New York Film Academy | Evaluated Learning Experience
Special Topics I: Production Design I
9 hours (16 weeks).
October 2011 - December 2019.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: prepare a floor plan, choose a location and diagram a blocking scheme for their thesis film; apply the components of designing a set to their thesis film; demonstrate how different materials and textures support the design of their thesis film; employ art direction, costume and props in the character design of their thesis film; apply all of the concepts introduced in this course to the pre-production and shooting of workshop films as well as their final Thesis Film; and practice a deeper application of the art of visual storytelling.
The course consists of three classes: the first class (Production Design #4) focuses on visual design as it pertains to theme, including the use of architecture and an introduction to mood boards and drafting basics. The second class (Production Design #5) addresses set construction methods and tricks, and the psychology of color. In the third class (Production Design #6), students review the skill and magic of scenic painting and the application of all production design techniques to their upcoming thesis films.
NOTE: Credit recommendations are listed under Special Topics Overview: One Year Filmmaking Program-Semesters One and Two (10/16).