The Short Horror Film

The Short Horror Film

Examine the creative elements that go into making a successful horror short while producing your very own!

Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

In addition to offering visceral scares, horror movies can provide insight into the psychology of fear, and the underlying dread that threatens our collective sense of security. In this class we’ll examine how such crucial elements as story, camerawork, editing, and sound can establish and enhance the atmosphere, suspense, and moments of sheer terror that characterize an effective horror movie. Students will then produce a short horror film of their own that they can submit to potentially be featured in CCTV’s HorrorFest 2016. This class requires students to take out a production contract and turn in a short video for cablecast at the end of the class.

Instructor: Brad Glanden

Pre-requistie: Field Camera I & Edit I: Beginning FCPX


  • Thu, 08/11/2016, 6:00 PM
  • Thu, 08/18/2016, 6:00 PM
  • Thu, 08/25/2016, 6:00 PM
  • Thu, 09/01/2016, 6:00 PM
  • Thu, 09/08/2016, 6:00 PM

All regular classes have two rates: one for Access Members and one for non-members. Advance registration is required and is accepted on a first-come basis. Early registration is advised since courses may fill up or be canceled due to low enrollment. Members with sufficient voucher balance may register over the phone (617) 661-6900; all others must provide full payment at the time of registration. Schedules are subject to change.