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Contiuing use of the Adobe Premiere Pro editing sofware, this course builds on the basic editing skills acquired in Editing I with longer projects in a wider variety of motion content genres. These include documentary, longer multi-scene dialog projects, montage and action sequences. Multi-camera, special effects, sound effects and color are also areas of concentration.
Students are invited to do more complex found footage projects or self-produced projects for the final project..A deomonstration of the AVID Media Composer (used in Editng III) will be introduced duing the final weeks of the course.
DC 222: Hollywood Film Structures is an Arts and Literature course designed for those interested in understanding how Hollywood screenwriters craft stories that appeal to audiences commercially, emotionally, thematically, and stylistically. We examine a number of films across different styles and genres to uncover how cinematic stories are developed, and the role of screenwriters in the film industry. Assignments consist of four quizzes and one paper. This course will be conducted online. Professor Brad Riddell has written four produced feature films for major Hollywood studios, and is currently writing a script for skateboarder, Tony Hawk. For questions, please email email@example.com. More about Professor Riddell can be found at www.bradriddell.com.
This course is an introduction to and overview of the elements of theme, plot, character, and dialogue in dramatic writing for cinema. Emphasis is placed on telling a story in terms of action and the reality of characters. The difference between the literary and visual medium is explored through individual writing projects and group analysis. Development of synopsis and treatment for a short theatrical screen play: theme, plot, character, mise-en-scene and utilization of cinematic elements.
The course offers an engaging way to explore the craft of screenwriting and a student's creativity. A full 4 credit hours in just 5 weeks. Also available as an online course.