FLM 1050: Introduction to Digital Filmmaking

An introduction to the craft of digital filmmaking: cinematography, lighting, staging, sound mixing, and editing. Students work in groups on short exercises to develop their skills and collaborate on a final short film.

Credits: 3

Department: Film
FLM 1090: Exercises in Storytelling

A series of weekly exercises to develop the student’s ability to write short stories. The problems of exposition, characterization, conflict, and action are discussed and studied. Limited to freshman film majors.

Credits: 3

Department: Film
FLM 1100: Exercises in Storytelling

A series of weekly exercises to develop the student’s ability to write short stories. The problems of exposition, characterization, conflict, and action are discussed and studied. Limited to freshman film majors.

Credits: 3

Department: Film
FLM 1160: Film Workshop

Introduces the possibilities of film technique. Short projects in motion picture cinematography, lighting, sound recording, and continuity editing, augmented by lectures, demonstrations, film analysis, and readings. In the spring, systems of cinematic structure and form are emphasized.

Credits: 5

Department: Film
FLM 1170: Film Workshop

Introduces the possibilities of film technique. Short projects in motion picture cinematography, lighting, sound recording, and continuity editing, augmented by lectures, demonstrations, film analysis, and readings. In the spring, systems of cinematic structure and form are emphasized.

Credits: 5

Department: Film
FLM 1250: Filmmakers Acting Workshop

An introduction to the role of the actor in filmmaking situations. Freshman film students engage in actual acting training to learn how actors and filmmakers can best interact and to experience how best to understand the acting process.

Credits: 2

Department: Film
FLM 2000: Introduction to Documentary: Nonfiction Film

Practical aspects of documentary filmmaking. Students produce four to five short films each term (including describing a process, a place, an interview, and a film portrait). Production is complemented by screenings, class discussions, and demonstrations.

Credits: 5

Department: Film
FLM 2010: Film Editing I

Students learn the fundamentals of film language through editing and are provided with professionally produced picture and sound rushes that they sync-up, structure, and edit into a complete film. Additional individual and group projects are assigned.

Credits: 3

Department: Film
FLM 2020: Film Editing II

Students learn the fundamentals of film language through editing and are provided with professionally produced picture and sound rushes that they sync-up, structure, and edit into a complete film. Additional individual and group projects are assigned.

Credits: 3

Department: Film
FLM 2050: Introduction to Documentary: Nonfiction Film

Practical aspects of documentary filmmaking. Students produce four to five short films each term (including describing a process, a place, an interview, and a film portrait). Production is complemented by screenings, class discussions, and demonstrations.

Credits: 5

Department: Film
FLM 2090: Cinematography I

Basics of photography, camera operation, crew organization, picture composition, and lighting.

Credits: 2

Department: Film
FLM 2100: Cinematography II

Camera movement, angles and blocking, studio lighting procedures, and introduction to gaffing and electrics.

Credits: 2

PREREQ: FLM2090 Or TFI2090

Department: Film
FLM 2310: Directors’ Scene Workshop

In this introduction to directing narrative film, students produce scenes from their own original and previously produced scripts. They chose materials and cast, direct, and edit four to five short narrative films each term.

Credits: 3

Department: Film
FLM 2810: Writing for Film I

The techniques of writing for the screen in both the narrative and documentary forms. Emphasis on the construction of dramatic material without the use of spoken dialogue leads to a better understanding of the power and importance of visual imagery as a prime component in storytelling, and to a heightened awareness of the camera’s role in the writing process.

Credits: 3

Department: Film
FLM 3025: Documentary Filmmaking I

In this introduction to the basics of documentary filmmaking, students learn what it means to construct a visual argument, with attention to process, place, documentary ethics, and good interviewing techniques. Production is complemented by screenings, class discussions, and demonstrations.

Credits: 3

PREREQ: FLM1050 And CMS1400

Department: Film
FLM 3026: Documentary Filmmaking II

In this continuation of Documentary Filmmaking, students design, research, and produce their own documentary film. Screenings, class discussions, and group critique complement the production of the film.

Credits: 3

PREREQ: FLM3025 Or CIN3320

Department: Film
FLM 3050: Directing the Scene I

An intensive production-oriented course designed to familiarize students with the fundamentals of storytelling in narrative film. The course covers dramatic and stylistic elements of filmmaking. Students direct and edit three short films during the semester, each assignment demonstrating specific principles covered in class.

Credits: 3

PREREQ: FLM1050 Or CMS1400 Or COM1400

Department: Film
FLM 3051: Directing the Scene II

Students closely analyze the construction and purpose of a short sequence in the context of the overall story. This course examines the various emotional and intellectual levels layered within a scene that can and do impact the audience. Students write, direct, and edit a short film during the semester.

Credits: 3

PREREQ: CIN1100 Or FLM3050

Department: Film
FLM 3090: Cinematography III

Individual projects in advanced cinematography.

Credits: 2

Department: Film
FLM 3110: Cinematography IV

Advanced techniques in cinematography and lighting, with group and individual projects.

Credits: 3

PREREQ: FLM3090 Or TFI3090

Department: Film
FLM 3200: Film Directors’ Workshop

An advanced two-semester course designed to explore the technique, practice, and theory of motion picture directing. Exercises in mise-en-scène, screenwriting, and fiction filmmaking. Students must write, cast, and direct a complete narrative short film for presentation at the end of the spring term.

Credits: 4

Department: Film
FLM 3210: Film Directors’ Workshop

An advanced two-semester course designed to explore the technique, practice, and theory of motion picture directing. Exercises in mise-en-scène, screenwriting, and fiction filmmaking. Students must write, cast, and direct a complete narrative short film for presentation at the end of the spring term.

Credits: 4

Department: Film
FLM 3250: Directing the Actor

Examines the role of the director in casting the right actor, and aiding actors in creating character and performances through rehearsal, discussion, improvisation, and on-set techniques. Students study directing, learning techniques of acting and what actors need from the director in terms of preparation and performance.

Credits: 2

Department: Film
FLM 3320: Screenwriting

A practical course in the writing of screenplays. A preliminary screenplay for the senior thesis film must be completed by the end of the semester.

Credits: 3

Department: Film
FLM 3460: Documentary Workshop I

An intermediate-level course in the practice of documentary filmmaking. A series of exercises in 16mm and video documentary production are complemented by screenings, class discussions, group projects, and demonstrations. Students research, design, and complete a documentary film.

Credits: 4

Department: Film
FLM 3470: Documentary Workshop II

An intermediate-level course in the practice of documentary filmmaking. A series of exercises in 16mm and video documentary production are complemented by screenings, class discussions, group projects, and demonstrations. Students research, design, and complete a documentary film.

Credits: 4

Department: Film
FLM 3610: Experimental Workshop

Students conceptualize and produce experimental media projects using techniques and concepts of avant-garde filmmaking, video art, and performance art. Nontraditional and personal forms are emphasized. Construction of a DVD anthology and off-campus excursions are also required. Both FLM 3610 (fall) and 3620 (spring) are required for film students planning an experimental thesis project for junior review.

Credits: 3

Department: Film
FLM 3620: Experimental Workshop

Students conceptualize and produce experimental media projects using techniques and concepts of avant-garde filmmaking, video art, and performance art. Nontraditional and personal forms are emphasized. Construction of a DVD anthology and off-campus excursions are also required. Both FLM 3610 (fall) and 3620 (spring) are required for film students planning an experimental thesis project for junior review.

Credits: 3

Department: Film
FLM 3650: Advanced Editing: Sound on Film

Committed to using sound tracks as fully as the image track, this course implements theory by teaching choice and placement of microphones, dialogue track prep, music editing, use of sound FX and tone, and prepping for a professional sound mix. Students visit with a professional sound editor and attend foley, dubbing, and mix studio demonstrations.

Credits: 3

Department: Film
FLM 3655: Advanced Picture Editing

Strategies for the structuring and pacing of films, taught through the editing of specific film projects.

Credits: 3

Department: Film
FLM 3725: The Business of Film

Prepares students for entry into the film industry. Covers basic techniques used to raise money for, produce, and distribute films.

Credits: 2

Department: Film
FLM 3810: Writing for Film II

Construction and writing of screenplays, with exercises in characterization, plotting, etc. Story treatments for both fiction and documentary films are stressed.

Credits: 2

Department: Film
FLM 4010: Short Film Production

An intensive, one-semester workshop course in which students write, produce and direct a short documentary or narrative film. Production proceeds only after faculty approval of the screenplay, casting, and production schedules. Students assist in the production of one fellow classmate’s film. Projects developed for this course may be used in conjunction with senior theses requirements of other majors.

Credits: 3

PREREQ: (FLM3050 And FLM3025 ) Or (FLM3610 And FLM3620 )

Department: Film
FLM 4460: Advanced Projects in Documentary

Students work under faculty supervision in the field on student-generated documentary productions.

Credits: 2

Department: Film