Prerequisite: None. 42 classroom hours.
Filmmaking is a collaborative art form. Understanding inter-related disciplines is crucial to making a successful film. Writers need to know what it takes to produce a particular sequence; directors need to know how to talk to actors; producers need to be able to stay true to a script while maintaining their budget; actors must be able to read scripts for action, and they need to understand the psychology of directors. Students will experience a little bit of every discipline in this course, spending three weeks dedicated to each area and the final two weeks of the term pulling it all together. Grading is based on assignments and class participation.