Continuity style directing Students will explore film grammar
while using the DV camera. Students are
taught to plan and shoot footage of dramatic subjects. Students
will be shown how different camera angles, camera movements, focal
lengths, lighting and blocking actors combine to bring the scene
together seamlessly in the editing room.
Project two: The Digital
Students will explore the unique properties of the digital format.
Students will plan their project meticulously, and then improve
and utilize the best aspects of the digital medium.
Project three: Final digital project
The final digital project will be about 10 minutes. The portability
and flexibility of digital video makes it an excellent format
for filmmaking, while the unimposing size of the camera and the
ability to shoot in low light levels with small crews allow for
a new intimacy working with actors in dramatic projects.
Students will edit their final digital projects during the last
week of the program, which will culminate in a final screening
open to actors, friends and family.
All students who successfully complete
the workshop will receive Magic-in-Motion Certificates and a personal
copy of their work.
Comedy just pokes at problems, rarely confronts them squarely.
Drama is like a plate of meat and potatoes; comedy is rather the
dessert, a bit like meringue.