FTVM 309 - Shorts from Short Stories
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Film, Television, and Media Std (FTVM)
Department: LSA Film, Television, and Media
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Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Lab Fee:
Enforced Prerequisites:
FTVM 290 with a minimum grade of C- or better, and a declared major in Film, Television, and Media.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 8/29/22 - 12/9/22 (see other Sections below)
NOTE: Drop/Add deadlines are dependent on the class meeting dates and will differ for full term versus partial term offerings.
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This fast-paced adaptation course encompasses both screenwriting and production, taking published works of short fiction by contemporary authors and turning these short stories into short screenplays and then completed short films. Each student will propose a creative adaptation approach for a short story. Each student will then be a creative lead on one of the selected adaptations – in the role of screenwriter, director or producer – and may additionally take on cinematography or editing responsibilities. Workshops will train students in advanced lighting techniques and dual-system sound recording, as well as the use of high-end HD cinema cameras, mounts, lenses, filters and dolly equipment.

Intended Audience:

It is recommended that students have already taken either FTVM 210 “Intro to Screenwriting” or FTVM 366 "Fiction into Film."

Class Format:

The class will meet twice a week for two hours.


FTVM 309 - Shorts from Short Stories
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
MW 10:00AM - 12:00PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22

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