Liberty University has set out to create a film school that reaches beyond the traditional model of film education. This film school relies heavily on experiential learning, dedicated professors that are masters in their fields and students eager to learn.
Working side-by-side with professionals in an environment allows you to immediately apply new knowledge in a production setting with real results. As you create films throughout your years, you will explore the many key disciplines of filmmaking. These disciplines include:
The producer has many roles, from concept development through production and distribution. Students will learn about:
Experience the artistic and technical underpinnings of a director's role and the ways a director guides a film from pre-production to release.
The script is the bible of a film. Writing makes sure what makes it up onto the screen is as you intended.
Translate written scripts to visual storytelling through techniques that encompass the fundamental technical skills of working with digital cameras, lenses and lighting packages.
You will have a chance to immerse yourself in the understanding and implementation of the tools of the trade and techniques to use them effectively.
Learn the techniques and aesthetics of storytelling through post-production. These techniques will address both the visual and audible process, as well as the tools that make it possible.
Take in a range of crafts that support the production of a film. These include, but are not limited to hair/make-up, wardrobe, lighting and camera assisting, set management, special visual effects and set dressing.
Find the perfect documentary story and gain an understanding of the medium's power and relevance. You'll be introduced to documentary genres, tackle storytelling and theme and examine the true possibilities of the form.
Learn how to make character driven plots from fictionalized stories you create. You will be introduced to narrative genres, tackle storytelling and theme and examine the true possibilities of the form.
The Zaki Gordon Cinematic Arts Center features state of the art technology in order to equip students for technology and equipment that will be used in their field. Our equipment includes: