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Fundamentals of Digital Filmmaking

Through the hands-on production of digital film projects, this course introduces the language of visual storytelling and presents an overview of the technology of digital filmmaking. Working in small production crews, students write, produce, direct, and edit their film projects, ultimately demonstrating growing confidence with professional practices. Students shoot in high definition without sync sound, and then advance into editing with Premiere Pro. Lectures will focus on screen direction, the 180-degree rule, the master and coverage approach to shooting, and an introduction to the organizational structure of a professional cinematic production. During postproduction, students will work individually on NYU computer stations and be guided through a workflow to bring their short film project to completion.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Experience shooting in high definition using DSLR cameras
  • Familiarity with editing film using Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Additional experience writing a short film
  • The ability to lead a small production crew as the director and to work as a contributing member of a production team
  • Knowledge of current best practices in editing and visual language
  • The ability to effectively manage the resources and logistics required to produce a film
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.