Course Info

FILM 430: Fundamentals of Short Film

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

Students will study approximately 100 well-crafted and landmark short films from throughout film history. Through these screenings, students will learn film vernacular, the roles these short films served their respective filmmakers and the concept of how "calling card" shorts can be used to illustrate a filmmaker's voice. Short film genres and styles that will be explored will include: narrative, experimental, documentary and animation, ranging from early silent films to contemporary films being screened at festivals today. PREREQUISITE(S): None (FORMERLY DC 460)

Fall 2020-2021

Section: 701
Class number: 10656
Meeting time: M 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: REMOT E0000

Fall 2019-2020

Section: 701
Class number: 15965
Meeting time: M 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: CDM 00708 at Loop Campus

Fall 2018-2019

Section: 701
Class number: 15206
Meeting time: M 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: CDM 00708 at Loop Campus

Fall 2017-2018

Section: 701
Class number: 16805
Meeting time: M 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: CDM 00708 at Loop Campus