119 Introduction to Video Production
(3 s.h.) Fundamental, practical, and theoretical approach to video production. Emphasizes camera operation and composition, nonlinear editing and principles of editing (using FinalCut Pro), and related audio. Projects vary to emphasize broadcasting, documentary, narrative filmmaking, and various forms of artistic expression. Cross listed as COMM 119 and THEA 119.
229 Advanced Video Production
(3 s.h.) The art and theories of visual storytelling through narrative, documentary, and creative self-expression. Projects are oriented toward basic scripting, shooting, editing, and multiple-camera studio events for MBC TV. Cross listed as COMM 229 and THEA 229. *Prerequisite: FILM 119 or permission of the instructor.
254 Film Analysis
(3 s.h.) A critical framework for watching and analyzing popular and critically acclaimed films by examining dramatic, visual, and technical elements, and by studying the art and history of great filmmakers. Screenings each week of important silent, classic, international and modern films. Cross listed as ARTH 254 and COMM 254.
(3 s.h.) Theory and practice of screenwriting, including concept, research, writing, revisions, and presentation. Analysis of successful scripts to discover appropriate styles and methods of writing. Workshop development of scripts emphasizing dramatic narrative for television and film. Cross listed as COMM 264 and THEA 264.
275 Women and Film
(3 s.h.) An exploration of issues of representation and spectatorship relating to women and film from the 1920s to the present from a feminist and a critical studies perspective. Examines Hollywood, independent and international cinema with an emphasis on women directors and filmmakers. Includes varied genres of film and their production and reception in their specific social contexts. Cross listed as COMM 275.
333 Film Theory and Criticism
(3 s.h.) An overview of the major theoretical and critical approaches to film as a complex cultural medium. Weekly viewings and discussion of historical, international, independent, and short films. Focuses on film as art and expression by examining work of great classic, independent and international filmmakers. Cross listed as THEA 333.