Course Description

Students 18 and up encouraged to apply.

In this course you will explore how the moving image is constructed in the production and post-production process. Topics include composition, framing, camera movement, lens and optics, depth of field, lighting, image editing and visual effects.

You will produce short videos based on prompts designed to explore composition strategies for the moving image. To complete the assignments a video camera is recommended but a smartphone can be used. Access to, and a working knowledge of editing software such as Adobe Premiere is required. In addition to completing assignments, students will have the option to participate in live, instructor-led discussions and critiques. This supplemental experience allows students to engage with one another as they explore the topics of the course and share feedback.

Learner Outcomes

  • In this course you will gain an understanding of:     

    • how to describe shot and sequence design in both formal and conceptual terms

    • visual strategies for composition and movement in filmmaking

    • the use of both natural and studio lighting in filmmaking

    • how moving images can be altered using visual effects in the post-production process

    • Develop filmmaking vocabulary and discourse skills


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