In NFP we make movies. From history and theory to practical application, students will work all year long to produce films of their own imagining for an audience in the Spring.
The Fall semester focuses on studying and writing for Film. Students gain a historical perspective on film, watching and analyzing movies from the turn of the century visionaries to some of today’s most revolutionary independent films. We will study the mythic story structure from the book The Myth and the Movies with each student completing a shootable screenplay by the end of the semester.
The Spring semester is all production. Instead of learning from a book or a lecture, students will start making short films from the first day, with the wealth of original screenplay material they’ve generated in the Fall. They will learn editing, sound design, and special effects programs depending on the need of the films they decide to create. Their group projects have them working in small groups to plan, shoot, and edit professional quality films. The emphasis in this class is on creative collaboration: working with our peers to create exceptional work. The standards for work created in this class are exceptionally high. The class culminates with the Narrative Film Festival, an event open to the public, showcasing all of the best work created throughout the year.
No Prerequisite for this full year course.