This course focuses on the fundamental elements of visual storytelling that enables students to direct their own projects. Whether you have little experience, or are a Steven Spielberg in the making, gain experience in the entertainment capital of the world. Over the course of this two week program, students spend 3 hours each morning doing in-class instruction, and the afternoons doing on-set production, so as to convert theory from the morning into practice and real experience. On the last day, students will get the opportunity to present their short film (5-15 minutes).

Excursions at UCLA – may include a visit to Warner Brothers studio or another film studio, production facility or a motion picture business in LA.

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Learning Outcomes in this course

Learn how to write, shoot, direct, and edit your very own short film.

Discover pre-production knowledge from story structure to character development.

Explore on-set production concepts such as focus, exposure, and contrast with a HDSLR camera.

Gain insight and gather tips from various people working in the entertainment industry.

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