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Narrative Film

 University of Colorado, Boulder


Screenwriting—Short Form: FILM 4005

A creative workshop in which students write and re-write several short scripts. Examples from produced scripts will be closely analyzed, with careful attention to plot, character development, aesthetics, and mechanics. Priority is given to BFA film studies majors.

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Our final script is a fully integrated ten to twelve page work (again, written, re-written and polished) that could eventually be realized as a short film. All of the elements we have confronted thus far: story, visual landscape and dialogue are infused into a work that will serve as a vital precedent for any narrative screenplay, no matter what length. The goal is that the writers will emerge from the workshop with the elements that will serve them as they generate their own scripts, or are facing the challenge of realizing the work of another.

Director’s Book (topic): FILM 4010 / ARTF 5010

This workshop is designed to assist the director in developing an effective vocabulary in order to communicate in the clearest manner with the broadest range of collaborators, curators and programmers. A book is assembled with visual and sound material assembled from photos, film samples, CDs, etc. It is designed to be of the greatest use to the filmmaker on the verge of an ambitious project, narrative, documentary, or experimental.

Directing/Acting for the Camera: FILM 4021 / ARTF 5021

Offers an intensive workshop that provides students with experience directing dramatic material, acting before a camera, and interpreting or adopting dramatic material for film. No experience in directing or acting required. Attendance, research, and papers required.  Taught with THTR 4103, Acting for the Camera.

Cinema Production 2: Narrative Option:  FILM 4500 / ARTF 5500

This course explores traditional and non-traditional modes of narrative filmmaking.
Program Description
Film Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder
Film Studies Program, ATLAS room 329, Film Studies, , Campus Box 316, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80309-0316. ph 303.492.7574 fx 303.492.1362