Directing: DIY

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Culture & Media

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Directing: DIY
Spring 2024
Taught By: Nathan Fitch
Section: AX

CRN: 13853

Credits: 4

This course covers how to create visually interesting films under the constraint of utilizing the equipment students have available to them (iPhone, mirrorless, DSLR, etc). Students registering will be required to have access to a computer that is able to run editing software (Premiere Pro, etc). The goal of the class will be to teach concrete skills about how creativity can be used in the environment of low budget productions to make visually/emotionally compelling films. Over the course of the semester, students will carry out a series of hands-on exercises & projects that will culminate in a final short film, made under the restrictions of indie production and health regulations that may be in place at that point in time. While this class will be grounded in production, it will also include an analysis of films influenced by a DIY aesthetic approach, and conversations with a number of guest artists creating innovative work in this space. Access to a computer that is able to run editing software is required for this course (that is, MacBook Pro or equivalent.) NOTE: This course is equivalent to LCST 3150 Directing: Narrative and LCST 3150 Directing: Non-fiction. This course is open to Juniors and Seniors in Screen Studies and Culture & Media only. [Track S]

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Culture & Media (CAM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Laboratory (B)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 14

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 4:30am EDT 7/24/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 9:00am - 11:40am
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 1009
Date Range: 1/24/2024 - 5/8/2024