Film & Video

Courses

FMVD 110 Basic Shooting and Lighting 3.0 Credits

An introduction to the basics of shooting and lighting for film and video production through demonstrations, lectures, screenings and hands-on use of digital video and still cameras and lighting equipment.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

FMVD 115 Basic Editing 3.0 Credits

Theoretical and practical principles of editing using a computer-controlled and post-production system utilizing sync sound film and video material. This class is a hands-on workshop. Screenings of excerpts from feature and short films are used to demonstrate editorial concepts.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

FMVD 120 Basic Sound 3.0 Credits

A thorough analysis of sound theory and practical applications to give students the tools to understand how sound can be successfully recorded, edited, sweetened and re-recorded (mixed) for film and video.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

FMVD 200 Acting for the Screen 3.0 Credits

This course examines the issues and techniques specific to acting for the camera. Through weekly workshops students address the limitations and relationships actors face in performing for the camera. The class explores various acting styles and schools of thought and involves extensive scene study and performance in a video setting.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

FMVD 202 Directing for the Screen 3.0 Credits

This course provides students with an understanding of the role of a director in film and television. Students focus on the development of comprehensive skills for directing technical personnel, exposure to directing styles, communicating with actors and cinematic choices.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: FMVD 110 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 115 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 120 [Min Grade: D]

FMVD 206 Audio Production and Post 3.0 Credits

This course is an introduction to the creation and manipulation, of digital audio files. It is geared towards the Digital Media student, with respect to applying soundtrack elements to their images. Topics will include recording dialog, location sound recording, sound effects design, music editing, and multi-track mixing.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is DIGM.

FMVD 207 Location Sound Recording 3.0 Credits

This course will focus on training students to record quality sound for films in any location.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FMVD 110 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 115 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 120 [Min Grade: D]

FMVD 210 Documentary Video Production 3.0 Credits

Builds on the knowledge of cinematic language and basic production technique learned in FMVD 110. Students become familiar with documentary shooting and editing strategies and produce final documentary projects.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: FMVD 110 [Min Grade: D]

FMVD 215 Narrative Video Production 3.0 Credits

This course applies the basic skills learned in Screenwriting, Shooting and Lighting, Sound, Editing and Directing towards the creation of a fictional narrative film with increased emphasis on intermediate production and post-production technologies.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: FMVD 110 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 115 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 120 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 202 [Min Grade: D] and SCRP 280 [Min Grade: D]

FMVD 218 Intermediate Cinematography 3.0 Credits

This course provides advanced focus in cinematic concepts and techniques and their their use in electronic filmmaking.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FMVD 110 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 115 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 120 [Min Grade: D]

FMVD 220 Experimental Video Production 3.0 Credits

This course explores experimental theses and techniques in video. Self discovery, working through a process, and developing varied strategies are part of each student's journey that culminates in a finished experimental film.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FMVD 110 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 115 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 120 [Min Grade: D]

FMVD 226 Intermediate Sound 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to build upon the audio production recording skills achieved in FMVD 120-Basic Sound. Students will learn how to operate advanced industry standard field recorders and mix sound for multiple set microphones, including wireless microphones, and will become adept at troubleshooting potential film production audio issues.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FMVD 120 [Min Grade: D]

FMVD 228 Visual Storytelling 3.0 Credits

This course explores a variety of techniques and principles that are used to tell a visual story. It asks how we might differentiate a story told in images and sounds from one told in writing and investigates how techniques of cinematography, editing, and mise-en-scène contribute to the exposition of a story and to the articulations of its meaning.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is FMVD.
Prerequisites: FMVD 110 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 115 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 120 [Min Grade: D]

FMVD 232 Film Action Choreography 3.0 Credits

In this course, a variety of different types of action scenes ranging from fistfights to car chases will be studied. Through screenings of successful action scenes and shot by shot analysis the student will learn the importance of camera placement and ample coverage. Through the combination of screenings and hands on action arrangement the student will gain an understanding of what is involved in a successful action sequence and have to skills to execute them.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FMVD 110 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 115 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 120 [Min Grade: D]

FMVD 234 Legal Basics for Filmmakers 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to provide students with knowledge of basic business and legal issues in the film industry, and to develop a working understanding of intellectual property, contracts and other issues which apply to filmmaking, to assist the student in understanding the legal issues related to creative works.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

FMVD 235 Intermediate Lighting 3.0 Credits

Emphasizes learning to model figures and shape scenery with light for film and video production. Covers methods of creating mood and atmosphere through light appropriate to the story of a particular film or video.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: FMVD 110 [Min Grade: D]

FMVD 237 Intermediate Editing 3.0 Credits

This course will build upon Adobe Premiere and Avid editing principles taught in FMVD 115-Basic Editing, with increased emphasis on editing aesthetics.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FMVD 110 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 115 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 120 [Min Grade: D]

FMVD 242 Film Production Design 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to instruct in the techniques and methods of designing a set for film and television.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

FMVD 286 Producing for Features 3.0 Credits

Producing will cover all aspects associated with producing a feature film in both the Hollywood and Independent arenas.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

FMVD 291 Film and Video Internship 0.5-3.0 Credits

The student does a non-paying internship in the field of film and video for academic credit, working a minimum of 100 hours in a 10-week term for 3 credits. The student provides an initial informational sheet on the internship and submits a final paper on the experience. May be repeated for credit. The first time the course may be taken for 3 credits. After that, the course may be repeated, but for 1 credit each time. Department permission required.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is FMVD.

FMVD 305 Special Effects Make-up 3.0 Credits

Introduction to the materials and techniques used in the creation of a character or special effects make-up for film and video. Through demonstrations and hands-on projects, students learn the basics of cosmetic application and more specialized techniques.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

FMVD 306 Micro-budget Filmmaking 3.0 Credits

This course will prepare students to make quality films on very small budgets. We will look at how aspiring filmmakers can survive in the world after college without access to an equipment office and readily available crews. Students will examine the early work of contemporary filmmakers and apply these lessons to a 5 - 8 minute short film.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

FMVD 307 Cutting Trailers 3.0 Credits

View, analyze and produce theotrical trailers and promos, as well as study the marketing methods that drive these productions. The history of trailers will also be studied.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FMVD 237 [Min Grade: D]

FMVD 310 Camera Operators Workshop 3.0 Credits

A hands-on introduction to the role of the camera operator in filmmaking.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is FMVD.
Prerequisites: FMVD 110 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 115 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 120 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 218 [Min Grade: D]

FMVD 315 Audio Post Production 3.0 Credits

Sound Post-Production is a workshop that allows students to thoroughly focus on the audio portion of editing. In this course, the individual components of sound design are presented and students in order to understand how all the components work together to form a solid soundtrack.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FMVD 110 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 115 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 120 [Min Grade: D]

FMVD 316 Post Color Correction 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to introduce students to the aesthetic and technical techniques of color grading using Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve. Color Grading requires students to grasp the concepts of video scopes, color theory, and the glossary of colorist terms.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FMVD 237 [Min Grade: D]

FMVD 317 Directing the Score 3.0 Credits

This course will provide the filmmaker student with the communication tools to direct a film score composer.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FMVD 110 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 115 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 120 [Min Grade: D]

FMVD 320 Steadicam Workshop 3.0 Credits

A hands-on introduction to the use of the Steadicam as a creative production tool. The course will cover basic theory, set-up, and operation of the Steadicam with various cameras.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FMVD 310 [Min Grade: D]

FMVD 322 Production Workshop I 3.0 Credits

The first of a two-course sequence in which students produce a larger scale film, in terms of crew size, production value and story.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: FMVD 215 [Min Grade: D]

FMVD 323 Production Workshop II 3.0 Credits

The second of a two-course sequence in which students produce a film or video project.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Prerequisites: FMVD 322 [Min Grade: D]

FMVD 324 Visual Effects for Film Editors 3.0 Credits

This course will introduce students to commonly used techniques in visual effects using Adobe After Effects. Students will learn workflow between After Effects and both Premiere and Avid editing systems, as well as integration with Photoshop and Illustrator.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FMVD 237 [Min Grade: D]

FMVD 325 Stop Motion Animation 3.0 Credits

This course will explore the technique and expressive possibilities of traditional Stop Motion Animation. Students will learn to shoot objects or models one frame at a time to create the illusion of movement and life.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FMVD 110 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 115 [Min Grade: D] and FMVD 120 [Min Grade: D]

FMVD 327 Advanced Lighting 3.0 Credits

This course expands upon lighting techniques taught in FMVD 235, Basic Lighting.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FMVD 235 [Min Grade: D]

FMVD 328 New Technologies in Film 3.0 Credits

This is a hands-on course that instructs in the use of emerging technologies in the film industry.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is FMVD or major is TELE.
Prerequisites: FMVD 310 [Min Grade: B]

FMVD 341 Creating Credits and Opticals 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to present a "real world" introduction to creating open and close title sequences for film and television.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FMVD 237 [Min Grade: D]

FMVD 365 Special Topics in Production 3.0 Credits

Focuses on a particular aspect of film and video production, such as cinematography, directing, or editing. The course may be repeated for credit if topics vary.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: FMVD 105 [Min Grade: D] or FMVD 110 [Min Grade: D]

FMVD 399 Independent Project in Film and Video 0.5-12.0 Credits

Students plan and produce a project in the area of film and video with faculty supervision. May be repeated for credit. Department permission required.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is FMVD.
Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

FMVD 400 Advanced Directing 3.0 Credits

This hands-on class explores the communication between actors and directors in the film industry. In a workshop setting, using professional actors, students work on scenes rotating as directors.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FMVD 202 [Min Grade: D]

FMVD 410 Running a Production Company 3.0 Credits

This course explores the practical implications of starting and running a small media production business. Emphasis will be placed on the nuts and bolts of bookkeeping, marketing, sales, strategic planning and tax compliance. Students will create a personal business plan and create marketing material promoting their business.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

FMVD 415 Advanced Editing 3.0 Credits

This course builds upon the intermediate skills taught in FMVD 237- Intermediate Editing. Students advance towards editing larger scale productions, address challenges to specific types of projects, and explore advanced techniques.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is FMVD and classification is Senior.
Prerequisites: FMVD 237 [Min Grade: B]

FMVD 430 Advanced Cinematography 3.0 Credits

This course provides students with exposure to the principles of advanced cinematography and videography both in theory and practical experiences.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FMVD 230 [Min Grade: D]

FMVD 465 Special Topics in Film and Video 3.0 Credits

Covers special topics in the area of film and video. May be repeated for credit if topics vary.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: FMVD 105 [Min Grade: D] or FMVD 110 [Min Grade: D]

FMVD 490 Directed Studies in Film and Video 0.5-12.0 Credits

Students undertake specified studies in the field of film and video with faculty supervision. May be repeated for credit. Department permission required.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

FMVD 495 Senior Project in Film and Video 3.0 Credits

The student plans and produces a long-term project during the senior year with faculty supervision. The project is expected to integrate the academic and practical knowledge the student has acquired in the area of film and video.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 9 credits
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is FMVD and classification is Junior or Senior.
Prerequisites: FMVD 323 [Min Grade: D]

FMVD I199 Independent Study in Film & Video 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

FMVD I299 Independent Study in Film & Video 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

FMVD I399 Independent Study in Film & Video 0.5-12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

FMVD I499 Independent Study in Film & Video 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

FMVD T180 Special Topics in Game Film & Video 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

FMVD T280 Special Topics in Game Film & Video 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

FMVD T380 Special Topics in Game Film & Video 3.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

FMVD T480 Special Topics in Game Film & Video 3.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

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