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FILM, TELEVISION & DIGITAL MEDIA COURSES FOR SUMMER 2020

 

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4 / Introduction to Art and Technique of Filmmaking
(Formerly numbered 122B.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. Students acquire understanding of practical and aesthetic challenges undertaken by artists and professionals in making of motion pictures and television. Examination of film as both art and industry: storytelling, sound and visual design, casting and performance, editing, finance, advertising, and distribution. Exploration of American and world cinema from filmmaker's perspective. Honing of analytical skills and development of critical vocabulary for study of filmmaking as technical, artistic, and cultural phenomenon. P/NP or letter grading.


33 / Introductory Screenwriting
Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Not open for credit to students with credit for course C132/C430. Structural analysis of feature films and development of professional screenwriters' vocabulary for constructing, deconstructing, and reconstructing their own work. Screenings of films and selected film sequences in class and by assignment. P/NP or letter grading.


72 / Production Practice in Film, Television, and Digital Media
Lecture, three hours; laboratory, three hours. Exploration of research, analysis, and conceptualization of dramatic narrative and laboratory experience in one or more various aspects of contemporary production and postproduction practices for entertainment media, including theater, film, video, and digital media. May be repeated for maximum of 8 units. Letter grading.


75 / Lighting for Film and Television
Laboratory, 10 hours. Offered as one-week intensive course. Introduction to concepts and practice of lighting for film through discussion and intensive hands-on, laboratory experience for directors of photography, camera operators, gaffers, key grips, assistant camera, and grips. Crew rotation changes per camera setup. Review of dailies. Offered in summer only. Letter grading.


84A / Overview of Contemporary Film Industry
Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Examination of evolving economic structures and business practices in contemporary Hollywood film industry, with emphasis on operations of studios and independent distribution companies, their development, marketing, and distribution systems, and their relationship to independent producers, talent, and agencies. Letter grading.


99 / Student Research Program
Tutorial (supervised research or other scholarly work), three hours per week per unit. Entry-level research for lower-division students under guidance of faculty mentor. Students must be in good academic standing and enrolled in minimum of 12 units (excluding this course). Individual contract required; consult Undergraduate Research Center. May be repeated. P/NP grading.


101A / Junior Symposium
Laboratory, three hours. Course 101A is enforced requisite to 101B, which is enforced requisite to 101C. Limited to Film and Television majors. Structured forum in which juniors meet on regular basis to discuss curricular issues, meet with faculty members, and have exposure to array of guest speakers from within film industry. Letter grading.


M111 / Women and Film
(Same as Gender Studies M111.) Lecture, eight hours; discussion, one hour. Historical issues and critical approaches to women and cinema that may include authorship, stardom, female genres, and images of women in Hollywood cinema, alternative cinema, and independent cinema from silent era to present. Letter grading.


114 / Film Genres
Lecture/screenings, five hours; discussion, one hour. Study of specific film genre (e.g., Western, gangster cycle, musical, silent epic, comedy, social drama). P/NP or letter grading.


122D / Film Editing: Overview of History, Technique, and Practice
Lecture, three hours. Practical application of film editing techniques, how they have evolved, and continue to evolve. Examination of history of editing, as well as current editing trends, terminology, and workflow. P/NP or letter grading.


122E / Digital Cinematography
Lecture, three hours. With lectures, screenings, and demonstrations, study of principles of digital cinematography. How tools and techniques affect visual storytelling process. Topics include formats, aspect ratios, cameras, lenses, special effects, internal menu picture manipulation, lighting, composition, coverage, high definition, digital exhibition, filtration, multiple-camera shooting. P/NP or letter grading.


122J / Disney Feature: Then and Now
Lecture, three hours; discussion, three hours. Study and analysis of Disney's animated features. Evaluation of why Disney's animated features have dominated until recently and ramifications of this dominance on animation and society. Letter grading.


122M / Film and Television Directing
Lecture, three hours. Through discussions, screenings, demonstrations, and guests, exploration of script, previsualization, directing actors, directing camera coverage in relationship to story, practical on-set directing, and directing for camera. P/NP or letter grading.


131 / Introduction to Television Writing
Lecture, three hours. Introduction to television pilot form, covering style and content, as well as principles behind network needs and how pilots are chosen across broadcast, cable, and digital platforms. Students write series outline and first act of original pilot. Offered in summer only. Letter grading.


133B / Intermediate Television Writing One-Hour Drama/Half-Hour Dramedy Series


135A / Advanced Screenwriting Workshop
Laboratory, three hours. Requisite: course 134. Course 135A is requisite to 135B, which is requisite to 135C. Course in film and television writing. First act of original screenplay to be developed. Letter grading.


146 / Art and Practice of Motion Picture Producing
Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Exploration of role of producer as both artist and business person. Comparative analysis of screenplays and completed films. Emphasis on assembly of creative team and analysis of industrial context, both independent and studio. Screenings viewed outside of class and on reserve at Powell Library. Letter grading.


178 / Film and Television Production Laboratory


180A / Animation Fundamentals
Lecture, six hours; laboratory, six hours. Fundamentals of animation through exercises and preparation of short animated film. Students create 10-second film in one of traditional techniques (non-computer), with music and/or sound effects. Offered in summer only. Letter grading.


180B / Writing for Animation
Lecture, two hours; laboratory, six hours. Analysis and practice of effective visual storytelling through creation of three production storyboards. Offered in summer only. Letter grading.


180C / Stop Motion Fundamentals Workshop
Lecture, six hours; laboratory, six hours. Exercises designed to teach technical skills, processes, and principles of motion and timing. Use of range of materials, building animation performances in split-second increments arranged to give illusion of movement. Exploration of early history of stop motion. Collaborative creation of stop-motion film with each student directing and animating portion of film. Offered in summer only. Letter grading.


183A / Producing I: Film and Television Development
Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Open to nonmajors. Critical analysis of contemporary entertainment industries and practical approach to understanding and implementing producer's role in development of feature film and television scripts. Through scholarly and trade journal readings, in-class discussions, script analysis, and select guest speakers, exposure to various entities that comprise feature film and television development process. Basic introduction to story and exploration of proper technique for evaluating screenplays and teleplays through writing of coverage. May be taken independently for credit. Letter grading.


183B / Producing II: Entertainment Economics
Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Open to nonmajors. Critical understanding of strategies and operating principles that drive flow of revenue in entertainment industry. Exploration of theoretical frameworks and development of critical perspective, while studying industrial processes through which movie and television properties are financed and exploited throughout all revenue streams. May be taken independently for credit. Letter grading.


183C / Producing III: Marketing, Distribution, and Exhibition
Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Open to nonmajors. Marketing and distribution of feature films across multiple exhibition platforms and subsequent reception and consumption by audiences. Focus on engagement between distributor, exhibitor, and audience and analysis of various conceptual frameworks and industrial strategies within which these relationships are conceived and operate. May be taken independently for credit. Letter grading.


188A / Special Courses in Film, Television, and Digital Media
Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Special topics in film, television, and digital media for undergraduate students taught on experimental or temporary basis. May be repeated for credit. P/NP or letter grading.


194 / Internship Seminars: Film, Television, and Digital Media
Seminar, two hours. Corequisite: course 195. Designed for students currently in departmental internships. General introduction to contemporary film and television industries and discussion and engagement with and expansion on internship experiences. Common business practices and expansion of critical understanding of industry at large. May be repeated for credit. Letter grading.


195 / Corporate Internships in Film, Television, and Digital Media
Tutorial, one hour; internship, eight hours. Enforced corequisite: course 194. Limited to juniors/seniors. Corporate internship in supervised setting in business related to film, television, and digital media industries. Students meet on regular basis with instructor and provide periodic reports of their experience. May be repeated for credit. Individual contract with supervising faculty member required. P/NP or letter grading.


199 / Directed Research or Senior Project in Film, Television, and Digital Media
Tutorial, three hours. Limited to senior Film and Television majors. Supervised individual research or investigation under guidance of faculty mentor. Culminating paper or project required. May be taken for maximum of 8 units. Individual contract required. P/NP or letter grading.


221 / Seminar: Film Authors
Seminar, three hours; film screenings, four to six hours. Designed for graduate students. Intensive examination of works of outstanding creators of films. May be repeated twice for credit. S/U or letter grading.


498 / Professional Internship in Film and Television
Tutorial, to be arranged. Full- or part-time at studio or on professional project. Designed for MFA program advanced students. Internship at various film, television, or theater facilities accentuating creative contribution, organization, and work of professionals in their various specialties. Given only when projects can be scheduled. S/U or letter grading.


596B / Directed Individual Studies: Writing
Tutorial, to be arranged. Limited to graduate students. May be repeated with consent of instructor. S/U or letter grading.


596C / Directed Individual Studies: Directing
Tutorial, to be arranged. Limited to graduate students. May be repeated with consent of instructor. S/U or letter grading.


596F / Directed Individual Studies: Production
Tutorial, to be arranged. Limited to graduate students. May be repeated with consent of instructor. S/U or letter grading.


599 / PhD Dissertation in Film and Television
Tutorial, to be arranged. Preparation: advancement to PhD candidacy. Research and writing for PhD dissertation. May be repeated. S/U grading.