Oct 19, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog 
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FILM 135 - Introduction to Film Production

5 credits

Recommended Preparation
ART 101  or ART 104 , ENGL 243 , THEA 161 THEA 163 .

FILM 125  or ART& 100 .

FILM 125  or ART& 100 .

This course is designed to provide basic instruction in the planning, shooting and assembly of the short feature film. Students will use digital video and sound equipment to create a film which will be assembled using computerbased editing systems. The course will provide students the opportunity to explore the techniques of scriptwriting, performance, visual composition (mise-en-scene), cinematography, sound recording and editing shots into a final piece. Because film production is a collaborative process, this class will make use of group processes in which students share ideas, crew positions, and postproduction duties.

Theory Hours
3 theory hours.

Guided Practice Hours
4 guided practice hours.

AA Specified Elective
Satisfies specified elective requirement for the AA degree.

Course Outcomes
  • Understanding formal and technical elements of filmmaking as an art form
  • Performing filmmaking tasks: writing, cinematography, sound recording, editing
  • Identifying, exploring and communicating thematic significance via film form
  • Thinking critically in order to solve the various problems inherent in filmmaking
  • Taking part in effective group projects and problem-solving sessions
  • Taking responsibility for the final product of the filmmaking experience

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