UC Davis Summer Abroad
Filmmaking in Ireland
Dublin, Belfast, Galway, Ireland
Arrive Date: June 19, 2016 End Date: July 17, 2016
The program covers fundamental aspects of filmmaking, from pre-production (story-boarding and scriptwriting), to production (camera and photographic technique), to post-production (editing, titling, special effects, and screen design). Students will utilize basic video, sound, lighting, and computer software as they develop a short film on a chosen genre, which could include narrative, documentary, experimental, or music video. Completed work will be exhibited publicly and suggestions and information on film festivals and other exhibition strategies will be discussed.
Instructors: Glenda Drew, Jesse Drew
Taught in: English
Max Enrollment: 30
Program Coordinator: Sarah Wiens
Info Session Presentation and Program Spotlight
Documentary Ireland channel (with individual student files)
Student Projects (Compilation)
Cinema and Digital Media (TCS) 104. Documentary Production (4 units) This course counts toward upper division Design studio credit.
Cinema and Digital Media (TCS) 198. Directed Group Study (4 units, P/NP) Design students can enroll in DES 198 instead.
- Explore Ireland’s literary traditions in Dublin, including Oscar Wilde, W.B. Yeats, James Joyce, and Samuel Beckett.
- Tour the great diversity of geographies, from the rugged coastlines to the Giant’s Causeway, from the bustling harbors to the cultural centers of the cities.
- Learn about Ireland’s political and economic systems, from colonization to independence, from the British Pound to the Irish Pound to the Euro.
- World Cinema and the European Film Festival (France, Switzerland)
- At the Crossroads of Gender and Communication (UK-London)
- Music, Film and Culture in the Global City (Argentina)