Film 3: Advanced Pre-Production

Schools of Public Engagement: Communication

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Film 3: Adv. Pre-Production

Spring 2021

Taught By: William R Pace

Section: A

CRN: 2065

Credits: 3

Student filmmakers lay the groundwork for an advanced narrative, documentary, or experimental film project, learning how to develop a visual approach to written material. In the first weeks of the course, the class examines a variety of approaches to visual storytelling, from the concept to dramatic structures, character development, tone, and style. Each student develops a script for a seven- to ten-minute film based in or around New York City. In the second half of the course, students engage in a series of exercises designed to help them find the right artistic and practical approaches to their scripts while they continue refining their stories. The important ways in which short films differ from full-length features are discussed. The workshop ends with shot breakdowns, planning, budgeting storyboarding, and location scouting.

This course is open to BPATS BA/BS Media Studies and minor in Film Production students only. All other undergraduate students may request permission three (3) weeks before the start of the course by emailing Pre-Requisite: Filmmaking Studio 1 (NFLM 3660) and Film 2: Intermediate Lab (NFLM 3632).

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Communication (NCOM)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 17

Add/Drop Deadline: February 7, 2021 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 14, 2021 (Wednesday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five 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: 1:27pm 3/3/2021 EST

Meeting Info::

Days: Monday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 1/25/2021 - 5/10/2021