Collab: Cinema Project Workshop
TDRM 5422 Collab: Cinema Project Wkshp
1 or 2 credit(s)
In this Collaborative course, Media Studies students will enter into a primary role as director of photography or editor and will work with students from the School of Dramatic Arts to complete original short films.
The workshop will be composed of students from the MFA program in Dramatic Arts and the MA in Media Studies program. Each of the projects will be directed by a third-year MFA Director, written by a third-year MFA Playwright. The projects are original 5-10 page screenplays developed in the fall semester by the playwrights and directors. Interested and qualified students in the MA Media Studies program will work as Director of Photography and/or Editor. One Media Studies student is required for each of these roles, on each film. MA Media Studies students have the option to fulfill both positions in a single project for 2 credits with faculty approval. The actors will be current MFA Drama students and alumni.
This course will meet weekly throughout the 15-week semester for production training seminars, including camera technique, sound recording, editing and post-production workflow. Each project will also follow a unique production calendar with meetings happening throughout the semester, leading up to shooting, editing and completion of the films. This class will end with each cinema project being presented in a final critique, and a public screening of the completed films.
All students will need permission to register for the class and should contact faculty William Cusick (CusickW@newschool.edu) if interested.