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.
Course Description The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Can execute best film practices/habits including detailed planning, management, collaboration and division of labor.
  • Has the knowledge to describe the entire filmmaking process from idea to final cut.
  • Commands skills for decision making on collaboration issues with different principles in media
production
  • Demonstrates technical skills in digital filmmaking.
  • Is able to 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 digital filmmaking. There will be individual assignments pertaining to story development and translating ideas and concepts into visual language. In addition, there will be individual in-class presentations, assignments and a post-production assignment.

 



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 Storytelling, visual Language
3 Idea development & research
4 Pitching
5 Pre-Production
6 Advanced camera work
7 Casting actors Assignment: screenplay, breakdown, research
8 Working with actors
9 Sound - review
10 Lighting - review Assignment: production dossier
11 Scene production
12 Post-Production Raw footage submission
13 Post-Production color grading Rough cut submission
14 Post-Production – final cut
15 Screening of final projects Final project submission
16 Semester review

 

Course Notes/Textbooks
Suggested Readings/Materials

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 Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
5
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
2
15
Homework / Assignments
8
40
Presentation / Jury
Project
2
40
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
Final 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
Theoretical 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
2
10
Homework / Assignments
8
5
Presentation / Jury
Project
2
65
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
30
Final Exam
    Total
398

 

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.

X
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.

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.

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