Fall 2019 - CA 390 D100

Filmmaking IV (4)

Class Number: 9814

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    GCA 4955, GOLDCORP

  • Instructor:

    Skye Hopinka
    shopinka@sfu.ca
    Office: GCA3550
    Office Hours: by appointment
  • Prerequisites:

    CA (or FPA) 231 or approval of instructor.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

This course includes a series of technical workshops, screenings and seminars along with the completion of creative student projects. A laboratory fee is required. Project costs may require personal funding over and above the lab fee. Students with credit for FPA 390 may not take this course for further credit.

COURSE DETAILS:

Through viewings, readings, discussion and project-based exercises this course aims to expand on the investigation of cinematic fruition. A laboratory fee is required. Project costs may require personal funding over and above the lab fee.

This studio course will encourage students to explore personal processes in order to take short film projects from visualization to completion, allowing them to delve deeper in their own voice and artistic practice. Emphasis will be put in four areas: research, production, presentation and analysis. Working individually and in various collaborative teams students will create a series of projects with specific creative parameters, leading to a final film/screening at the Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema.

Grading

  • Film Exercise #1 20%
  • Film Journal 15%
  • Final Film – All in-class presentations and final screening (20%), final report (15%) and image journal 10% 45%
  • Commitment: (participation in class discussion, critical analysis, attendance, punctuality attitude and support to the cohort as well as dedication to one’s own work) 20%

NOTES:

Work will be graded on both quality and evidence of student’s growth and progress

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Journal, field notebook, project hard drive, vimeo account

REQUIRED READING:

Students will receive suggested or required readings in class

Registrar Notes:

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