FTVM 404 - Topics in Media Production II
Winter 2022, Section 001 - Advanced Filmmaker Workshop: Developing the Individual Voice
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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With permission of instructor.
Lab Fee:
Advisory Prerequisites:
A 300- (or 400-) level production course in the relevant emphasized area: FTVM 300, 301, 302, or 306; and permission of instructor.
May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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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 the filmmaker as an 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.

Students will be expected to produce their creative work in a safe (COVID compliant) way. A clear project proposal or treatment of no more than 1 page must be submitted, and prospective students must attend a virtual meeting with the instructor before enrollment is approved. The proposed project runtime must not exceed 20 minutes. Students will be asked to provide samples of previous work before a proposal is accepted.

Please note: It is expected that students will have access to their own equipment for completing their project. Equipment will NOT be provided through the FTVM Film Equipment Loan Room. Students may also use the equipment resources available through the ISS Media Center Equipment Loan.

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 (10%), final project (30%), and a reflection/process paper (10%).

Intended Audience:

FTVM Majors who have completed a 300-level and 400-level production course and who are interested in pursuing an independent project of which they are the sole author.



FTVM 404 - Topics in Media Production II
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001 (LEC)
 In Person
F 10:00AM - 2:00PM

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