Film, Television, and Media Arts (FTMA)

FTMA 100

EDITING I

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Fee: $20

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces fundamental principles and mechanics of editing digital, audio, and basic graphics. Emphasizes the practical application and operation of equipment and software. [D; CSU] (Same as: TELE 101)

FTMA 101

FUNDAMENTALS IN CAMERA, LIGHTING, AND SOUND

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Fee: $20

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides fundamental introduction to camera operation and visual composition, lighting design for film and television, and audio recording and reproduction. Emphasizes a technical understanding of equipment, introductory workshops, and practical lab work that will provide the foundation for future operation of specialized production equipment and appreciation of cinematic language. [D; CSU] (Same as: TELE 100)

FTMA 102

INTRODUCTION TO MOTION PICTURE PRODUCTION

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Fee: $45

Recommended Preparation: FTMA 101 or equivalent.

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 4 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides an introduction to the theory, terminology, and process of motion picture production for film, television, and digital media. Includes basic cinematography including the operation, function and creative uses of production and post-production equipment, scriptwriting, camera operation, composition, lighting, sound recording and design, and digital editing. [D; CSU; UC] (Same as: ART 131;TELE 131)

FTMA 105

INTRODUCTION TO WRITING FOR TELEVISION MOTION PICTURE, AND MEDIA

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: ENGL 114 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College English Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: FALL

Introduces basic writing for feature film, television, and electronic media. Emphasizes preparing scripts in proper formats, including fundamental technical, conceptual, and stylistic issues related to writing fiction and non-fiction scripts for informational and entertainment purposes in film and electronic media. Includes a writing evaluation component as a significant part of the course requirement. [D; CSU] (Same as: TELE 110)

FTMA 110

EDITING II

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: FTMA 100 or equivalent.

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Explores essential concepts, techniques and methods of digital editing for images and sound. Emphasizes conceptual, aesthetic and emotional considerations in the temporal and spatial manipulation of images and sound in the construction of a narrative or cinematic experience. [D; CSU]

FTMA 111

RECORDING TECHNIQUES

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Concurrent Enrollment: FTMA 101.

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces audio recording with an emphasis on current digital recording techniques, equipment, and practices. Focuses on the physics of sound propagation, psychoacoustics, microphones, mixers, signal processing, and historical perspectives on analog, digital and HD audio recording, and multi-track recording and mixing. [D; CSU] (Same as: MUS 151;RA&T 120;TELE 151)

FTMA 112

MOTION PICTURE PRODUCTION I

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Fee: $45

Prerequisite: ART 131 or FTMA 102 or equivalent.

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 4 hours

Offered: ALL

Uses film and video as a means of creative expression with an emphasis on cinematography, sound recording and design, and post-production techniques. Includes topics such as screenwriting, directing, editing, videography, and producing. [D; CSU; UC] (Same as: ART 132;TELE 132)

FTMA 113

TELEVISION STUDIO PRODUCTION I

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: FTMA 101 and FTMA 101 or equivalent.

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 4 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces multi-camera studio production through theory and practice of camera and lighting for a multi-camera setup with live switching. Covers the practical experience in the use of control room, studio, audio mixing, and auxiliary equipment in the production of live and recorded programs. [D; CSU] (Same as: TELE 183)

FTMA 115

SCRIPTWRITING FOR THE STAGE AND FILM

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: FTMA 105 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: FALL

Covers dramatic writing for television, film, and theatre. Emphasizes character development, plot, and dialogue creation. Addresses style, timing, and adaptation. [D; CSU] (Formerly: TA 108; Same as: TA 109;TELE 208)

FTMA 116

ACTING FOR THE CAMERA I

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: TA 110 or equivalent.

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides an overview of the basic techniques of acting on camera. Includes exercises in sense memory and effective memory, action, relaxation, and concentration. Emphasizes improvisational techniques, subjective camera monologues, auditions, and scene performance. [D; CSU; UC] (Same as: TA 115;TELE 115)

FTMA 120

VIDEO POST-PRODUCTION,GRAPHICS, AND SPECIAL EFFECTS

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: ART 131 or FTMA 102 or equivalent.

Prerequisite: FTMA 100 or equivalent.

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 4 hours

Offered: FALL

Introduces instruction on how minds process images while using post-production software to enhance and complete videos for output to digital videotape or DVDs and CD-ROMs. Includes correct video imperfections, animated titles, creation of a soundtrack, and keying techniques for multi-layered compositions. [D; CSU]

FTMA 121

RECORDING TECHNIQUES FOR MOTION PICTURE

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: FTMA 111.

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Focuses on advanced audio recording with an emphasis on current recording techniques, equipment, and practices in the film industry. Focuses on Post Sound including Foley and ADR-Automatic Dialog Replacement. [D; CSU]

FTMA 123

TELEVISION STUDIO PRODUCTION II

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: FTMA 113.

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 4 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces and examines multi-camera studio production through theory and practice of camera and lighting for a multi-camera setup with live switching. Covers the practical experience in the use of control room, studio, audio mixing, and auxiliary equipment in the production of live and recorded programs. [D; CSU]

FTMA 125

SCREENWRITING II

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 4 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces and focuses on dramatic screenwriting for original fictional and non-fictional narrative Film. Analyzes and illustrates television forms through oral critiques and script writing formats.

FTMA 131

CINEMATOGRAPHY I

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Preparation: ART 131 or FTMA 102 or equivalent.

Prerequisite: FTMA 111 or MUS 151 or RA&T 120 or equivalent.

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 4 hours

Offered: ALL

Covers the techniques used in digital technology and film, including pre-production, production, and post-production utilizing computer-based and non-linear editing. [D; CSU] (Same as: TELE 233)

FTMA 160

CINEMA AS A FORM OF EXPRESSION AND COMMUNICATION

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces the close analysis of film and television texts. Examines the broad questions of form and content, aesthetics and meaning, and history and culture. Explores the diverse possibilities presented by the cinematic art form through an examination of a wide variety of productions, national cinemas, and film movements. Topics include modes of production, narrative and non-narrative forms, visual design, editing, sound, genre, ideology, and critical analysis. [D; CSU; UC] (Same as: TELE 114;COMM 185;SPCH 185)

FTMA 161

HISTORY OF FILM AS ART

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides a survey of cinema with an emphasis on the chronological development of styles and techniques in the medium. Focuses on aesthetic and historical influences on cinema as well as the effects of cinema on society. Discusses the impact of television on film and popular culture. [D; CSU; UC] (Same as: ART 130;TELE 113)

FTMA 162

CULTURE AND THE MEDIA

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Surveys the development of electronic media with an emphasis on the communicative, aesthetic, and technical history and the influence of media on society. [D; CSU; UC] (Same as: HUM 112;TELE 112)

FTMA 163

INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRONIC MEDIA

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces the history, structure, function, economics, content, and evolution of radio, television, film, the Internet, and new media, including traditional and mature formats. Covers the social, political, regulatory, ethical, and occupational impact of electronic media. [D; CSU] (Same as: SPCH 180;COMM 180;TELE 180)