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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog
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FLM 103 - Film Production 1

Credits: 4
4 Skills Lab Hours

Prerequisites: FLM 105  and FLM 106  

This course focuses on student-created fiction filmmaking through the five-part production process. It explores cooperation, communication and the effort required by all departments to work together in a studio environment. Film projects are assigned to teams to set up required elements and shoot scenes under specific conditions and expected outcomes. Planning concepts include scripting, script breakdown, casting, securing permits and locations, crew designations, scheduling, budgeting, filming on location, sound recording and editing.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Demonstrate proper techniques in scheduling all required departments on a film crew.
  2. Develop a script for evaluation in a team setting on required elements within budget guidelines.
  3. Produce a schedule to set up and restore any studio or location.
  4. Define crew expectations and their hierarchy.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to work within a team and complete responsibilities on time, within budget and following accepted safe practices.
  6. Produce a short film.
Listed Topics
  1. Crew roles and responsibilities
  2. Scheduling, collaboration and communication
  3. Transportation of equipment, crew and cast
  4. Script text analysis
  5. Permit applications and securing locations
  6. Production forms and completion
  7. Basic camera use
  8. Basic sound recording
  9. Basic editing
  10. Film festival strategy
Reference Materials
Film, video, media, lecture, internet and textbooks
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Communication
  • Technological Competence
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 3/16/2022

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