Film/Video

 

This is a professional training program in the basic skills of auditioning and acting in theater, films, TV and other media. Various acting techniques and philosophies are emphasized to provide the student with the skills, passion and discipline to compete in this craft.  > more

 

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Following are course descriptions. Check the Annual Schedule to plan your schedule.

 

FILM/VIDEO 255
Basic Video Production (3)

Intensive introduction to the practical applications of single camera video production techniques. Students work towards basic proficiencies on video camera, lighting, and audio equipment. Student option grading.

FILM/VIDEO 256
Video Production I (5)

Survey of the principles, theories and techniques of digital filmmaking production and visual storytelling with a focus on single-camera production. Includes an introduction to the production process, storyboarding, lighting, sound capture, and local filmmaking resources. Appropriate for all levels of experience. Prerequisite: Cinema 201/W or Cinema 202 or Film 255 with a 2.0 or better or instructor's permission. Student option grading.

FILM/VIDEO 257
Video Production II (5)

This advanced video production course focuses more intensely on group collaboration, multi-camera digital filmmaking skills, and working with clients in a video production environment. Prior video production experience required. Prerequisite: Film 255 or 256 with a 2.0 or better or instructor's permission. Student option grading.

FILM/VIDEO 258
Cinematography and Sound Recording (5)

An advanced film course focusing on cinematography, lighting and sound. There is an emphasis on directing, grip and gaffing techniques, the aesthetics of camera work and dual-system sound recording. Prerequisite: FILM 255 or 256 or 257 or instructor's permission. Student option grading.

FILM/VIDEO 265
Editing I:Avid Media Composer (5)

Introduction to video editing and post-production. Explores the historical and artistic development of editing, prevailing theoretical models, current and emerging technology and techniques. Investigates the post-production spectrum using the Avid Media Composer program. Open to all levels of experience. Prerequisite: VCT 124 and VCT 125 or instructor's permission. Student option grading.

FILM/VIDEO 266
Editing I:Final Cut Studio (5)

Introduction to video editing and post-production. Explores the historical and artistic development of editing, prevailing theoretical models, current and emerging technology and techniques. Investigates the post-production spectrum using Final Cut Studio. Prerequisite: VCT 124 and VCT 125 or instructor's permission. Student option grading.

FILM/VIDEO 269
Editing III (5)

Focus on advanced video editing skills using leading non-linear editing systems. Prior experience with computer non-linear editing systems required. Third course in the editing and post-production sequence. Prerequisite: VCT 267 or 268 or instructor's permission. Student option grading.

FILM/VIDEO 285
Screenwriting (5)

An intensive seminar on the fundamentals of dramatic writing for the screen. This course focuses on key script elements: plot structure, character and scene development. Students will write multiple short screenplays over the course of the quarter. Open to all levels of screenwriting experience. Prerequisite: Placement in ENGL& 101 or instructor's permission. Student option grading.

FILM/VIDEO 286
Film Production Management (4)

Survey course which explores the legal, financial and logistical aspects of film production. Covers producing and scheduling, insurance, contracts, releases, script breakdowns and preparing bids. Prerequisite: Any other course in Film or instructor's permission. Student option grading.

FILM/VIDEO 287
The Documentary (5)

A praxis course focused on the analysis of film and video productions intended to be seen as factual presentations of historical, political or social events as well as introductory documentary production techniques. Course also covers the legal and ethical issues inherent in documentary production and distribution. Prerequisite: Cinema 201/W or Cinema 202 with a 2.0 or better or instructor's permission. Student option grading.

FILM/VIDEO 290
Industry Experience in Film (5)

Application of digital filmmaking techniques and theories in an off-campus production environment. Site approval must be obtained by student. Course may be repeated. Student option grading.

FILM/VIDEO 291
Special Topics in Film/Video (1)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in film/video.

FILM/VIDEO 292
Special Topics in Film/Video (2)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in film/video.

FILM/VIDEO 293
Special Topics in Film/Video (3)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in film/video.

FILM/VIDEO 294
Special Topics in Film/Video (4)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in film/video.

FILM/VIDEO 295
Special Topics in Film/Video (5)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in film/video.

FILM/VIDEO 297
Individual Project in Film/Video (1)

Individual project in a specific area of film/video. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Mandatory decimal grading.

FILM/VIDEO 298
Individual Project in Film/Video (2)

Individual project in a specific area of film/video. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Mandatory decimal grading.

FILM/VIDEO 299
Individual Project in Film/Video (3)

Individual project in a specific area of film/video. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Mandatory decimal grading.