VACV247 Advanced Cinema/Video Production

Department of The Arts: Cinema/Video Production

I. Course Number and Title
VACV247 Advanced Cinema/Video Production
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
IV. Prerequisites
VACV246 (C or better) and VACV231 (C or better)
V. Other Pertinent Information
Work outside of class is required. Film and Video equipment is available to students enrolled in this class. Equipment sign out procedures, including equipment damage and late fees, will be reviewed in class. There is a lab fee associated with this class.
VI. Catalog Course Description
This is an advanced class in cinema video production. The final project is based on content and in a format selected by the student with the approval of the instructor. Students apply skills and methods learned in the prerequisite courses to the development of their own creative work.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. Course
    2. Students will
      1. identify a topic to pursue and with the assistance of the instructor select the appropriate format for the project;
      2. plan and organize the project from conception to screening;
      3. create scripts, cast actors, shot film/video, record sound and edit these resources into a final project;
      4. demonstrate a professional attitude regarding their work and the work of others through critiques; and
      5. present in a professional manner their independent project.

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

    1. experiment with cameras, lens, audio recorders, light meter, film and filters
    2. create, plan and manage complex projects
    3. cast actors and crews
    4. shoot footage
    5. work with editing tools
    6. screen film projects
    7. critique individual projects
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

    1. Course
      1. Course learning goals are assessed with group critiques of all project components, based on the successful design, execution, and completion of the project.
      2. At least two individual critiques with the instructor are held each semester, to assess projects using the above criteria and to review students’ overall progress.
      3. Students’ projects are assessed for aesthetic quality and progress.

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

    The students use source material from the film and video library looking at various artists who have worked with similar subject matter. When possible, film screenings are encouraged in order for the student to see the work of other filmmakers. 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 02/2011