Minority Lens: Script to Screen
Rhitu Basu

War Stories, Directed by Rhituparna Basu

Narrative Cinema from the Black and Brown Perspective


This hands-on 8-week film production class will study and explore the world of postcolonial & minority cinema, featuring lectures & discussions on important film movements & directors in this space, screenings of relevant works and guest filmmakers & artists - to inform and inspire students. Additionally, students will obtain technical training in film production & post-production (i.e camera, lighting, sound and editing) to make their own short films.

At the end of this class, students will have completed a short film from start to finish and have attained new skills, networked with new and learned filmmakers, and have the skills to continue creating films. 

Topics covered include: 

  • The films & directors of relevant movements such as Third Cinema
  • screenwriting for film
  • storyboarding & pre-production
  • production management & scheduling
  • directing actors
  • shooting: cameras, lighting, sound
  • editing

All films will be featured in special ASoF student showcase in addition to screening at Austin School of Film's 2018 Official SXSW Film showcase.

Who Should Attend: People who are interested in learning how to create their own short film from start to finish, with a strong interest in minority/postcolonial experiences. Ages 18+

ASoF Certificate: ASoF Digital Video Certificate Core Elective class.

Prerequisites: No experience required. Bring a rough draft screenplay (4-6 pages), or short film outline.

Supplies: Any expenses incurred (ex. wardrobe, set design) for your film are the student's responsibility. Students will have access to our iMac lab, equipment rental, studio spaces and co-working area during the duration of the course for their film needs.

Tuition: $375.00

 

About the instructor:

Rhitu Basu received her MFA in Film Production from the University of Texas at Austin in 2012. She came to filmmaking via documentary photography, and has a continued passion for that medium. As a filmmaker, her goal is always, first and foremost, to tell a good story - but a story that also, in one way or another, centers the voice and vision of the marginalized and/or post-colonial experience. Her short films have screened at festivals from the local SXSW/Austin Filmmakers’ Showcase to the Harlem International Film Festival. Rhitu - who was once a software engineer - was born in India, raised in Zimbabwe, and now lives and works in Austin, Texas.

 

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January 11 - March 01, 2018 / Thursdays / 6:30-9:30pm / 10 seats left