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
2
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 understand and execute the basics 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;
  • Use the basic 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 fluency with digital filmmaking equipment
  • Communicate and tell stories with imagery
  • Define the fundamentals film language.
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.

 



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 Review of previous student works Bring your favourite sequence
2 Introduction to visual storytelling Introduction to videography
3 Fundamentals of film language Camera I
4 Camera II Camera quiz
5 Camera III
6 Natural lighting Camera assignment
7 Introduction to sound recording
8 Editing Theory Camera and sound assignment
9 Applied editing I
10 Applied editing II Editing assignment
11 Introduction to final project Submission of project ideas
12 Final project production Equipment test
13 Final project post production
14 Screening of final project Final project due
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
2
10
Homework / Assignments
3
45
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
25
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
1
10
Final Exam
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
8
100
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
2
32
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
4
Study Hours Out of Class
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
2
3
Homework / Assignments
3
20
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
57
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
15
Final Exam
    Total
234

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to define and discuss the history, underlying concepts and theories of cinema and digital media.

X
2

To be able to develop a storytelling idea for cinema and digital media arts by using creativity and critical thinking.

X
3

To be able to operate specialized technical equipment and competently use software in the fields of cinema and digital media arts. 

X
4

To be able to execute the main tasks in the pre-production, production and post-production of an audio-visual work at the basic level including screenwriting, production planning, operating the camera, sound recording, lighting and editing.

X
5

To be able to perform a specialized task at an advanced level either for pre-production, production or post-production of an audio-visual work.

X
6

To be able to discuss how meaning is made through works of cinema and digital media; in what ways economics, politics and culture affect visual representation; how the conditions of production, consumption, distribution and interpretation shape images.

X
7

To be able to perform specialized tasks for creating digital media narratives with interactive elements.

8

To be able to conduct a critical analysis of a film or a work of digital media arts from technical, intellectual and artistic points of view.

X
9

To be able to take individual responsibility of a film or a digital media work from scratch to product in a problem-solving manner.

X
10

To be able to work as a crewmember by following norms of ethical conduct and taking initiative to improve the ethical standards of his/her working environment.

X
11

To be able to collect data in the areas of Cinema and Digital Media and communicate with colleagues in a foreign language ("European Language Portfolio Global Scale", Level B1).

X
12

To be able to speak a second foreign language at a medium level of fluency efficiently.

13

To be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to their field of expertise.

X

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