Film 2: Production

Production focuses on the conception, preproduction, and production processes involved in producing moving image work. Intensive technical instruction is provided alongside a dynamic exploration of historical and contemporary techniques, aesthetics, and conceptual issues, within in a supportive critical environment focused on the continued development of the student's own work. Through hands-on exercises, lectures, screenings, and student's own projects, students learn traditional and experimental techniques for cinema production (narrative, documentary and experimental), installation, video art, and related forms. Beginning with an exploration of approaches to conception and scripting, the course moves through a range of topics and skills including production strategies for staging, digital cinematography, and sound. Relevant film and video works are screened and analyzed with an emphasis on understanding audio-visual dynamics and language. Each student is responsible for a significant final project Students are required to work as crew members on each other's projects. Additional materials fee will be charged.