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Introduction to Filmmaking Workshop: Shooting and Postproduction

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.
This course may be used to fulfill the requirements of the Certificate in Filmmaking.

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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

Ideal for

  • Communications professionals, media instructors, and communications students
  • Journalists, correspondents, and reporters wishing to learn video production techniques
  • Social media professionals wishing to learn the techniques to produce video
  • Broadcast producers who want to train their staff on video production essentials

1 section

  • Fall 2018

    • Section

    • Semester

      Fall 2018
    • Date

      Oct 27 - Dec 8
    • Day

    • Time

      • In-Person
    • Format

      • In-Person
    • Sessions

    • Faculty

      DeRossi, Marc
    • Location

      Woolworth Building