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Film Production: Course Outline (BMSO1C144)

This course aims to fill the gap between theory and practice, students work in different positions of the film crew.

Course Contents

  1. Film Story & Its Development
    • Idea Generation and Brainstorming
    • Developing the plot
    • Dramatic Structure
    • Characterization
    • Symbolism & Irony
  2. Adding Conflict to your story     
  3. Writing a story
  4. Handling Film equipment
    • Camera Equipment 4K Black Magic Camera with Professional Rig, Prime Lenses,(14mm, 24mm,35mm,85mm,)
    • Lights Equipment: Different  Lights, Gels, Spun Reflectors and Scrims.
    • Professional sound equipment Microphone, Foam and Wind shield Audio recorder. How to balance a Fluid Head Tripod
    • How to focus effectively using a Focus Chart
    • How to get the best F Stop
    • How to use the Zebra
    • How to frame a shot beautifully
    • How to pan and tilt
    • When to use Prime Lenses and when to use Zoom Lens
    • How to use the Boom Pole
    • We get you to use all the Sound Equipment
    • The Shotgun Microphone
    • The Wind Sock
    • The Foam Sock
    • The Pistol Grip
    • The Boom Pole
    • Wireless Transmitters and Receivers
    • Microphones
    • XLR Inputs on the Camera and why they are so important
    • Setting the right sound levels.
    • How to record top class Professional Sound
    • The Session ends with shooting a professional one minute scene from multiple camera angles and correctly recording Sound
  5. The Lighting Session 
    • The Film Lights
    • Gels
    • Blacks
    • Cutters
    • Spun
    • Scrim
    • Reflectors
    • How to three point light a film set.  
  6. Anesthetics
    • Point of View
    • Subtext, Genre, and Archetypes
    • Time, Structure, and Plot
    • Space, Stylized Environments, and Performances
    • Form and Style         
  7. Preparing to Shoot – Preproduction
    • Feasibility and Budgeting
    • Production Plan
    • Hiring the Crew
    • Story boarding
    • Casting
    • Acting Improvisation Exercises
    • Acting Exercises with a Text
    • Exploring the Script
    • Actor and Director Prepare a Scene
    • Rehearsals and Planning Coverage
    • Production Design/Costume Design
    • The Preproduction Meeting and Deciding Equipment
  8. Auditions with Actors
    • Work on the Casting of Actors
    • Set up the Lights and Camera and operate them
    • Use the Lapel Microphone on the actors auditioning
    • Every 10 minutes an actor is scheduled for the casting
    • Course participants get to direct the actors in the casting
    • Finalizing Locations for the Film Shoot
    • All Final Production issues are addressed.
    • How to Prepare a Schedule and a Call Sheet
    • Working with Actors and how to Direct Actors  

Course Contents

  1. Roles for the Film Shoot that students will do:
    • First AD
    • DOP
    • Focus Puller
    • Clapper
    • Sound Recordist
    • Boom Swinger
    • Gaffer
    • Grips
    • Continuity
  2. Make up                             
  3. Production
    • Developing a Crew
    • Mise-en-Scéne
    • Producing a Shooting Script
    • Before the Camera Rolls
    • Roll Camera
    • Location Sound
    • Continuity
    • Directing the Actors
    • Directing the Crew
    • Monitoring Progress              
  4. Shoot on Location: Day One
  5. Review of the work done on location (Post-production room)   
  6. Shoot on Location: Day Two
  7. Review of the work done on location (Post-production roo          m)
  8. Shoot on Location: Day Three
  9. Review of the work done on location (Post-production room)   
  10. Shoot on Location: Day Four
  11. Review of the work done on location (Post-production room) and prepare and edit your movie and to get some scenes actually edited  
  12. The Shoot on Location: Day Five               
  13. Review of the work done on location (pre-production room)and prepare and edit your movie and to get some scenes actually edited  
  • Preparing to Edit
  • Getting Started on the First Assembly
  • Editing Principles
  • Coloring the film
  • Using Analysis and Feedback
  • Working with Music
  • Visual Effects
  • Editing from Fine Cut to Sound Mix
  • Titles, Acknowledgments, and Promotional Material              
  • Post Work
  • Audio Mixing
  • Cleanup dialogued
  • Using ADR to replace location dialog
  • Where to place Sound Effects
  • Music Mixing            
  • Closure and Reporting
  • Review of the Shooting Process Step by Step
  • Distribution
  • Project Deferential
  • Programmatic Deferential
  • Financial Deferential
  • Film Makers Certificate        
  •  Screening of the Finished Film   

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