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FILM 101 Film as Art and Communication

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Course Offered: Fall
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
An introduction to a variety of international film styles, themes, and directors, as well as to the art of the documentary and experimental film. Emphasis is placed on ways films communicate through acting, photography, sound, and editing.

FILM 102 Hollywood and the American Film

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
The development of American film through critical appraisal of major directors' works from both the sound and silent eras. The films examined are representative of their directors as artists and of major social, cultural and aesthetic movements within the film industry and country.

FILM 103 Contemporary Latin American Film

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Course Offered: Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
A study of recent Latino cinema in the Americas in a historical and cultural context. Representation of Latino culture is examined in the context of the global Hollywood structure and in light of various national cinemas. Major social, cultural and aesthetic movements within Latino cinema are explored.

FILM 104 Documentary Studies

3.0 units.
Advisories: ENGL 514 - Writing Skills 4
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
An examination of the documentary form, its impact on culture and society, and its artistic development from the early days of motion pictures through the modern era.

FILM 105 Film and Television Writing 1

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade Only
A study of the technique of screenwriting for the conventional narrative film and for television. Students are required to complete writing exercises, outlines, character sketches and short screenplays.

FILM 106 Film and Television Writing II

3.0 units.
Prerequisite: FILM 105 - Film and Television Writing 1
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
An advanced course in which students will gain professional insight into scriptwriting techniques for film and television. Designed to provide students with the skills needed for scripting complex narrative stories.

FILM 107 History of World Cinema

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
An historical examination of cinema from around the world as well as the personalities, cultures, and social conditions that have contributed to the art form. Comparison and contrast to the Hollywood model will result from critical screenings and class discussions.

FILM 108 Film and Television in the 21st Century

3.0 units.
Advisories: ENGL 101 - Freshman Composition: Exposition
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Course Offered: Fall
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
This course deals with the social, institutional and cultural background of film and television in the United States and in a broader global context. Students will develop a critical understanding of film and TV content.

FILM 109 Contemporary Asian Cinema

3.0 units.
Advisories: ENGL 101 - Freshman Composition: Exposition
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Course Offered: Fall
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
This course provides an introduction to the art and industry of Asian cinema. The course will explore the unique traditions of selected national cinemas from East, South and South-East Asia. Against the backdrop of globalization, we will explore the unique aesthetics of Asian film production.

FILM 110 Introduction to Motion Picture and Video Production

4.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: *Transfer to CSU, limited to UC/see counselor
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
An introduction to film and video production techniques including cinematography, sound, recording, and video editing. Students make a variety of short video projects that involve narrative story telling and documentary filmmaking techniques. No personal equipment required. It is recommended that students enroll in FILM 380 for additional lab time.

FILM 111 Intermediate Motion Picture and Video Production

4.0 units.
Prerequisite: FILM 110 - Introduction to Motion Picture and Video Production
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Course Offered: Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
A study of skills necessary for independent filmmaking. The development of short narrative and documentary projects utilizing field production and conventional set techniques is emphasized. Topics include basic production and post-production techniques including, scriptwriting, cinematography, sound recording and non linear editing.

FILM 115 Intro To Animation

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Course Offered: Fall
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
An introduction to animation production including classical character animation and nontraditional techniques. This course is not open to students who are enrolled in or have received credit for Art 115 or MMAC 115.

FILM 116 Intermediate Animation

3.0 units.
Prerequisite: ART 115 - Introduction to Animation ; or MMAC 115 - Introduction To Animation ; or FILM 115 - Intro To Animation
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
A continuation of FILM 115, emphasizing the development and refinement of animation skills through involvement in class and individual projects. This course is not open to students who are enrolled in or have received credit for MMAC 116.

FILM 117 3D Computer Animation 1

3.0 units.
Advisories: GRPH 111 - Digital Imagery Lab ; and GRPH 112 - Digital Imagery ; or FILM 110 - Introduction to Motion Picture and Video Production
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
An introduction to 3D modeling and animation, using professional software to create characters, assets and animations on the computer. This course is not open to students who are enrolled in or who have received credit for MMAC 117.

FILM 118 3D Computer Animation 2

3.0 units.
Prerequisite: FILM 117 - 3D Computer Animation 1 ; or MMAC 117 - 3D Computer Animation 1
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
An intermediate course in 3D computer animation the reproduces the industry work environment for production of animation projects and show reels. this course is not open to students who have completed or who are enrolled in MMAC 118.

FILM 119 Great Directors of the Cinema

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
This class offers a survey of the world's best film directors. Emphasis is given to directors working since 1965.

FILM 120 Introduction to Sound Recording and Mixing

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
An introduction to the equipment, terminology and procedures of sound engineering. Combines lectures and demonstrations with hands-on use of equipment. Students will have the opportunity to use professional sound recording and processing equipment in various recording and mix-down situations. This course is not open to students who are enrolled in or have received credit for Music 115.

FILM 121 Sound Production Techniques

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Explores the digital audio software for recording music and computer-based multi-track sound recording for producing audio for video projects, as well as the use of digital signal processors for mixing and mastering recordings. This course is not open to students who have received credit for or who are currently enrolled in Music 116.

FILM 123 Directing for the Camera

2.0 units.
Advisories: FILM 110 - Introduction to Motion Picture and Video Production
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Course Offered: Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
The study and practice of the skills and procedures involved in directing short narrative films.

FILM 125 Computer Video Editing

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Presents non-linear video editing including combining clips and digital source materials, editing digital movies, and preparing digital movies for the web. Not open to students who are enrolled in or have received credit for MMAC 125.

FILM 126 Introduction to Motion Graphics

3.0 units.
Advisories: GRPH 111 - Digital Imagery Lab ; and GRPH 112 - Digital Imagery
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Course Offered: Fall
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Explores new digital approaches for creating and compositing powerful visual imagery for use in film/video, multimedia, and design. Includes integration of graphics, video, text, and sound on desktop computers. This course is not open to students who are enrolled in or have completed MMAC 126.

FILM 127 Digital Video Post-Production

3.0 units.
Advisories: MMAC 125 - Computer Video Editing or FILM 125
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Course Offered: Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
This class is for students who wish to expand their digital video post production skills and learn to present and publish digital work on emerging media platforms. The course covers advanced non-linear video editing, digital effects and filters, color correction, and compression for distribution over the Internet and to mobile devices such as tablets and cellular phones. The class is a lecture/lab combination with lab work on Apple computers using current Final Cut Pro and Adobe Creative Suite software . Not open to students who are enrolled in or have received credit for MMAC 127.

FILM 128 Intermediate Motion Graphics

3.0 units.
Advisories: FILM 126 - Introduction to Motion Graphics ; or MMAC 126 - Introduction to Motion Graphics
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Course Offered: Fall
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Intermediate study in motion graphics utilizing current industry standard software. Emphasizes the expansion and refinement of digital visual effects skills through involvement in class and individual projects. This course is not open to students who are enrolled in or have completed MMAC 128.

FILM 129 Documentary Production

2.0 units.
Advisories: FILM 110 - Introduction to Motion Picture and Video Production
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
The examination and practice of producing a short documentary film. Students will learn to conduct research and pre-interviews, develop an outline, conduct on-camera interviews, and shoot coverage shots. As an advisory, it is suggested that students have taken FILM 110. It is recommended that students enroll in FILM 380 for additional lab time.

FILM 189 Independent Projects in Film

1.0 - 3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Courses for students capable of independent work who demonstrate the need or desire for additional study beyond the regular curriculum. Enrollment allows students to pursue activities such as directed field experience, search, or development of skills and competencies under faculty advisement and supervision. Independent projects may be earned in most disciplines. Students wishing to enroll in Independent Projects should contact the appropriate instructor identified in the class schedule. If the project proposed is acceptable to that instructor, a contract will be developed. All contracts for these classes must be completed and submitted to the Records Office no later than the end of the second week of the semester. Students may enroll for any combination (unit value) of Independent Projects 189 and/or 389 for a total of four semesters in a specific discipline. Units are awarded depending upon satisfactory performance and the amount of time committed by the student to the course. Allowable units vary according to discipline, and are based on the following formula: 1 unit - 48 hours per semester 2 units - 96 hours per semester 3 units - 144 hours per semester

FILM 199 Special Topics in Film

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Courses focusing on specific film or video practices, equipment, or subject matter which are not covered in detail in the existing program.

FILM 380 Film Production Lab

1.0 unit.
Corequisite: FILM 110 or FILM 111 or FILM 113 or FILM 116 or FILM 117 or FILM 118 or FILM 120 or FILM 123 or FILM 125 or FILM 179
Acceptable for credit: D - Credit - Degree Applicable
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
An open-entry laboratory class designed to provide students with the opportunity to refine and expand techniques learned in the corequisite course.

FILM 381 Film Post Production Lab

1.0 unit.
Corequisite: FILM 114 or FILM 125 or FILM 126 or FILM 127
Acceptable for credit: D - Credit - Degree Applicable
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
Open-entry laboratory class designed to provide students with the opportunity to refine and expand techniques learned in the corequisite course.

FILM 386 Film Festival Production Lab

2.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: D - Credit - Degree Applicable
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Students work closely with instructor to plan for and produce the annual Allan Hancock College Film Festival. This annual event provides the opportunity for Allan Hancock College Film and Video students to screen their work in a theater setting open to the public.