2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

IDFLM 2211 Visualization

How many times have you watched a film and wondered how the director came up with the look and feel of the movie - the visual story? Sets, props, backgrounds, colors and wardrobe are all part of production design, Yes, but where did the raw idea come from? Was it a novel, short story adaptation, or was it born as a script to screen picture? What about the cinematography, the framing and lens choices? Whatever the case may be, you can be sure the director and her cinematographer did not embark on the journey without answering four very basic and important questions. They are often overlooked, but are essential to consider when you are just starting out as a filmmaker.