Motion Pictures & Television

This exciting course will teach you to write, direct, and shoot your own short film. You'll learn to light scenes, shoot the eight basic shots, break down a script for production, and create a storyboard to illustrate your ideas. For your final project, you'll combine your newly acquired skills to bring your ideas to life on film.

Course Syllabus

As a result of successfully completing this course, students...

Will be able to:

  • Shoot short video clips using basic compositional techniques
  • Breakdown a basic script to create an animatic
  • Use simple lighting and camera placement techniques
  • Previsualize and storyboard a short film
  • Shoot a simple greenscreen with actors
  • Analyze and identify what makes a video go viral
  • Create a story for a short video
  • Edit a short video
  • Create a schedule to shoot a short video

Will display the following attitudes/professional behaviors:

  • Meet assigned deadlines
  • Accept and apply critiques
  • Analyze and discuss work using industry specific terminology
  • Prepare for and contribute to class discussions and critiques

Course Additional Information

*Additional Fees: Occasionally a course will require additional fees. These fees cover labs, materials, equipment costs, and more. Estimated cost of supplies: $15

Virtual Onsite Course Start and End Dates: June 24, 2023 — July 21, 2023

Course Schedule

Code Start date End date Course Type
AE 90 01June 24, 2023July 21, 2023Onsite
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AE 90 VC1June 24, 2023July 21, 2023Virtual Onsite via Zoom
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