NFLM
3510

The Aesthetics of Directing

Schools of Public Engagement: Communication

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
The Aesthetics of Directing
Spring 2023
Taught By: Greg Takoudes
Section: C

CRN: 3183

Credits: 3

Your challenge as a director is to realize your vision on the screen. Designed for students who are making or planning to make their own films, this course covers the art and craft of directing. We analyze the work of classic and contemporary directors, observing how they use the language of cinema. Topics include framing and composition, camera angles, camera movement, blocking actors, visualizing action, creating a sequence, script breakdown, and techniques for establishing character, mood, and conflict. We explore different directing styles, such as the subjective approach of expressionism, the pursuit of authenticity in realism, and the narrative conventions of Hollywood. Students do a script breakdown and storyboard for a scene they then videotape. Short scenes produced on video in class demonstrate principles in practice.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Communication (NCOM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 14

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

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: 12:16pm EST 2/7/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 7:00pm - 9:40pm
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 611
Date Range: 1/25/2023 - 5/10/2023
The Aesthetics of Directing
Spring 2023
Taught By: David Claessen
Section: A

CRN: 3619

Credits: 3

Your challenge as a director is to realize your vision on the screen. Designed for students who are making or planning to make their own films, this course covers the art and craft of directing. We analyze the work of classic and contemporary directors, observing how they use the language of cinema. Topics include framing and composition, camera angles, camera movement, blocking actors, visualizing action, creating a sequence, script breakdown, and techniques for establishing character, mood, and conflict. We explore different directing styles, such as the subjective approach of expressionism, the pursuit of authenticity in realism, and the narrative conventions of Hollywood. Students do a script breakdown and storyboard for a scene they then videotape. Short scenes produced on video in class demonstrate principles in practice.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Communication (NCOM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 14

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

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: 12:16pm EST 2/7/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday
Times: 7:00pm - 9:40pm
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 601
Date Range: 1/24/2023 - 5/9/2023
The Aesthetics of Directing
Spring 2023
Taught By: Shimon Dotan
Section: B

CRN: 2868

Credits: 3

Your challenge as a director is to realize your vision on the screen. Designed for students who are making or planning to make their own films, this course covers the art and craft of directing. We analyze the work of classic and contemporary directors, observing how they use the language of cinema. Topics include framing and composition, camera angles, camera movement, blocking actors, visualizing action, creating a sequence, script breakdown, and techniques for establishing character, mood, and conflict. We explore different directing styles, such as the subjective approach of expressionism, the pursuit of authenticity in realism, and the narrative conventions of Hollywood. Students do a script breakdown and storyboard for a scene they then videotape. Short scenes produced on video in class demonstrate principles in practice.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Communication (NCOM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

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: 12:16pm EST 2/7/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday
Times: 7:00pm - 9:40pm
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 601
Date Range: 1/23/2023 - 5/15/2023
The Aesthetics of Directing
Fall 2022
Taught By: Buzz Slutzky
Section: A

CRN: 1482

Credits: 3

Your challenge as a director is to realize your vision on the screen. Designed for students who are making or planning to make their own films, this course covers the art and craft of directing. We analyze the work of classic and contemporary directors, observing how they use the language of cinema. Topics include framing and composition, camera angles, camera movement, blocking actors, visualizing action, creating a sequence, script breakdown, and techniques for establishing character, mood, and conflict. We explore different directing styles, such as the subjective approach of expressionism, the pursuit of authenticity in realism, and the narrative conventions of Hollywood. Students do a script breakdown and storyboard for a scene they then videotape. Short scenes produced on video in class demonstrate principles in practice.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Communication (NCOM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 13

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

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: 12:16pm EST 2/7/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday
Times: 7:00pm - 9:40pm
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 1106
Date Range: 8/29/2022 - 12/12/2022
The Aesthetics of Directing
Fall 2022
Taught By: V Chowdhry
Section: B

CRN: 3141

Credits: 3

Your challenge as a director is to realize your vision on the screen. Designed for students who are making or planning to make their own films, this course covers the art and craft of directing. We analyze the work of classic and contemporary directors, observing how they use the language of cinema. Topics include framing and composition, camera angles, camera movement, blocking actors, visualizing action, creating a sequence, script breakdown, and techniques for establishing character, mood, and conflict. We explore different directing styles, such as the subjective approach of expressionism, the pursuit of authenticity in realism, and the narrative conventions of Hollywood. Students do a script breakdown and storyboard for a scene they then videotape. Short scenes produced on video in class demonstrate principles in practice.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Communication (NCOM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 13

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

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: 12:16pm EST 2/7/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: Fanton Hall 72 5th
Room: 713
Date Range: 9/1/2022 - 12/15/2022
The Aesthetics of Directing
Fall 2022
Taught By: Greg Takoudes
Section: C

CRN: 3754

Credits: 3

Your challenge as a director is to realize your vision on the screen. Designed for students who are making or planning to make their own films, this course covers the art and craft of directing. We analyze the work of classic and contemporary directors, observing how they use the language of cinema. Topics include framing and composition, camera angles, camera movement, blocking actors, visualizing action, creating a sequence, script breakdown, and techniques for establishing character, mood, and conflict. We explore different directing styles, such as the subjective approach of expressionism, the pursuit of authenticity in realism, and the narrative conventions of Hollywood. Students do a script breakdown and storyboard for a scene they then videotape. Short scenes produced on video in class demonstrate principles in practice.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Communication (NCOM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 13

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (Sunday)

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: 12:16pm EST 2/7/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 901
Date Range: 8/31/2022 - 12/7/2022