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Felix Viscarret Saracho
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

Filmmaking/Production Class

A practical introduction to filmmaking with examples from contemporary Spanish Films.

Students work on their personal style and tone as storytellers by shooting their own films.

(Spanish Majors do some assignments in Spanish)

Summary:

The principles of directing a film. Students will put into practice the tasks of a filmmaker: write the script of a shortfilm (fiction, documentary or experimental), prepare the mise-en-scene, shoot and edit the work.

Film examples: Scenes and movies from Contemporary Spanish Cinema.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

None. (Maybe enjoying movies and stories? Nothing else)

Class assignments and grading

Students work on their personal style and tone as storytellers by shooting their own films.

Students will put into practice the tasks of a filmmaker: write the script of a shortfilm (fiction, documentary or experimental), prepare the mise-en-scene, shoot and edit the work.

The overall class grade will be approximately broken down as follows:

Participation 10% Writing assignments 10-20%* Collaborating in others’ shootings 20%

Final shortfilm 50%

*(Optional: Helping others editing 10%)


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 Felix Viscarret Saracho
Date: 06/28/2010