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RTF 881KA - Principles of Film and Television Producing


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DESCRIPTION: This course is an intensive workshop in narrative directing and film production. It is the directing/production component of an integrated curriculum for first-year MFA students that also includes an Audio class and a Cinematography class. The goal of this course is to develop the ability and self-confidence to articulate and translate from the page to the screen the narrative and the corresponding visual/aural structures of a scene or short film. The investigation of the director/actor relationship will be a priority and the course's primary area of focus in the early weeks of the semester. Casting, rehearsal technique, acting theory and process, and staging issues will be explored in depth. In the second half of the semester students will direct and edit 16mm short films.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Required for first year MFA production students.