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Film Studies

Formerly Cinema. Also see courses listed under Journalism, Communication Studies and Media Studies.

FILM STUDIES 1, Film Appreciation: Introduction to Cinema    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC Area 3A (Arts) • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

Formerly Cinema 9.

This course will introduce the art, technology, language, and appreciation of film, exploring the varieties of film experience, film and the other arts, and the ways of viewing. Students will learn about the basic cinematic techniques and structures, including mise-en-scene and montage, use of cinematic time and space, the image, soundtrack, and the script. Consideration will also be given to analyzing the fundamentals of film production, directing, acting, and editing; how the elements of the production process are analyzed separately, then brought together to show how they create the emotional and intellectual impact of the film experience. Film examples will be screened in class.

This course is intended as a beginning course to introduce students to cinema.

1386   Arrange-12 Hours    ONLINE-E   Hunt S E

Above section 1386 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

NEW 1735   12:30p-4:30p TWTh   LS 117   Poirier N P

4037   5:30p-9:30p TWTh   LS 152   Leech M R

FILM STUDIES 2, History of Motion Pictures   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3A (Arts) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

Formerly Cinema 1.

A broad survey is made of the history, theory, techniques, and development of motion pictures. The history of film as a major art form and its major artists, works, and styles are emphasized. Film examples are screened in class.

1387   8:00a-12:00p TWTh   BUNDY 119   Carrasco S

   8:00a-12:00p TWTh   BUNDY 121   Carrasco S

Above section 1387 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066. Theme: History of International Film

1388   12:30p-4:30p TWTh   HSS 165   Kanin J D

Theme: History of American Film

FILM STUDIES 20, Beginning Scriptwriting    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: English 1.

Formerly Cinema 11A.

This course is designed to teach the student the basic tools of scriptwriting for film, television, or theater, focusing on the aesthetic and commercial demands of each medium.

1389   12:30p-2:35p MTWTh   LS 105   Bolus M P

FILM STUDIES 30, Production Planning for Film and Video    3 units

Transfer: CSU   •   Advisory: Film Studies 20.

Formerly Cinema 3, Production Planning for Film and Video.

This course is designed for students who are interested in transforming a creative concept into a practical production plan. By viewing, discussing, and analyzing scripts, television, and film, students will learn skills necessary to start production of a film or video.

NEW 4090   4:30p-8:30p TWTh   BUS 250   Bartesaghi S

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IMPORTANT! Many SMC classes require the use of a computer with Internet access to reach class resources and/or to complete assignments and/or take exams. To locate a computer lab on campus go to www.smc.edu/acadcomp and click on the “Labs” link.