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From Script to Screen

Jul 1 - Aug 19
Wednesday 6:30-9:30 PM (EST) 8 sessions
Wednesday 6:30-9:30 PM (EST) 8 sessions
Benjamin Orifici, Director, cinematographer, writer, producer
This course is designed to immerse students in the fundamentals of screenwriting and film production through deep analysis of individual film scenes. We will examine cinematic storytelling elements from initial script to final scene edit. The first portion of each class session centers on script break down focusing on character obstacles and objectives, domestic and emotional event, dramatic beats and theme. After screening the scene, we begin a thorough analysis of its visual execution including; the visual structure of the scene, camera movement, set design and its connection to character and the psychology of lighting. In addition, this class will identify preproduction and post-production challenges related to budget, crew, casting and locations. The goal of the course is for students to have a stronger understanding of visual storytelling.
NOTE: This course is fully online and offered through synchronous sessions during the listed course hours.
Course Number
1.5 CEUs
The School of Visual Arts online courses are hosted in Canvas, our College-wide learning system. Most computers (5 years old or newer recommended) can access the course(s) without a problem. The courses work with Windows (Windows 7 and newer), Macintosh (Mac OSX 10.10 and newer), and Linux (chromeOS). Participants will need a minimum screen size of 800x600 (the average size of a netbook) and good broadband (Minimum of 512kbps) Internet connection to participate in the online courses.