This evolving program offers training in Film and Electronic Media providing students with the tools needed for careers in the film industry. There are opportunities in film production, editing, audio, media writing, and motion graphics. An Associate in Science for Transfer Degree in Film is currently being developed for students to work towards a four year degree.
For a description of Film Studies, Associate in Arts (A.A.), please see ART.
Making powerfully effective moving images demands an understanding of the fine art of transferring ideas, meanings, and feelings into emotionally charged visual communication. This course presents universal aesthetic visual concepts that underlie the timeless value of works fashioned by the world's master image-makers. Instruction includes lectures, discussion, and critical analysis of extensive examples drawn from feature films, documentaries, television, and other media. Participants are led through their own discovery process, learning to use tools to manifest ideas in cinematic form.
This course provides an introduction to the basic theory, terminology, and practice of modern picture production as applied in feature films, and films made for television and internet through developed skill sets, and teamwork in pre-production, production, and post-production processes.
This course is an overview of desktop non-linear video editing, including acquiring digital video and combining and editing source material to create complete digital movies. Topics include: basic editing techniques; cuts and transitions; adding and altering audio; titling, keying, and transparency; and applying filters and effects.
This course deals with concepts and production skills specific to documentary filmmaking. Included are selected national and international documentary screenings and discussions, and practical exercises from conceptualization through post-production that culminate in the production of a short documentary.
This course introduces concepts and production skills specific to narrative filmmaking, including scripting, story boarding, pre-production planning, budgeting, casting, shooting, cinematography, lighting, sound, and editing. Students write, produce, direct, and edit a personal narrative project and participate in a group narrative project. Current trends and styles in production are discussed.
Provides a basic knowledge of audio equipment and production techniques used in typical radio, television, multi-media and dramatic productions, including: audio consoles, various digital audio recording equipment and workstations. Develops skills in announcing, basic writing, disc jockeying, program production and direction, commercial production, interviewing techniques, station operations and live and recorded audio production for digital film, television, new media and theater.
This course analyzes works of contemporary American cinema, examining theme and focus, industry practices, narrative presentations, selected genres, and cultural representations (gender, race, class, and sexuality). Examines key filmmakers and movements.
This course surveys international cinema from the end of World War II to the present. It investigates the medium's technical, aesthetic, and theoretical developments through the examination of narrative, documentary, and experimental film. The course focuses on the historical, cultural, industrial, and economic influences that contributed to the international art form.
This is a basic introductory course in writing for the film and electronic media. Emphasis is on preparing scripts in proper formats, including fundamental technical, conceptual and stylistic issues related to writing fiction and non-fiction for informational and entertainment purposes in film and electronic media. Includes a writing evaluation component as a significant part of the course requirement.
This course provides a historical and critical survey of motion pictures from its origins in the 19th century through its development up to and including the World War II era. It will analyze a variety of national and international films from the beginning of the cinema until the end of the World War II era. The elements of film making to be considered will be their aesthetic form, economic structures, technological developments, and as social and cultural movements. Significant filmmakers in these eras will be studied for the contributions to the filmmaking process. Lectures, illustrated by screened examples of films, examine filmmaking from its very beginnings in the nineteenth century.
This course provides a historical and critical survey of motion pictures from postwar World War II up to the present with an emphasis on the contributions of postwar modernist filmmakers and those of the intervening years up to the present in the filmmaking process. Lectures, illustrated by screened examples of films from 1945 until the current century.