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WSP 341 — Shoot, Edit, and Produce Your Own Video with the iPhone

Quarter: Winter
Day(s): Sat/Sun
Course Format: On-campus
Duration: 2 days
Date(s): Jan 20—Jan 21
Time: 10:00 am—4:00 pm
Drop Deadline: Jan 13
Unit: 1
Tuition: $325
Instructor(s): Cielo de la Paz
Limit: 20
Status: Closed
10:00 am—4:00 pm
Jan 20—Jan 21
2 days
Drop By
Jan 13
1 Unit
Cielo de la Paz
Tangerine, a gritty breakout indie hit from the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, is full of surprises, one of which is that it was shot from start to finish on the iPhone 5s. Enter the new era of filmmaking and filmmaker. No longer does it take a Hollywood budget to bring motion picture creativity to the screen. All that’s needed is that handy Apple device carried in purse or pocket and a good storyline.

In this course, students will shoot, edit, and produce their own “feature films” on an iPhone. You will learn about applications, accessories, and the techniques needed to create stunningly professional-looking film footage, as well as composition and storytelling basics. Then you will shoot, edit, and produce a compelling iPhone film. Once you add music, transitions, and filters as finishing touches, you will be ready to screen your first compelling iPhone movie. Upon completion of this workshop, students will be able to shoot and edit on an iPhone to produce a polished film with music, transitions, and filters.

This workshop is for students of all levels. An iPhone 5 or newer is required for the course. A list of apps from the Apple App Store to download to your device will be sent before the course begins. (Students can expect to spend an additional $10–$20 on these apps.) Grade restriction: No letter grade.

Cielo de la Paz, Photographer; Filmmaker

Cielo de la Paz has taught thousands of students how to make films using their phones, both in person and through TheStoryographist.com. Her photographs have been used in the Apple “Shot on iPhone” ad campaigns, and she has been featured in Business Insider, USA Today, Cult of Mac, and BuzzFeed. Her work has received the Gold Campaign Cannes Lions Award, as well as honors from The Mobile Photography Awards and iPhone Photography Awards. Her work can be viewed at cielod.com.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.