The American University of Rome
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
This course teaches students to become fluent in the visual language of fiction film directing at a beginner level. The focus of the class is to develop the conceptual and technical skills needed to shoot coverage of simple, silent fiction film scenes using the paradigm of the continuity system. This includes: understanding the formal foundations of cinematic storytelling (with an in‐depth exploration of film‐shot typology), 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, and also understanding the relationship between shooting and editing. The class consists of a mixture of lectures and analysis workshops, as well as hands-on shooting exercises.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
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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