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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Short-Term Filmmaking Program

Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences

Location:
New York Film Academy, 17 Battery Place, New York, NY.
Length:
225 hours (6 weeks).
Dates:

September 2007 - December 2019.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss film as a visual medium; write short scenes incorporating conflict, objectives, relationships, sense of place, etc.; refine dialogue to the essentials of communication; create a three-dimensional character background; break a scene down into beats, assign an action to each beat, create an emotional arc, establish an objective, and develop strategies to overcome obstacles to achieving the objective; play an action; put to use dramatic action, observation, and characterization through scene work; execute the differences in performance requirements, approach to text and energy levels between soap opera, sit-com, commercial, and talk show formats; apply text analysis to scripted material; prepare two contrasting monologues; recognize regionalisms and apply the International Phonetic Alphabet to dialect work; increase flexibility through body awareness and yoga exercises; refine listening skills and ensemble playing through long-form improvisation; analyze a scene for the purpose of cold reading and define the essential elements for effective delivery of it in the absence of the complete narrative; create marketing tools essential for the actor, such as headshot, cover letter, postcards, etc. and a strategy for their implementation; use an understanding of type to maximize marketability; safely execute staged punches, falls, rolls, headlocks, slaps, punches, etc.; apply the skills learned in editing to executed work in the creation of a finished product that shows continuity, pace, rhythm, and the actor's emotional arc; use make-up to effect subtle changes in character.

Instruction:

Acting for film, scene study, and Acting for TV are the principal areas of concentration in this advanced workshop designed for student actors with prior training. These areas coincide in the creation of a thesis film project and student films shot by the filmmaking students, in which the students act. Script analysis, monologues, voice and movement, comedy, improvisation, cold reading, the business of acting, stage combat, editing for actors, and make-up supplement instruction and inform the final scenes and presentations. In addition, students perform their choice of either a monologue or scene for an invited audience at the completion of the workshop.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Theatre, Drama, Communications, or Radio and Television (8/07) (8/08) (10/16 revalidation). NOTE: This course overlaps in content with ACT101, ACT103, ACT104, and ACT108. The maximum amount of recommended credit for any combination of these courses is 6 semester hours. Further, these courses overlap with the One-Year Acting for Film Program. If a student progresses to the One-Year Program, only the recommended credits in the One-Year Program should apply.

Location:
New York Film Academy, 17 Battery Place, New York, NY
Length:
48.5 hours (1 week).
Dates:

June 2008 - December 2019. 

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will experience through immersion the filmmaking process.

Instruction:

Students will make one short depth film employing basic film language.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Filmmaking (7/08) (10/16 revalidation). NOTE: This course overlaps in content with  FIL104, FIL106, FIL108, and FIL112. The maximum amount of recommended credit for any combination of these courses is 7 semester hours. Further, these courses overlap with the One-Year Filmmaking Program. If a student progresses to the One-Year Program, only the recommended credits in the One-Year Program should apply.

Location:
New York Film Academy, 17 Battery Place, New York, NY.
Length:

Version 1: 167 hours (4 weeks). Version 2: 178.5 hours (4 weeks). 

Dates:

Version 1: June 2008 - September 2016. Version 2: October 2016 - December 2019.

Objectives:

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: combine basic elements of filmmaking to create and tell stories through moving images; apply fundamental writing, directing, shooting, and editing concepts to the making of mise-en scene, continuity, and music films; light simple scenes; execute different shots that combine to forward the story and action; use lighting and music to enhance the overall mood of the story; edit content into a finished product utilizing their understanding of beats, rhythm, mixing and other editing skills; use a developing critical eye toward the viewing of their own and other's work; and identify and analyze the mechanics and artistry of motion picture storytelling; write, direct, and edit short digital films from a technical and artistic perspective.

Instruction:

Version 1 and 2: This workshop explores introductory principles and concepts of filmmaking through hands-on, intensive training. Students study mise-en scene, continuity, and music and montage filmmaking and learn to incorporate the fundamental principles of the craft to successfully tell stories with moving images. This workshop is ideal for the novice or beginner filmmakers, who want to take the next step in their filmmaking education.

Credit recommendation:

Version 1 and 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 4 semester hours in Filmmaking (7/08) (10/16 revalidation). NOTE: This course overlaps in content with FIL101, FIL106, FIL108, and FIL112.  The maximum amount of recommended credit for any combination of these courses is 7 semester hours. Further, these courses overlap with the One-Year Filmmaking Program. If a student progresses to the One-Year Program, only the recommended credits in the One-Year Program should apply.

Location:
New York Film Academy, 17 Battery Place, New York, NY.
Length:
242.5 hours (6 weeks).
Dates:

June 2008 - December 2019.  

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: combine basic elements of filmmaking to create and tell stories through moving images; apply fundamental writing, directing, shooting, and editing concepts to the making of mise-en scene, continuity, music, and narrative films; light simple scenes for either 16mm film and digital video cameras; execute different shots that combine to forward the story and action; use lighting and music to enhance the overall mood of the story; use sound effects, voice-over, wild track and ambient sound in building a complex overall sound for film projects; edit content into a finished product utilizing their understanding of beats, rhythm, mixing and other editing skills; use a developing critical eye toward the viewing of their own and other's work; and identify and analyze the mechanics and artistry of motion picture storytelling; writing, directing, and editing short films from a technical and artistic perspective.

Instruction:

This workshop combines introductory principles and concepts specific to both 16-millimeter and digital filmmaking through hands-on, intensive training. Students study mise-en scene, continuity, music and montage filmmaking and are then tasked to make a longer, more challenging narrative film incorporating all of the covered material with added elements of sound. Students learn to incorporate the fundamental principles of the craft to successfully tell stories with moving images. This workshop is ideal for beginner filmmakers, who want to develop the skills necessary to pursue filmmaking in traditional and digital formats.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Filmmaking (7/08) (10/16 revalidation). NOTE: This course overlaps in content with FIL101, FIL 104,  FIL108, and FIL112. The maximum amount of recommended credit for any combination of these courses is 7 semester hours. Further, these courses overlap with the One-Year Filmmaking Program. If a student progresses to the One-Year Program, only the recommended credits in the One-Year Program should apply.

Location:
New York Film Academy, 17 Battery Place, New York, NY.
Length:

328.5 hours (8 weeks).

Dates:

June 2008 - December 2019.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: combine basic elements of filmmaking to create and tell stories through moving images; apply fundamental writing, directing, shooting, and editing concepts to the making of mise-en scene, continuity, music, and narrative films; light simple scenes for either 16mm film and digital video cameras; execute different shots that combine to forward the story and action; use lighting and music to enhance the overall mood of the story; use sound effects, voice-over, wild track and ambient sound in building a complex overall sound for film projects; edit content into a finished product utilizing their understanding of beats, rhythm, mixing and other editing skills; use a developing critical eye toward the viewing of their own and other's work; and identify and analyze the mechanics and artistry of motion picture storytelling; writing, directing, and editing short films from a technical and artistic perspective.

Instruction:

This workshop combines introductory principles and concepts specific to both 16-millimeter and digital filmmaking through hands-on, intensive training. Students study mise-en scene, continuity, music and montage filmmaking and are then tasked to make a longer, more challenging narrative film incorporating all of the covered material with added elements of sound. Students learn to incorporate the fundamental principles of the craft to successfully tell stories with moving images. This workshop is ideal for beginner filmmakers, who want to develop the skills necessary to pursue filmmaking in traditional and digital formats.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 7 semester hours in Filmmaking (7/08) (10/16 revalidation). NOTE: This course overlaps in content with FIL101, FIL 104, FIL106, and FIL112. The maximum amount of recommended credit for any combination of these courses is 7 semester hours. Further, these courses overlap with the One-Year Filmmaking Program. If a student progresses to the One-Year Program, only the recommended credits in the One-Year Program should apply.

Location:
New York Film Academy, 17 Battery Place, New York, NY.
Length:
196 hours (12 weeks).
Dates:

June 2008 - December 2019.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: combine basic elements of filmmaking to create and tell stories through moving images; apply fundamental writing, directing, shooting, and editing concepts to the making of mise-en scene, continuity, music, and narrative films; light simple scenes for either 16mm film and digital video cameras; execute different shots that combine to forward the story and action; use lighting and music to enhance the overall mood of the story; use sound effects, voice-over, wild track and ambient sound in building a complex overall sound for film projects; edit content into a finished product utilizing their understanding of beats, rhythm, mixing and other editing skills; use a developing critical eye toward the viewing of their own and other's work; and identify and analyze the mechanics and artistry of motion picture storytelling; writing, directing, and editing short films from a technical and artistic perspective.

Instruction:

This twelve-week evening part-time workshop explores introductory principles and concepts of filmmaking through hands-on, intensive training. Students study mise-en scene, continuity, music and montage, and narrative filmmaking and learn to incorporate the fundamental principles of the craft to successfully tell stories with moving images. This workshop is ideal for novice or beginner filmmakers, who want to take the next step in their filmmaking education.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Filmmaking (7/08) (10/16 revalidation). NOTE: This course overlaps in content with FIL101, FIL 104, FIL106, FIL108. The maximum amount of recommended credit for any combination of these courses is 7 semester hours. Further, these courses overlap with the One-Year Filmmaking Program. If a student progresses to the One-Year Program, only the recommended credits in the One-Year Program should apply.

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