SRJC Course Outlines

2/23/2018 10:33:55 AMMEDIA 20 Course Outline as of Summer 2018

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  MEDIA 20Title:  DIGITAL FILMMAKING  
Full Title:  Introduction to Digital Filmmaking
Last Reviewed:10/14/2013

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum4.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum4.00Lab Scheduled3.006 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total6.00 Contact Total105.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0.00Total Student Learning Hours: 0.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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An intensive introduction to the fundamentals of digital filmmaking, including writing and structuring a story concept, developing a shooting script, basic camera and lighting techniques, editing, and post-production processes.  Students will develop the basic skills to work as a member of a production crew.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of CS 74.21A and MEDIA 10

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
An intensive introduction to the fundamentals of digital filmmaking, including writing and structuring a story concept, developing a shooting script, basic camera and lighting techniques, editing, and post-production processes.  Students will develop the basic skills to work as a member of a production crew.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Course Completion of CS 74.21A and MEDIA 10
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2011Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2011Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to plan, organize, and execute the production of a short digital video project.

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Upon completon of this course, students will be able to:
 
1.  Design and create a short visual story.
2.  Compose a short script with proper formatting.
3.  Employ the terminology of digital filmmaking in a production context.
4.  Plan, organize, and execute the production of a short digital video project.
5.  Operate basic digital video equipment.
6.  Demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of single camera coverage techniques.
7.  Apply basic methods and techniques directing actors for the camera.
8.  Work as part of a film crew.
9.  Assemble a fine cut using basic practices and strategies of digital video editing.
10.  Demonstrate a basic understanding of sound design to complete a project.

Topics and Scope
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I.Introduction to Writing Short Story Projects and Spec Spots
 A.Development of an Idea and Structure
 B.The Logline
 C.The Pitch
 D.The Treatment
 E.The Workshop Process
 F.The Rough Draft
 G.Rewriting
 H.Final Drafts
II.Introduction to Pre-Production
 A.Script Breakdown and Analysis
 B.Budgeting
 C.Location Scouting
 D.The Rehearsal Process
 E.Mise-en-Scene
 F.Art Direction
 G.Storyboards
III.Introduction to Digital Film Production
 A.Scheduling and Call Sheets
 B.Camera Rehearsals
 C.Blocking and Staging
 D.Crew Positions
 E.Set Procedures and Protocol
 F.Production Equipment
 G.Directing Actors for Camera
 H.Coverage
 I.Moving Camera
 J. Mise-en-Scene
 K.In-class Production Workshops
IV.Introduction to Post-Production
 A.Editing Software
 B.Logging
 C.Assembly Cuts
 D.Rough Cuts
 E.Fine Cutting
 F.Picture Lock
 G.Sound Design and Editing
 H.Final Prints for Screening

Assignments:
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1.  10-20 pages of reading from texts and manuals
2.  Preparation of 3-5 short scripts (2 to 6 pages in length) and storyboards
3.  Exercises related to camera operation, 3-point lighting, 2-channel audio, and editing
4.  3-5 self evaluation and peer critiques
5.  3-5 quizzes and exams including final exam (including essay)
6.  Individual or group short digital video project

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 20%
Scripts, self evaluations, peer critiques
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Individual or group short digital video project
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 60%
Class performances, Individual or group short digital video project, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 20%
Quizzes, Exams: Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 30%
Class participation


Representative Textbooks:
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Voice & Vision: A Creative Approach to Narrative Film and DV Production,  2nd edition.  Hurbis-Cherrier, Mick. Focal Press:  2011

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