SAC 404 - Topics in Media Production II
Section: 001 Advanced Filmmaker Workshop: Developing the Individual Voice
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Screen Arts and Cultures (SAC)
Department: LSA Film, Television, and Media
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Lab Fee:
Advisory Prerequisites:
A 300- (or 400-) level production course in the relevant emphasized area: SAC 300, 301, 302, or 306; and permission of instructor.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This course focuses on a self-directed and individual approach to filmmaking. Over the course of one semester, students will produce a short film of which they are the sole author. All genres of filmmaking are welcome. Students will learn through the lens of filmmaker as artist, begin thinking about their own creative voice and influences, practice speaking as the central creative author of their film and learn how to thoughtfully discuss the content of their work alongside its form. The course will be taught in seminar format: each week students will present their work in progress and the discussion will center on helping the filmmaker shape their final project for the course.

Please note: Due to the high number of individual films coming out of this class, it is expected that students will have access to their own equipment for completing their project. Additional resources may be obtained through ISS. Equipment will NOT be provided through the SAC Film Equipment Loan Room.

Course Requirements:

Assessment will be based on idea generation and showing regular work in progress (25%), constructive and thoughtful participation in the workshopping and generative processes of peers (25%), professional materials & artist talk (10%), final project (30%), and a reflection/process paper (10%).

Intended Audience:

SAC Majors interested in pursuing an independent project for which they are the sole author. A clear project proposal or treatment of no more than 1 page must be submitted, and prospective students must meet with the instructor before enrollment is approved. Proposed project runtime must not exceed 20 minutes. Students may be asked to provide samples of previous work before a proposal is accepted.

Class Format:

The course will meet once per week for four hours per meeting.

SAC 404 - Topics in Media Production II
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
F 12:00PM - 4:00PM
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