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Reading Schedule

Please note that the deadlines for the textual reading below occur once each week. Other reading from handouts may be due periodically throughout the semester. Deadlines for these additional reading will be established at the time the handouts are made available. Some of these handouts will relate directly to the filmed exercises outlined below.

Each week we will comment on, add to, or even correct (wrong) content from the textbook – so it is imperative that you keep up with the reading schedule! It is a lot to read, but filmmaking is a craft that involves a lot of technology as well as creative endeavor.




Assigned Reading

2 1/30 Pincus

Chapter 2: Before You Begin

Chapter 9: Shooting Movie

3 2/06


Chapter 4: The Lens

4 2/13


Chapter 6: Film Camera

Chapter 7: Film Language

Chapter 8: Color & Filters

5 2/20


Chapter 12: Lighting

6 2/27


Chapter 13: Picture & Dialogue Editing

Chapter 15: Sound Editing

7 3/06


Chapter 16: Post-Production Film

8 3/11


Chapter 11: Location Sound


Assorted (see below)

9 3/18


Chapter 17: Producing & Distribution

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