CMST 114 Introduction to Producing Motion Pictures • 5 Cr.
This course focuses on the elements and process of all aspects of film production from pre-production to the end of post-production. The course will also cover production skills and the impact of such on the viewer. Students will leave the course with a producing plan portfolio.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
Critically analyze both analog and digital media presentations to describe what went on during production.
Explain all positions and define responsibilities of each role on a major film production.
Describe the techniques utilized in all aspects of production to complete a film project.
Describe how post-production helps determine the pace and flow of a film.
Define a variety of terms used on a motion picture set (including, but not limited to, gaffing, barn doors and placement).
Assess financing a low and big-budget production.
Effectively communicate and navigate in union and non-union productions.
Create producing plan portfolio (implement a script breakdown, a budget with both above and below line items, and a cast & crew).