Course Info

FILM 487: Directing the Short Motion Picture (Formerly DC 495)

The penultimate production course for directors. Students must enter with a finished, producible, short film script with some principal pre-production elements in place. Advanced pre-production skills and topics to be covered include: prepping and breaking down the shooting script, schedule and budget, pre-visualization and storyboards, casting, rehearsals and directing actors, blocking, continuity, shot design, locations, aesthetics and visual design, working with crew, set procedures, the production binder, and directing from prep through post-production and delivery.

CP 420 or FILM 484 is a prerequisite for this class.

Winter 2019-2020

Section: 801
Class number: 25531
Meeting time: Tu 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS LL107 at Loop Campus