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Foundations of Film Production

Course Stack Details

  Key Topics

Courses cover scriptwriting, composition and visual design, and an introduction to postproduction, film, and video.


4 Courses

  Available Start Dates

Mar 4, Apr 8, May 6 (4 months, 100% online)

Cost to Enroll


Payment plans available

Credits earned after completing this course may transfer to relevant Full Sail University degree programs.

This course stack will help you understand all of the basic elements that go into creating an independent film: pre-production planning, scriptwriting, setting up and filming the shot, editing, and more. You’ll be introduced to more than just the theory that goes behind great filmmaking and cinematography, but also the technical skills you need to tell your story.

Who This Is For

Aspiring independent filmmakers looking for a fast, focused introduction to the world of film production.

What You'll Learn

  • The processes used by the pros in scriptwriting, film editing, and more.
  • How to choose the right lens, framing, and more to tell a visual story.
  • How different film departments work together on a production.

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Course Stack Prerequisites

What You’ll Need

  • Basic computer skills

  • A Mac computer

  • Sony FX6 or compatible camera with variable focal length lens

  • Tripod

  • On camera microphone

  • 3 point light kit (minimum 600 watts)

What You’ll Receive

All students will receive temporary licenses for:

  • Microsoft 365
  • Zoom
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Browse
  • Final Draft

Included Courses

Scriptwriting Techniques

Scriptwriting Techniques

Build your scriptwriting skills in this course that covers the foundations of successful writing for film and television.

Composition and Visual Design

Composition and Visual Design

In this course, you’ll examine how images are designed and arranged to support visual storytelling.

Introduction to Postproduction

Introduction to Postproduction

Explore visual storytelling as you learn how sound and editing contribute to the filmmaking process both during production and during post-production.

Introduction to Film and Video

Introduction to Film and Video

Learn about how writing, direction, producing, cinematography, art direction, makeup, and sound all contribute to the filmmaking process.

Our Instructors

All courses at Full Sail DC3 are taught by expert, engaged educators who have years of experience in their subject. They bring a deep knowledge of industry best practices and workflows and share it with you, to support your education and help move you along your learning path.

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About Full Sail DC3

Full Sail DC3 is a dynamic, short-form education platform that offers online courses and accredited certifications. With the values and benefits of Full Sail University, DC3 is backed by over 40 years of experience in entertainment media and emerging technology, as well as more than a decade of experience delivering compelling online education.

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