Have you always had an interest in film? Would you like to move beyond that casual interest and study film history, theory, and criticism, even learn how to become part of the movie-making industry? If so, the new Film Studies minor is just for you. Film Studies provides a deep examination of film's evolution into the unique and powerful medium it has become in the 21st century. This exciting program offers a hands-on curriculum where you will learn and utilize skills and techniques to create your own films, shorts, commercials and documentaries:
Work with Associate Professor Thomas Quinn, who has a proven track record in TV and film. Quinn is an award-winning actor and a writer/director of short films and features. He is also a certified DaVinci Resolve trainer. Work with actors and help them develop their on camera performances. Learn to control a functioning movie set and work effectively with multiple on-set collaborators, both technical and talent.
The Film Studies minor is open to all undergraduates and requires a minimum of seven course units. There are three required courses for the minor: FLM 110 Film Aesthetics, and FLM 320 Film Theory, and FLM 330 Videography.
Sample course plan:
1. FLM 110, FLM 330, and FLM 320
2. Select four courses from the following:
The core production class, Videography, will cover four main aspects of the filmmaker's journey: editing, cameras, lighting and sound. Each student who completes this course will have a real working knowledge of how to create their own films to exacting, professional standards.
Gone are the days of having to move video projects in and out of multiple software suites to get to a final product. With DaVinci Resolve 15, students now have the means to do everything in one easy-to-use, sophisticated program. Resolve 15 allows editing, color grading, complex sound editing, and sophisticated special effects editing without leaving Resolve's interface and it is free.
Resolve offers tools for editing and color along with Fusion for visual effects and motion graphics and Fairlight for your audio needs. But unlike Adobe, it’s free. - Editors' Choice - Videomaker™
Students will learn how to properly white balance cameras, utilize peaking focus assist, zebras for controlling exposure, work with slow motion, time lapse effects, high dynamic range LOG footage, follow focus rigs, camera dollies, motion stabilization rigs and aerial drones.
Learn how to use key, fill, and back lighting to create stunning lighting effects. Study the uses and applications of different types of lights including LEDs, Tungsten, HMI, etc. and the importance of color temperatures and how to apply them effectively. Students will create sophisticated lighting scenarios on our sound stage, and then take those lessons out on location to create amazing footage in their own films.
Learn to use boom, lapel, and hand-held microphones and understand the benefits of each. With DaVinci Resolve, explore the sophisticated Fairlight audio editing suite to do Automated Dialogue Replacement work (ADR), Foley sound effects recording, and effectively deal with room noise and basic noise reduction.