Communication and Culture | Motion Picture Production
C360 | 2997 | Matthew Guschwan


TuTh 6:00P-8:00P, MJ 124
Professor: Matthew Guschwan
E-Mail: mguschwa@indiana.edu
Office: Mottier 164
Office Hours: by appointment
Phone: 5-8328

Obtain authorization for C360 from Film Studies: 855-1072
Course requires special fee

This class is a hands-on introduction to the technical and aesthetic
basics of making l6mm silent films.   Students learn how to design,
direct, light, shoot, and edit several short films working
individually as well as in groups.

In one semester you will learn and practice how to produce, shoot
and edit a short film; you will become familiar with the basics of
treatment and script writing, of cinematography and lighting, even
with some basics of animation and of sound.  While it helps to have
had some experience in still photography, super-8 or video
production, no experience is required to complete this course
successfully and come away with one or two completed projects to
show to others. Because this is an elementary film class, however,
we cannot produce any complicated or involved projects.  For
example, you cannot make a lip-sync sound film, or a lengthy
documentary.  Basically, you will be making short silent films;
cassette tape soundtracks (music or a voice-over) are optional.