Film & Video

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2015 Dates and Prices TBA
Production-Screenwriting-Acting on Camera

“Collaboration” and “Story” are the pillars that guide our curriculum development, with a strong emphasis on the “making” aspect of film-making.

Our core labs provide a discipline specific foundation of elements that include:


“A good story well told”: Screenwriting students will study the fundamentals of storytelling and screenplay structure, gaining a working understanding of the most important part of any film: the story. Built on a foundation of practical application and interdisciplinary collaboration, students are exposed to carefully selected great works of cinema to inform and enrich their final productions.


The production concentration is intended to teach a wide range of practical strategies and tools available for creating meaning in film, and to encourage creative approaches to film production. Students will be instructed in both the technical and aesthetic aspects of High Definition Video Cinematography through frequent hands-on shooting exercises and short projects. All students will learn how to edit in Northwestern’s Final Cut Pro and/or Adobe Premeire Labs.

Acting on Camera

Acting students will attend an intensive five-week course focused on tailoring performances to the screen.  Students will learn how to analyze characters, make strong performance choices, and basic production techniques.



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