Film

Name Title Credits School
FILM 101 Fundamentals of Film Production 3.00 College of Arts & Sciences
This course provides an introduction to the theoretical and practical aspects of digital filmmaking. Elementary aesthetic principles of film language are introduced along with the roles of director, cinematographer, and other creative personnel. Specially designed shooting exercises in the classroom teach the basic techniques of digital film production. Student director/cameraperson teams are assigned to produce and edit short digital films. Shooting and editing sessions are scheduled in addition to class time. All necessary equipment is provided.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-3-3

FILM 101L Fundamentals of Film Production Laboratory 0.00 College of Arts & Sciences
This course is a laboratory component of the lecture course. This course provides an introduction to the theoretical and practical aspects of digital filmmaking. Elementary aesthetic principles of film language are introduced along with the roles of director, cinematographer, and other creative personnel. Specially designed shooting exercises in the classroom teach the basic techniques of digital film production. Student director/cameraperson teams are assigned to produce and edit short digital films. Shooting and editing sessions are scheduled in addition to class time. All necessary equipment is provided.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 0-3-0

FILM 201 Film Production Workshop 3.00 College of Arts & Sciences
This course explores all the essentials of digital filmmaking. Its emphasis is on tools and technology and their relationship to the aesthetic and functional concerns of the filmmaker. Basic practical skills are taught in cinematography, lighting and sound. Student teams of director and cameraperson write, cast and shoot a short digital film. Preproduction and production for these projects are scheduled in addition to classes.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: FILM 101 or CAMP 110

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-3-3

FILM 210 History of Motion Pictures 3.00 College of Arts & Sciences
This survey course explores the development of the film as an art form and a technique. How the feature-length film became the preeminent form of entertainment during the 20th century will be examined .Fifteen hours of selected representative films are screened during the laboratory portion of the course. Post-screening analysis and research are required.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-1-3

FILM 215 The Documentary in Film and Television 3.00 College of Arts & Sciences
This course provides a historical survey of the documentary film and its role as an educational, ideological, and sociological force. Post-screening analysis, and research are required.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 1-3-3

FILM 220 Camera, Lighting and Sound 3.00 College of Arts & Sciences
This is a hands on production course that explores the creative potential and technical challenges of basic HS video acquisition working in a film style environment. Through lectures, demonstrations and practical training using Sony EX cams and Canon DSLRs the course will foster an understanding of the camera, lighting and sound components of HS production, while maintaining an overview of the larger production process.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: CAMP 110 and CAMP 115

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 1-3-3

FILM 230 Film History 3.00 College of Arts & Sciences
This survey course explores the development of the film as an art form and technique. How the feature length film became the preeminent form of entertainment during the 20th century will be examined. Fifteen hours of selected representative films are screened during the laboratory portion of the course. Pre-screening discussion and research are required. Classroom Hours- Laboratory and/ or Studio Hours- Course Credits: 3-0-3

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

FILM 301 Advanced Film Production Workshop 3.00 College of Arts & Sciences
This course uses the skills and knowledge provided in FILM 201 to progress to the in-depth study of advanced production techniques through rough cut stage. Students are required to complete projects.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: FILM 201

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-3-3

FILM 325 Documentary Production Workshop 4.00 College of Arts & Sciences
This advanced filmmaking course emphasizes the production of documentary and informational films for he use in television and other outlets. Each student, working individually, must produce a concept, treatment and a pitch for a documentary production and, working in assigned group, must produce, direct, write and/or edit a short documentary film by the end of the semester. Classroom Hours- Laboratory and/or Studio Hours- Course Credits: 4-0-4

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: FILM 201

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 4-0-4

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FILM 350 Documentary Film and Television Workshop 3.00 College of Arts & Sciences
This advanced filmmaking course emphasizes the production of documentary and informational films for use in television and other purposes. Each student, working individually or in an assigned group, is assigned to produce any one of the varieties of such film material.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3