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VID 04 W — Making Short Videos: The Art of Storytelling

Quarter: Winter
Course Format: Flex Online (About Formats)
Duration: 7 weeks
Date(s): Jan 25—Mar 19
Drop Deadline: Jan 28
Unit: 1
Grade Restriction: No letter grade
Tuition: $440
Instructor(s): Jonathan Crow
Limit: 40
Status: Registration opens Nov 30, 8:30 am (PT)
Please Note: No class the week of February 22. In addition, some of our refund deadlines have changed. See this course's drop deadline above and click here for the full policy.
Winter
Flex Online(About Formats)
Date(s)
Jan 25—Mar 19
7 weeks
Drop By
Jan 28
1 Unit
Fees
$440
Grade Restriction
No letter grade
Instructor(s):
Jonathan Crow
Limit
40
Registration opens Nov 30, 8:30 am (PT)
Please Note: No class the week of February 22. In addition, some of our refund deadlines have changed. See this course's drop deadline above and click here for the full policy.
The tools of filmmaking have never been more accessible. Artists and entrepreneurs alike can now easily create compelling video advertisements or short films, even when on a tight budget. All they need is a smartphone, a clear idea, and a strong grasp of visual storytelling. This course is designed for narrative filmmaking and will focus on the basics of visual storytelling—from composing a shot for maximum impact to creating a story that can elicit a strong emotional response. We will begin the course by learning the basics of composition and story structure, and from there proceed into planning, casting, shooting, and editing. By the end of the course, each student will have created their own two- to three-minute video and have a clear idea of the challenges, the difficulties, and the joys involved in filmmaking. Though the course will cover some technical aspects of video production and post-production, our primary focus will be on how to communicate a message in a compelling way. All those who wish to learn new ways of communicating visually are welcome—from marketers, teachers, journalists, and historians to those simply looking to explore a new medium for self-expression.

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.

Jonathan Crow, Writer; Filmmaker

Jonathan Crow received an MFA in filmmaking from the California Institute of the Arts and an MA in Japanese studies from the University of Michigan. He worked in the Hollywood film industry for a dozen years as a writer and editor, including on Declassified, a documentary series on the History Channel.