Film and Media
In this Film and Media program, we express service through a visual art form. Students will be documenting stories using film and photography of the everyday people we may have neglected or reaching out to NGOs and non-profit organizations that need help with their storytelling. Through this project, students will break the invisible wall and learn about these people as stories, which will generate an awareness and appreciation of others in our community. We will be exploring the end-to-end process of film production and publication and use the power of media to share stories of the unsung heroes.
1. Learn the foundation of visual non-fiction storytelling.
2. Train in the underlying skills necessary for documentary production: producing, research, story development, interviewing, writing, cinematography, sound recording and editing.
3. Learn the fundamentals of digital video shooting, sound recording and editing.
4. Study the stylistic range of the documentary genre with a focus on film language, techniques, aesthetics, structure and other elements of cinematic storytelling.
1. A portfolio of work and experience that can assist students with future job search in the film and media industry.
2. An awareness and appreciation of others in their community. Self-awareness of the value, gifts talents that each student has, that can be used to serve and bless the community around them in a fulfilling and enjoyable way.
3. Authentic experience for students to have in the world of documentary filmmaking.
4. Students will also watch acclaimed documentaries about different social issues to cultivate awareness about the world around them.
Day 1 | Introduction to what is documentary filmmaking Storytelling, roles and responsibilities, project scope
Day 2 | Pre-Production Get to know the characters, shot list, location scouting, story development.
Day 3 | Production Filming, B-rolls, behind the scenes photography, copywriting for the website, footage sorting
Day 4 | Post-Production Editing, website building, journaling
Day 5 | Post-Production/ Screening Film festival presentation, sharing
● Joanna Bowers - Director of “The Helper” documentary
● Sophia Shek – Producer of “Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong" directed by
Emily Ting starring Hollywood based actors, Jamie Chung and Bryan
Greenberg filmed entirely on location in Hong Kong in 14 Days. Assistant
Producer for “Transformers”
● Nick Daryanani – Producer and Host of “Off the Cuff”
● Michael Rush – Film teacher at SCAD
● Sharon Yeung - Director of “Creativity Is...”
● Anne Berry – Co-producer at Capsule48
● Ian Wong – Co-producer at Capsule48
● Natalie Chan – Producer of “Dream On”
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Location: Mostly held on school campus with some off-site visits
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