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Image + Sound: Making Scenes in Film

Class Description

Great filmmakers know that image and sound hold equal weight in good films. In this class, we will study how they come together to make scenes better in good films, and we will practice making scenes that hold more power because of this. Both a logical extension of Fade In and a stand-alone course, this class gives students ages 15-18 the opportunity to make one to two short films from scenes in teams.

Working with scripts provided (or written in Fade In), the class will teach the full range of cinema’s visual language, from composition to shots, and from the logic of visual narrative to working with actors, recording sound, and making a final edit. Much of our focus will be on the building block of the scene, on finding what is most real in it, and, through the frame, discovering what is powerful and effective in the film image.

The final day will culminate with a video showing of the students’ work in our Black Box theater space.


Back to class safely – While we do hope to continue our in-person learning, please note that this learning experience may need to evolve to an online or hybrid learning platform based on the safety regulations and recommendations by the city and state.


Apply for the Cornish Extension Programs Scholarship!

Cornish is committed to making our courses available for youth students who demonstrate artistic and academic promise, financial need, and interest in the program by offering modest scholarship assistance. Cornish College reserves the right to change any final scholarship award based on the number of qualified applicants and available funding.

To apply, click here for the Cornish Extension Programs Scholarship Form!

Program Summer At Cornish

Instructor Phan Tran

Dates/Times

Registration is currently open with special Early Bird prices available now through March 1st.

Dates: July 19th to 30th

Times: Monday – Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Ages 15-18

Discipline Film

Price $950.00; Early Bird $870.00

Dress Requirements

There are no dress requirements for this intensive.

Location: LUI Building, 900 Virginia St, Seattle

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