Students in this studio-environment course will continue to work collaboratively on strengthening and refining their filmmaking skills. Deeper exploration into the five primary production roles through active film work and concentrated research and reflection will help students develop their creative intentions, encouraging them to use film as a vehicle for artistic self-expression. This advanced class emphasizes scripting, project planning, more sophisticated camera use and production practices, and advanced editing techniques. Devising original films is the primary goal of this course. Students may take this course more than once.
Students may prepare for the IB Film exam by taking this course in both 11th and 12th grades (even if they have not taken Film Production II). Juniors and seniors preparing for the IB exam have a summer assignment and must participate in the IB Film seminar, which meets for 45 minutes weekly and includes occasional field trips on Saturday or Sunday.