Spring 2024 - CA 432 D100

Filmmaking VII (6)

Class Number: 7413

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Jan 8 – Apr 12, 2024: Mon, 4:30–7:20 p.m.

  • Prerequisites:

    CA (or FPA) 430.



This course is intended for completion of film and video projects begun in CA (or FPA) 430. Particular emphasis will be given to advanced film craft in the post-production phase. The exact nature of each student's participation will be determined in consultation with the instructor. A laboratory fee is required. Students should be advised that film production will probably incur significant costs in addition to lab fees. Students with credit for FPA 432 may not take this course for further credit.


Now is the time to put the pieces together accumulated from the Research, Development, Pre-Production, Production, and Share & Acknowledge stages. You will now reflect upon the research, inquiries, outlines, and the newly recorded images and sounds, into a cohesive form above and beyond its foundational parts. Risk is paramount. What boundaries will be expanded and which elements will be deconstructed and reframed? We will go through the final stages of audio-visual (AV) construction that will start from post-production to exhibition. Editing is where the story is born. The birth of time and space will (e)merge as you bring the image and sound together onto a single timeline or within a physical space. The body of the AV project will finally form and your curiousities will be shared to the world.

CA432 will be the second of a two-term yearlong course (CA430+CA432) and you will be asked to complete the final stage of your film project(s) with the support of your fellow students.


By the end of the course, students will be able to :

  • Experience the creative process of post-production.
  • Enact the element of risk into their process.
  • Strengthen their skills in the post-production process, including editing, color, and sound.
  • Strengthen their ability to offer and receive constructive critique.
  • Gain skills in preparing and strategizing for distribution/presentation.
  • Engage with guest speakers within the professional film and arts communities.


  • Post-Production Plan 5%
  • Post-Production 55%
  • Distribution 10%
  • Final Cut 30%



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