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FILMS-308

Fundamentals of Directing is designed to teach the filmmaking process from the perspective of the director. The course exposes students to different directing and story-telling theories and approaches through hands on project-based experience. All aspects of the course will be approached from the point of view of the director, including filmmaking terminology, conceptual development, story development, filmmaking grammar, pre-production planning, production techniques, creating narrative structure through editing, and working as member of a collaborative production team. Through utilizing different cinematic approaches and outcomes, students will be encouraged to find their own creative, directorial voice. In this course, students cover the various phases of three digital film projects - from idea development, through pre-production, production, and post-production. This course will include lectures, assignments, in-class projects, field projects, and homework exercises.