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FLM 106 - Introduction to Filmmaking

Credits: 3
2 Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours

This course provides an introduction to the filmmaking process. Students chart the five steps of the filmmaking process though the completion of production planning assignments. Students explore cooperation, communication and the effort required by all departments to work together on a set.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Outline the five stages of the filmmaking process though lectures, readings and demonstrations.
  2. Construct the formatting of a sample script.
  3. Differentiate the roles of a film production using models.
  4. Analyze a scene from a sample script.
  5. Generate a script breakdown from a script analysis.
  6. Critique sample productions through case studies.
  7. Estimate the timing of a production schedule.
Listed Topics
  1. Film crew hierarchy
  2. Set management
  3. Filmmaker contracts
  4. Script breakdowns
  5. Scheduling
  6. Budgeting
  7. Producing
  8. Script formatting
  9. Call sheets
  10. The five stages of filmmaking
Reference Materials
Films, online videos, textbooks, free digital production documents.
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
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Technological Competence
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 12/15/2021

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