Course description

This course is a complete movie-making academy in fifteen weeks. Guided by the instructor, students learn the basics of single-camera video production, field audio recording, and lighting for documentary and narrative film. Students learn how to light an interview like a pro, make the most of their equipment in the field, and break down any script into manageable pieces ready for shooting. Applying these techniques, students produce a short documentary or narrative film project on their own, and edit and deliver that movie using Adobe Premiere. We screen and critique students work as it evolves and refine methods for strengthening stories by looking at successful movies that have cracked the code. This course is designed for anyone who wants a crash course in producing quality video on a shoestring budget, and for storytellers who want to translate their ideas into compelling videos of any kind.


Associated Schools

  • Harvard Summer School

  • Harvard Extension School

  • Harvard Division of Continuing Education

  • Professional Development Programs

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