Students working on a film set

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Film Studies

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

FILM 1, Film Appreciation: Introduction to Cinema 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU

IGETC Area 3A (Arts) 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.

1372 8:00a-12:00p TWTh LS 117 Leech M R

1373 12:30p-4:30p TWTh BUNDY 119 Poirier N P
Above section 1373 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

4043 5:30p-9:30p TWTh LS 119 Daniels R

FILM 2, History of Motion Pictures 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU

IGETC AREA 3A (Arts) Prerequisite: None. 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.

1375 8:00a-12:00p TWTh BUNDY 119 Carrasco S
Above section 1375 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

1376 12:30p-4:30p TWTh LS 117 Flood S W

FILM 8, The Popular Film Genres 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU

IGETC AREA 3A (Arts) Prerequisite: None. Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

Formerly Cinema 2.

This introductory course surveys the development and artistic, social, and entertainment ingredients of basic film genres. Emphasis on such types as the science-fiction film, western, gangster film, crime and detective thriller (“film noir”), musical, comedy, or horror film.

1377 12:30p-4:30p TWTh BUNDY 415 Manojlovic M
Above section 1377 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

FILM 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.

4044 6:30p-9:40p TTh BUNDY 240 Bolus M P
Above section 4044 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 20 to Aug 10, at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

NEW 1737 10:15a-1:25p MW BUNDY 152 Matthews M N
Above section 1737 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 19 to Aug 09, at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

FILM 21, Advanced Scriptwriting 3 units

Transfer: CSU Prerequisite: Film Studies 20.

Formerly Cinema 11B.

This course is designed to provide intermediate level training in skills required to create scripts for film, television, or theatre. Techniques of writing and marketing scripts are explored.

NEW 1738 10:15a-1:25p TTh BUNDY 152 Matthews M N
Above section 1738 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 19 to Aug 09, at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

FILM 30, Production Planning for Film and Video 3 units

Transfer: CSU Advisory: Film Studies 20.

Formerly Cinema 3.

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 1695 2:45p-5:35p MTWTh DRSCHR 204 Bartesaghi S

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