Fall 2020

Fictional Narrative Video Production

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

Moodle site: Course


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 a rigorous script-to-screen process. Students will write, shoot and edit a short (8-minute) fictional narrative film either in small groups or individually. In addition to weekly online screenings of short and feature narrative films, the class will consist of weekly Zoom sessions led by the professor, including lectures on advanced narrative filmmaking techniques, film discussions, script readings, and critiques of footage and various cuts.

This class will be taught virtually and is open to Five College students - camera packages will be mailed to any student living off campus. Amherst students living on campus will have the option to work collaboratively.

Requisite: A prior 200-level production course or relevant experience (to be discussed with the instructor in advance of the first class). Admission with consent of the instructor. 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, Online Only


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