Classes

Credits

3D Cinematography

An intensive, hand-on laboratory in the art and technology of the explosive field of stereoscopic 3D cinematography. Introduction to Basic Concepts, Theory and Terminology will be given in capturing, editing and monitoring stereo video and virtual stereo projects. Hands-on will start on the first day using your own still digital camera, progressing to more sophisticated stereo equipment in exercises in a studio environment, followed by production of short dramatic projects. We will have demonstrations of state-of-the-art hardware and software, plus visits to several important 3D companies. The Workshop is open to graduate and undergraduate students, professional cinematographers and visual graphic artists interested in knowledge and practice about this emerging filmmaking process. Affonso Beato, ASC, ABC is a highly experienced Director of Photography, recently consulting for a major international TV Network and member of its R&D project on producing and broadcasting stereoscopic programs. His many feature film credits include: The Queen; Nights in Rodanthe; Ghost World; Dark Water; The Fighting Temptations; The Big Easy; Great Balls of Fire; Love in the Time of Cholera; and many others. Please note that 3D cinematography is not a portfolio production class.

Course number: FILM-431
Prerequisite: Take FIL-006/FILM-001, CPR & First Aid Workshop, FIL-161/FILM-230, Cinematography Tech Training, and FIL-253/FILM-223, Film Directing 3

Acting Workshop for Directors

3

This is a hands-on class designed to teach students the actor's process, as well as the most effective ways to communicate with actors to get the desired results for the director. Students will experience acting from the practical viewpoint of becomming the actor and learn how to direct actors for best results.

Course number: FILM-123
Prerequisite: Take FIL-153 or FILM-121, Directing 1

Adv Cinematic Motion

Digital Motion Compositing is an advanced level transdisciplinary studies film course. Students from Film, Motion Graphics and Motion Illustration collaborate to create unique narrative solutions. The course will teach how to produce live-action green screen shoots and the proper methods of post-production development. Faculties will teach unique perspectives from a designer, director and a cinematographers point of view. -Production Level: 1 for in-class assignments only.

Course number: FILM-432
Prerequisite: Take FIL-006/FILM-001, CPR & First Aid Workshop and FIL-253/FILM-223, Directing 3 or SBC-620/FILM-620, Short Film Production

Adv Sound Design Workshop

3

As an ADVANCED SOUND DESIGN studio course, it is assumed the student already knows the fundamentals of Pro-Tools and has taken the pre-requisite FILM SOUND PRODUCTION class. Thus this course is a small, specialized workshop designed to help each student with specific music scoring and sound design needs on a project of the students' choosing. This course will examine audio production techniques, technologies, and aesthetics related to the development of a soundtrack as used in film, video production, and theater. As reference, the course will investigate the most creative uses and innovations in sound design over the last century. Using live recording techniques and sound and music libraries, the course will inform students of the importance of sound in feature film and television. The course will also design and mix elements to create effective soundtracks for student film projects using digital sound recording and surround-sound mixing. The use of temporary musical scores and elements in student projects will also be discussed with special attention paid to the legal ramifications of intended or unintended plagiarism in the student's final soundtrack mix; the dangers of "Temp Love" will concurrently be explained. The course is industry-oriented in its approach; that is, the student's work is critiqued on the same strengths and weaknesses that it would be judged by in the marketplace. Learning objectives: To hone the students' skills and work habits, assuming they will be filmmakers who will work and communicate with music composers and sound designers, to a level that is as close to professional as can be expected in a fourteen-week course. Texts/Equipment/Supplies: No text or equipment needed. Students are encouraged to bring their own filmed but unfinished works to class in QuickTime format to be used in the workshops and discussions, and when appropriate to be scored and sound designed. Course Structure: The student starts with a review of his/her specific projects in an effort to understand the sound, music and composing necessary to complete the project. Students then experiment with a variety of sounds and musical compositions for thematic ideation. Through ideation and experimentation students are able to explore and apply his/her specific learning to the completion of their film projects. (Offered Fall and Spring.)

Course number: FILM-341
Prerequisite: Take FIL-281/FILM-240, Post Production Sound

Advanced Cinematic Motion

Advanced Cinematic Motion is an advanced level transdisciplinary studies film course. Students from Film, Motion Graphics and Motion Illustration collaborate to create unique narrative solutions. The course will teach how to produce live-action green screen shoots and the proper methods of post-production development. Faculty will teach unique perspectives from a designer, director and a cinematographers point of view.

Course number: ILL-414
Prerequisite: Take ILL-265, Motion Design 2 Take ILL-300, 5th Term Review

Advanced Cinematic Motion

Digital Motion Compositing is an advanced level transdisciplinary studies film course. Students from Film, Motion Graphics and Motion Illustration collaborate to create unique narrative solutions. The course will teach how to produce live-action green screen shoots and the proper methods of post-production development. Faculties will teach unique perspectives from a designer, director and a cinematographers point of view.

Course number: GMOT-351
Prerequisite: Take GMOT-302, Advanced 3D Motion Graphics

Advanced Cinematography

3

This advanced course approaches cinematography as a practical craft and as a design art. With a combination of theoretical study and hands-on exercises, we build a rich understanding of a DP's most important skill-sets -- light, exposure, color, lighting, cameras, formats, lenses, frame composition and shooting practices. Strong emphasis on student cinematographers' preparation for the professional world. Note: this is a hands-on workshop for Cinematography majors and those who want an advanced understanding of the craft. It is not a production class. -Production Level: 1 for in-class demonstrations only.

Course number: FILM-330
Prerequisite: Take FILM-232, Lighting for Cinematography

Advanced Flame Class

Advanced Flame expands on the previous flame class and moves further into student projects as well as more plot-driven effects. These plot driven effects range from affecting the environment characters are in and a larger focus on advanced color correction. Additionally, there is an emphasis on project planning for films with visual effects both supporting and plot driven.

Course number: FILM-551
Prerequisite: n/a

Advanced Post Production Sound

Advanced techniques for Post Production Sound editorial and mixing. The introduction to post production sound class touches on a broad array of topics while this class provides the opportunity to deep dive into the areas of dialog editing, advanced recording principals, creative use of effects, equalization, compression and limiting, advanced automation, and mixing the industry standard digital audio program, Pro Tools. Subjects covered include: Stereo & Surround mixing techniques for TV and Film. Sweetening dialog through proper editing, equalization, and control of volume levels. Understand OMF and AAF files from Final Cut Pro or Avid Media Composer. How to create premixes and stems as well as how to deliver finished mixes back to the editing department (Media Composer, Final Cut, or any video editing workstation). Students are provided a variety of projects to work on and develop and understanding of how to make audio sound broadcast ready. Through lectures, examples and plenty of hands on time students will produce multiple finished projects and in addition, students are encouraged to work on their own projects.

Course number: FILM-340
Prerequisite: Take FIL-281/FILM-240, Post Production Sound

Advanced Screenwriting

3

Course material explores the more esoteric elements of screenwriting, including the creative process and the proper application of exposition, subtext and character to writing assignments. After this class, students should have a clearer idea about how to become a more productive writer and a more creative artist.

Course number: FILM-204
Prerequisite: Take FIL-211/FILM-102, Screenwriting 2

Aesthetics of Cinematography

3

The course consists of a series of 35mm still photo exercises to introduce the student to the basic vocabulary of lighting, including: lighting direction and formal definition, hard and soft light qualities, and the laws of light behavior. An overview of the historical conventions of film lighting and the role of the director of photography is provided as foundation for the practical photo assignments. -Production Level: 1

Course number: FILM-231
Prerequisite: Take FILM-130 Intro to Cinematography

Cinematography 2

To write with light, to write with motion, the learning of design (disegno), lighting and composition: these are the traditional aims of a class devoted to cinematography. Yet, under the impact of digital technology, this "language," this way of seeing, is being challenged. What are we indeed to make of the differences between film and digital capture? Are we facing a new kind of aesthetics, one no longer concerned with the beautiful? Will the new technology help us gather a new awareness of the social world or is it dooming us to stylistic figures without consequence? Course Objectives: although lectures will fill much of the class, the heart of the course will consist of a series of visual explorations involving the filmmaker, the camera, and the world. Through specific exercises, each student will engage cinematographic issues related to the pictorial transformation of reality. Course Requirements: each student will be responsible for 4 projects (about 5 min. each) for presentation in class on an assigned schedule. These are to be understood as raw sketches that challenge our stereotyped assumptions about filmmaking rather than polished pieces. The overall idea is to push your creativity rather than concern yourself with the equipment.

Course number: FILM-131
Prerequisite: Take FIL-006/FILM-001, CPR First Aid Workshop and Take FIL-110/FILM-130, Cinematography 1

Cinematography Tech Training

3

This course is designed to teach future cinematographers the technical "know-how" and vocabulary used by professionals on sets and in the industry. Knowledge will be gained by "hands-on" demos, field trips, lectures,and a final exam. Students will achieve a strong understanding about a Cinematographer's responsibilities, tools used on a set, vocabulary, lighting and safety. A firm knowledge of the technical allows more time for creativity. This is not a shooting class and is a technical class. Prereequisites: FIL-110, Cinematography 1

Course number: FILM-230
Prerequisite: Take FILM-004, Set Safety

Cinematography for Directors

3

A Master Class for graduate and undergraduate Film programs, focused on the creative collaboration between Directors and Cinematographers. Creating a genre look from script interpretation by the selection and application of formats, lighting, lenses, movements and color grading based on sequences, scenes and shot design. This class focuses on practical sets, and is a level 3 production class. Taught by Affonso Beato, ASC, ABC member of the ASC Master Class faculty, with more than 50 features and 300 commercials on his resume. -Production Level: 3

Course number: FILM-433
Prerequisite: Take FIL-006/FILM-001, CPR & First Aid Workshop; FIL-161/FILM-230, Cinematography Tech Training or FILM-004, Set Safety; and FIL-253/FILM-223, Film Directing 3 or FILM-620, Shooting the Scene

Cinematography for Directors

3

A Master Class for the graduate Film program, focused on the creative collaboration between Directors and Cinematographers. Creating a genre look from script interpretation by the selection and application of formats, lighting, lenses, movements and color grading based on sequences, scenes and shot design. This class focuses on practical sets, and is a level 3 production class. Taught by Affonso Beato, ASC, ABC member of the ASC Master Class faculty, with more than 50 features and 300 commercials on his resume. -Production Level: 3

Course number: FILM-533
Prerequisite: Take FILM-621, Cell Phone Cinema

DM: Safe Water Chile

Designing real world solutions to empower Chile's poorest families, in partnership with the humanitarian organization Un Techo Para Chile. Students will travel to Santiago, Chile over summer break for two weeks of intensive field research. The studio will focus on products and environmental interventions to help slum-dwellers transport, store, efficiently use, conserve and re-use water in their daily lives. Student innovators will design and fabricate extremely low-cost, ingenious prototypes that have the potential for real world implementation. This project affords students the unique challenge to design interventions which act locally to create life-changing opportunities and break cycles of poverty that have endured for hundreds of years. Host department: Environmental Design. Faculty: Dan Gottlieb, Penny Herscovitch (Environmental)

Course number: TDS-308
Prerequisite: n/a

Dir2: Tech Trng (Wks 2-4)

0

This course provides a basic videography, using the Panasonic DVC Pro AJ-D610 WA DV camera. Students will learn and gain access to the camera system in preparation for Directing 3.

Course number: FILM-222
Prerequisite: Take FIL-203

Directing 1

3

Students in this class will learn the basic principles of film directing, from the breakdown of the script as the first stage of directing, to the analysis of the script from the director's point of view. -Production Level: 1

Course number: FILM-121
Prerequisite: n/a

Directing 2

3

Students in this class will learn about working with the actor and the script in narrative film. Emphasis is on making the scene work, from casting to camera-ready. Each student is expected to direct and present three fully rehearsed scenes with accompanying research, floor plan, character description. -Production Level: 1 for in-class assignments only.

Course number: FILM-221
Prerequisite: Take FILM-222, Directing 2: Tech Training Take FILM-121, Directing 1; FILM-123, Acting Workshop for Directors; and FILM-004 Set Safety

Directing 3

3

The class focuses on developing and using cinematic language to tell stories effectively. Emphasis is on shooting the master scene - directing actors, staging, camera blocking, and editing. Short assignments are produced and critiqued weekly. -Production Level: 1 or 2 for weekly assignments. Final Project may be Level 3.

Course number: FILM-223
Prerequisite: FILM-001, CPR & First Aid Workshop; FILM-004, Set Safety; FILM-221, Directing 2; and FILM-230, Cinematography Tech Training

Directing Workshop

0

This is the concurrent lab component of the advanced Directing and Production classes. Classic feature films and student projects will be will be screened and critiqued as part of the Directing 3 curriculum, and other advanced production classes TBA.

Course number: FILM-120
Prerequisite: n/a

Documentary Film Workshop

3

The objective of this class is to introduce the student to non-fiction film and video-making. The class will provide a forum for the student film-maker using a series of specific exercises designed by the instructor to prepare each of them for the documentary film-making experience. During the 14 week semester, each student will be asked to shoot and edit a number of short videos, while at the same time exploring not only the history of the form but its future, for example, by looking at how today's digital technologies are completely transforming both the aesthetics -- and the ethics -- of modern documentary film-making. -Production Level: 1

Course number: FILM-423
Prerequisite: Take FIL-161/FILM-230, Cinematography Technical Training

Documentary Film Workshop 2

Documentary Workshop Two is a level three documentary video production course for those Art Center students, undergraduate and graduate, who have demonstrated in the eyes of the instructor an advanced level of skill in the art and craft of documentary film-making. Prerequisites for the course are 1) the Documentary Production Workshop, 2) Directing Three, and/or 3) prior approval of the instructor. Each student enrolled in the class will spend the entire semester working on a single full-length documentary project of their choice. Each film or video will be based upon a pre-approved story outline and individual "plan of attack" i.e., a set of specific bi-weekly objectives that MUST be met in order for the student to complete the course. In other words, the goals of the class are to be defined on a project-by-project basis under the supervision of the instructor; but once these individual objectives are set at the start of the semester, each student must agree to abide by them in order to receive credit for the course.

Course number: FILM-424
Prerequisite: Take FILM-223, Directing 3 & Film-423, Documentary Film Wrk,

Film Department Orientation

0

Film Department Orientation provides a brief overview of the Film Department's policies and procedures. Topics covered: CPR & first aid, safety, equipment checkout and return, production levels, casting, production forms. There will be a written test, on which students must score 85% or better. Students may take the test up to three times. CPR Certificatiion Fee: $45

Course number: FILM-001
Prerequisite: n/a

Film Editing 1

3

This course teaches students about the film editor's craft and its creative aspects. Students will edit picture with synchronized sound from a number of professionally-directed scenes using Avid software. After taking the course, students will have an overview of dramatic editing techniques, enriched by hands-on experience. Students will also gain knowledge of the way that editing fits into the larger filmmaking process and will be prepared to continue to Film Editing 2.

Course number: FILM-152
Prerequisite: Take FIL-107/FILM-150, Introduction to Post Production

Film Editing 2

3

The role of the editor is examined in-depth through challenging weekly assignments. Beginning with a detailed analysis of the scene, a through understanding of the characters and their motivations are developed. Each scene is dissected to determine its function in the larger story. The concept of motivated cutting is introduced to underscore the correlation between text and subtext in illustrating internal as well as external character objectives. Sequences from a broad array of popular television dramas form the basis of coursework.

Course number: FILM-250
Prerequisite: Take FIL-154/FILM-152, Film Editing 1

Film Editing 3

3

Designed for upper term and Masters Program students, Advanced Editing is tailored to the individual student's projects and areas of interest. The instructor and student collaborate to set goals for the semester's work. Students are welcome to edit their own or fellow student's films. Sequences from television series and feature films are provided for those who wish to develop genre specific skills in comedy, action, or drama. Progress is monitored weekly with screenings and classmates taking part in discussions. The instructor works closely with the student to build a comprehensive understanding of the post production process. (Offered Fall and Spring.)

Course number: FILM-251
Prerequisite: Take FIL-254 /FILM-250, Film Editing 2

Film Internship

3

Course number: FILM-590
Prerequisite: n/a

Film Internship

3

Course number: FILM-490
Prerequisite: n/a

Film Internship

3

Course number: FILM-390
Prerequisite: n/a

Film Internship

3

Course number: FILM-690
Prerequisite: n/a

Film Production Sound

3

Each session in this course will be part technical information necessary to understand production sound and part student-centered, hands-on instruction addressing immediate sound needs. The goals are to give students the basics needed to get good sound on their projects and an understanding of how sound professionals interface with a film making team. Basic sound and noise theory, microphone types and applications, current recording technology, equipment and practice will be covered. Documentary sound and how it differs from dramatic sound will be explored. This course does not require technical expertise or aptitude; all sound issues that arise, simple or complex are welcome. Student work will be shown in class for discussion. This course is not about post-production sound.

Course number: FILM-140
Prerequisite: n/a

Film Screening Club

Additional screenings are required in most film classes. This lab and discussion class, open to all Art Center students, allows interested students to view great films from around the world on the big screen. Screenings and open discussions every week.

Course number: FILM-003
Prerequisite: n/a

Film Workshop

3

Students present their projects at key stages of development and preproduction for peer and instructor critique. The course also covers an overview of the film and television industry including development, distribution, agents, common agreements, film finance, guilds & unions and other topics related to life as a professional working in the entertainment business. -Production Level: 3

Course number: FILM-411
Prerequisite: Take FIL-161/FILM-230, Cinematography Tech Training, and FIL-253/FILM-223, Directing 3

Guided Study Studio

Course number: FILM-396
Prerequisite: n/a

Guided Study Studio

Course number: FILM-596
Prerequisite: n/a

Guided Study Studio

Course number: FILM-496
Prerequisite: n/a

Guided Study Studio

Course number: FILM-696
Prerequisite: n/a

Intro to Cinematography

3

It is the goal of this class to take a fresh look at the way films are made so as to open new possibilities of cinema. Today the industry is facing the greatest challenge to its global technological and cultural dominance. In the not too distant future, all films will be made and distributed differently. The film artists of tomorrow will be those capable of thinking in novel ways. Hence the ambition of this class is to help students imagine their filmmaking beyond the norms generated by the current practice of the medium. Each week some questions relevant to the making of films will be presented by the instructor then debated in group discussions. Course Objectives: to create a forum where the potential of film can be thought out and expanded beyond the views presently regulating its practice. -Production Level: 1

Course number: FILM-130
Prerequisite: n/a

Intro to Post Production

3

Post-production for digital video using AVID, integrating Photoshop, After Effects, Soundtrack Pro, DVD Studio Pro and other software. Methods for editing, color correction, animation, compositing, capturing, mastering and publishing are taught, then implemented in a project of the student's choosing. Students will also gain general technical knowledge of digital video, broadcast standards and problem solving skills.

Course number: FILM-150
Prerequisite: Take FILM-130

Lighting for Cinematography

In this Lighting for Cinematography class, students will be learning lighting, crew dynamics, and camera work that is essential in preparing the young filmmakers. The first four weeks will cover the introduction to various lighting techniques while using an array of lighting tools and lights from a variety of vendors. Students can use this new knowledge and incorporate these specialized lighting techniques in the class demo shoot which will be directed by the Instructor. Production Level: 1 for in-class demonstrations only. Please note, this is not a student production class.

Course number: FILM-232
Prerequisite: FILM-230, Cinematography Tech Training

Line Prod & Prod Mgmt

3

Line Producing and Production Management is an interactive course that takes participants through the preparation, production, post-production and delivery aspects of filming while focusing on bringing the story to life given the constraints of time and money. Topics include breaking down a script , prep calendars and time lines, scheduling, budgeting, call sheets, production reports, script supervisor reports, and delivery items. Also featured will be descriptions of the various departments and personnel that work together to create a project and the responsibilities of those respective departments. How information is conveyed and communication lines established in the various phases of production will be illustrated.

Course number: FILM-210
Prerequisite: FILM-130, Introduction to Cinematography

Line Prod&Prof Film Productn

The process of filmmaking is looked at from the producer's point of view. Each class consists of a lecture on one of the five major creative areas of filmmaking: writing, acting, cinematography, editing and directing; then a screening of a scene from a completed movie--we analyze it creatively and production-wise; finally, every session has time for individual questions and answers. Emphasis is on professionalism--both problems and solutions. Also, three of the sessions are dedicated to production management--script breakdown, scheduling and budgeting are covered Some expenses are associated with the class ($100-200).

Course number: FILM-310
Prerequisite: Take FIL-253/FILM-223, Directing 3

OAS Centennial Campaign

The Organization of American States (OAS) is the world's oldest regional platform for political dialogue and collective action in the Americas, actively promoting values of peace, democracy and justice throughout North, Central, and South America, and is celebrating its centennial in 2010 with a year-long series of cultural events and communications. This TDS studio, led by a team of graphic design, film and motion graphics faculty will focus on the branding of the centennial for broad public dissemination internationally, and will explore digital, motion and print vehicles that will capture this important moment in the organization's history with a contemporary appeal. Students will conceie an integrated multi-media campaign for the OAS Centennial that will receive extensive international visibility in next year's celebration. Petitons approved by GPK dept

Course number: TDS-309
Prerequisite: n/a

P&G Sustainable Hair Care

Create a sustainable vision for hair care. Restrictions: Graphic Design, Advertising, Product Design, Environmental Design; upper term students only by petition

Course number: TDS-310
Prerequisite: n/a

PSA & Commerical Workshop

3

The class is an intense immersion in what is required to be a viable commercial director and short form storyteller in the ever shifting and fast paced world of commercial direction, through weekly shooting assignments and when accessible, collaborating with ad agencies and commercial production companies on their clients projects. We strongly encourage an entrepreneurial attitude to take charge of your careers and have a reel of commercial work that reflects your individuality that doesn't conform to current and conventional views. Our philosophy:Making the safe decision is full, predictable and leads nowhere new. The unsafe decision causes you to think and respond in a way you hadn't thought of. And that thought will lead to other thoughts, which will help you achieve what you want. -Production Level: 2 for homework assignments with Production Level 3 option.

Course number: FILM-422
Prerequisite: Take FIL-161/FILM-230, Cinematography Tech Training and FIL-253/FILM-223, Directing 3

Phoning It In

Through practical exercises, lectures, guest speakers, and short film assignments critiqued in class, students will explore the possibilities of professional-quality narrative filmmaking using an iPhone as their camera. The goal of the instructor, director Zack Snyder, is to demonstrate that filmmakers are limited only by their imagination, ingenuity and storytelling skills. Each student will be supplied with a loaner iPhone for use on their class productions, courtesy of Apple.

Course number: FILM-311
Prerequisite: Take FILM-223, Directing 3 OR FILM-621, Cell Phone Cinema

Post Production Sound

3

Course covers in depth the process of Post Sound for Film and Video from Video Editor to the industry standard Pro Tools. Subjects covered in depth are : recording Voiceover and ADR, Foley, editing music and production dialogue, sound design, music score creation, mixing, foreign mixes and delivery. Pre-req FIL-204

Course number: FILM-240
Prerequisite: Take FIL-204/FILM-140, Film Production Sound

Screenwriting 1

3

This course provides a conceptual approach to the art and craft of writing for film. Emphasis is on writing from a visual point of view, as well as analyzing and exploring the elements fundamental to all styles of screenwriting. The goal of this class is to clear up the common misunderstandings that become obstacles to writing effectively for the screen and assist students in thinking visually.

Course number: FILM-101
Prerequisite: Must have taken: HMN-100/HWRI-102 Writing Studio, or HMN-101/HWRI-101 Writing Studio Intensive, or Pass the Writing Placement Exam

Screenwriting 2

3

This course provides a conceptual approach to the art and craft of writing for film. Emphasis is on writing from a visual point of view, as well as analyzing and exploring the elements fundamental to all styles of screenwriting. The goal of this class is to encourage student awareness of alternative approaches to the development of more complex story structures and characters, and to assist the student in becoming a more versatile storyteller.

Course number: FILM-102
Prerequisite: Take FIL-156/FILM-101, Screenwriting 1

Screenwriting:What'sTheStory?

A professional approach to story and structure for feature-length narrative film. I will give you the feedback and the tools to enable you to make radical improvements in your writing, artistically or commercially or (preferably) both. I expect you to use that feedback and those tools to make the biggest strides possible toward professionalism in 14 weeks. My goal is that when you write, you will begin to think, and to act, like a professional screenwriter.

Course number: FILM-603
Prerequisite: Take FILM-500, Screenwriting: Writing Visually and FILM-600, Screenwriting: Rewriting Visually

Scrnwrtng: What's the Story?

3

A professional approach to story and structure for feature-length narrative film. I will give you the feedback and the tools to enable you to make radical improvements in your writing, artistically or commercially or (preferably) both. I expect you to use that feedback and those tools to make the biggest strides possible toward professionalism in 14 weeks. My goal is that when you write, you will begin to think, and to act, like a professional screenwriter.

Course number: FILM-203
Prerequisite: Take FIL-211/FILM-102, Screenwriting 2

Second Nature

3

Untamed, artificial, nurturing, destructive, endangered. How we see nature is always framed by culture; at some distance, as second nature to ourselves. This TDS examines all cultural representations of nature: the history of painted landscapes, photography, cinema, video art, design including architecture, and poetry and literature. The physical form of landscape will be considered as well, especially when it is culturally manipulated, as we find in gardens, earth works and sculpture. We will go on field trips to to study the local landscape, as a source of history and inspiration. The environment, economics, race, gender and sexuality will provide multiple lenses through which we view the horizon. We will additionally consider our own "wildness," however that may manifest. This class is a five hour studio TDS with an embedded H&S component. We will have lectures, seminar discussions, screenings, field trips and class critiques of student work. All departments and disciplines are accepted. Projects can be in any media. Participants will produce art or design projects for the class, including a midterm, a class exhibition, and a final. There will be readings for each topic, and short papers directed towards opening up discussions. Active participation in all class discussions is a substantial requirement towards the overall grade.

Course number: TDS-320
Prerequisite: Take HCRT-320

Set Safety

0

Set Safety is a 13 week class that acclimates all incoming Graduate and Undergraduates film student on the safe practices for the Film Department's Stages and Grip and Lighting equipment. This class will also cover Film Facilities usages. Required for all Film Students.

Course number: FILM-004
Prerequisite: n/a

Storyboarding for Directors

3

Storyboarding: Mastering Communication Using Text, Image, and Diagram. This course focuses on stroyboarding skills for the filmmaker. A series of exercises teaches techniques that enhance the student's ability to visualize and sketch shot sequences and camera moves. Students are instructed in simple sketch techniques to expand their ability to communicate visual concepts to other participating artists.

Course number: FILM-122
Prerequisite: Take FND/INT-101 or FND/INT-103 Design 1

Studio Independent Study

3

Course number: FILM-495
Prerequisite: n/a

Studio Independent Study

3

Course number: FILM-695
Prerequisite: n/a

Studio Independent Study

3

Course number: FILM-595
Prerequisite: n/a

Studio Independent Study

3

Course number: FILM-395
Prerequisite: n/a

TDS: Avery Dennison

This studio will explore the future of space-saving organization systems for the Office Products division as well as the future of consumer experiences for the Retail Information Services division of Avery Dennison.

Course number: TDS-315
Prerequisite: n/a

TDS: DiFF LA

Art Center's annual film festival; DotFest serves to connect and bring film students from all over California together in order to create a tighter network of the future movers and shakers of the film industry. A TDS workshop will include all disciplines in developing and executing DotFest's branding, website, ad campaigns, environment, and experience in time for DotFest's Spring 2013 date. This 3 hour class is an opportunity for students to be a part of as well as have their work shown at a big event. Completely student run with the potential to grow exponentially and create annual work for future students to come.

Course number: TDS-355
Prerequisite: n/a

TDS: INDY Racing League

Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in its first Funded Educational Project (FEP) at Art Center, will challenge students to imagine the future of the Indy Racing League (IRL). Students will have the opportunity to design a hallmark IndyCar for the future IRL and be asked to consider a variety of facets in the world of racing, from entertainment at the track and beyond to issues of sustainability. This transdisciplinary studio will engage experts in racing, engineering, fuel technology, etc. as advisors to help students gain a more intimate view of the driving experience and the possibilities for future technology. Ultimately, the design solutions should provide a preview of the overall, unique racing experience for an Indy Racing League fan in the year 2017 and position the new IndyCar as the core element.

Course number: TDS-347
Prerequisite: n/a

TDS: Narrative

Each "section" will have a unique description under "additional info"

Course number: TDS-341
Prerequisite: n/a

TDS: Wrap

This trans-disciplinary studio will have the challenging task of producing a magazine as it's sole project. The content will be entirely independent and student driven. The magazine will ultimately be printed and given away at the Design conference, and all student work will be credited. There will also be an important online component of this project. While this class is open primarily to Graphic Design and Illustration majors, other disciplines are welcome. (Admission upon application.) Pre-requisite: Permission of the department for GD.

Course number: TDS-325
Prerequisite: n/a

TDS:Case Stdy InSocial Change

Course number: TDS-311
Prerequisite: n/a

TDS:Criticl Issues in Paintng

Painting is painting and there is no other medium that maintains such an important place in visual culture & human history. Investigate contemporay practices& current trends in local, national & global approaches to painting. Develop own work & participate in group critiques & classroom discus- sions.

Course number: TDS-340
Prerequisite: Take HUM-324

TDS:Mobile Health Outrch Clnc

Assist PCI, an international nonprofit based in San Diego with the roll-out of a new program for a health van that serves as a Mobile Health Care Clinic targeting high-risk communities in need of health care services and health education in Tijuana, Mexico. You will be proposing communication strategies on how to promote these services in the community as well as solutions to the vehicle146s functionality and operation. Designmatters will facilitate the studio team146s interface with PCI representatives and guest experts including healthcare personnel and will provide research and background on the target population, which will primarily include women and children. This studio will also include a funded field-trip to Tijuana and immersion in the field in order to assess and understand the needs of these communities. This is a unique opportunity to apply innovative design in support of health care access and community empowerment south of the border with outcomes of the studio to be implemented in the community by PCI and its partners.

Course number: TDS-327
Prerequisite: n/a

TDS:Redefing Chryslr Expernce

This spring Art Center College of Design and Chrysler will work together to develop a future vision for the "Chrysler Brand Culture". We will dive into the historic brand values of this leading company and craft an inventive and visionary Chrysler Experience. We will be developing a fresh look into the user connection on all levels. We will be looking at what a Showroom Experience can be in the twenty first century and define directions for where the opportunities are to develop an even stronger Chrysler Culture for the future. Our project will investigate the opportunities for defining not only the showroom experience, but traveling exhibitions, retail, merchandizing, co-branding and over-all brand direction development. Lead by Environmental design, with students from Graphics, Product, Advertizing and Environmental Design, we will explore, investigate, develop and define the new "Chrysler-Culture Experience.

Course number: TDS-314
Prerequisite: n/a

TDS:South Wing - 2030

The Province of South Holland has begun to redefine itself as a network of urban nodes defined by a common focus on knowledge industries, regional and global transport, and cultural treasures. Recently, the province has begun to focus on its most densely populated area, the "South Wing," which includes the city and port of Rotterdam, the second largest city in the Netherlands and the second largest port in the world, the Hague, the national capital, and Delft and Leiden, both historic city centers. After preliminary studies, the Province of South Holland has begun to make strategic proposals for how to brand the "South Wing." Working with a special design atelier within the Province of South Holland, the studio will conduct research on and make strategic branding proposals for the "South Wing" and how it might develop to the year 2030. We will focus on knowledge industries, regional and global transport, and cultural treasures, and on the cities of Rotterdam, the Hague and Delft. We will use scenario planning as our basic methodological research tool and make strategic proposals in the form of scenarios. These scenarios can take the form of websites, storyboards, animations, or small booklets. Ultimately, they will be published as part of the research for the Provincial Branding Study. In addition, we plan to publish a booklet here in the US.

Course number: TDS-344
Prerequisite: n/a

The Power of Pleasure

3

Sensuality, seduction and pleasure are at the core of almost every effort in the worlds of entertainment, advertising and marketing. In order to ignite 'desire' and brand awareness in consumers and audiences, it is necessary to speak in symbolic visual terms. A curated selection of films, advertising campaigns, photography, brand materials and brand 'codes' will be examined in order to form an understanding of the traditions of the art of visual seduction. Students will create concepts, mood boards, and a short film (or multimedia equivalent), the subject of which is an instructor-assigned luxury brand and product. -Production Level: 3

Course number: FILM-464
Prerequisite: FIL-253/FILM-223, Film Directing 3

Transdisciplinary Course

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Course number: TDS-313
Prerequisite: n/a

Transdisciplinary Course

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Course number: TDS-302
Prerequisite: n/a

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Course number: TDS-322
Prerequisite: n/a

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Course number: TDS-323
Prerequisite: n/a

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Course number: TDS-312
Prerequisite: n/a

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Course number: TDS-303
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Course number: TDS-306
Prerequisite: n/a

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Course number: TDS-324
Prerequisite: n/a

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Course number: TDS-349
Prerequisite: n/a

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Course number: TDS-328
Prerequisite: n/a

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Course number: TDS-326
Prerequisite: n/a

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Course number: TDS-317
Prerequisite: n/a

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Course number: TDS-343
Prerequisite: n/a

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Course number: TDS-346
Prerequisite: n/a

Transdisciplinary Course

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Course number: TDS-345
Prerequisite: n/a

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Course number: TDS-321
Prerequisite: n/a

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Course number: TDS-307
Prerequisite: n/a

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Course number: TDS-304
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Course number: TDS-305
Prerequisite: n/a

UG Film Casting Lab

0

Casting Lab explores and demystifies the dynamic casting process from start to finish. Graduate and Undergraduate Film students will learn how to run a professional audition and find a strong cast for an upcoming project. Directors will be coached on how to effectively pitch and schedule their casting session as well as best practices for auditioning and working with professional actors.

Course number: FILM-002
Prerequisite: n/a

VFX 101

3

Visual Effects introduces visual effects through theory and practical application with the use of Autodesk's Smoke 2013. This course will immerse you into what visual-effects actually are, who uses them, and how they are designed, delegated, and created. It will be the starting point for learning visual-effects compositing and using Smoke as a complete post-production package for editing, effects, and color.

Course number: FILM-151
Prerequisite: n/a

VFX 102

This is an intermediate to advanced immersion into industry-grade Visual Effects. Moving into Autodesk's Flame Premium software; many techniques will be thoroughly detailed and practiced as if working in the industry, with senior-artist supervision, and under client-driven direction.

Course number: FILM-351
Prerequisite: Take FILM-130 Intro to Cinematography

Writing for Episodic TV

3

The Writer's Room experience will be recreated in this class, where you will learn to pitch, break story and write a first act of your series. Analyzing the scripts and episodes of the acclaimed network series, Hannibal, we will examine groundbreaking television that has elevated the art of storytelling.

Course number: FILM-401
Prerequisite: Take FILM-102, Screenwriting 2 or FILM-500, Screenwriting: Writing Visually