Fall 2019 - CA 230 D100
Filmmaking II (5)
Class Number: 9780
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Mo 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
GCA 3750, GOLDCORP
Office Hours: Monday 2:30-4:30 or by appointment
Prerequisites:CA (or FPA) 131, and CA (or FPA) 136 or 137, and prior approval. Corequisite: CA 233.
The first of two courses (CA (or FPA) 231-5 is the second) which form an intensive study of the craft of filmmaking, with an emphasis on production planning, creative development and the shooting and editing of short films. In-class exercises and film screenings will lead to the production of several original films. Each student will be expected to play major creative and technical roles in these productions. A laboratory fee is required. Film production may require personal funding in addition to the lab fees. Students who have taken CA (or FPA) 330 for credit may not complete this course for further credit. Students with credit for FPA 230 may not take this course for further credit.
This studio course will be a framework to guide students through an exploration of a co- creation process aimed to to take a film project from idea to production. Emphasis will be put in four areas: research, planning, execution and collaboration. Working individually and in various collaborative environments, students will design, plan and execute a set of exercises throughout different pre- and production stages. Students will engage in a variety of collective film projects intended for theatrical presentation. The footage captured will become the core material for CA 231, where the groups will edit a final film to be presented in the Djavad Mowagahian Cinema at the end of the Spring of 2020.
- Exercises – Work will be graded on both quality and evidence of student’s growth and progress 30%
- Final Film Project –includes pre-production package (10%), production planning and execution (10%), collaboration (10%), presentation (10%) and final report (10%) 50%
- Engagement: participation in class discussion, critical analysis, attendance, punctuality attitude and support to the cohort as well as dedication to one’s own work 20%
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
Journal, field notebook, project hard drive, project back-up drive, vimeo account, student Mubi account
Students will receive suggested or required readings in class
Students will receive suggested or required viewings for homework and in class
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