CDM 301 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Film Production I
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
CDM 301
Fall
4
4
6
12

Prerequisites
  CDM 202 To succeed (To get a grade of at least DD)
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives This course will teach advanced digital filmmaking skills with lectures, screenings, discussions and hands-on practice in studio and in the field. Focus is on sharpening & introducing advanced skills in pre-production, production, and post-production. In addition, the courses will orient students toward a theoretical understanding of visual language and a comprehension of narrative storytelling structure in a cinematic context.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Execute best film practices/habits including detailed planning, management, collaboration and division of labor.
  • Describe the entire filmmaking process from idea to final cut.
  • Make decisions on collaboration issues with different principles in media production
  • Demonstrates technical skills in digital filmmaking.
  • Analyze various techniques used in visual storytelling.
Course Content This is a studio course comprised of lectures and screenings on pertinent topics as well as hands-on teaching and demonstrations of various techniques and skills for advanced digital filmmaking. There will be several individual assignments and one large collaborative project. In addition, there will be individual in-class presentations and two equipment exams.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Course Introduction
2 Introduction to GH4 & BMPCC Camera assignment I
3 Camera movement
4 Advanced lighting Camera assignment II
5 Online Series Development
6 Advanced sound Script
7 Pre Production Equipment exam I, written exam
8 Pre Production
9 Production Production dossier due
10 Production
11 Advanced editing Rough cut
12 Advanced editing – color grading Fine cut
13 Final jury Final project submission
14 Review Equipment exam II
15 Semester review
16 Semester review

 

Course Textbooks
References

The Complete Film Production Handbook, Eve Light Honthaner, Focal Press. 4th Edition, 2010. The Power Filmmaking Kit, Jason J. Tomaric, Focal Press, 1st Edition, 2008.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
1
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
3
30
Homework / Assignments
4
40
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
20
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
Final / Oral Exam
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
9
100
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
8
128
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
2
Study Hours Out of Class
16
3
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
3
10
Homework / Assignments
4
5
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
65
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
30
Final / Oral Exam
    Total
323

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1 To develop the habit of critical thinking in areas of cinema and digital media. X
2 To be able to comprehend and discuss theories, concepts and ideas that form the basis of cinema and digital media. X
3 To know and understand practices in areas of cinema and digital media as creative and/or business processes. To be able to see these processes from cultural and historical perspectives. X
4 To cultivate awareness in the inter- and multi-disciplinary nature of cinema and digital media, thus developing a dynamic and flexible professional character capable of operating and communicating across a wide range of subject areas. X
5 To develop an understanding of the unity of theory of practice and practice of theory. X
6 To observe norms of work ethic and a thoroughgoing professional ethic. X
7 Endowed with the virtues and skills of being self-disciplined, self-critical and self-managerial, to be able to both work independently and as member of a team. X
8 To have the fundamental knowledge and ability to use the technical equipment and software programmes in the areas of cinema and digital media and to possess advanced level computing and IT skills. (“European Computer Driving Licence”, Advanced Level) X
9 To be able to follow developments in new technologies of cinema and digital media, as well as new methods of production, new media industries, and new theories; and to be able to communicate with international colleagues in a foreign language (“European Language Portfolio Global Scale”, Level B1). X
10 To be able to use a second foreign language at the intermediate level.
11 To be able to use and develop the acquired knowledge and skills in a lifelong process aimed at the achievement personal and social goals X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest