Students who have completed a bachelor course (bac+3) at ESAV have acquired the following skills: They are able to carry out the different phases of a film project from a technical point of view and can take up the position of assistant director.
They have taken courses and workshops that enable them to understand the dramatic issues of a scenario and are able to apply their knowledge to an existing scenario.
They are able to work in collaboration with a director on the breakdown of a sequence and propose technical solutions for the production of a scenario. They know how to make a budget for a short film in simple shooting conditions.
They have the knowledge of the different tasks to be accomplished and know how to manage priorities on a simple film set (interior shooting).
They master the tools of the first assistant director: cutting, work plan, service sheets. The experience of the workshops of actor direction allows them to assist a director on his artistic choices, rehearsal with the actors, choice of staging, cutting.
They know the different stages of post-production of a short film and are able to assist a director during these stages such as image editing, sound editing, mixing and calibration.
Students who have completed a master course (bac+5) at ESAV, in addition to having acquired the skills described above (bachelor) have perfected their knowledge and are able to take the initiative for a filmmaking project and bring it to a successful conclusion under professional conditions.
They are able to write a short film script.
They are able to form a team, direct it, work with it on the technical breakdown of sequences and make artistic choices that take into account technical and budgetary constraints.
They are able to manage a technical team and actors in the service of their film project within budget constraints.
They are able to accompany all the stages of the post-production and to direct the work of the technical and artistic collaborator for the benefit of the cinematographic project in editing, sound editing, mixing and calibration.
The courses, workshops, internships and experiences of students who have followed this curriculum allows them to pursue different career orientations in the film, audiovisual and visual communication sectors. These experiences allows them to choose this orientation either towards scriptwriting, directing or production and post-production. They may pursue a career as a director and develop own projects or hold a position with managerial responsibilities in a television channel structure or film production company.