Course Info

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

Due to COVID-19, Spring in-class sections will be conducted online. Please contact your instructor for more information.

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.