Final Film Screenings – Introduction to Film Production

Five student productions screened at Washington 201 to a packed audience. It was the first time many of these filmmakers screened to a larger audience. For the final project, production teams had the option of doing a narrative fiction or a non-fiction documentary between 5 – 8 minutes. Ideas were pitched to class members and […]

Character Profile

The Character Profile Production allows students a greater freedom in their productions. In team, students now utilize all the tools available to create a story including editing, audio and music. The total running time of the final piece are between: ~ 3-4 minutes. The character profile piece will focus on one person (or one character), although […]

Cinematography: Nine Shots

Cinematography is an art form that is deep and varied. To explain it’s complexities is a task most expert cinematographers have difficulty with. It’s more like a feeling, a taste that is either right or wrong. For simplicity, I encourage students to consider 9 different shots: four field of view shots and five camera movements. […]

What do you want to make movies about

It’s important to learn the HOW and the WHAT of producing media. How do I record clean sound? How do I light this empty room? But something that is even more important, is the WHY. Why are you making films. What do you want to say? What do you want to make films about?

Introduction to Film Production

This introductory production course begins with the basics, assuming students have not had any previous experience. Through hands-on workshops, students begin to develop for themselves, the production tools that help to tell their stories better. Students produce incrementally more challenging projects that culminate in a final film project that runs between 5 – 8 minutes. […]