Advanced Digital Production focuses on modes of constructing a moving image work. The course deals with conception, preproduction, production and post-production. Each of these subject areas encompasses a variety of practices and every artist is more comfortable in one style of working than another. This course challenges each student to go beyond their customary habits and natural tendencies and to engage in a variety of approaches. We will screen and discuss works of different genres and attempt to understand the working presuppositions of each one. Each student works throughout the semester to complete a 5-12 minute video project incorporating one or more of the styles discussed in class. Course requirements include weekly screenings, minimal reading assignments to be completed before class and class screenings of rushes and roughcuts of student projects. Students should understand that the course requires significant time outside of the classroom including some weekends for casting, shooting and editing.