Course Info

FILM 489: Directing the Web Series (Formerly DC 465)

This course is an introduction to directing narrative content for the Internet. Students will learn how to direct a production in an episodic or serialized environment where the primary goal is to maintain a tone and tenor consistent with the show-runner's vision. The course also covers the basic principles of budgeting, financing, casting, hiring talent, scheduling, securing locations, shooting and gathering social media artifacts for a series. Students will shepherd the project from idea execution through production, and finish the course with a five-episode web series.

FILM 487 is a prerequisite for this class.

Winter 2019-2020


Section 801

Class number 25534

Meeting dates: 1/4/2020 - 3/20/2020
Meeting time: Tu 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: CINES PST16 at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios Campus
Meeting dates: 1/4/2020 - 3/20/2020
Meeting time: Tu 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: CINES P0201 at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios Campus