Glendale Community College

Aesthetics of Cinema ( Media 110 )

MEDIA 110 is the study of the aesthetics and creation of cinematic art. Emphasis is placed on aesthetic concepts as well as the techniques and practices employed to achieve the aesthetic goals of the filmmaker. Specific topics include narrative, visual design, cinematography, editing, sound design, genre, and authorship. The course surveys a wide variety of films, filmmakers, and film movements to explore the diverse possibilities presented by the cinematic art form. Lectures, discussions and readings are supplemented by the screening of representative films

   


DeAnza College

Contemporary World Cinema ( FTV 2C )

Critical survey of contemporary world cinema as art, business, technology and cultural artifact. Provides critical methodology and practical tools for analyzing and interpreting the work of notable film artists, current international film movements and genres, and transnational and globalized media developments.

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DeAnza College

Film Artists ( FTV 43 )

Analysis of the works of specific film artists, such as directors Alfred Hitchcock or Spike Lee; or analysis of the works of artists practicing a specific film craft, such as screenwriting, acting, cinematography or editing. The topic studied changes each quarter (see subtitle in quarterly schedule of classes).

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DeAnza College

Film Genres ( FTV 41 )

Analysis of specific film genres such as comedy, film noir, gangster, horror, musical, science fiction, thriller, war film or Western within global, historical, social, cultural, industrial and aesthetic contexts. The genre studied changes each quarter (see subtitle in quarterly schedule of classes).

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DeAnza College

History of Animation (1900 - Present) ( FTV 75G )

An international survey of the historical development of the animated film, from its origins to a contemporary art form, with emphasis on the contributions of Fleischer, Disney, Warner Bros., Zegreb, Studio Ghibli, and National Film Board of Canada, as well as many important independent artists; an investigation of the aesthetic, technological, economic, and social factors that contributed to the form; an examination of the value systems reflected in and shaped by works from diverse cultures.

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DeAnza College

History of Cinema (1895-1950) ( FTV 2A )

A survey of the international development of the motion picture to 1950 as a distinct form of artistic expression, through classic films, notable artists, and key events; an investigation of the aesthetic, technological, economic, and social factors that contributed to the evolution of film; an examination of the value systems reflected in and shaped by these works from diverse cultures.

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DeAnza College

History of Cinema (1950-Present) ( FTV 2B )

A survey of the international development of the motion picture since 1950 as a distinct form of artistic expression, through classic films, notable artists, and key events; an investigation of the aesthetic, technological, economic, and social factors that contributed to the evolution of cinematic arts; an examination of the value systems reflected in and shaped by these works from diverse cultures.

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Glendale Community College

Introduction To Motion Graphics ( Art 220 )

ART 220 provides students with introductory instruction in motion graphics, compositing, visual effects, and animation techniques using Adobe After Effects. Students learn to use digitally scanned photography or artwork, vector based content, video, and audio to create animated sequences. Fundamental aesthetic concepts in creating motion graphics are covered, including composition, color, motion, and timing. Students are exposed to basic technical concepts, such as aspect ratio, output type, and compression/decompression.

   


DeAnza College

Introduction to Cinematic Arts ( FTV 1 )

An introduction to the close analysis of film and television texts. The course will examine broad questions of form and content, aesthetics and meaning, and history and culture. Using a wide variety of media, filmmakers and film movements, the course explores the diverse possibilities presented by the cinematic art form. Topics include modes of production, narrative and non-narrative forms, visual design, editing, sound, genre, ideology and critical analysis.

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Long Beach City College

Introduction to Film Studies ( Film 1 )



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DeAnza College

Japanese Animation ( FTV 75K )

An examination of the post-1960's evolution of animated films in Japan, a national cinema famed for its range of subject matter and outstanding graphics. Provides critical methodology for analysis of exemplary and influential works by distinguished artists, writing collectives and production studios from aesthetic, sociopolitical, economic and technological perspectives.

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Glendale Community College

Motion Picture Editing ( Media 112 )

An intermediate-level media production class. Emphasis is on editing techniques and aesthetics for motion picture productions using professional applications. Topics include system set-up, footage importing, append and insert editing, dialog and multi-clip editing, media management, pace, continuity, format workflow, effects, titling and compression. Students output their projects to professional-level deliverable digital video files.

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DeAnza College

National Cinemas ( FTV 42 )

Analysis of selected national cinemas in terms of major periods, themes and formal parameters, and in relation to both national and international cultural histories. The national cinema studied changes each quarter (see subtitle in quarterly class schedule).

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DeAnza College

Nonfiction Workshop I: The Documentary ( FTV 57A )

Nonfiction concepts, principles, and techniques as related to the production of a documentary video. Examination of the historical roots in nonfiction film and television with emphasis on production work in documentary formats.

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