Wkshp: Bldg Scene in Sequence

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This course explores building cinematic scenes to visualize a narrative script's dramatic intentions. Primary emphasis is on film grammar: the filmmaker's ability to tell stories visually using meaningful shot design and camera placement, shot sequence, and editing for pace. Where do you point the camera and sequence your shots to hold the emotions of the story and move it forward? Students work collaboratively in production crews to design, shoot, and edit scenes based on scripts from well known films with stylistic variety. These films are the compared to each other and to the originals to evaluate interpretation and techniques. Films will be screened, evaluated, and compared frequently.