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Film & TV

Describe

This unit will see students producing video content that aligns with both short films as well as web/social media content.

Students will complete weekly tasks with a specialized focus on a new unique role on set, allowing them to explore all aspects of film production. Students will be required to think creatively, utilizing the equipment they may already have at home, and software that is readily available, to produce video content of high quality, without the assistance of a full crew.

Each task will be presented and examined to the class, igniting a group discussion. This will be followed by a presentation and demonstration of the next task which students will have the week to produce, shoot, edit and deliver.

Topics

Topic 1: The DIY Filmmaker - Case Study - Bo Burnham's INSIDE on Netflix

Topic 2: Instagram Commercials - Create a reel / TikTok​

Topic 3: Interview and "Talking heads"​

Topic 4: The Music Video

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COURSE RATIONALE

This course will introduce students to film and video production, encouraging them to produce high-quality “DIY” video productions.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This unit will see students producing video content that aligns with both short films as well as web/social media content.


Students will complete weekly tasks with a specialized focus on a new unique role on set, allowing them to explore all aspects of film production. Students will be required to think creatively, utilizing the equipment they may already have at home, and software that is readily available, to produce video content of high quality, without the assistance of a full crew.


Each task will be presented and examined to the class, igniting a group discussion. This will be followed by a presentation and demonstration of the next task which students will have the week to produce, shoot, edit and deliver.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the completion of this unit a student should be able to:

 

  • Professionally plan, shoot and edit short-form video content for platforms like YouTube, and Vimeo, as well as vertical film platforms such as Instagram and TikTok.

  • Correctly identify the basic elements of a camera, including ISO, aperture, and shutter speed, and how to best utilize their phones for video.

  • Create a professional editing workflow in free software such as DaVinci Resolve that is organized in a professional manner to deliver to a client.

  • Utilize social media to their advantage.

  • Effectively reflect on work and implement directorial notes.

TOPICS

​Topic 1: The DIY Filmmaker - Case Study - Bo Burnham's INSIDE on Netflix

  • A Basic outline of how to use a camera or phone.

  • A basic outline of how to load media, edit and deliver a video.

  • Discuss and look at examples of DIY filming - Bo Burnham's INSIDE.

  • Task: Create a lip-synced music video using tools and equipment found in the home.

Topic 2: Instagram Commercials - Create a reel / TikTok

  • Deep dive into social media & product marketing.

  • Vertical videos and branding strategy.

  • Task: Utilising Instagram reels / TikTok, create a vertical advertisement on a pretend product or service that is both captivating and aesthetically pleasing.

Topic 3: Interview and "Talking heads"

  • Deep dive into the following:

    • 3-Point lighting​

    • Framing & Composition

    • Set design

    • Hair & Make-up for filming

Task: Deliver a lifestyle / vox pop / interview / YouTube tutorial video

Topic 4: The Music Video

  • Look into narrative and storytelling with lyric

  • Look at examples of famous music videos

  • Lipsync VS narrative music videos

  • All about the camera

CREATIVE PORTFOLIO

Description

  • Students will finish the course with a portfolio of work - an explorative music video, an example of interview content, product/service content and a narrative-based music video (1-2 minutes long).

  • The submission of each task should include a dropbox or google drive link to clearly labelled folders that contain a .mov file

COURSE FEES:  $350.00

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