This course introduces students to basic writing and research techniques as they relate to fiction filmmaking and the film business. It acquaints the student with the basics of writing for production. The concentration is on visual writing at the outline stage for fiction films. Methodologies for interviewing as well as story and subject research will be dealt with in depth. The course will also deal with the basic forms of documents in commercial production such as proposals, treatments, submissions, and budgets. CDMP 125 is equivalent to MPF 324.
This course is offered in the Spring/Summer term as part of 'Summer Film School' (CDMP 999