Courses / Undergraduate

Fall 2021

  • Narrative Production

    185 001 | CCN: 23749

    J Mira Kopell

    Location: Dwinelle 135

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

    4 Units

    This intermediate film production course explores the process of making narrative shorts. Students will write, pre-visualize, direct and edit three short films and act as cinematographer and assistant director for three of their classmates’ projects. Scripts and cuts are presented in a workshop setting.

    Lecture topics include how to write an engaging short script, pre-visualization, directing actors, shot choice/composition, continuity and coverage, sound design, lighting, editing esthetics. Narrative shorts from around the world are screened to facilitate discussion of strategies for making an effective short film.

    Prerequisites: Film 25 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 https://forms.gle/nXKZ5SiEJjwGWiNx6. Link to film work required.

    The deadline to apply is Friday, August 6th. Students considered for enrollment may be contacted by the instructor for a short zoom interview. Students will be notified of enrollment by August 10th.

    *While it is not necessary to enroll to the waitlist of this course to apply for admittance, you are still welcome to for your own scheduling or financial aid purposes.