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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

New York Film Academy | Evaluated Learning Experience

1. FIL210 Director's Craft II; 2. FIL250 Production Workshop II

Formerly 1. FIL210 Directing II; 2.FIL250 Production II
Location: 
New York Film Academy, 17 Battery Place, New York, NY
Length: 

Course 1: Version 1: 87.5 hours (116 weeks). Course 2: Version 1: 312.5 hours (16 weeks).

Course 1: Version 2: 50 hours (16 weeks). Course 2: Version 2: 75 hours (16 weeks). 

Dates: 

Course 1 and 2: Version 1: September 2007 - September 2016. Course 1 and 2Version 2: October 2016 - December 2019.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Course 1: Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: create and implement 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; generate directing notes; utilize lenses and compositions, identify different approaches to directing a scene (long take, master shot discipline, multi-angularity, montage, parallel action), and identify ways to deal with directorial pressure on a film shoot; experience the Director's interrelationship with the crew for a sound or a high definition video film project. Course 2: Version 1 and 2: Students will be able to: experience the role and myriad responsibilities of the film Director; experience their relationship with all crew positions with special emphasis on Assistant Director, Production Manager, Cinematographer, Assistant Camera, Gaffer, Grip, Sound Recordist, Boom Operator, Production Designer and Production Assistant on their fellow student thesis shoots.

Instruction: 

 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.

Credit recommendation: 

Course 1 and 2: Version 1 and 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours, distributed as follows: 4 semester hours as Directing in Filmmaking and 2 semester hours as Production in Filmmaking (7/08) (10/16 revalidation). NOTE: Each semester of the One-Year Filmmaking Program is an integrated, cross-disciplinary experience. Credit is recommended only after students complete all courses within a given semester. 

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