FST 310: Advanced Projects in Video Production

Video production courses at Mount Holyoke College are designed to teach students the basics of video/filmmaking while also fostering an appreciation for the moving image as an art form.

FST 310: Advanced Projects in Video Production
Spring 2016 Mount Holyoke College
Instructor: Professor Bernadine Mellis

Course Description

In this class, we will take the skills and insights gained in introductory production courses and develop them over the length of the semester through the creation of one short project, 10 minutes long. The course will be structured by the projects each student brings to it.  We will begin the semester with brainstorming, research, script/documentary proposal writing, and pre-production. Each student will develop a script or in-depth proposal.  As we move into production, we will review and deepen our knowledge of camera, lighting, sound, and editing principles and techniques.  We will move between production and post-production in the second half of the semester.

Screening: Monday, 7-9PM, LITS 231

Lecture/Workshop: Wednesday, 1:15-4PM, LITS 231


  • Introduction to Film Studies.

  • Introduction to Video Production.

  • Application and permission of instructor required.

  • Enrollment limited to 10.