FTVM 303 - Media Production Mini Course II
Winter 2022, Section 001 - Cinematography for Storytelling
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Film, Television, and Media Std (FTVM)
Department: LSA Film, Television, and Media
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Cinematography is an integral part of the storytelling process, and is informed by a deep understanding of the structure of the script, the characters, and the story, which is arrived at by rigorous textual analysis. In Movie and Serial TV production, cinematography is an equal partner with the actors in communicating the essence of the story, its meaning, moral implications and its expression or critique of the human experience. Careers in filming movies, and Serial TV, require that you can tell the story of the scene, and the show as a whole, in your cinematography. This course teaches how to structure on-set camera work to ensure that, in the edit, the drama will be told well in pictures.

Course Requirements:

Advanced 4-d software will provide opportunities for individual assignments of storyboarding, virtual cinematography, and editing of a final scene.  Software will be taught, no previous experience necessary. Assessment based on clear communication in storyboards and final edited scene. 

Intended Audience:

FTVM majors interested in cinematography, and anyone with experience filming movies.

Class Format:

The course will meet once per week for two hours per meeting, for the first seven weeks of the term. 


FTVM 303 - Media Production Mini Course II
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
Tu 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: This class meets 1/5/22 - 2/22/22
002 (LEC)
 In Person
Th 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Note: This class meets 3/7/2022 - 4/19/2022

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