We live in a visual age. And you're a visual person. Welcome to the filmmaking Winterim.
It's designed to meet your needs, whether you're a beginner who has never picked up a camera, or an aging pro looking for that one last big score before you get out of the game. If you have ever wondered about or wanted to make a movie, here's your chance. And if you already make movies, but are looking for ways to improve your technique, this is an opportunity for you as well.
We'll use digital camcorders for the sake of economy and convenience, and learn as much as we can about making movies from hands-on experience. A series of projects -- ranging from brief, one-shot experiments to longer and more complex narratives -- will offer opportunities to learn about all aspects of film production, and to add to your filmmaking repertoire. We'll also do some reading about film theory and technique, and of course, do some viewing of film clips to learn about story-boarding, scripting, casting, acting, cinematography, mis-en-scene, sound and editing.
Because every student will engage in every aspect of film-making from the first concept to the final credits, every student must have a digital video camera at his / her disposal for the duration of the course. If you can't line one up, see the instructors.
We will travel to the Los Angeles for the AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival for four days in November, and spend some time viewing their range of offerings; while there, we hope to also take advantage of the proximity of the movie industry to arrange some other side trips.
Upon our return to campus we will finish editing the best of our films and prepare for our own film festival at Winterim Fair.