Jun. 29th – Aug. 2Nd – Production-Animation-Screenwriting-Acting on Camera
As a Film & Video Production student, you will receive wide-ranging and intensive instruction in the methods, technology and art of media production. Core labs provide the foundation for the curriculum and 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 manipulate time and space using software in Northwestern’s Final Cut Pro and/or Adobe Premeire Labs.
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.
No longer are movies made exclusively with cameras. Students will explore modern image manipulation techniques as well as 2D and 3D animation. Topics may include: Stop Motion Animation, Photoshop, After Effects, Flash, 3D modeling, and more.