This advanced level, hands-on course provides additional video production training and the opportunity to produce narrative shorts for distribution and festival circuit runs. This course will be offered when narrative filmmaking opportunities arise in the surrounding community, or to follow the COM 356 Scriptwriting class. Students will work on a professional filmmaking opportunity, or screenplays selected from those written by students in COM 356. Students will follow the narrative short production process through all phases of production from storyboarding and casting, through packaging and distribution. Working with actors, crews, location scouting, set design, directing, dramatic lighting, screen direction, Foley work, and music rights are all areas of advanced production that will be learned in the class. Video production will utilize MiniDV cameras and post-production will be in a digital non-linear editing (DNLE) environment on a Mac platform using Apple's Final Cut Pro. Students will be attending lectures and technical demonstrations, viewing various productions, completing production planning and coordination, and producing narrative shorts.