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Visiting Assistant Professor
Fall 2016 Courses
|CSS 235/800||TR||2:20-3:40||Lanigan Studio|
|CSS 391/800||W||3:00-6:00||315 Park Hall|
|CSS 395/810||TR||11:10-12:30||315 Park Hall|
CSS 235/800-This course presents the basic concepts, techniques, and processes of cinema production. Throughout the course the student will learn how to write, storyboard, shoot, and edit an electronic motion picture. Digital post production processes will be introduced. Narrative, documentary, and experimental theories will be discussed, and the students will participate in directing and producing a final short film for a public screening.
CSS 391/800-Film Practicum is an intensive, cerebral and physical exercise in the various approaches to filmmaking and videography. This course takes both conventional and experimental paths to help students expand their creative horizons. Students should expect to be “in production” constantly during the semester.
CSS 395/810-Students will direct specific set-pieces through where they will learn to understand how camera placement, lighting and sound will let the action speak to the audience in the way the filmmaker intends.
The class will also allow the students the opportunity to develop their ability to connect with actors to fine-tune and construct a performance. Students will cast and be cast by fellow directors, and work on scenes and other samples for several weeks; therefore, bringing their respective actors to performance level by presentation and blocking, and shoot their final piece with the help of cinematography students.