Film/Video Courses

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. Learn more

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FILM 210
Producing and Marketing for Independent Film (5)

The study of independent film producing. Includes marketing, the fundamentals of pre-production, budgeting, fundraising techniques, contracts, hiring, working with crew and unions, leadership techniques, branding, and networking. Student option grading.

FILM 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 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: CINEM 201, CINEM 202, or FILM 255, each with a 2.0 or better, or instructor permission. Student option grading.

FILM 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 FILM 256 with a 2.0 or better or instructor's permission. Prior video production experience required. Student option grading.

FILM 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 FILM 256 or FILM 257 or instructor's permission. Student option grading.

FILM 265
Editing I (5)

Intro to video editing and the post-production process. Explores the historical and artistic development of editing, prevailing theoretical models, current/emerging technology, and techniques. Investigates post-production software (Media Composer, Final Cut Pro or Premiere, depending on quarter). Open to all levels. Course may be repeated. Prerequisite: Completion of MAC OS proficiency test or completion/concurrent enrollment in VCT 124 required or instructor's permission. Student option grading.

FILM 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 269
Editing II (5)

This course focuses on advanced video editing skills using leading non-linear editing systems. Third course in the editing and post-production sequence. Prerequisite: FILM 265, VCT 268 or instructor permission. Student option grading.

FILM 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 permission. Student option grading.

FILM 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 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: CINEM 201/CINEM 201W or CINEM 202 with a 2.0 or better or instructor permission. Student option grading.

FILM 290
Industry Experience In Film (1-5)

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 291
Special Topics In Film/VIdeo (1)

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

FILM 292
Special Topics In Film/Video (2)

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

FILM 293
Special Topics In Film/Video (3)

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

FILM 294
Special Topics In Film/Video (4)

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

FILM 295
Special Topics In Film/Video (5)

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

FILM 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.

FILM 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.

FILM 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.