VF 475


This course focuses on the overall process of directing and producing narrative story in short, episodic and long form. Students will dissect professional film, television and web series and discuss the techniques and tools of plant and payoff, character arc, theme and storytelling for fiction. Various production styles and budgets will be reviewed, as well as utilizing a project’s characters (as in episodic) or a project’s story (as in classic, drama and/or film). Writing for the genre and budget, pre-production and casting, location and studio shooting, working with actors, editing, sound design, score and single vs. multi-camera shooting will all be observed and experimented with to solidify experience in the form.

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