Film & TV Production Concepts

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UMass Amherst
This class provides an overview of film and television production principles and processes from script to screen and also prepares students for later hands-on production courses. We will explore both the art and craft of film and video production, including the roles and functions of the major creative and technical personnel in the scripting/pre-production, production and post-production phases. Technical aspects such as digital vs. analog media, lighting, lenses, types of film and videotape, crew organization and function, editing concepts, sound recording, etc. will be discussed, as well as creative functions such as dramatic and documentary structure, creating characters, acting for the screen, visualization and composition for the camera and more.
Open to undeclared students, SBS Exploratory Track students, and Communication majors only. COMM,UNDECLARED, orCOMM 118... 75 seats reserved for COMM majors. Students wishing to enroll who do not meet course eligibility should contact instructor.
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Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Film & TV Production Concepts
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 3.0 Kevin Anderson TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM