Film / Video Courses Offered
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COURSES OFFERED

Film/Video 1
Film Analysis and Appreciation

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

In this course, students will investigate the origins and aesthetics of cinema including the classic Hollywood narrative film and its alternatives. By analyzing representative films as unique cultural products, the student will be introduced to various methods of interpreting and evaluating motion pictures within their socio-political context.

Film/Video 3
Screenplay Analysis

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This is an introductory course in which the student will analyze the underlying story structure of motion pictures, short films, and television programs. Through screenings, lectures, and writing exercises, students will learn the basic components of an effective, unified script that connects with its intended audience. Special attention will be paid to the classical Hollywood model of storytelling and how this paradigm can be used for developing scripts for both fiction and non-fiction productions.

Film/Video 20
Introduction to Film/Video Production

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This introductory course surveys basic camera, lighting, editing, and sound techniques and their use in producing films and videos.

Film/Video 21 (formerly Television and Media Communications 7)
Audio Production

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course is an introduction to production and postproduction sound for various mediums including motion pictures, television, and radio. Basic techniques common to these mediums will be covered including analog and digital recording, audio editing, sound design, and mixing.

Film/Video 22 (formerly Television and Media Communications 11)
Production I

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Prerequisite: Film/Video 20 with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course explores the basic concepts and techniques of professional film/video production. Students will create films and videos using professional single-camera production methods.

Film/Video 24 (formerly Television and Media Communications 12)
Production Planning

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course provides students with the skills needed for effectively planning production projects for various entertainment and corporate industries. Financing, script development, budgeting, scheduling, and marketing will be covered.

Film/Video 28ab (formerly Television and Media Communications 14)
Television Production

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course is a study of production principles and procedures common to all television and media productions from conceptualization to completed project. The emphasis is on scripting, planning, directing, editing, and other skills unique to audio/video media. Budgeting, cost analysis, legal issues, research, and other production situations will also be examined.

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Film/Video 32ab (formerly Television and Media Communications 16ab)
Production II

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Prerequisite: Film/Video 22 or one semester of Film 28ab
with a minimum grade of C in prerequisite or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course is designed to provide the intermediate level production student with practical, hands-on experience in film/video production: planning, writing, shooting, and editing. Students will write and produce a variety of film/video-based personal and group projects.

Film/Video 34ab
Camera and Lighting

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Prerequisite: Film/Video 20, Film/Video 21 or Film/Video 28ab
with a minimum grade of C in prerequisite
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This is an intermediate-level course in traditional and electronic cinematography that explores lighting design, composition, visual interpretation, and camera operation through screenings, lectures, and student projects.

Note: Letter grade or CR/NCR option.

Film/Video 36ab
Editing

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Prerequisite: Film/Video 20 or Film/Video 22 or Film/Video 28ab
with a minimum grade of C in prerequisite
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This is an intermediate-level course that builds upon the picture and sound editing skills developed in the prerequisite production courses. Advanced editing concepts such as pace, rhythm, and tempo will be explored through screenings, lectures, and student-made projects. Special attention will be paid to the role of digital technology in film/video postproduction.

Note: Letter grade or CR/NCR option.

Film/Video 50 (formerly Television and Media Communications 50)
Special Topics in Television and Media Communication

Units determined by individual course;
lecture/ lab hours determined by individual course
Credit status determined by individual course

This course is designed to explore topics in Film/Video more specific than provided in other courses in the regular departmental curriculum. Students are referred to the current schedule of classes for details of specific courses.

Film/Video 95abcd (formerly Television and Media Communications 95abcd)
Cooperative Career Education

2-4 units; hours to be arranged
Enrollment Limitation:
Parallel Plan (Work and Attend School at the Same Time):
Enrollment in a minimum of seven units, including Cooperative Career Education;
employment in a job related to the major or career goal by the third week of the semester;
completion of or current enrollment in one course from the major
Alternate Plan (Work and Attend School Alternately):
Successful completion of one semester at El Camino College including
one course from the major before initial enrollment in plan;
enrollment limited to one other class during the semester;
employment in a job related to the major or career goal by the third week of the semester;
successful completion of at least seven units of other class work at El Camino before re-enrolling in plan
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU - limitations apply

Through a set of learning objectives established by the student, employer, and instructor, each student will work with and learn from experts in the Film/Video field. These experiences will enable students to improve job skills, analyze career opportunities and requirements, and compare these to personal potential and expectations.

Note: The maximum total units earned for CCE under both plans may not exceed 16 units.

Film/Video 99abc (formerly Television and Media Communications 99abc)
Independent Study

1-3 units; hours to be arranged
Enrollment Limitation: two courses in Film/Video with a minimum grade of B in
each and acknowledgements by the instructor with whom the student will work
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU - limitations apply

This course provides special advanced studies in a subject field of Film/Video not covered in the regular departmental offerings. Regular conferences with the instructor are coordinated with assigned film/video projects (60 hours per unit).

Note: Refer to page 11 of the College Catalog for eligibility requirements.

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