doty_shockley mark doty evie shockley

Spring 2018

*Prerequisite:  351:211 or 351:212 or permission of instructor.

Section Instructor Day/Period Location Index Campus
01 Staff T/4,5 MU-038 09449 CAC
 02 Pearlstein Th/4,5 MU-038 20101 CAC 

Digital Storytelling teaches students how to use film as a storytelling platform. Through a series of exercises, students will learn how the camera and editing construct a unique cinematic language. Students work hands-on with editing software and digital cameras provided by the Writers House program. The course begins by deconstructing the methods of storytelling through digital filmmaking, and practicing techniques through in-class and take-home exercises. Over the course of the semester, students will learn how to write and craft a script; then, instructors explore shooting a script, using the camera, editing shots, and directing the final production. By the end of the semester, students gain two technical abilities: writing fiction for film, and directing cinematic fiction works. The course focuses on the Director’s role as storyteller, and the ways film can uniquely convey ideas through cinematic language.

Student Videos

Model Citizen
Writer's Block
A New Year's Tale

Edwin Goes to Princeton
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Documentary Filmmaking for Writers Course