SM4121 - Directing for Hong Kong Cinema

Offering Academic Unit
School of Creative Media
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2024/25

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

Building on what students have learned from the screenwriting class, this course allows students interested in the cinematic arts to learn and practice film directing. A firm grasp of film language is vital for a director, whose artistic expression and communicative power can only be achieved through a precise and meaningful treatment of sounds and images. This course aims to enhance students' understanding of the crafts of film directors, their role and work in a production team, and the steps for them to pitch for a future project. Taught by an experienced director from the Hong Kong film industry, this course provides students a hands-on experience, from developing a screenplay into a filmable script to learning methods in casting and director actors to working with student producers, art directors, recording artists, etc., and to completing postproduction of a short film with music composers, sound design, and special effects when necessary. 

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 100%
Detailed Course Information