This course is designed to help students communicate through audio, still images and moving pictures. We will look into how films and photographs of various kinds communicate ideas, tell stories, and convey artistic expression through images, sounds and montage. This is a fundamentally hands-on course where learning occurs by doing. Therefore, you will be working all week with your camera and editing software to explore and apply the visual tools discussed in class through filming simple and insightful exercises.
This course has four areas of focus:
Image: The fundamentals of composition; spatial cues; capturing movement
Sound: The elements of audio; layering sound; sound and the psyche
Sequence: The interaction of sound and picture; Associative montage; continuity editing
Fiction and Non-fiction Storytelling: The essence of narrative; earning the emotional investment of the viewer; storytelling strategies.