Filmmaking 5-6

Students learn how to plan, write, shoot, edit and complete post-production for digital video short films.

With the guidance of instructors, students brainstorm ideas for a short film, write an original script, and create a shot list and storyboard.

Students shoot their film using a tripod, a Panasonic DVX-100B video camera, a boom microphone, and (optionally) a lighting kit. Students edit their film using iMovie, add music and credits, complete postproduction, and export the film to a private Vimeo account for home viewing.

Online Adaptation:
In the online format, students collaborate in a digital environment to produce short films. With the guidance of instructors, students brainstorm ideas, write original scripts, and create shot lists and storyboards. Students shoot their films using their own cameras, incorporating a variety of costumes and props. Students edit their films, add music and credits, complete post-production, and export their films to a private Vimeo account for home viewing.

Note: Students will need a device with a web camera and microphone. It is recommended that they use a tablet or smartphone if possible. Students will write scripts collaboratively in Google Docs, so a familiarity with word processing and the Google Docs interface is recommended as well.

Summer 2020 Filmmaking 5-6 Class Sections

Session Dates Location Time
Session IV 7/27/2020 - 8/7/2020 Online Afternoon (Call for waitlist)
Session V 8/10/2020 - 8/21/2020 Online Morning (Call for waitlist)
Session VI 8/24/2020 - 9/4/2020 Online Morning

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- Cynthia and Todd T, Ashburn, VA