Media and Film
Students will immerse themselves in the history of the moving image while perfecting and experimenting with various techniques to make their visions come to life! Each class will expose students to variety of movements or creations in film/media history in order to create critical and thoughtful discussion on the medium itself. With this, students will practice with various filmmaking techniques to create their own short films. At the end of each session, students will enjoy watching their creations at a celebratory screening, and have the option to upload their films onto the class’ online platform.
PART 1: ANIMATION
Students will learn about the illusionistic history of animation and experiment with processes in stop motion animation. Students will use a DSLR camera to create a stop motion animation short with both 2D and 3D sets, and edit the animation together using digital editing softwares.
PART 2: NARRATIVE
Students will learn the basic history and tools of classic narrative filmmaking. Students will practice writing, cinematography, lighting, set design, and editing employed by the ‘industry’ to create a short narrative film.
PART 3: EXPERIMENTAL
Students will learn about the rule-breaking and boundless potential of the moving image, and utilize their skills to create their own experimental shorts. Students will learn about experimental techniques (green screen, editing techniques, motion, sound, etc) and have multiple days to collect footage, and then let loose to create their own unique edit.