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Digital Filmmaking


Summer 2024

Monday, June 10 – Friday, August 9, 2024


Student-Paced Course





In Digital Filmmaking, students explore the dynamic world of film creation, with a curriculum rooted in hands-on, project-based learning. The course covers aspects of digital storytelling, from storyboarding and cinematography to editing and post-production, all while emphasizing that creativity can flourish within the confines of a smartphone. Without the need for specialized cameras, sound, or editing equipment, students will learn to harness the power of accessible technology to record, produce, and refine their own films. As they navigate the filmmaking process, participants will develop a keen eye for visual storytelling, master the art of narrative pacing, and learn to communicate complex ideas through the lens of their devices. Designed to spark a deep appreciation for digital arts, this course equips students with the skills to transform their imaginative concepts into compelling visual narratives, ready for the screen.

Completion of this course requires regular access to a laptop or desktop computer with working microphone and webcam, as well as a reliable internet connection.

This Student-Paced course is a time-flexible course format that empowers students to complete rigorous and connected learning experiences while accommodating significant outside commitments, including travel, athletics, internships and camp. Students have full access to course materials and activities throughout the term. They work closely with teachers to set individualized weekly benchmarks to create accountability and build consistency. Students interact with teachers and peers via discussion threads, collaborative readings, video posts and other media. Students have the opportunity to meet live for orientation and introduction at start of term, progress check at midterm, and culminating presentations at end of term.


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