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Summer 2021 Summ High School Prog: IFilm PS0101 section D01
Filmmaking with iPhone & iPad
Filmmaking with iPhone &

Call Number 10430
Day & Time
MTWRF 9:10am-11:00am
Day & Time
MTWRF 1:10pm-4:00pm
Points 0
Grading Mode Ungraded
Approvals Required None
Instructor Yu Cheng
Method of Instruction On-Line Only
Course Description As smartphones and tablets continue to offer increasingly sophisticated capabilities, filmmakers have begun to turn to their mobile devices for both small and feature-scale projects. From Sean Baker’s Sundance feature film, Tangerine, to the Oscar-winning feature documentary, Searching for Sugar Man, mobile filmmaking has proven to be an exciting and innovative method of filmmaking.

Students in this intensive course use their iPhones or iPads to create strong, visually-driven short films with an emphasis on narrative storytelling. In the process, they learn a wide range of elementary film production techniques and build a technical and aesthetic foundation structured around film grammar, story development, script writing, sound, and editing.

In the first few days, participants learn the basic principles of mobile cinematography and gain hands-on experience as they progress from equipment assembly to on-set production protocol. They learn how to unlock the filmmaking potential of their mobile phones/tablets while taking on various key roles in the different projects - directing, cinematography, editing, and/or sound – so that each student experiences different facets of film crewing.

In the second half of the class, students work together through the stages of production: initial concept, synopsis, treatment, script, storyboards, final shooting, and editing. The instructor provides guidance throughout the process, emphasizing the students’ responsibility for carrying the project from inception to completion. In addition to film production guidance, the instructor provides practical information regarding the film industry and film schools/career paths

On the last day of the class, participants screen their completed films for review. These films can potentially be used for submission to short film festivals and as portfolio pieces for film or art school applications..

Students should arrive on the first day of class with short film ideas ready to pitch; the films are made collaboratively as group projects, so we will be able to use only some of the ideas.
Web Site Vergil
Subterm 08/09-08/13 (M)
Department Summer High School Program
Enrollment 15 students (16 max) as of 9:12PM Monday, November 29, 2021
Subject Summ High School Prog: IFilm
Number PS0101
Section D01
Division School of Professional Studies
Open To High School Program
Campus Morningside
Section key 20212IFLM0101ND01

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