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Martin Hugo Jarmick
DXARTS 490
Seattle Campus

Special Topics in Digital Arts and Experimental Media

Taught by UW faculty and visiting artists, engineers, scientists, and humanities scholars.

Class description

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