Montgomery College 2023-2024 Catalog 
    Jul 19, 2024  
Montgomery College 2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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FILM 230 - Movie Making Independent Study: Editing

(TP/SS only)

This independent study course for the advanced film student requires mastery of professional-level digital editing software. Students write, direct, and edit a short video, at least five minutes long, with a public screening upon completion of the project. PREREQUISITE(S): A grade of A or B in FILM 110 , FILM 210 , FILM 220 ; and consent of film curriculum coordinator. Hours to be assigned and arranged by coordinator. It is expected that students will spend approximately 150 hours to complete the work for the course.

3 semester hours

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

  • Demonstrate editing skills while working with Final Cut Pro, a non-linear professional editing system and demonstrate the ability to edit the footage into a finished movie project.
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop an idea into movie format by writing a script for the project.
  • Demonstrate the ability to produce a movie by 1) developing a shooting schedule and budget and 2) organizing and scheduling a production crew consisting of camera, lighting, and sound crews completing the shoot on schedule.
  • Demonstrate the ability to direct a movie by creating a shooting script and/or storyboard’s for the movie and working with the crew and actors to capture the student’s vision on videotape.

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