About this Program
The digital revolution has transformed filmmaking, making it possible to produce independent movies and video projects without huge budgets, expensive cameras or large crews. This change means that many different organizations and companies today use film and video as part of their work. Whether the goal is to fulfill a personal artistic vision, market a product or advance a cause, the fundamental need to tell a story remains paramount, and film is a powerful means to do it.
In this three-course certificate program, you’ll receive direct, hands-on experience creating visual stories that are intelligent, emotional, compelling, succinct and informative. We’ll cover the primary aspects of film production, including scripting, camera and lighting, sound, directing and editing. You’ll emerge with your own short film for your personal or professional portfolio.
Current and aspiring filmmakers and video production specialists.
Maria Gargiulo, an instructor in the Certificate in Film and Video Production, gives you an in-depth look into the program and shares the relevance of storytelling to a variety of professions.
What You’ll Learn
Visual storytelling, script and story development, principles of cinematography and lighting
Directing: camera placement, staging a scene, directing actors, documentary interviewing and casting
Editing skills: montage and mise-en-scène, editing techniques to advance your storytelling, and editing software and workflows
The fundamentals of audio recording, sound editing and final mix
The keys to production leadership: collaboration, crew and resource management, and visioning your film
Get Hands-On Experience
You'll write, shoot and edit your own film with guidance and instruction from professional filmmakers.
Projected job growth for producers and directors in Washington state (2018-2028)
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