Directing Workshop I: Composition and Movement

FILM TV X 476.95

As the first hands-on course in the directing series, you complete four short films using your own video camera. Instruction focuses on the basic building blocks of narrative filmmaking

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Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
Remote Instruction
Starting at $699.00
As few as 10 weeks
4.0

What you can learn.

  • Learn basic building blocks of filmmaking: the shot, mise-en-scene, concept, the actor, environment, sound, and montage
  • Learn visual expression through the use of composition, rhythm, and point-of-view
  • Learn about moving from black and white/silent compositions to the use of color; non-sync sound; editing
  • Create work to be screened and critiqued by the instructor and class

About this course:

As the first hands-on course in the directing series, you complete four short films using your own video camera. Instruction focuses on the basic building blocks of narrative filmmaking: the shot, mise-en-scene, concept, the actor, environment, sound, and montage. Assignments explore aspects of visual expression through the use of composition, rhythm, and point-of-view; moving from black and white/silent compositions to the use of color; non-sync sound; and editing. Your work is screened and critiqued by the instructor and class.
Prerequisites
Students must provide their own digital video camera and have access to editing equipment and software.

Winter 2021 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.

Enrollment Closed
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Wednesday 7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Location: Online
Instructor: Tim Arvin
377159
Fee:
$699.00
See Details
Notes

Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Internet access required. Materials required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 19, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Wed Jan 6, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Jan 13, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Jan 20, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Jan 27, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Feb 3, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Feb 10, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Feb 17, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Feb 24, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Mar 3, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Mar 10, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Mar 17, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Enrollment Closed
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Wednesday 6:30PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Location: Online
Instructor: Kate Rees Davies
380056
Fee:
$699.00
See Details
Notes

Internet access required. Materials required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 26, 2021
Course Requirements
Book: Directors Tell the Story by Bethany Rooney, Mary Lou Belli
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Wed Jan 13, 2021
6:30PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Jan 20, 2021
6:30PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Jan 27, 2021
6:30PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Feb 3, 2021
6:30PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Feb 10, 2021
6:30PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Feb 17, 2021
6:30PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Feb 24, 2021
6:30PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Mar 3, 2021
6:30PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Mar 10, 2021
6:30PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Mar 17, 2021
6:30PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online

Available Format(s):

These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.

Future Offering (Opens February 01, 2021 12:00:00 AM)
-
Wednesday 7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Location: Online
Instructor: Fernando Scarpa
378764
Fee:
$699.00
See Details
Notes

Internet access required. Materials required.

COVID-19 Update: UCLA Extension is not currently issuing film letters to help students obtain film permits at a student rate on or off Campus. Assignments for this course will focus on exercises that you can film safely at home with minimal to no interaction with others or assignments that demonstrate understanding of the material being taught but require no filmmaking. If anything changes, enrolled students will be updated.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 13, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Wed Mar 31, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Apr 7, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Apr 14, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Apr 21, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Apr 28, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed May 5, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed May 12, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed May 19, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed May 26, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Jun 2, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Jun 9, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Future Offering (Opens February 01, 2021 12:00:00 AM)
-
Wednesday 7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Location: Online
Instructor: Lori Balaban
379550
Fee:
$699.00
See Details
Notes

Internet access required. Materials required.

COVID-19 Update: UCLA Extension is not currently issuing film letters to help students obtain film permits at a student rate on or off Campus. Assignments for this course will focus on exercises that you can film safely at home with minimal to no interaction with others or assignments that demonstrate understanding of the material being taught but require no filmmaking. If anything changes, enrolled students will be updated.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 13, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Wed Mar 31, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Apr 7, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Apr 14, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Apr 21, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Apr 28, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed May 5, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed May 12, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed May 19, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed May 26, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Jun 2, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Jun 9, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online

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