Technical Directing

Prerequisite: Motion Picture Fundamentals. 42 classroom hours.

Fall 2014
  • FLM225A Wed 6:00-9:00 Fallone Sign Up

Basics of designing and directing scenes for motion pictures are addressed in this course. Some of the problems discussed include the relationship of film to reality, the meaning of cinematic techniques, continuity, shot selection, cut selection and visualization techniques. The format is a combination of lecture, screening and interactive group exercises. Students participate in analyzing and reworking scenes from well-known films. Extensive outside work is necessary, including attending current films to discuss directorial issues. Grading is based on written exams, practical exercises, homework and class participation. In addition to tuition, a $35 course fee is charged.