Topics: Art of the Short
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In this class, students will complete a 3-5 minute short film to submit to film festivals. Students with varied interests and backgrounds are encouraged to enroll. Our movie will need a composer, production designer, cinematographer, editor, sound designer, director, set builder, producer, writer, and performers. Unthought-of creative contributions are particularly welcomed. It will be a demanding and fast-moving course, but our hard work, collaboration, and ambition will result in a rigorously executed short film. Goals: Students will work together to realize a technically sound and aesthetically excellent short film. Students will learn about the history and theory of short form cinema and will obtain, through hands-on experience, skills required to negotiate artistic, technical, and logistical issues related to completing a short film and finding an audience for it. Content: This course will present "the art of the short" through screenings, discussions, and the completion of a short film. Students will choose crew positions based on their interests and experience in order to complete a 3-5 minute short intended for festival exhibition. Prerequisite: DMA 1420 or permission of instructor or department chair. NOTE: This course has a $250 fee.
Pelster-Wiebe, Richard, "DMA3980-02.Topics: Art of the Short.J16.Pelster-Wiebe,Richard" (2016). Syllabi. 6360.