2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

IDFLM 3430 Junior Seminar: On & Off The Set

The Junior Seminar will explore all elements of the pre-production and production processes for the development and execution of a narrative film. This course will serve as the theoretical basis for students’ work in Production & Management, and is aligned to support the success of the production of an original short, narrative film. Students will work both independently and collaboratively to develop a script, participate as part of a production team and edit a film. Each step of these processes will be covered in depth, including: devising detailed budgets and production plans, practices associated with developing a working script and pitching a film, identifying and securing crew members and locations, roles and responsibilities on the set, and casting and working with actors. The course will culminate in finished films and a thorough evaluation of the process.