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Filmmaking
and Digital Editing

Program Description

The Filmmaking and Digital Editing Program is an intensive two-year program introducing students to the essential concepts of digital filmmaking, visual storytelling, and creative producing. The program explores all facets of film production, including concept development, screenwriting, camera operation, audio recording, digital editing, sound design, and film exhibition, marketing, and distribution. Through a variety of collaborative projects and independent exercises, students will refine their own artistic voices and abilities as critical viewers and creators, culminating in a dynamic portfolio of short-form documentary, narrative, and client-based works.

Level I

The Filmmaking & Digital Editing Level I program provides students with the essential concepts of digital filmmaking, from pre-production (screenwriting, creative producing, project management), to production (camera operation, sound recording, lighting design) to post-production (picture editing, sound mixing, color grading). This class serves as an opportunity for students to develop personal, artistic voices, and refine their abilities as critical thinkers, viewers, and creators. Working collaboratively and independently on a variety of projects, this course requires work outside of class time, and students are expected to be highly-motivated and self-directed.

Level II

In the Filmmaking & Digital Editing Level II program, students hone their skills in producing, directing, and editing by developing short-form documentary and narrative films. Each student will have the opportunity to expand their creative portfolios, with increased access to professional-grade film equipment and advanced instruction in creative producing, screenwriting, and editing. In addition to producing a series of short films, students are also expected to collaborate with an area nonprofit to develop and implement a targeted media campaign that advances the mission of the organization.

For more detailed information go to our Program of Study.

Your Instructor

Jesse Kreitzer

Jesse Kreitzer is a filmmaker from Marlboro, Vermont. Using archival material as creative conduit, Kreitzer's films explore folk cultures, family lineage, memory, and preservation. His work has been exhibited at festivals, galleries, and museums worldwide, including The National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC). The Museum of the Moving Image (NYC), Biografilm (Italy), Raindance (UK), and Oldenburg Film Festivals (German), among others, and have received Oscar qualifying and regional Emmy awards.

Kreitzer received his MFA in Cinema and Comparative Literature from the University of Iowa, and his BA in Visual and Media Arts from Emerson College.

Kreitzer joined the WRCC Filmmaking Program in 2019, following in the footsteps of his mentor Michel Moyse, who founded the program, then known as the Center for Digital Arts.