[ Login ]


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).


Footer Navigation

Contact info

Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
Work: (425) 564-1000