Fall 2019 - CA 233 D100

The Techniques of Film (2)

Class Number: 9855

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    We 12:30 PM – 3:20 PM
    GCA 3750, GOLDCORP

  • Prerequisites:

    CA (or FPA) 131 and prior approval. Corequisite: CA 230.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Covers the technical aspects of basic film production skills: camera, lighting, sound, editing, lab processes. Laboratory fee required. Students with credit for FPA 233 may not take this course for further credit.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course works in conjunction with CA230. Students will attend workshops and lectures on the equipment they have access to in CA230. They will also write and produce a 1-minute film that will help them familiarize themselves with the equipment further. 

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

The course aims to prepare the students for the demanding technical work required in CA230. The students will learn how to properly use professional film production equipment and practice various tasks involved in the production of a short film.

Grading

  • Attendance and Participation 30%
  • Quizzes 10%
  • Final Project : Technical production and meeting technical specs (20%) - Creative endeavour (10%) - Organization and collaboration (10%) 40%
  • Final Exam 20%

NOTES:

Students will work in groups to produce their individual 1-minute films. As each student is responsible for their own film, the final project will be graded on an individual basis.

REQUIREMENTS:

Students are expected to participate in classes and workshops.

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Equipment will be provided by the university. But any costs occurred outside what is provided will be the responsibility of the students.

REQUIRED READING:

There will be mandatory and recommended readings accessible through Canvas or the SFU Library website.

Registrar Notes:

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