Introduction to Filmmaking
The American University of Rome
Area of Study
Film Studies, Radio - Television - Film
Taught In English
This course is only open to non-Film, Teleivision, and Video majors.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
This is a course will teach the fundamentals of fiction filmmaking to students with little to no experience. Students will learn to create film story ideas,plan them for shooting, operate video cameras for shooting, as well as basic video editing for post-production. Specific topics include: understanding the formal foundations of cinematic storytelling, basic technical skills and concepts of video camera and lens operations, scene pre-visualization using blocking and shooting diagrams, the basic skills of shooting on location, as well as the basic techniques of film editing. The class consists of a mixture of lectures and analysis workshops, as well as hand-on shooting and editing exercises.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Some courses may require additional fees.
Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations