The Icelandic Films School, as other colleges and universities, was made to shut down during a gathering ban that was set in the country and the teachings have been fully done online for the last two weeks.
Of course this has effected the studies, as it is in great part a hands on study, for instance when it comes to the students filming their different projects, but to their credit the students have taken these changes with a positive outlook and have been able to maintain creative inspiration usually found within the school, outside it.
It is clear that as soon as the ban is lifted that the school will be transforming into a production house and we are all looking forward to it.
Directing and Producing
1st semester students finished a course in the making of music videos, as well as beginning courses in directing and producing. 2nd semester students also did a course in producing and preparing shoots, as well as a script course. 4th semester students did courses in directing and prepared shooting documentary films that they will shoot at the end of the semester.
1st semester students are taking a course in post production, both a basic in film effects and editing. 2nd semester students have also worked in port production and doing sound editing on films they shot earlier in the semester. 3rd semester students did a course in remaking a scene, story boarding and preparing filming. 4th semester students sat with their guide editing their graduation films.
Script writing and Directing
2nd semester students sat a course in making full length film scripts, where they prepared a project they will write during next semester, as well as doing a documentary course, where they will be shooting their own documentary as soon as the ban is lifted. 4th semester did a directing course where they prepared their graduation films, as well as a course in rewriting a full length script.
1st and 2nd semester students sat a course in film history. This is set earlier in their student career than usual, but will be taking courses that need a more physical closeness later in the semester and future semesters. 1st semester students also did a dance movement course where they shot personal dance videos and shared between them, and 2nd semester students are preparing a play they will stage at the end of the semester. 3rd semester students sat a course in remaking a scene and story boarding and prepared shoots that will commence when the ban is lifted. 4th semester students worked on their graduation film characters as well as preparing filming as best to their abilities.