FTVMS 317 - Screen Tools
You will be in a small intensive course working to create the pilot episode of a serial drama. Everyone in the course has a specific role such as director, producer or writer. Acting roles will not be available in this program. Following an industry-style production schedule, the course is designed to give you practical experience in the understanding of the collaborative and co-operative nature of the making of drama for film, television and digital platforms, with strict time limits.
The program places a special focus on digital and new media as the method of distribution for your production. As well as developing technical skills in multi-camera television production, single camera location shooting and digital editing, you will be introduced to the processes of script breakdowns, casting and directing actors.
Production team roles will be allocated in the first week of the course. The role you get will depend on your preference as well as your own skills and experience and the mix of skills and experience across the group. Roles are in production, directing, writing, line production, design and editing. For more information on production team roles, click here.
This intensive course requires a full-time commitment. Classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, with an additional eight-to-ten hours' studio time required per week. In addition to time spent in class, you will also spend many hours outside of class each week in the studio, in script production, casting, on-location filming, post-production, editing, and on field trips.