CCOG for MM 268 Fall 2023
- Course Number:
- MM 268
- Course Title:
- Producing and Directing Independent Film
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture Hours:
- Lecture/Lab Hours:
- Lab Hours:
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon completion of the course students should be able to:
Produce production materials that are used to communicate to producers, directors, cast and crew throughout the production.
Use techniques and strategies for successful production and team leadership.
Evaluate and discuss current trends in fundraising, grants, and crowd sourcing opportunities.
Evaluate and discuss current trends in media distribution and marketing strategies.
Explain and demonstrate distribution possibilities and film festival submissions.
Course Activities and Design
Materials will be presented via lectures, demonstrations, and reading assignments. Students will learn and demonstrate their abilities through hands-on assignments and participation on video production crews
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Student fulfillment of expected outcomes will be assessed using:
- In-class exercises;
Practical exams in which the student demonstrates hands-on skills and abilities;
Complete a pre-production notebook, production paperwork and post-production strategy.
Observation by the instructor and other Productions staff.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Producing skills: Scheduling, Contracts, Cast and Crew Coordinating, Location releases, Budgets Casting for film / where to find actors, how to run a casting session, location scouting
Fundraising: Grants, Crowd Sourcing
Distribution: Film Festivals, Web Delivery, Marketing strategies
Soft skills of communication, crew management, hiring crew
How to work with a DP to create a look
Working with actors and DP and the creative team: Wardrobe, make-up, art directors, prop departments, along with sound and camera.