Learn the core elements of directing fiction films – from pre-production to working with actors and more – with an experienced director as your guide. During this eight-week, Level 1 course you’ll learn how to assemble your crew, work with actors, and translate work from script-to-screen by directing and filming a scene. Sessions include presentation and discussion, interactive exercises, and a case study with an Advisor from the Sundance network. The course concludes with a one-on-one mentoring session focused on your project.
Learn the core elements of writing a screenplay for a feature film, with an accomplished screenwriter as your guide. During this eight-week, Level 1 course, you will develop a new script idea into an outline that can be used to write your first draft. Sessions include presentation and discussion, interactive exercises, and a writing workshop with a renowned Advisor from the Sundance network. The course concludes with a one-on-one mentoring session focused on your project.
One of the most important relationships in a film is between the Director and DP. Learn how to collaborate with a DP to bring your script to life with a visual language for your film. To create an effective story, the Director and DP need to develop a shared language. In this four-week course, a notable Director from the Sundance network will guide you through that creative process. Using examples from their films, they will talk about a process that begins during pre-production with script breakdowns, storyboards and the development of the “look” of the film and continues through production.
Craft a written scene/sequence where an unexpected guest arrives at a family dinner for Thanksgiving or another significant holiday in your cultural practices. Sponsored by Backstage
In preparation for next year’s 75th anniversary of the World War II atomic bombings in Japan, I interviewed my grandfather, a 92 year old Japanese American “hibakusha”, about the day the bomb dropped in Hiroshima. At the time, he was a US citizen studying at the Hiroshima Engineering Technical College.
“Hibakusha” is the Japanese word that has come to describe the survivors of the atomic bombs. And though the term is today most commonly associated with Japanese people, it includes a diverse community of Japanese Americans, Koreans, American POWs, and other minorities who were living in Hiroshima and Nagasaki when the bombs exploded.
The "hibakusha" community is shrinking. And due to a lack of representation in mainstream media, oral histories of non-native Japanese “hibakusha” like my grandfather are particularly at risk of disappearing from history.
Directed by Jared Namba and Sazzy GourleyProduced by Jared Namba and Sazzy GourleyEdited by Jared Namba and Sazzy GourleyFeaturing Wataru Namba
Archival Footage:Local Identifier: 434.565National Archives Identifier: 88397Catalog: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/88397
Music:Dreams Become Real by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1500027Artist: http://incompetech.com/
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