ART 160 - Film Production I at Northern Virginia Community College

Course Description

Effective: 2011-08-01

Introduces students to the basic techniques and procedures involved in motion picture production. Emphasizes aspects of filmmaking from scripting and preproduction through editing and postproduction. Includes the exploration of professional film crew roles in grip, lighting, production management, directing, sound and editing. Part I of II. This course is cross-listed with PHT 150. Credit will not be awarded for both.
Lecture 2 hours. Lab 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

This course teaches film production using industry standard protocol and equipment. It familiarizes students with the technical and aesthetic practices of narrative filmmaking and familiarizes them with film language and techniques. The course teaches them to operate technical filmmaking equipment and prepares them to work as a member of a professional crew. This course introduces, reinforces and applies concepts foundational to time-based media and sequential art.

Course Objectives

Major Topics to be Included

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