- April 5— Introduction to the class. Tour of RCSS Channel 15 studio. Basic camera rules and techniques. Team formation for group projects.
- April 12— Lighting and sound. Basic 3 point lighting. Boom microphones vs. lapel microphones. Roles on a filmmaking team.
- April 19— Storytelling and your audience. Narrative vs. documentary. Group project 1 (script provided). Writing brainstorming session 1 for narrative short.
- April 26— Continue writing brainstorming narrative short to first draft. Documentaries. The Princess Theater. Finding a story and telling it. Begin pre-production for independent group project 1 (documentary short) and project 2 (narrative short).
- May 3— Independent group project 1 filming (documentary short).
- May 10— Continue filming group project 1. Group project 2 storyboarding and pre-production.
- May 17— Independent group project 2 filming (narrative short).
- May 24— Continue filming project 2. Editing on Final Cut Pro. Three keys to make editing easier. Editing group projects.
- May 31—Editing continued. Exporting final DVDs. Official screening of group projects TBD.
Sunday, April 3, 2011
AREA STUDENTS TO BEGIN A 9 WEEK STUDY OF FILM AND TV PRODUCTION
This coming Tuesday evening, at 4:30 in the Channel 15 studios in Harriman, 15 area students will under take a nine week study of film and television production. The class will be taught by Brooks Benjamin, a local teacher, independent movie maker, and actor.
The class is free to Roane County students and is a non-credit class, so the study will be undertaken by those with a true love and aspiration for media production.
The following is the syllabus for the course of instruction.
Intro to Film and Television
Course Syllabus Instructor: Brooks Benjamin
This course will introduce students to the basic concepts of film and television production. Students will be directed through the writing, pre-production, production, and then to the post production phases of filmmaking. Students will be divided into teams where they will collaborate in brainstorming sessions for writing and continue through to the completion of 2 short films. Students will be expected to arrive on time to class (4:30) and remain at the studio until class dismisses (6:00). Although time will be given in class to complete most of the writing and pre-production, students are expected to work with their teams via email and phone to continue any unfinished work to prepare for production. Completed films will have the opportunity to be broadcast on RSCC TV Channel 15.
This is the true beginning of "the dream", a dream of giving back to the area youth through the arts!
My heart is warmed by this first great expression of interest in this class. It shows that there are youngsters in our area that have dreams of a career in the arts. Please do all you can to support these kids in obtaining their dreams and goals.
This is just the beginning of our dream coming true. There will be more classes and Roane State and area high schools plan to add credit courses to their schedules. In America, and now in Roane County, we can do anything we want if we will just apply yourselves! The dream is truly reachable and closer to home than ever before!