VACV246 Film Production II

Department of The Arts: Cinema/Video Production

I. Course Number and Title
VACV246 Film Production II
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
IV. Prerequisites
VACV145 (C or better)
V. Other Pertinent Information
Work outside of class is required. Film equipment is available to students enrolled in this class. Equipment sign-out procedures are reviewed in class and procedures include equipment damage and late fees. There is a lab fee required for this class.
VI. Catalog Course Description
Building on the skills from Film Production I, students explore detailed techniques of filmmaking using special equipment, synchronous sound, and laboratory processes. Students work on the development of skills and techniques through individual projects. Students produce a 7.5-minute original film.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. Course
    2. Students will:
      1. demonstrate an understanding of the equipment and processes used in the film industry;
      2. create a 7.5-minute original film;
      3. shoot, then edit film in the traditional cutting and splicing mode;
      4. edit films using synchronous sound;
      5. plan, script and storyboard concepts for original films; and
      6. analyze projects through critiques, oral presentations, and discussions.

    3. Core (if applicable)
    4. This course is not included in the Core.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    1. review, through lecture and demonstration, the basic tools of motion pictures, camera, lens, light meter, and the application of sound in motion picture production
    2. group exercises and experimentation with camera, lens, light meter, and film
    3. individual exercises, i.e. familiarization with camera, lens, and light meter while exploring concepts of time and sound
    4. explanation and demonstration of sound editing procedures
    5. editing, screening, and analysis of individual exercises
    6. examination of microphones, tape recorders, sound mixing, and transfer systems
    7. explanation and demonstration of sync sound and double-system editing procedures
    8. explanation and demonstration of sync sound editing on flat bed system
    9. produce a 7.5 minute film
    10. screening of film projects
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

    1. Course
    2. Student assessment is based on the successful completion of assigned projects, the presentation of projects, and the demonstrated use of appropriate vocabulary in oral critiques.

    3. Core (if applicable)
    4. This course is not included in the Core.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

    See course format.
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
Section VIII is not being used in new and revised syllabi as of 12/10/08.

Review/Approval Date - 4/99; Revised 7/07; Revised 10/2010