The Short Film: Study and Practice|
For first-time filmmakers, the short film is an essential learning tool for finding and honing a personal vision. This course, intended for film majors, is an introduction to the core fundamentals of visual storytelling for short fiction films and is intended to provide students with a thorough grounding in the skills necessary to write original short film narratives. Through close study and analysis of a wide variety of short works and established and emerging filmmakers, students will learn how to identify and employ a variety of film structures in their screenwriting and examine the strategy and impact of formal choices on the viewer. In addition, students will learn how to write loglines and treatments; create visually compelling pitch deck presentations; and write, revise, and polish short film screenplays.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: FILM304 AND FILM307
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FILM-MN)(FILM)
||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: |
This course is intended for Majors
You must submit a POI request in order to be considered for this course:
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.
Interested students: Please email Professor Shepard ASAP during pre-registration with a paragraph about your academic interests and your prior experience, if any, with creative writing and/or filmmaking. No prior coursework in screenwriting is required but a strong interest in working hard on your writing will be necessary. In addition, please indicate if you are currently enrolled in, and/or are planning to enroll as a senior, in Film 456: Advanced Filmmaking in order to undertake a film production thesis. Email should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
|Instructor(s): Shepard,Sadia Quraeshi Times: .M.W... 11:10AM-12:30PM; Location: TBA|
|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: 2||1st Ranked: 0||2nd Ranked: 0||3rd Ranked: 1||4th Ranked: 1||Unranked: 0|