Martin Hugo Jarmick
Focus on an individual Spanish author or a special problem in Spanish literature. Prerequisite: either SPAN 303, SPAN 316, or SPAN 330; SPAN 321; SPAN 322; either SPAN 304, SPAN 305, SPAN 306, SPAN 307, SPAN 308, SPAN 319, SPAN 339, SPAN 340, SPAN 350, SPAN 351, SPAN 352, SPAN 394, or SPAN 395.
A practical introduction to filmmaking and the mise-en-scene with examples from Spanish and Latin American cinema. The principles of film directing. Students will put into practice the tasks of a filmmaker: write the script of a short film (fiction, documentary or experimental), prepare the mise-en-scene, shoot and edit the work. Film screenings and analysis will show the parallels between the studentsí practical work and the job of a director on a greater scale.
Student learning goals
Principles of screenwriting
Basic knowledge of shooting & pre-production
Experience in shooting
Understanding of sound. video editing, and general post-production
General method of instruction
Students work on their personal style and tone as storytellers analyzing films and shooting their own films.
Class assignments and grading
Participation 10%, Writing assignments 20%, Collaborating in othersí shootings and editing 20%, Final shortfilm 50%