My movie is born first in my head, dies on paper: is resuscitated by the living personas and real objects I use, which are killed on film but, placed in a certain order and projected on to a screen, come to life again like flowers in water.
~ Robert Bresson
This two-block, semester-long honors course for juniors and seniors will cover advanced practices in both Photography and Digital Film Production. As many of the concepts are intertwined, these two subjects are extremely complimentary.
The Photography portion will take the advanced student photographer to the next level, aiding them in developing a professional portfolio consisting of work with real-world clients. Basic concepts of image composition and image manipulation will be reviewed, as students learn to look critically at their work and view the photograph as a full story within the image. Projects will focus on portraiture, advertising, photojournalism and nature photography.
Digital Film Production will take the aspiring director to the next level, focusing on the entire production process. From concept development to client meetings; budgeting to wardrobe design; shooting and editing; and finally distribution, students will be engaged in learning the responsibilites of every major position on a film set. Working as a team, students will create full-length productions such as a music video for a local band, commercials for local businesses, and a short film for festival entry.
This course will prepare each student for an easy transition into college, trade schools or directly into the field. Networking and job shadow opportunities will be available for students to begin building their bank of mentors.
This is an honors level course. Students will become public representatives of I-SS and must meet the following requirements to apply for this course:
- Successfull completion of Digital Media II with a B (85%-92%) average and an 85% on the CTE Post Assessment. or:
- Completion of an honors application providing examples of photography and/or video work
- Recommendation from previous Digital Media/Photography/Art teacher or club advisor.
- Approval from Photography/Digital Film Production instructor.