and Film Production is a non-transferring course to teach a basic understanding
of video and its use as a 21st century film medium. The course provides
2 years of instruction in the techniques of cinematography, sound, lighting,
and non-linear editing. The student receives 1 credit hour in College Publications
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Lighting a Set for film
Basic Sound Recording
The first year teaches the student the basics of producing film-quality
video through hands-on work on actual film sets through the Healthy People Now! Prouductions and through classroom lecture. During this project driven course the student will develop skills
in cinematography, lighting techniques, sound design, non-linear editing,
scripts, and more.
on both their own projects and assist on college productions, including,
Healthy People Now!, a health-awareness program (funded by the Lower Pearl
River Valley Foundation) that produces and places health-related DVDs in
Pearl River and Hancock county schools. You can watch Healthy People Now! productions here.
The student will
learn basic techniques through “hands-on” experience with high definition
video cameras, digital audio production equipment, professional lighting,
and state-of-the-art high definition video editing equipment.
Introduction to film production
Planning and executing a production
Advanced production techniques
The student will play a major role in a class film production (10-30-minute length) that will be submitted to local and regional film festivals.
The second year builds on the skills learned during the first year and
moves the student into a more advanced knowledge of television and film
and Film Production course will serve as an advanced introduction to a
four-year college or university film school, or it will train a student
to work as an intern in television or film. It will also teach the basic
skills for a career in television or film production and related careers.
Although the program is not transferrable, the student will finish the
course with a complete portfolio of his/her work during the two-year period
and a document stating completion of the course.