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:
Each week students can participate in a 1-hour LIVE class and interact directly with the instructor and other classmates. You can access recorded files of the classes and supporting materials at any time and study at your own convenience. After each class, you work on theoretical 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.
Our 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. The instructor can also set up dedicated group activities, dividing the class in smaller groups to assign discussions, much like in an actual classroom.
All live classes are recorded, so if you miss the class on the scheduled time don’t worry. You can access the recorded file at any time during the course.
Inside the platform you will find all the contents of your course: the class script, workbook, exercises, assignments and supporting materials that will enrich your learning experience.
We take a hands-on approach to learning, so you will work on practical assignments and receive personalized feedback from the instructor.
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.