Visual and Aural Storytelling in Video Production – Workshop

“The eye sees but the ear imagines.” This course will explore everything that filmmaker Robert Bresson meant with that famous statement while giving equal emphasis to what it takes to record moving images and sounds that tell engaging stories and stimulate the imagination.

We will cover the aesthetic and technical skills needed to construct scenes and stories visually and aurally – whatever genre of filmmaking you are interested in. The language and techniques of camera and sound work will be presented, exercised, and evaluated in terms of their aesthetic quality, editability and impact on story.

Equipment requirements: Students will use the equipment available to them, whether it is a phone, DSLR or video camera. A tripod is highly recommended. Audio recording gear is not required, but a shotgun microphone, wireless lavalier kit and headphones that can connect to your video recording device will be useful, if available.


Online via Zoom

8 Sessions: 03/15-04/08 2021, Monday and Thursdays, 6–8pm

Taught by Michael Sheridan, filmmaker and educator, director of Community Supported Film and SheridanWorks.

Sign up at MassArt Continuing Education, $895

Check out examples of student work.

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