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Glendale Community College

Advanced 3D Character Set-Up ( Art 234 )

ART 234 provides students with advanced training in character set-up techniques. Skills covered include binding of the character using joints and influence objects, installation and modification of the Full-Body Inverse kinematic (FBIK) skeleton, the creation of blendshape targets, and the facial animation control system. The student will be encouraged to design a character set-up and test it for use in an animated scene. Note: Current industry standard digital animation software will be used.

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Glendale Community College

Drawing For Animation ( Art 201 )

ART 201 introduces students to drawing for animation. Learning to draw from the imagination is a primary goal of this course. Students learn to analyze and construct the human fi gure and animals as well as to create environments for animated characters. Topics discussed include gesture and attitude drawing, structure, weight, anatomy, and perspective. Drapery and lighting are also be discussed.

   

Glendale Community College

Introduction To Character Design ( Art 209 )

ART 209 introduces students to character design for animation. Students explore and develop traits of particular characters and particular archetypes. Students draw from life as well as from the imagination. Topics to be discussed include shape, silhouette, color, caricature, underlying structure, and costume. Students will be expected to keep a sketchbook and to create model sheets for their own personal designs.

   

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.

   

Glendale Community College

Advanced Motion Graphics ( Art 221 )

ART 221 provides students with advanced instruction in motion graphics and compositing techniques using Adobe After Effects. Students learn to create broadcast-quality motion graphic animations. Building on the skills learned in ART 220, students are required in this course to realize their designs with a high degree of fidelity to their original design concepts.

   

Glendale Community College

Character Set-Up/Kinematics ( Art 233 )

ART 233 provides students with training in character set-up techniques. The course begins with a thorough review of the animation and character set-up toolset. Skills taught include installation of the skeleton within wireframe mesh, establishment of animation controls such as inverse kinematic (IK) handles and set-driven-key relationships, and binding of mesh to skeleton using rigid and smooth models. Note: Current industry standard digital animation software (Maya) will be used.

   

Glendale Community College

Digital Sculpture I ( Art 245 )

ART 245 provides students with foundation instruction in digital character sculpture, enabling students to create a basic polygonal mesh in Maya, import this mesh into a digital sculpture software application, and then use the software to add sculptural and textural detail to it. The entire toolset of the digital sculpture software is covered, in addition to practical concerns involved in integrating digital sculptural content into movies or games. Note: Current industry standard digital animation software (ZBrush or Mudbox) will be used

   

Glendale Community College

Digital Sculpture II ( Art 246 )

ART 246 provides students with advanced instruction in digital character sculpture, building on skills acquired in Art 245. At the end of the course, students will sculpt and texture a highly realistic digital character. The course is project-based and runs as a traditional art studio course, with the instructor guiding students through the stages of character creation. Note: Current industry standard digital animation software will be used.

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Long Beach City College

Introduction to Film Studies ( Film 1 )



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Cerritos College

Motion Picture Production ( Film 101 )

This is a hands-on course in motion picture production where students learn about screenwriting, and the various phases of production including non-linear editing. Students may take this course to work as members of a production team and/or to write and direct their own projects

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Cerritos College

Television Production ( Film 102 )

This class provides practice in basic television production and video post-production. The focus will be on field video production using a portable remote video switcher and multi-cam recording and digital editing using Final Cut Pro. Students will do exercises, individual and team projects, learn about producing, directing, camera operation, and post-production

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Cerritos College

COMMERCIAL AND PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT PRODUCTION ( FILM 103 )

This course is an introductory course in the study of the aesthetics and the production of the television commercial, including political ads and public service announcements. (Formerly TH 157) Transfer Credit: CSU

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Cerritos College

Motion Picture and Digital Cinematography ( Film 104 )

This is an introductory course in the craft of both digital and film cinematography. Students shoot scenes using Super8 and 16mm film, as well as digital video (DV).

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Long Beach City College

Film Directors and Artists ( Film 11 )

This class involves a survey and critical analysis of films by various film directors within the Film Industry. The class will deconstruct a film director's work (instructor's choice) throughout the course of the semester, focusing specifically on technical, thematic, ideological, sociocultural, and political similarities that span the director's career. Students will be expected to articulate specific insights of director's work through essay writing and exams.

   

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Cerritos College

Storyboarding & Animation Principles for Film ( Film 114 )

This course looks at visual storytelling techniques using storyboards and the principles of animation to effectively communicate a story through pre-visualization and hand drawing of sequences for a liveaction production, graphic novel illustration or a character-based animation project. (This course is not open to students who are enrolled in or who received credit in ART 114.)

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Long Beach City College

Fundamentals of Digital Film Production ( Film 20 )

This course introduces the basic principles of film production, including operation of equipment and details involved in making a film from idea development to final production. The course encompasses lectures and lab workshops as well as group and individual projects.

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Long Beach City College

Intermediate Digital Film Production ( Film 21 )

This class provides intermediate film production experiences for the transfer film major. It includes editing, directing, scripting and producing, with special emphasis on pre- and post-production considerations.

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Cerritos College

Music Video Production ( Film 271 )

This is an introductory course in the study of the aesthetics, history, and the production of music videos. Unlike narrative films, which focus on character development and story plots, music videos generally aim for instant emotional gratification.

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Cerritos College

Advanced Motion Picture Production ( Film 294 )

This is an advanced course in the elements and practice of motion picture production. Students create and direct advanced motion picture projects using either 16mm film or digital video.

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Long Beach City College

Film History II ( Film 2B )

This course is a study of the trajectory of film history from World War II to the present. The course will focus on significant cinematic movements and styles in both American and international cinema, technological developments and shifts and their effect on the larger industrial complex, and the work of several historically significant filmmakers.

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Long Beach City College

Introduction to Screenwriting ( Film 40 )

This course offers basic techniques of short subject dramatic screenplay structure and storytelling. This includes script development from story concept, character design, story treatment, plot and character development.

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El Camino College

Introduction to Media Writing ( Film/Video 109 )

This course introduces students to writing for film and electronic media. Emphasis will be placed on preparing scripts in proper formats, including fundamental technical, conceptual and stylistic issues related to writing fiction and non-fiction scripts for informational and entertainment purposes in film and electronic media.

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El Camino College

Screenplay Analysis ( Film/Video 113 )

In this introductory course, students will analyze the underlying story structure of motion pictures, short films, and television programs. Through screenings, lectures, and writing exercises, students will study the basic components of an effective, unified script that connects with its intended audience. Special attention will be paid to the classical Hollywood model of storytelling for developing scripts for both fiction and non-fiction productions.

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El Camino College

Audio Production ( Film/Video 121 )

This course is an introduction to production and postproduction sound for various mediums including motion pictures, television, and new media. Basic techniques common to these mediums will be covered including analog and digital recording, audio editing, sound design, and mixing.

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El Camino College

Production I ( Film/Video 122 )

This course explores the basic concepts and techniques of professional film/video production. Students will create films and videos using professional single-camera production methods.

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El Camino College

Production Planning ( Film/Video 124 )

This course provides students with the skills needed for effectively planning production projects for various entertainment and corporate industries. Financing, script development, budgeting, scheduling, and marketing will be covered.

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El Camino College

Editing ( Film/Video 236 )

This is an intermediate-level course that teaches picture and sound editing skills. Advanced editing concepts such as pace, rhythm, and tempo will be explored through screenings, lectures, and student-made projects. Special attention will be paid to the role of digital technologies in film/video postproduction.

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El Camino College

Television Production ( Film/Video128 )

This course is a study of production principles and procedures common to all television and media productions from conceptualization to completed project. The emphasis is on scripting, planning, directing, editing, and other skills unique to audio/video media. Budgeting, cost analysis, legal issues, research, and other production situations will also be examined.

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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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DeAnza College

Introduction to Electronic Media ( FTV 10 )

A survey course of the history, aesthetics, technology and social impacts of electronic media, including film, broadcasting and the Internet. Explores the role of government, advertising, audiences, and emerging technologies, their futures and impacts on global societies.

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DeAnza College

Beginning Video Production ( FTV 20 )

Basic introduction to the workflows of single-camera video production is offered in this course. Skills learned will cover all three phases of production from pre-production through post production. Using single camera production techniques, students will learn scripting, camera and audio recording, location lighting, directing, and editing through the completion of short video projects.

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DeAnza College

Beginning 16mm Motion Picture Production ( FTV 22 )

An introduction to the production processes of 16mm motion picture film. Topics will include scriptwriting, pre-production, directing techniques, camera operation, and basic cinematography in conjunction with creative picture sound editing. Subjects will be covered through the study and analysis of exemplary motion pictures as well as through a series of filmed student projects.

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DeAnza College

Beginning TV Studio Production ( FTV 23 )

An introduction to the roles and procedures used in the operation of a multi-camera television studio and control room. Students will produce TV content with an emphasis on studio signal flow, switcher operation, graphics/chyrons, directing, camera, lighting, and audio recording in a real-time video recording environment.

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DeAnza College

Introduction to Film/Television Directing ( FTV 26 )

Development and execution of short, single-camera-style projects focusing on the skills of directing and editing.

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DeAnza College

Nonlinear Editing ( FTV 27 )

Concepts and techniques of nonlinear digital video editing will be covered, including organization of the editing process, working in the timeline, audio editing, and basic visual effects. Emphasis will be placed on identifying general principles of film editing as well as different aesthetic techniques for different source material, such as commercials, dialogue scenes, and documentaries.

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DeAnza College

Lighting for Film and Television ( FTV 29 )

An introduction to the basic principles of studio and location lighting for film, television, animated, and composited production. Aesthetic style and techniques of lighting in professional productions will be analyzed and applied through practical exercises filmed in studio. The focus will be on set-based principles involving basic electricity, lighting instruments, dimming equipment, color, recording media, and grip equipment.

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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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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

Location Recording and Sound Design ( FTV 30 )

Study of the art and techniques of audio recording for film and video with emphasis on pre-production and production in studio and on location. Examines the aesthetics of design and the technologies of analog and digital audio through manipulation of sound in the aural and recorded environment.

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DeAnza College

Audio Post Production ( FTV 31 )

Concepts and techniques of audio post production for film and video including nonlinear audio editing, sound effect scoring, foley, cutting sound to picture, and audio mixing.

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DeAnza College

Intermediate Digital Film and Video Production ( FTV 39 )

Principles of digital video in the preproduction and production of a short project using cameras, lighting and sound equipment and post production digital editing.

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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

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

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

16mm/35mm Film Production I ( FTV 44A )

Pre-production, laboratory procedures, interior and exterior lighting techniques, color cinematography for 16mm and 35mm film production. Emphasis on individual student projects.

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DeAnza College

16mm/35mm Film Production II ( FTV 44B )

Advanced production and post-production techniques including sync sound production and editing, music editing, and preparing for the final mix in 16mm and 35mm film production. Emphasis on individual student projects.

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DeAnza College

Introduction to Visual Effects and Color Grading ( FTV 56A )

Overview of finishing steps in modern, digital post-production. Film and television-based usage of Adobe After Effects in practical applications such as titling and composite work will be covered along with color grading in DaVinci Resolve.

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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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DeAnza College

Nonfiction Workshop II: The Documentary ( FTV 57B )

Advanced techniques in nonfiction film and television, including cinematography, sound, lighting, post-production editing, and directing. Analysis of the modern film and television documentary with emphasis on production of a completed documentary video.

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