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CINEMA – ARTS, MEDIA & PERFORMANCE

 

Our Cinema courses are part of our Multimedia - Video Production AA degree and Certificates. You can also take these classes to fulfill UC and/or CSU 

CINEMA 003 HISTORY OF MOTION PICTURES
(UC:CSU) 3 UNITS
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 2 hrs, Lab: 2 hrs
Covers classics and important films from the birth of the medium to the present time. Films are screened and discussed with regard to their cultural influence. The course follows the evolution of the art, industry and technology involved in movie making.

CINEMA 004 HISTORY OF THE DOCUMENTARY FILM
(UC:CSU) 3 UNITS
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 2 hrs, Lab: 2 hrs
Examines the development of documentary and non-narrative films from the 1890’s to present day. Includes historical, pro- paganda, educational, commercial, cinéma vérité and direct cinema. Students will develop critical standards for judging documentary films.

CINEMA 107 UNDERSTANDING MOTION PICTURES
(CSU) 3 UNITS
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hrs
Students will examine a survey of motion pictures as an art form, entertainment industry, and communication medium via screenings, lectures, and readings about 'classic' and contemporary films, American and foreign, theatrical and non-theatrical. Students will also conduct research specific to film and explore analytical/critical discussions that show an understanding of film studies and aesthetics.

CINEMA 125 FILM PRODUCTION WORKSHOP
 (CSU) 3 UNITS Prerequisite: CINEMA 107 and MULTIMD 610
Advisory: MULTIMD 600 | Lecture: 2 hrs, Lab: 2 hrs
This is an advanced course in practical filmmaking, with each student required to produce/write/direct and tech a professional short film with sound, as well as crew for other assigned films. Topics include pre-production planning, camera operation, location lighting, sound and editing. Emphasis is on producing, film and digital cinematography and lighting in studio and on location.

If you would like to take more classes in Video Production (Film/TV) Check out these:

MULTIMEDIA 600 STORY, SCRIPT & SCREEN
 (CSU) 3 UNITS Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hrs

A fundamental course on creative writing and scripting basics. The course includes lectures; short and feature film screenings; writing assignments; in-class group discussion and critique.

MULTIMEDIA 605 STUDIO PRODUCTION
 (CSU) 3 UNITS

Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 2 hrs, Lab: 2 hrs

Students write, produce, and direct a series of live-switched video productions. Each student functions as talent or crew in productions produced by classmates. Production protocol learned will include: operation of studio cameras; lighting instruments and control; and operation of control room equipment including switcher, audio mixer, video recording, and character generator as well as directing, writing & producing.

MULTIMEDIA 610 INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL VIDEO PRODUCTION
 (CSU) 3 UNITS
Prerequisite: None | Advisories: MULTIMD 100 and MULTIMD 500 | Lecture: 2 hrs, Lab: 2 hrs

An introductory course emphasizing the technical and creative aspects of digital video production for film and television. Key aspects of studio production are covered such as lighting, microphone operation, camera operation, lenses, production switching, audio recording, and basic editing.

MULTIMEDIA 620 DIGITAL AUDIO
(CSU) 3 UNITS Prerequisite: None | Advisory: MULTIMD 500
Lecture: 2 hrs, Lab: 2 hrs
An introductory course in digital audio where students work with current digital audio equipment to capture, mix and compose audio. This course lays the groundwork for understanding the professional world of sound production and will focus in three key areas: theory of sound, use of Digidesign Pro Tools for music production and film/TV post-production sound.

MULTIMEDIA 630 DIGITAL VIDEO PRODUCTION: FOOTAGE ACQUISITION
(CSU) 3 UNITS
Prerequisite: None Advisories: MULTIMD 500 and MULTIMD 610 | Lecture: 2 hrs, Lab: 2 hrs
Intermediate level course on developing production skills and aesthetics of audio, video/television, and new media. Topics include pre-production planning, camera operation, location lighting, sound and editing. Emphasis is on video cinematography and lighting in studio and on location.

MULTIMEDIA 640 DIGITAL VIDEO PRODUCTION: DIGITAL EDITING
(CSU) 3 UNITS
Prerequisite: None | Advisories: MULTIMD 500, and MULTIMD 610 and MULTIMD 630

Lecture: 2 hrs, Lab: 2 hrs

An intermediate course that focuses on post production projects in video editing, compositing and motion graphics. Students will be exposed to the concepts and techniques of non-linear editing, computer generated imagery and live action video, special effects, and design of titling and motion graphics.



 

Contact Us

Curtis Stage - Chair - Professor

818. 364. 7771

stagecj@laccd.edu

John Huynh (Huy Huynh) - Full Time - Assistant Professor

818. 833. 3384

huynhhd@LAmission.edu