The course offers students tools to work with non-actors in short and feature length films, encouraging them to develop a keen and sensitive look towards the other, as a part of working as a director.
The program is divided in four weeks:
The highlight of each week is a 1-hour class taught LIVE, where you can interact directly with the instructor and other classmates. You can also access recorded files of the classes and supporting materials at any time during the course. After each class, the students work on assignments and practical exercises, and receive feedback from the instructor. At the end of the course, you will have developed your own project.
Search: research, approach, and casting of non-actors from the point of view of the director.
Encounter: rewriting the script after casting a non-actor.
Journey: a set of specific practices and methods for shooting with non-actors.
Arrival: filming a complete sequence with non-actors, from the writing/adaptation to the final cut.
The films will be collectively analyzed in class.
IAFA’s online courses are handled inside Blackboard, one of the most advanced LMS platforms for online education. Blackboard integrates its platform with a tool called Collaborate. Collaborate is a virtual classroom where students and instructor can interact using a camera and a microphone.
You will watch the instructor speak live, and will be able to ask questions and interact using your own video and audio feed. Within Collaborate you can also have dedicated group activities, which means that the instructor can divide the class in smaller groups to assign discussions, much like in an actual classroom.
All live classes are recorded, so students that cannot access the live class on the scheduled date and time can watch it later at their convenience.
Inside Blackboard you will find all the contents of your course. Your class script (a powerpoint used for the live class), your exclusive workbook, exercises, assignments and supporting materials. All of this is organized to expand the learning experience of the live class.
IAFA believes in a practical approach to learning. So your assignments will be practical exercises that will be evaluated by the instructor. You will receive written or video feedback on your work.
The online experience mirrors that of a physical classroom, often expanding it through the use of technology.
This will cover much of the standard household computers, tablets and smartphones.
If you miss the real-time, LIVE class, you can access the recorded version of the class, as well as supporting materials, any time during the course.
Class size limited to 24 students.
Certificate issued by IAFA upon completion of the course.