Writing the Moving Image: Crafting Visual Stories|
|Course Cluster and Certificates: Writing Certificate|
Designed for first-year students, this course is an introduction to some of the core fundamentals of visual storytelling in both fiction and documentary filmmaking. How do characters' emotional worlds guide their actions? How are characters informed by and created by the places they inhabit? How is a scene the building block, as well as a microcosm, for a film as a whole? Through close study and analysis of fiction and documentary films, weekly writing assignments, and in-class workshop sessions, students will explore the power and possibilities of story craft and learn how to create compelling narratives inspired by lived experience, library and online research, and literary sources. Students should expect to spend several hours per week outside of class time reading, writing, and watching films. Over the course of the semester students will present works in progress, participate in constructive critical discussions, and develop a portfolio of original writing.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CWRC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Course handouts and readings will be provided by the instructor via course Moodle.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Weekly writing assignments, In-class writing workshops of works in progress, submission of final portfolio
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click Add to My Courses and To request a POI electronically, click here to submit your request. In addition, please send a paragraph which includes some information about you and your interests and a writing sample of 3-5 double-spaced pages of any kind of prose (if possible a piece of creative writing). There are no prerequisites for this class but a strong interest in writing and film is helpful. Please upload a PDF with the file name: "Last Name_FirstName_Course Number" (e.g. Lastname_FirstName_FILM105.docx). In order to be considered, your application should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday Nov. 10 at midnight. You will be notified electronically of the status of your application by Sunday Nov. 15.
|Instructor(s): Shepard,Sadia Quraeshi Times: .M.W... 01:20PM-04:10PM; Location: CFS116; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 10
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 4||1st Ranked: 2||2nd Ranked: 1||3rd Ranked: 1||4th Ranked: 0||Unranked: 0|