Course 1: Version 1 and 2: During the course, students classify the crew roles of an Assistant Director, Production Manager, Sound Recordist, Boom Operator, 1st and 2nd Assistant Camera, and Continuity, Gaffer, and Grip. Students break down the crew roles and set procedures for a 7-15 person crew shooting a project on either 16mm sync sound or High Definition video; generate a Thesis Production Book containing: script, floor plans, shot list, visual materials, Director's notes, and rehearsal notes. Students explore how to direct with lenses and compositions, different approaches to directing a scene (long take, master shot discipline, multi-angularity, montage, parallel action), and prepare for troubleshooting on a film shoot; create a Director's palette and utilize visual building blocks using space, line, shape, tone, color, rhythm, and movement to communicate mood, emotion, ideas, and the creation of a visual structure to a film; screen scenes from feature length films and break down the directorial approaches and style that a director brings to a film. Course 2: Version 1 and 2: This course is a practical application of learning from all the components in the directing, writing, cinematography, sound recording, and editing second level courses as they relate to the making of a thesis film. Students work in a variety of crew positions such as: Assistant Director, Production Manager, Cinematographer, Assistant Camera, Gaffer, Grip, Sound Recordist, Boom Operator, Production Designer and Production Assistant on their fellow student thesis shoots. Students are required to work on a minimum of five other thesis projects as crewmembers. In the process of producing their thesis films, students experience the role and myriad responsibilities of Director and related crew positions. Students gain an awareness of the range of competencies and expertise in these roles via regular assessment and evaluation.