2022-2023 Academic Catalog

Film and Digital Video Production (FDVP)

FDVP 330   Film and Digital Video Production   3 Units

Pre-production, planning, scripting, principal photography will be done for the film project. Emphasizes lighting, camera operation, sound recording and directing. Students complete 2 projects: visual & narrative. Corequisite: FDVP 335.

FDVP 335   Editing Principles and Techniques   3 Units

Students study the basic principles and aesthetics of editing film, video, and digital media, with practical experience in Final Cut Pro lab through the completion of short editing projects. Corequisite: FDVP 330.

FDVP 361   Producing Narrative Short Films   3 Units

Students will study the evolution of narrative short film development, critiquing both Western & International short films. Each student will work as crew on a short film while directing, writing, producing, shooting or editing an introductory level narrative fiction short film themselves. Prerequisites: FDVP 330 and FDVP 335.

FDVP 362   Documentary Production   3 Units

Students view and analyze a variety of documentaries over the past century for style and content. Working in small production groups, students plan, script, produce, and edit several short documentary productions. Prerequisites: FDVP 330 and FDVP 335.

FDVP 455   History of Film   3 Units

This course provides a survey of film history, covering the birth of film out of photography in the 1890s, its commercial expansion, first great actors and directors, aiiistic development in German expressionism and Soviet montage, the advent of sound in the 1920s, and the beginning of the golden years of Hollywood before and during World War II through to the present. Students will develop a historical appreciation of film, exploring narrative, documentaly, and experimental forms and acquire the critical, technical, and aesthetic vocabulary related to cinematic practices and structures.

FDVP 490   Internship: Film and Digital Video Production   1-8 Units

Offers students an opportunity to credit and learn professional skills “on the job” by working for a studio, network, production company, newsroom etc. A minimum of forty (40) hours of work for each unit is required. Prerequisite: junior or senior standing.