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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

FIL103-D Three-Week Digital Filmmaking Workshop

100.5 hours (3 weeks).
New York Film Academy, 17 Battery Place, New York, NY.

June 2008 - October 2016.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: combine basic elements of digital 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; 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 and documentary filmmaking; writing, directing, and editing short digital films from a technical and artistic perspective.


This workshop explores introductory principles and concepts of digital filmmaking through hands-on, intensive training. Students study mise-en scene, continuity, and music and montage filmmaking. Students 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 exploration of digital filmmaking.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Filmmaking (7/08). NOTE: This course overlaps in content with FIL101, FIL 103, FIL104, FIL 104-D, FIL106, FIL108, FIL112 and FIL112-D. 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.