How to Make a Film

A film can be fictional or documentary, but there are also many other ways to tell a story. Through hands-on studio work, screenings, critical readings and group critiques, this course teaches the basic tools and approaches for film production with digital media including writing, camerawork, sound, editing, and postproduction. Technical instruction paired with conceptual frameworks will give you the means to find your visual storytelling voice and your filmmaker’s point of view.

Reading/Writing assignments:
Production of short video sequences, editing and revising these exercises, and ultimately completing video compositions.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
This course is now open enrollment.

Other information:
GRADING: There are several structured assignments, involving lighting, shooting, editing, sound recording and post-production as well as aesthetic, visual and cultural concerns. Most are short video projects, one is a script for the final video project. There are normally around 5 projects; but this may vary depending on on-going pedagogical and logistical concerns. Grading is determined by the degree to which a student engages in creative media problem solving.




Tuesdays, 1:30 - 4:20 pm
and 7:30 - 10:20 pm


Yaara Sumeruk