Classes

Credits

Acting Workshop for Directors

3

This is a hands-on class designed to teach students the actor's process, as well as the most effective ways to communicate with actors to get the desired results for the director. Students will experience acting from the practical viewpoint of becomming the actor and learn how to direct actors for best results.

Course number: FILM-123
Prerequisite: Take FIL-153 or FILM-121, Directing 1

Advanced Cinematic Motion

3

Digital Motion Compositing is an advanced level transdisciplinary studies film course. Students from Film, Motion Graphics and Motion Illustration collaborate to create unique narrative solutions. The course will teach how to produce live-action green screen shoots and the proper methods of post-production development. Faculties will teach unique perspectives from a designer, director and a cinematographers point of view. -Production Level: 1 for in-class assignments only.

Course number: FILM-432
Prerequisite: Take FIL-006/FILM-001, CPR & First Aid Workshop and FIL-253/FILM-223, Directing 3 or SBC-620/FILM-620, Short Film Production

Advanced Cinematic Motion

3

Advanced Cinematic Motion is an advanced level transdisciplinary studies film course. Students from Film, Motion Graphics and Motion Illustration collaborate to create unique narrative solutions. The course will teach how to produce live-action green screen shoots and the proper methods of post-production development. Faculty will teach unique perspectives from a designer, director and a cinematographers point of view.

Course number: ILL-414
Prerequisite: Take ILL-275, 4th Term Review OR ILL-300, 5th Term Review -AND- ILL-368, Sequential Design 2

Advanced Cinematic Motion

3

Digital Motion Compositing is an advanced level transdisciplinary studies film course. Students from Film, Motion Graphics and Motion Illustration collaborate to create unique narrative solutions. The course will teach how to produce live-action green screen shoots and the proper methods of post-production development. Faculties will teach unique perspectives from a designer, director and a cinematographers point of view.

Course number: GMOT-351
Prerequisite: Take GMOT-252, Motion Design 2

Advanced Cinematography

3

This advanced course approaches cinematography as a practical craft and as a design art. With a combination of theoretical study and hands-on exercises, we build a rich understanding of a DP's most important skill-sets -- light, exposure, color, lighting, cameras, formats, lenses, frame composition and shooting practices. Strong emphasis on student cinematographers' preparation for the professional world. Note: this is a hands-on workshop for Cinematography majors and those who want an advanced understanding of the craft. It is not a production class. -Production Level: 1 for in-class demonstrations only.

Course number: FILM-330
Prerequisite: Take FILM-232, Lighting for Cinematography

Advanced Flame Class

3

Advanced Flame expands on the previous flame class and moves further into student projects as well as more plot-driven effects. These plot driven effects range from affecting the environment characters are in and a larger focus on advanced color correction. Additionally, there is an emphasis on project planning for films with visual effects both supporting and plot driven.

Course number: FILM-551
Prerequisite: n/a

Advanced Post Production Sound

3

Advanced techniques for Post Production Sound editorial and mixing. The introduction to post production sound class touches on a broad array of topics while this class provides the opportunity to deep dive into the areas of dialog editing, advanced recording principals, creative use of effects, equalization, compression and limiting, advanced automation, and mixing the industry standard digital audio program, Pro Tools. Subjects covered include: Stereo & Surround mixing techniques for TV and Film. Sweetening dialog through proper editing, equalization, and control of volume levels. Understand OMF and AAF files from Final Cut Pro or Avid Media Composer. How to create premixes and stems as well as how to deliver finished mixes back to the editing department (Media Composer, Final Cut, or any video editing workstation). Students are provided a variety of projects to work on and develop and understanding of how to make audio sound broadcast ready. Through lectures, examples and plenty of hands on time students will produce multiple finished projects and in addition, students are encouraged to work on their own projects.

Course number: FILM-340
Prerequisite: Take FIL-281/FILM-240, Post Production Sound

Advanced Screenwriting

3

Course material explores the more esoteric elements of screenwriting, including the creative process and the proper application of exposition, subtext and character to writing assignments. After this class, students should have a clearer idea about how to become a more productive writer and a more creative artist.

Course number: FILM-204
Prerequisite: Take FILM-102, Screenwriting 2 OR FILM-500, Screenwirting: Writing Visually

Aesthetics of Cinematography

3

The course consists of a series of 35mm still photo exercises to introduce the student to the basic vocabulary of lighting, including: lighting direction and formal definition, hard and soft light qualities, and the laws of light behavior. An overview of the historical conventions of film lighting and the role of the director of photography is provided as foundation for the practical photo assignments. -Production Level: 1

Course number: FILM-231
Prerequisite: Take FILM-130 Intro to Cinematography

Cinematography 2

3

To write with light, to write with motion, the learning of design (disegno), lighting and composition: these are the traditional aims of a class devoted to cinematography. Yet, under the impact of digital technology, this "language," this way of seeing, is being challenged. What are we indeed to make of the differences between film and digital capture? Are we facing a new kind of aesthetics, one no longer concerned with the beautiful? Will the new technology help us gather a new awareness of the social world or is it dooming us to stylistic figures without consequence? Course Objectives: although lectures will fill much of the class, the heart of the course will consist of a series of visual explorations involving the filmmaker, the camera, and the world. Through specific exercises, each student will engage cinematographic issues related to the pictorial transformation of reality. Course Requirements: each student will be responsible for 4 projects (about 5 min. each) for presentation in class on an assigned schedule. These are to be understood as raw sketches that challenge our stereotyped assumptions about filmmaking rather than polished pieces. The overall idea is to push your creativity rather than concern yourself with the equipment.

Course number: FILM-131
Prerequisite: Take FIL-006/FILM-001, CPR First Aid Workshop and Take FIL-110/FILM-130, Cinematography 1

Cinematography Tech Training

3

This course is designed to teach future cinematographers the technical "know-how" and vocabulary used by professionals on sets and in the industry. Knowledge will be gained by "hands-on" demos, field trips, lectures,and a final exam. Students will achieve a strong understanding about a Cinematographer's responsibilities, tools used on a set, vocabulary, lighting and safety. A firm knowledge of the technical allows more time for creativity. This is not a shooting class and is a technical class.

Course number: FILM-230
Prerequisite: Take FILM-004, Set Safety

Cinematography for Directors

3

A Master Class for the graduate Film program, focused on the creative collaboration between Directors and Cinematographers. Creating a genre look from script interpretation by the selection and application of formats, lighting, lenses, movements and color grading based on sequences, scenes and shot design. This class focuses on practical sets, and is a level 3 production class. Taught by Affonso Beato, ASC, ABC member of the ASC Master Class faculty, with more than 50 features and 300 commercials on his resume. -Production Level: 3

Course number: FILM-533
Prerequisite: Take FILM-004, Set Safety and Take FILM-620, Shooting the Scene or FILM-621 Cell Phone Cinema

Cinematography for Directors

3

A Master Class for graduate and undergraduate Film programs, focused on the creative collaboration between Directors and Cinematographers. Creating a genre look from script interpretation by the selection and application of formats, lighting, lenses, movements and color grading based on sequences, scenes and shot design. This class focuses on practical sets, and is a level 3 production class. Taught by Affonso Beato, ASC, ABC member of the ASC Master Class faculty, with more than 50 features and 300 commercials on his resume. -Production Level: 3

Course number: FILM-433
Prerequisite: Take FIL-006/FILM-001, CPR & First Aid Workshop; FIL-161/FILM-230, Cinematography Tech Training or FILM-004, Set Safety; and FIL-253/FILM-223, Film Directing 3 or FILM-620, Shooting the Scene

Dir2: Tech Trng (Wks 2-4)

0

This course covers a basic introduction to the Sony FS-100, Red Epic-W and ARRI Alexa Mini Camera systems. Students will learn the material in preparation for Directing 2 and Directing 3 classes.

Course number: FILM-222
Prerequisite: Take FILM-221,

Directing 1

3

Students in this class will learn the basic principles of film directing, from the breakdown of the script as the first stage of directing, to the analysis of the script from the director's point of view. -Production Level: 1

Course number: FILM-121
Prerequisite: n/a

Directing 2

3

Students in this class will learn about working with the actor and the script in narrative film. Emphasis is on making the scene work, from casting to camera-ready. Each student is expected to direct and present three fully rehearsed scenes with accompanying research, floor plan, character description. -Production Level: 1 for in-class assignments only.

Course number: FILM-221
Prerequisite: Take FILM-121, Directing 1; FILM-123, Acting Workshop for Take FILM-222, Directing 2: Tech Training Directors; and FILM-004 Set Safety

Directing 3

3

The class focuses on developing and using cinematic language to tell stories effectively. Emphasis is on shooting the master scene - directing actors, staging, camera blocking, and editing. Short assignments are produced and critiqued weekly. -Production Level: 1 or 2 for weekly assignments. Final Project may be Level 3.

Course number: FILM-223
Prerequisite: FILM-001, CPR & First Aid Workshop; FILM-004, Set Safety; FILM-221, Directing 2; and FILM-230, Cinematography Tech Training

Directing Workshop

0

This is the concurrent lab component of the advanced Directing and Production classes. Classic feature films and student projects will be will be screened and critiqued as part of the Directing 3 curriculum, and other advanced production classes TBA.

Course number: FILM-120
Prerequisite: n/a

Documentary Film Workshop

3

The objective of this class is to introduce the student to non-fiction film and video-making. The class will provide a forum for the student film-maker using a series of specific exercises designed by the instructor to prepare each of them for the documentary film-making experience. During the 14 week semester, each student will be asked to shoot and edit a number of short videos, while at the same time exploring not only the history of the form but its future, for example, by looking at how today's digital technologies are completely transforming both the aesthetics -- and the ethics -- of modern documentary film-making. -Production Level: 1

Course number: FILM-423
Prerequisite: Take FIL-161/FILM-230, Cinematography Technical Training

Documentary Film Workshop 2

3

Documentary Workshop Two is a level three documentary video production course for those Art Center students, undergraduate and graduate, who have demonstrated in the eyes of the instructor an advanced level of skill in the art and craft of documentary film-making. Prerequisites for the course are 1) the Documentary Production Workshop, 2) Directing Three, and/or 3) prior approval of the instructor. Each student enrolled in the class will spend the entire semester working on a single full-length documentary project of their choice. Each film or video will be based upon a pre-approved story outline and individual "plan of attack" i.e., a set of specific bi-weekly objectives that MUST be met in order for the student to complete the course. In other words, the goals of the class are to be defined on a project-by-project basis under the supervision of the instructor; but once these individual objectives are set at the start of the semester, each student must agree to abide by them in order to receive credit for the course.

Course number: FILM-424
Prerequisite: Take FILM-223, Directing 3 & Film-423, Documentary Film Wrk,

Film Department Orientation

0

Film Department Orientation provides a brief overview of the Film Department's policies and procedures. Topics covered: CPR & first aid, safety, equipment checkout and return, production levels, casting, production forms. There will be a written test, on which students must score 85% or better. Students may take the test up to three times. CPR Certificatiion Fee: $45

Course number: FILM-001
Prerequisite: Take Film-004, Set Safety Class

Film Editing 1

3

This course teaches students about the film editor's craft and its creative aspects. Students will edit picture with synchronized sound from a number of professionally-directed scenes using Avid software. After taking the course, students will have an overview of dramatic editing techniques, enriched by hands-on experience. Students will also gain knowledge of the way that editing fits into the larger filmmaking process and will be prepared to continue to Film Editing 2.

Course number: FILM-152
Prerequisite: Take FIL-107/FILM-150, Introduction to Post Production

Film Editing 2

3

The role of the editor is examined in-depth through challenging weekly assignments. Beginning with a detailed analysis of the scene, a through understanding of the characters and their motivations are developed. Each scene is dissected to determine its function in the larger story. The concept of motivated cutting is introduced to underscore the correlation between text and subtext in illustrating internal as well as external character objectives. Sequences from a broad array of popular television dramas form the basis of coursework.

Course number: FILM-250
Prerequisite: Take FIL-154/FILM-152, Film Editing 1

Film Editing 3

3

Designed for upper term and Masters Program students, Advanced Editing is tailored to the individual student's projects and areas of interest. The instructor and student collaborate to set goals for the semester's work. Students are welcome to edit their own or fellow student's films. Sequences from television series and feature films are provided for those who wish to develop genre specific skills in comedy, action, or drama. Progress is monitored weekly with screenings and classmates taking part in discussions. The instructor works closely with the student to build a comprehensive understanding of the post production process. (Offered Fall and Spring.)

Course number: FILM-251
Prerequisite: Take FIL-254 /FILM-250, Film Editing 2

Film Production Sound

3

Each session in this course will be part technical information necessary to understand production sound and part student-centered, hands-on instruction addressing immediate sound needs. The goals are to give students the basics needed to get good sound on their projects and an understanding of how sound professionals interface with a film making team. Basic sound and noise theory, microphone types and applications, current recording technology, equipment and practice will be covered. Documentary sound and how it differs from dramatic sound will be explored. This course does not require technical expertise or aptitude; all sound issues that arise, simple or complex are welcome. Student work will be shown in class for discussion. This course is not about post-production sound.

Course number: FILM-140
Prerequisite: n/a

Film Scoring Workshop

3

Film Scoring Workshop is co-instructed by an Emmy-award winning composer and veteran mixing engineer. The workshop will help each student with specific music scoring, sound design, and mixing needs using state-of-the-art sample libraries and live recording techniques. The student's work is critiqued on the same strengths and weaknesses that it would be judged by in the marketplace. Students should be familiar with Pro-Tools software and have taken the pre-requisite FILM SOUND PRODUCTION class.

Course number: FILM-342
Prerequisite: Take FILM-240, Post Production Sound

Film Screening Club

0

Additional screenings are required in most film classes. This lab and discussion class, open to all Art Center students, allows interested students to view great films from around the world on the big screen. Screenings and open discussions every week.

Course number: FILM-003
Prerequisite: n/a

Film Workshop

3

Students present their projects at key stages of development and preproduction for peer and instructor critique. The course also covers an overview of the film and television industry including development, distribution, agents, common agreements, film finance, guilds & unions and other topics related to life as a professional working in the entertainment business. It is recommended that projects presented in Workshop have been previously developed in other classes. All students taking the class are expected to present project for production consideration and will be required to present their projects by week 7 of the term. -Production Level: 3

Course number: FILM-411
Prerequisite: FILM-223, Directing 3 OR FILM-620, Shooting the Scene OR FILM-621, Cell Phone Cinema

Films of Robert M Young

3

Comprehensive study of the social, economic, political and formal complex cinema of Robert M. Young. Analysis of cinema in the tradition of auteur study and how students can change hearts and minds within their own filmmaking approach. After researching and pitching issue-provoking subject matter (i.e. about race, environmental, gender, LBQTIA), students will be required to write an outline for their groundbreaking film with 15 pages written as their final.

Course number: FILM-402
Prerequisite: Take FILM-102, Screenwriting 2 or FILM-500, Screenwriting: Writing Visually

Graduation Preparation

0

This course is required for any Undergraduate or Graduate Film student who intends to complete their Film degree credit requirements by the end of the current term. Graduating students will learn more about their roles and responsibilities in graduation-related events such as Grad Show, Recruitment Open House, Grad Show Preview, and Commencement. Any student who does not enroll in this class or does not participate in the class may NOT participate in any graduation-related events except Commencement.

Course number: FILM-450
Prerequisite: n/a

Intro to Cinematography

3

It is the goal of this class to take a fresh look at the way films are made so as to open new possibilities of cinema. Today the industry is facing the greatest challenge to its global technological and cultural dominance. In the not too distant future, all films will be made and distributed differently. The film artists of tomorrow will be those capable of thinking in novel ways. Hence the ambition of this class is to help students imagine their filmmaking beyond the norms generated by the current practice of the medium. Each week some questions relevant to the making of films will be presented by the instructor then debated in group discussions. Course Objectives: to create a forum where the potential of film can be thought out and expanded beyond the views presently regulating its practice. -Production Level: 1

Course number: FILM-130
Prerequisite: n/a

Intro to Post Production

3

Post-production for digital video using AVID, integrating Photoshop, After Effects, Soundtrack Pro, DVD Studio Pro and other software. Methods for editing, color correction, animation, compositing, capturing, mastering and publishing are taught, then implemented in a project of the student's choosing. Students will also gain general technical knowledge of digital video, broadcast standards and problem solving skills.

Course number: FILM-150
Prerequisite: Take FILM-130

Lighting for Cinematography

3

This class focuses on the principals of lighting serving to introduce film students to the foundation of lighting and to provide them with the opportunity to work with the equipment. Every week, students will be introduced and instructed on various lighting techniques while using an array of lighting tools and a variety of lights. Students can use their knowledge from other prerequisites and incorporate these specialized techniques into their class assignment. The course format will include a lecture and discussion period about the lighting principles being focused on for that week. This course is about understanding the basics of lighting and to get comfortable working hands on with lighting equipment so that when students assist on shoots, or more advanced production courses, they are able to help and light responsibly and with confidence. This class is focused on the students becoming comfortable and capable of lighting, planning, executing, and effectively communicating to others about lighting both technically and creatively. Production Level: 1 for in-class demonstrations only. Please note, this is not a student production class.

Course number: FILM-232
Prerequisite: FILM-230, Cinematography Tech Training

Line Prod & Prod Mgmt

3

Line Producing and Production Management is an interactive course that takes participants through the preparation, production, post-production and delivery aspects of filming while focusing on bringing the story to life given the constraints of time and money. Topics include breaking down a script , prep calendars and time lines, scheduling, budgeting, call sheets, production reports, script supervisor reports, and delivery items. Also featured will be descriptions of the various departments and personnel that work together to create a project and the responsibilities of those respective departments. How information is conveyed and communication lines established in the various phases of production will be illustrated.

Course number: FILM-210
Prerequisite: FILM-130, Introduction to Cinematography

Line Prod&Prof Film Productn

3

The process of filmmaking is looked at from the producer's point of view. Each class consists of a lecture on one of the five major creative areas of filmmaking: writing, acting, cinematography, editing and directing; then a screening of a scene from a completed movie--we analyze it creatively and production-wise; finally, every session has time for individual questions and answers. Emphasis is on professionalism--both problems and solutions. Also, three of the sessions are dedicated to production management--script breakdown, scheduling and budgeting are covered Some expenses are associated with the class ($100-200).

Course number: FILM-310
Prerequisite: Take FIL-253/FILM-223, Directing 3

PSA & Commerical Workshop

3

The class is an intense immersion in what is required to be a viable commercial director and short form storyteller in the ever shifting and fast paced world of commercial direction, through weekly shooting assignments and when accessible, collaborating with ad agencies and commercial production companies on their clients projects. We strongly encourage an entrepreneurial attitude to take charge of your careers and have a reel of commercial work that reflects your individuality that doesn't conform to current and conventional views. Our philosophy:Making the safe decision is full, predictable and leads nowhere new. The unsafe decision causes you to think and respond in a way you hadn't thought of. And that thought will lead to other thoughts, which will help you achieve what you want. -Production Level: 2 for homework assignments with Production Level 3 option.

Course number: FILM-422
Prerequisite: Take FIL-161/FILM-230, Cinematography Tech Training and FIL-253/FILM-223, Directing 3

PSA Workshop: Women's Vote

3

This PSA workshop will be run like a professional film production class. Over the course of 14 weeks, we will create a PSA from concept to execution that will viewed online. The class will utilize the talents of students coming together to work in the following roles: Producers, Production Managers and Production Coordinators will generate a schedule and work flow chart; Graphic Designers and Production Designers will create both film and still photography elements that will be used on set; Writers will write the PSA, and Archival Researchers will gather historical film and photos. Learn what it's like to be to be an integral part of a production company, and help create a PSA that celebrates 100 years of women having the right to vote.

Course number: TDS-398
Prerequisite: n/a

Phoning It In

3

Through practical exercises, lectures, guest speakers, and short film assignments critiqued in class, students will explore the possibilities of professional-quality narrative filmmaking using an iPhone as their camera. The goal of the instructor, director Zack Snyder, is to demonstrate that filmmakers are limited only by their imagination, ingenuity and storytelling skills. Each student will be supplied with a loaner iPhone for use on their class productions, courtesy of Apple.

Course number: FILM-311
Prerequisite: Take FILM-223, Directing 3 OR FILM-621, Cell Phone Cinema

Post Production Sound

3

Course covers in depth the process of Post Sound for Film and Video from Video Editor to the industry standard Pro Tools. Subjects covered in depth are : recording Voiceover and ADR, Foley, editing music and production dialogue, sound design, music score creation, mixing, foreign mixes and delivery. Pre-req FIL-204

Course number: FILM-240
Prerequisite: Take FIL-204/FILM-140, Film Production Sound

Scene Lighting Workshop

3

Students will pitch short scenes to direct in-class. Selected students will work with the instructor to design and execute appropriate lighting strategies with regards to the tone, setting, and narrative needs of the scene. Students should be have potential scenes in mind prior to the first day of class. Students may be expected to attend pre-lighting sessions during the day prior to the film shoot. Production Level: 3 and higher.

Course number: FILM-333
Prerequisite: Take FILM-223, Directing 3

Screenwriting 1

3

This course provides a conceptual approach to the art and craft of writing for film. Emphasis is on writing from a visual point of view, as well as analyzing and exploring the elements fundamental to all styles of screenwriting. The goal of this class is to clear up the common misunderstandings that become obstacles to writing effectively for the screen and assist students in thinking visually.

Course number: FILM-101
Prerequisite: Must have taken: HMN-100/HWRI-102 Writing Studio, or HMN-101/HWRI-101 Writing Studio Intensive, or Pass the Writing Placement Exam

Screenwriting 2

3

This course provides a conceptual approach to the art and craft of writing for film. Emphasis is on writing from a visual point of view, as well as analyzing and exploring the elements fundamental to all styles of screenwriting. The goal of this class is to encourage student awareness of alternative approaches to the development of more complex story structures and characters, and to assist the student in becoming a more versatile storyteller.

Course number: FILM-102
Prerequisite: Take FIL-156/FILM-101, Screenwriting 1

Screenwriting:What'sTheStory?

3

A professional approach to story and structure for feature-length narrative film. I will give you the feedback and the tools to enable you to make radical improvements in your writing, artistically or commercially or (preferably) both. I expect you to use that feedback and those tools to make the biggest strides possible toward professionalism in 14 weeks. My goal is that when you write, you will begin to think, and to act, like a professional screenwriter.

Course number: FILM-203
Prerequisite: Take FIL-211/FILM-102, Screenwriting 2

Second Nature

3

Untamed, artificial, nurturing, destructive, endangered. How we see nature is always framed by culture; at some distance, as second nature to ourselves. This TDS examines all cultural representations of nature: the history of painted landscapes, photography, cinema, video art, design including architecture, and poetry and literature. The physical form of landscape will be considered as well, especially when it is culturally manipulated, as we find in gardens, earth works and sculpture. We will go on field trips to study the local landscape, as a source of history and inspiration. The environment, economics, race, gender and sexuality will provide multiple lenses through which we view the horizon. We will additionally consider our own "wildness," however that may manifest. This class is a five hour studio TDS with an embedded H&S component. We will have lectures, seminar discussions, screenings, field trips and class critiques of student work. All departments and disciplines are accepted. Projects can be in any media. Participants will produce art or design projects for the class, including a midterm, a class exhibition, and a final. There will be readings for each topic, and short papers directed towards opening up discussions. Active participation in all class discussions is a substantial requirement towards the overall grade.

Course number: TDS-320
Prerequisite: n/a

Set Safety

0

Set Safety is a 13 week class that acclimates all incoming Graduate and Undergraduates film student on the safe practices for the Film Department's Stages and Grip and Lighting equipment. This class will also cover Film Facilities usages. Required for all Film Students.

Course number: FILM-004
Prerequisite: Take Film-001, Film Department Orientation

Storyboarding for Directors

3

Storyboarding: Mastering Communication Using Text, Image, and Diagram. This course focuses on stroyboarding skills for the filmmaker. A series of exercises teaches techniques that enhance the student's ability to visualize and sketch shot sequences and camera moves. Students are instructed in simple sketch techniques to expand their ability to communicate visual concepts to other participating artists.

Course number: FILM-122
Prerequisite: Take FND/INT-101 or FND/INT-103 Design 1

TDS: DiFF LA

3

Art Center's annual film festival; DotFest serves to connect and bring film students from all over California together in order to create a tighter network of the future movers and shakers of the film industry. A TDS workshop will include all disciplines in developing and executing DotFest's branding, website, ad campaigns, environment, and experience in time for DotFest's Spring 2013 date. This 3 hour class is an opportunity for students to be a part of as well as have their work shown at a big event. Completely student run with the potential to grow exponentially and create annual work for future students to come.

Course number: TDS-355
Prerequisite: n/a

TDS: Narrative

3

Each "section" will have a unique description under "additional info"

Course number: TDS-341
Prerequisite: n/a

The Power of Observation

3

** This is NOT a production class ** Through a combination of in-class lighting assignments and film screenings students will learn to see and experience light as a narrative tool, beginning with the basic laws of light as described by the legendary educator Charles Potts. Students will pair up into small groups to explore various lighting techniques as they apply to humans, objects, and environments. Screening days will involve analyzing specific styles of cinematography, exploring their place within the narrative, and determining how to achieve similar effects during in-class demos and practicals.

Course number: FILM-331
Prerequisite: Take FILM-232, Lighting for Cinematography and FILM-230, Cine Tech Training

The Power of Pleasure

3

Sensuality, seduction and pleasure are at the core of almost every effort in the worlds of entertainment, advertising and marketing. In order to ignite 'desire' and brand awareness in consumers and audiences, it is necessary to speak in symbolic visual terms. A curated selection of films, advertising campaigns, photography, brand materials and brand 'codes' will be examined in order to form an understanding of the traditions of the art of visual seduction. Students will create concepts, mood boards, and a short film (or multimedia equivalent), the subject of which is an instructor-assigned luxury brand and product. -Production Level: 3

Course number: FILM-464
Prerequisite: Take FIL-161/FILM-230, Cinematography Tech Training and Take FIL-253/FILM-230, Directing 3

UG Film Casting Lab

0

Casting Lab explores and demystifies the dynamic casting process from start to finish. Graduate and Undergraduate Film students will learn how to run a professional audition and find a strong cast for an upcoming project. Directors will be coached on how to effectively pitch and schedule their casting session as well as best practices for auditioning and working with professional actors.

Course number: FILM-002
Prerequisite: n/a

VFX 101

3

Visual Effects introduces visual effects through theory and practical application with the use of Autodesk's Smoke 2013. This course will immerse you into what visual-effects actually are, who uses them, and how they are designed, delegated, and created. It will be the starting point for learning visual-effects compositing and using Smoke as a complete post-production package for editing, effects, and color.

Course number: FILM-151
Prerequisite: n/a

VFX 102

3

This is an intermediate to advanced immersion into industry-grade Visual Effects. Moving into Autodesk's Flame Premium software; many techniques will be thoroughly detailed and practiced as if working in the industry, with senior-artist supervision, and under client-driven direction.

Course number: FILM-351
Prerequisite: n/a

What's the Story?

3

A professional approach to story and structure for feature-length narrative film. I will give you the feedback and the tools to enable you to make radical improvements in your writing, artistically or commercially or (preferably) both. I expect you to use that feedback and those tools to make the biggest strides possible toward professionalism in 14 weeks. My goal is that when you write, you will begin to think, and to act, like a professional screenwriter.

Course number: FILM-603
Prerequisite: Take Film-500, Screenwritng:Writing Visually

Writing for Episodic TV

3

The Writer's Room experience will be recreated in this class, where you will learn to pitch, break story and write a first act of your series. Analyzing the scripts and episodes of the acclaimed network series, Hannibal, we will examine groundbreaking television that has elevated the art of storytelling.

Course number: FILM-401
Prerequisite: Take FILM-102, Screenwriting 2 or FILM-500, Screenwriting: Writing Visually