DTC 491 Schedule Spring 2021

The schedule is subject to change based on the needs of the class.  All changes will be reflected here and a message will be sent out to the entire class through Blackboard’s email system.

We will meet as a class on Tuesdays on Microsoft Teams. Thursdays are reserved for independent work and collaboration time for group work.

You can access the syllabus for DTC 491 here.

Week & Dates In-Class To Do

Week 1 –

January 19, 21

Introductions, Classical Hollywood Story Structure (Teams)

Read the script for “Get Out” (2017)

 

Week 2 –

January 26, 28

Discuss Story Beats in “Get Out”, Script Coverage/Screenplay Assignment Introduced (Teams)

Read Script for Coverage or Work on Screenplay

Read/Review:

 

Due:

  • January 26th – Active Participation in Story Beat discussion or turn in Story Beat Assignment on Blackboard

Week 3 –

February 2, 4

Workshops – Cameras, Lighting, Audio Recording, Mixed Media Assignment Introduced (Teams)

Work time for Script Coverage or Screenplay

Read/Review:

 

Additional Resources:

Week 4 –

February 9 & 11

Workshops – Green Screen, Editing Basics (Teams)

Work Time for Mixed Media Project, Script Coverage or Screenplay

Read/Review:

 

Due by the end of the day on Thursday February 11th: Script Coverage/Screenplay

Week 5 –

February 16 & 18

Film Screening – Paper Heart (2009). This film will run long. It is 88 minutes. Please plan accordingly. (Teams)

Work Time for Mixed Media Project

Read:

Week 6 –

February 23 & 25

Discussion of Paper Heart & Draft Reviews of Mixed Media Projects (Teams)

No Classes on Thursday Feb. 25th

Due Tuesday February 23rd: Mixed Media Drafts

In-Class Peer Review of Mixed Media Drafts on February 23rd

Week 7 –

March 2 & 4

Film Screening #2 – Documentary Shorts, Film Crew Positions Discussed (Teams)

Time to finish Mixed Media Projects

Read/Review:

 

Due by the end of the day on Thursday March 4th: Final Drafts of Mixed Media Films

Week 8 –

March 9 & 11

Project #2

Project #2

 

Week 9 –

March 16 & 18

Project #2

Project #2

 

Week 10 –

March 23 & 25

Project #2

Project #2

 

Week 11 –

March 30 & April 1

Project #2

Project #2

 

Week 12 –

April 6 & 8

Workshop – Post Production Refinement Basics (Teams)

Workday

Read/Review:

 

Week 13 –

April 13 & 15

No Class on Tuesday April 13th

Workday

 

Week 14 –

April 20 & 22

Draft Review of Project #2 (Teams)

Workday

Due in class on April 20th – Draft of Project #2Due by the End of the Day on April 20th – Self & Peer Assessment for Project #2

Week 15 –

April 27 & 29

Optional – Meeting with Instructor (Office Hours Link on Zoom)  

Finals –

Week of May 3rd

  Due by the end of the day on Thursday May 6th –

 

  • Final draft – Project #2
  • Any Revised Work