Student learns how to edit video

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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.

Entertainment Technology

ET 3, Principles of Project Management 3 units

Transfer: CSU Prerequisite: None.

Effective project management plays a key role in the execution and completion of interactive media projects. In this introductory course, students will learn step-by-step how a project develops and evolves through the project management process. Topics include planning, time management, risk management, team management, contract administration, and budgeting. Students will identify the components of a project management team, project manager roles and responsibilities, and organizational structures in interactive media. Case studies and problem solving will provide insight into practical applications of project management techniques.

1358 Arrange-9 Hours ONLINE Gast M W
Above section 1358 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

ET 11, Computer Skills for Digital Media 3 units

Transfer: CSU Prerequisite: None.

This introductory course covers the computer skills, concepts, and essential software needed to work successfully in the fields of computer animation and interactive media. Students will learn the use of general computer skills such as file organization for projects, keyboard shortcuts, using local area networks, and using proper file suffixes. Digital image concepts such as vector and rastor images, color bit depth, and pixel dimensions will be introduced. Key software applications will be covered for rastor image editing, vector image editing, audio, web browsing, and spreadsheets.

1359 Arrange-15 Hours ONLINE Abode Jr P J
Above section 1359 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

ET 34, Web Animation I 3 units

Transfer: CSU Advisory: Entertainment Technology 11.

This class focuses on all aspects of web animation, giving special attention to characters and graphics, as well as interactivity and light programming. Students learn the tricks of controlling file size, special approaches for importing and creating animation, and all other production techniques needed for building complete web animation projects.

1360 Arrange-15 Hours ONLINE Rotblatt S J
Above section 1360 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

ET 38, Digital Imaging for Design 2 3 units

Transfer: CSU Prerequisite: Graphic Design 64 (formerly same course as Entertainment Technology 37).

Building on previously developed, advanced Photoshop skills, this course will navigate students through the more highly advanced features of the program to create and manipulate images specifically for use in multimedia, digital video, 2D animation, and 3D animation. Topics include intense and extensive investigations into alpha channel creation and development, lighting effects generation within alpha channels and layer effects, displacement and bump mapping techniques, texture mapping relating to alpha channel and creature surface decoration, and the utilization of techniques incorporating Illustrator and Photoshop together.

1678 Arrange-15 Hours ONLINE Burns S M
Above section 1678 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

ET 61, History of Animation 3 units

Transfer: CSU Prerequisite: None.

This course will explore the history of animation through its earliest beginnings to the present. In addition to the chronological order of events, this course will look at the multi-faceted aspects of this relatively modern art form. The influences of economics and social/political pressures on the art form will be examined. Included will be the study of individual animators and studios, big and small; different art techniques, materials 2D and 3D. The class will also examine the principles of movement and how they apply to the zoetrope as well as the computer.

1362 Arrange-9 Hours ONLINE Poirier N P
Above section 1362 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

ET 72, Career Development 2 units

Transfer: CSU Prerequisite: None.

This course provides an overview of the strategies and techniques to develop a career within the entertainment industry, which includes jobs in the production of live action, animation, game, interactive, internet, visual effects, as well as performance and other entertainment fields. Students will learn to identify and research potential career paths in these various industries. They will develop personal marketing tools, such as resume, cover letter and other presentation materials (i.e. demo reels, personal websites, portfolios, etc.), that will help to brand and promote them into the industry. Networking skills and interviewing techniques will prepare them for any entry-level position in the entertainment industry.

1363 Arrange-6 Hours ONLINE Nagel J G
Above section 1363 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

ET 89, Figure Drawing 1 unit

Transfer: CSU Prerequisite: None.

This course is designed for the advanced drawing student. Students completing this course will have a familiarity with all major issues involved in drawing and visualizing the figure as an animate, three-dimensional form, and will have developed perceptual and manual skills equal to the challenge of understanding the human body as a structure in space, in both static and dynamic modes. Comprehension of figure structure will be both anatomical and perspectival with special emphasis on developing a model of the human figure that can be easily visualized in the imagination and adapted for use in animation and related disciplines.

1364 2:00p-5:05p MW AIR 180 Staff
Above section 1364 meets at the Airport Arts Campus, 2800 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica Airport.

ET 95, Animal Drawing 2 units

Transfer: CSU Prerequisite: None.

This course provides students with a working understanding of animal anatomy and movement and its comparison to human anatomy and movement. Students will develop skills in proportional and perspective analysis of animal forms. This class will teach students to sketch a variety of animals both from life and from other visualization techniques.

1365 9:00a-1:00p W AIR 131 Robinson K C

9:00a-1:00p TTh AIR 180 Robinson K C
Above section 1365 meets at the Airport Arts Campus, 2800 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica Airport.

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