Fall 2018

Fictional Narrative Video Production

Listed in: Art and the History of Art, as ARHA-330  |  Film and Media Studies, as FAMS-443


Elliot T. Montague (Section 01)


(Offered as ARHA 330 and FAMS 443) Intended for advanced film/video production students, this course will explore fictional narrative filmmaking through readings, weekly screenings and production. Within a script-to-screen process, emphasis will be placed on organization and the translation of the script into a visual narrative. Rotating in small crews between cinematographer, gaffer, sound producer, production designer and director, each student will write, shoot and edit one short film, not to exceed 8 minutes in length (including credits). One 3-hour class (which will include reading discussions, labs/workshops, script readings, and rough cut critiques) and one afternoon screening each week. Most production will be completed in groups outside of class.

Requisite: A prior 200-level production course or relevant experience (to be discussed with the instructor in advance of the first class). Limited to 12 students. Fall semester. Professor Montague.

If Overenrolled: If Overenrolled: Priority will be given to FAMS and ARHA majors, then attention will be given to achieving a mix of majors and Five College participation.


Artistic Practice


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2018, Fall 2020