Course Description

Course Name

Introduction to Filmmaking

Session: VRMF3123

Hours & Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

This course is only open to non-Film, Teleivision, and Video majors.

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


This is a course will teach the fundamentals of fiction filmmaking to students with little to no experience. Students will learn to create film story ideas,plan them for shooting, operate video cameras for shooting, as well as basic video editing for post-production. Specific topics include: understanding the formal foundations of cinematic storytelling, basic technical skills and concepts of video camera and lens operations, scene pre-visualization using blocking and shooting diagrams, the basic skills of shooting on location, as well as the basic techniques of film editing. The class consists of a mixture of lectures and analysis workshops, as well as hand-on shooting and editing exercises.

*Course content subject to change