, Film 185 or production experience. Consent of instructor required. The class is open to juniors and seniors. Preference is given to Film & Media majors.

    Interested students should fill out an application form at

    The deadline to apply is Tuesday, November 9th. Students considered for enrollment may be contacted by the instructor for a short zoom interview. Students will be notified of enrollment by November 15th.