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Martin Hugo Jarmick
SPAN 491
Seattle Campus

Individual Authors and Special Topics in Spanish Literature

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.

Class description

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.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

Participation 10%, Writing assignments 20%, Collaborating in othersí shootings and editing 20%, Final shortfilm 50%


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Martin Hugo Jarmick
Date: 07/12/2013