Film 2: Advanced Preproduction and Development NFLM3670
B 15 sessions. Wed.,6:00 p.m.-7:50 p.m., beg. SEP. 7. Leslie McCleave
Student filmmakers learn how to lay the groundwork for an advanced narrative, documentary, or experimental film or digital motion picture project. A variety of approaches to visual storytelling are examined from the concept to dramatic structures, character development, tone, and style. Each student develops a script for a seven- to ten-minute project based in or around New York City. In the second half of the course, students engage in a series of exercises that help them find the right artistic and practical approaches to their scripts while they continue refining their stories. They learn to develop a visual approach to written material. The important ways in which short films differ from full-length features are considered, and the workshop ends with shot breakdowns, planning, storyboarding, and location scouting. Prerequisite: Filmmaking Studio 1 or equivalent experience. This course must be taken before Film 3: Advanced Film Production. Class meets in Studio N400, 66 Fifth Avenue.