Mar 05, 2024  
2023-2024 Official General Catalog 
2023-2024 Official General Catalog

COM 205 - Introduction to Filmmaking

This course offers the student an introduction to the craft of filmmaking and motion picture production.  Within the course the student will receive a hands-on approach to the principles of cinematography, including formats, film stocks, lighting, and camera operation.  Topics covered will include production techniques involved in single-system filmmaking, basic editing, screening techniques, and shooting film for video transfer and post-production. 


Credits: 3
2 Class Hours, 2 Laboratory Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Possess a working knowledge of the fundamental principles of cinematic composition and visualization, and how images are captured in a time-based medium.
  2. Have competence in basic camera operation and etiquette, including basic loading and unloading of a standard 16mm motion picture camera.
  3. Understand how to correctly operate cinematic and/or video image capture and editing equipment in a single or group setting, as well as the ability to follow standard safety protocols when working individually or in a group setting.
  4. Recognize and identify different crew positions on a film set and the individual function of each.
  5. Compile a series of individual or group projects in a time-based medium, either in digital video or 16mm film.