FLM 180 Film Sight and Sound
This is a beginning-level production course that explores the language of film by way of its aesthetic roots, technological history, and the vocabulary associated with visual story telling. Students will analyze scenes at the shot-by-shot level while learning the creative potential of the moving image. Students then incorporate these lessons into their own work.t
FLM 180 is a Fine Arts LAF.
FLM 216 Film Production I
This is an introductory film production course that explores the short narrative story form. Students will write, shoot, and edit four 16mm silent B &W films. This course explores the collaborative nature, technical requirements, and creative demands of telling stories through film.
FLM 216 Prereq: FLM 180
COM 243 Television Production
This is an introductory television production course utilizing three cameras in a live studio environment. This course emphasizes the demands of live television production, such as collaborative team effort, pre-production, time management, and meeting deadlines. Through a series of exercises, students learn the skills required to produce a live 30-minute news magazine program. (Fall)
COM 247 Documentary History and Theory
This course studies the history of film’s nonfiction art form, as well as the theoretical methods of engaging the world through a lens. Through the study of selected documentaries, students will identify and analyze the filmmaker’s point of view and the methods used to deliver the message.
COM 254 Interpersonal Communication
A study of the dynamics of human interaction through verbal and non-verbal messages; emphasis on factors that build relationships and help to overcome communication barriers.
FLM 260 Documentary Production I
This is an introductory video production course that explores documentary’s nonfiction art form. Through a series of four video projects, students learn the elements and structure of stories that observe the world through a lens. Emphasis will be placed on research and story development, as well as learning through collaboration during production. (Prereq.: FLM 180 and COM 247)
FLM 312 Film Production II
This intermediate 16mm production course builds on the lessons and skills learned in FLM 216, with the addition of negative color photography and synchronized sound. Each student creates three narrative film projects with a collaborative team where they experience
FLM 348 Intermediate Video Production
This course explores the potential of digital cinema. Building on the lessons learned in COM 247, emphasis will be placed on the visual aesthetic of the digital image while exploring the craft of storytelling. Each student will produce projects in each of film’s three main genres: narrative, documentary, and experimental. (Pre-req: FLM 260)
FLM 399 Internship
FLM 420 Issues in Contemporary Cinema
This course will examine cultural, artistic, commercial, and theoretical concerns that occur in world cinema today. Our purpose is to help students both contextualize the cinema they see in appropriate and insightful ways, and to provide a sophisticated critical apparatus to help them read films as texts and to interpret the cinema’s larger societal value and impact.
FLM 490 Film Studies Keystone: Critical Conversations about Film and Vocation
A synthesis of film theories and application of those theories to each student’s sense of vocation. This course satisfies the keystone requirement. (Prereq.: FLM 216, FLM 260)
FLM 499 Independent Study/Research
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