Montgomery College 2022-2023 Catalog 
    Jul 14, 2024  
Montgomery College 2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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FILM 220 - Basic Movie Production

(TP/SS only)

This is a project course in which the student will learn the basics of filmmaking, including script preparation, shooting, and editing. The student will produce two short projects shot and edited on video: a silent short and a dialogue, sound, and music short. PREREQUISITE(S): FILM 110  and FILM 210 , or consent of instructor. Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Prepare a step outline, a reading script, a shooting script, and/or storyboards to shoot a movie.
  • Demonstrate the ability to operate a camera, to shoot a movie recording the visual image and sound, and to apply the basics of camera technique and sound recording to tell a story.
  • Use the basics of actor movement and line reading to tell a story.
  • Outline the basics of picture and sound editing and use these techniques in edited film projects.
  • Demonstrate the ability to tell a story with moving images and sound by producing two short narrative fiction and/or documentary movies in digital video format.

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