NMDM

5401

The Producer's Craft

Schools of Public Engagement: Media Studies

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

The Producer's Craft

Spring 2021

Taught By: Andy Bobrow

Section: A

CRN: 3686

Credits: 3

Producing is a high-stakes game that encompasses an eclectic web of disciplines. The pace is fast and a gap in knowledge can mean a project's failure. This utilitarian course offers survival skills--the basic producer chops--required by television, film, advertising, and interactive environments. It is based on a fundamental assumption that collaboration works: in idea development, in project execution, and in amassing specific knowledge upon which success depends. With concrete reference to case studies plus visits with guest practitioners, the course will track these ten steps in the realization of any large project: 1. Conceptualization & Pitching; 2. Defining Resources & Deliverables; 3. Building a Production Plan; 4. Budgeting; 5. Legal Affairs & Business Deals; 6. Staffing & Gear; 7. Creative Management (including how to Manage Up); 8. Production (studio &location); 9. Posting and Special Effects; and, 10. Finishing (Testing, Archiving, Press, Marketing, etc.). Students will partner up in developing and pitching a project of their own choosing. This will yield a full proposal with complete production plan capable of immediate implementation. The class will also work as teams in a collective mapping of media industry sectors and their career opportunities.

This section is open to graduate students in the School of Media Studies only. All non-major Graduate students and Undergraduate SPE Media Studies students may request permission to enter the course three-weeks before classes start by emailing mediastudiesadvising@newschool.edu. Undergraduate SPE Media Studies students will need to have written instructor permission to be approved. All other undergraduates are not permitted.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Media Studies (NMDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 20

Add/Drop Deadline: N/A
Online Withdrawal Deadline: N/A

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*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: 12:46pm 7/2/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 1001

Date Range: 1/20/2021 - 5/5/2021

The Producer's Craft

Fall 2020

Taught By: Andy Bobrow

Section: A

CRN: 4004

Credits: 3

Producing is a high-stakes game that encompasses an eclectic web of disciplines. The pace is fast and a gap in knowledge can mean a project's failure. This utilitarian course offers survival skills--the basic producer chops--required by television, film, advertising, and interactive environments. It is based on a fundamental assumption that collaboration works: in idea development, in project execution, and in amassing specific knowledge upon which success depends. With concrete reference to case studies plus visits with guest practitioners, the course will track these ten steps in the realization of any large project: 1. Conceptualization & Pitching; 2. Defining Resources & Deliverables; 3. Building a Production Plan; 4. Budgeting; 5. Legal Affairs & Business Deals; 6. Staffing & Gear; 7. Creative Management (including how to Manage Up); 8. Production (studio &location); 9. Posting and Special Effects; and, 10. Finishing (Testing, Archiving, Press, Marketing, etc.). Students will partner up in developing and pitching a project of their own choosing. This will yield a full proposal with complete production plan capable of immediate implementation. The class will also work as teams in a collective mapping of media industry sectors and their career opportunities.

This section is open to graduate students in the School of Media Studies only. All non-major Graduate students and Undergraduate SPE Media Studies students may request permission to enter the course three-weeks before classes start by emailing mediastudiesadvising@newschool.edu. Undergraduate SPE Media Studies students will need to have written instructor permission to be approved. All other undergraduates are not permitted.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Media Studies (NMDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 20

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Waitlist*

*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: 12:46pm 7/2/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 8:00pm - 9:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 9/1/2020 - 12/8/2020