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 2023
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)

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: 12:28pm EST 2/7/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 1200A
Date Range: 1/25/2023 - 5/10/2023
The Producer's Craft
Fall 2022
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)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

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: 12:28pm EST 2/7/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 702
Date Range: 8/31/2022 - 12/7/2022