CDM 201 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Theory and Practice of the Moving Image I
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
CDM 201
Fall
6
4
4
8

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives To familiarize the students with the langugage of digital filmmaking and lead students through the production process for digital image production. Assist students to develop a comprehensive understanding of framing, composition, natural lighting, camera movement, editing and sound recording. Demistify the creative process so students develop their own voice and methods for accomplishing creative goals. The coursework will enable students to integrate theoretical and creative ideas about digital media into the context of visual and aural expression.
Course Description The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Describe the language of digital filmmaking.
  • Use the technical skills for operating cameras, sound recording equipment as well as digital editing and workflow.
  • Compare the aesthetics of cinema and the possiblities of digital cinema as a creative medium.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to collaborate in groups and share responsibilities with others.
  • Communicate with imagery
Course Content This is a studio course and is comprised of lectures on pertinent topics and hands-on teaching with demonstrations of various techniques and skills for using digital filmmaking equipment. There will be individual assignments pertaining to developing skills for digital filmmaking and participation during the class is part of the evaluation. The course assignments will include several small shooting assignments, a post-production assignment 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 Introduction
2 Introduction to basic photography Still photo story assignment
3 Basic cinematography
4 Sound recording Camera assignment I
5 Story structure
6 Log line & synopsis Written assignment
7 Introduction to editing Camera assignment II
8 Editing Editing assignment I
9 Pre-production Equipment exam I
10 Production Editing assignment II
11 Production: reviewing footage
12 Production: rough cut Camera assignment III & IV
13 Final project due Final project due
14 Assessment Equipment exam II
15 Semester review
16 Semester review

 

Course Notes/Textbooks

Bruce Mamer, Film Production Technique: Creating the Accomplished Image, Wadsworth Publishing; 6 edition (2013)

DSLR Cinematography Guide, Ryan Koo.

Suggested Readings/Materials

David Bordwell and Kristen Thompson Film Art: An Introduction McGraw-Hill Education; 10 edition (2012)

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
3
30
Homework / Assignments
8
40
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
20
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
Final / Oral Exam
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
13
100
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
6
96
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
1
Study Hours Out of Class
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
3
10
Homework / Assignments
8
5
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
52
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
Final / Oral Exam
    Total
234

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
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