SRJC Course Outlines

10/28/2020 10:54:58 AMMEDIA 21 Course Outline as of Fall 2020

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  MEDIA 21Title:  INT DIGITAL FILMMAKING  
Full Title:  Intermediate Digital Filmmaking
Last Reviewed:2/10/2020

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 DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 210.00 

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 examination of the science and art of digital pre-production, production and post-production. Students will write short film scripts, plan and execute shoots using single camera production techniques, edit picture and sound, and learn how to package and market films for festivals and distribution. Students will develop more advanced skills in digital filmmaking such as directing actors and genre lighting.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of MEDIA 20


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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An examination of the science and art of digital pre-production, production and post-production. Students will write short film scripts, plan and execute shoots using single camera production techniques, edit picture and sound, and learn how to package and market films for festivals and distribution. Students will develop more advanced skills in digital filmmaking such as directing actors and genre lighting.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of MEDIA 20
Recommended:
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 2014Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2014Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1. Plan and execute the production of a short digital film worthy of festival exhibition.
 

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Students will be able to:
 
1.   Write a producible original short script with developed character(s) and a narrative arc.
2.   Create a genre-specific lighting plan.
3.   Execute a plan through cinemagraphic conventions.
4.   Operate digital video and audio equipment.
5.   Execute a lighting plan.
6.   Learn to direct actors for the screen.
7.   Develop the skills necessary to communicate effectively with actors.
8.   Edit films using the conventions of post-production, with dual emphasis on the art and
      science of editing.
9.   Execute a final sound mix down.
10. Color correct a locked cut.
11. Develop a sample marketing plan for a film.
12. Complete a theoretical application to short film festivals.

Topics and Scope
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I. Intermediate Short Story Writing
    A. Development of compelling and original story idea
    B. Development of narrative arc specific to the short story form
    C. Brainstorming and writing in a group
    D. Pitching story ideas
    E. Character development, backstory and character traits
    F. Dialogue: realism and subtext
    G. Writing in genre-specific tones
    H. Rewriting and working in groups
    I.  Giving and Receiving Feedback Effectively
    J. Rewrites and organizing drafts
    K. Final Drafts
 
II. Intermediate Pre-Production
    A. Script Breakdown and Analysis
    B. Budget and Line Producing
    C. Scheduling
    D. Development of a Visual Plan; Storyboards; Visualization
    E. Development of a Lighting Plan
    F. Location Scouting
    G. Legal Issues
    H. Casting
    I.  Directing Actors and the Rehearsal Process
    J. Mise-en-Scene and Art Direction
 
III. Intermediate Digital Film Production
    A. Scheduling and Call Sheets
    B. Camera Rehearsals
    C. Blocking and Staging
    D. Continuity of Action, Mise-en-Scene, Sound
    E. Crew Positions and the Crew at Work
    F. Set Procedures, Safety and Protocols
    G. The Video Camera: Digital Still Cameras and Full-Sized Camera Labs
    H. Camera Conventions: Creating Visual Style
    I.  Elements of Proper Exposure
    J. Lighting Conventions and Styles
    K. Lighting Kits and Practicals
    L. The Sound Package: Single System versus Double System Recording
    M. Location Sound Recording
    N. Coverage
    O. Moving Camera
    P. Mise-en-Scene
    Q. In-Class Production Workshops
    R. Set Rehearsals and Keeping on Schedule      
   
IV. Intermediate Post-Production
    A. Formats and Post-Production Workflow
     B. Non Linear Edit Systems (Premier and Final Cut Pro)
    C. Logging
    D. Syncing Sound
    E. Edit Organization
    F. Edit Stages: from Rough Cuts to Picture Lock
    G. Criticism and Feedback: Giving and Receiving
    H. Color Correction
    I.  Sound Design and Editing
    J. The Sound Mix
    K. Final Prints and Mastering
 
V. Festivals and Exhibition
    A. Introduction to Marketing
    B. Exhibition Formats and Forms
 
All topics are covered in the lecture and lab portions of the course.

Assignments:
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Lecture-Related Assignments:
1. Weekly reading from texts, manuals and online sources (20 - 30 pages)
 
Lab-Related Assignments:
1. Practice technical and artistic skills relating to directing actors, the camera, lighting, sound
    recording, directing, set management and editing
2. Self evaluation and peer critiques
 
Lecture- and Lab-Related Assignments:
1. Writing 1 - 3 original scripts from 2 - 10 pages in length in proper script format
2. Preparation of production book based on original narrative material
3. Execute production plan using various production technologies
4. Edit individual or group projects through the picture and sound stages
5. Quizzes, and final exam (includes hands-on preformance demonstration of knowledge)

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 - 50%
Individual or group short digital video project; Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 30%
Quizzes, Exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 30%
Class participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Cinematography: Theory and Practice. 2nd ed. Brown, Blain. Taylor & Francis. 2011 (classic)
 
Directing Actors: Creating Memorable Performances for Film & Television. Weston, Judith. McNaughton & Gunn, Inc. 1996 (classic)
 
Placing Shadows: Lighting Shadows for Video Production. 3rd ed. Gloman, Chuck and LeTourneau, Tom. Focal Press. 2012 (classic)
 
Voice & Vision: A Creative Approach to Narrative Film and DV Production. 3rd ed. Hurbis-Cherrier, Mick. Focal Press. 2018

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