VID 04 W — Making Short Videos: The Art of Storytelling
WHAT MAKES OUR ONLINE COURSES UNIQUE:
- Course sizes are limited.
You won't have 5,000 classmates. This course's enrollment is capped at 40 participants.
- Frequent interaction with the instructor.
You aren't expected to work through the material alone. Instructors will answer questions and interact with students on the discussion board and through weekly video meetings.
- Study with a vibrant peer group.
Stanford Continuing Studies courses attract thoughtful and engaged students who take courses for the love of learning. Students in each course will exchange ideas with one another through easy-to-use message boards as well as optional weekly real-time video conferences.
- Direct feedback from the instructor.
Instructors will review and offer feedback on assignment submissions. Students are not required to turn in assignments, but for those who do, their work is graded by the instructor.
- Courses offer the flexibility to participate on your own schedule.
Course work is completed on a weekly basis when you have the time. You can log in and participate in the class whenever it's convenient for you. If you can’t attend the weekly video meetings, the sessions are always recorded for you and your instructor is just an email away.
- This course is offered through Stanford Continuing Studies.
To learn more about the program, visit our About Us page. For more information on the online format, please visit the FAQ page.
No prior experience with filmmaking is required. The instructor will use Adobe Premiere to teach video editing but students are free to use whatever program they are comfortable with. The course also includes instructional videos, interactive exercises, and discussion with fellow students, as well as optional online videoconferencing sessions.
Jonathan Crow, Writer; FilmmakerJonathan Crow received an MFA in filmmaking from the California Institute of the Arts and an MA in Japanese studies from the University of Michigan. During his dozen years in the Hollywood industry as a writer and editor, he wrote, researched, and produced for Declassified, a documentary series on the History Channel. Later, as an editor for Yahoo Movies, he interviewed numerous filmmakers and covered cinema from around the world. He also has shot TV commercials in Japan.
Textbooks for this course:
(Recommended) Molly Bang, Picture This: How Pictures Work (ISBN 9781452151991)
(Recommended) Scott McCloud, Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art (ISBN 006097625X)