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Fall 2022 Classes

CMA 1500
Fundamentals of Film and Video Production

  • Taught by Jonathan Rattner, Jonathan Waters, or Carmine Grimaldi
  • Technologies and techniques of filmmaking. Digital video cameras, staging and lighting, sound recording, post-production sound, and image editing.
  • Fulfills AXLE: Humanities and the Creative Arts
  • Eligible for Communication of Science and Tech

 

CMA 1600
Introduction to Film and Media Studies

  • Taught by Iggy Cortez or Claire Sisco King
  • Stylistic tendencies and narrative strategies, genres, and theoretical approaches. Live-action cinema, animation, experimental cinema, television, and computer-generated moving images.
  • Fulfills AXLE: Humanities and the Creative Arts
  • Eligible for American Studies Major, Art, and Communication of Science and Tech

 

CMA 2250
16mm Filmmaking

  • Taught by Jonathan Rattner
  • Camera operation, lighting, non-sync sound design, and film pre-production for 16 mm and celluloid film.
  • Eligible for Communication of Science and Tech

 

CMA 2260
Digital Production Workshop

  • Taught by Carmine Grimaldi
  • Intermediate Filmmaking: Digital cinematography, sound design, and editing in different modes and genres.
  • Eligible for Communication of Science and Tech

 

CMA 2400
History of World Cinema

  • Taught by Jen Fay
  • Survey of world film history from 1895 to the present. Key films and filmmakers. Historical, aesthetic, national, and political contexts of films and film movements.
  • Fulfills AXLE: Humanities and the Creative Arts

 

CMA 3257
Virtual Reality Design

  • Taught by Ole Molvig
  • Interdisciplinary, project-based introduction to Virtual Reality (VR). Creation of immersive environments. Student projects guided by faculty mentors to create real-world, consequential VR simulations relevant to, and innovative in, their respective fields.
  • Fulfills AXLE: Math and Natural Sciences
  • Cross-listed with CSET 3257

 

CMA 3891
Special Topics in Film and Video Production – Directing the Narrative Film

  • Taught by Jonathan Waters
  • This course serves as an opportunity for students to gain more experience shooting and directing the scripted narrative film. Aesthetic principles and technical tools of cinematography will be explored in conjunction with directorial techniques and overall set operations to help understand how cinematographers and directors work together to translate from script-to-screen, and develop the style, look, and feel of a film.

 

CMA 3891
Special Topics in Film and Video Production – Digital Storytelling

  • Taught by Mickey Casad
  • Interactive Narratives, Digital Memory, and Storytelling Emphasizing interconnections between identity, cultural memory, and narrative practice in the digital age, students will learn about effective and meaningful storytelling with digital technologies across a variety of applications and platforms. Students will explore interactive narratives, read theoretical works about narrative, memory, and technology, and create a series of engaged, interactive stories of their own, using a variety of digital technologies to mobilize different kinds of imaginative immersion and interactivity.

 

CMA 3891
Special Topics in Film and Video Production – The Art of Editing

  • Theory, practice, and art of video post-production with emphasis on video editing.

 

CMA 3892
Special Topics in the Study of Film – Global Queer Cinema and Media

  • Taught by Iggy Cortez
  • This course surveys how queer subjectivity has shaped cinema and media practices from around the world. We will investigate queerness as an aesthetic mode and as a social structure for belonging and exclusion in both national and transnational contexts.
  • Fulfills AXLE: Humanities and the Creative Arts