Courses / Undergraduate

Summer 2020

  • From Pitch to Production

    Film 176 | CCN: 12641

    J. Mira Kopell

    4 Units

    Session D

    Lecture: T,W 9am-12pm; Location: Online – Synchronous Instruction

    Lab: Th  9am-12pm; Location: Online – Synchronous Instruction

    This course explores developing and producing film/media projects.  Over the session each student will develop their own work (narrative, documentary or hybrid) and will create a plan to produce it.

    Students are introduced to the fundamental concepts, terms and principles of producing. Unit topics include concept development, project proposals, budgeting/funding strategies, pitch decks, elements of the production cycle, distribution/festivals.

    Since the producing process of creative work depends on the specific project at hand, the class will focus on a variety of case studies in order to explore diverse strategies. The case studies focus on low budget, personal work. Each week guest speakers (producers, directors, grant coordinators, etc.) will hold a Q&A with the instructor and students in order to share their expertise and experience.

    *PLEASE NOTE: This course DOES NOT count for elective credit in the Film & Media major

    (This course will proceed via remote instruction during Session D)