2022-2023 Pierce College Catalog 
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2022-2023 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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DRMA 165 Digital Movie Making I (5 credits)

Distribution Area Fulfilled General Transfer Elective
Formerly THTR 165

Course Description
This is an introduction class in making movies using the digital format. Story telling, filming, editing, and presentation will be covered.

Course Content
a. Pre-production
b. Production
c. Post-production
d. Intercultural Communication
e. Time/cost/space management

Student Outcomes
1. List and explain the requirements for a digital film script.

2. Develop a schedule and storyboard for a digital film.

3. Design a digital video workstation.

4. Analyze and describe videotape formats.

5. Design effective lighting for digital film.

6. Demonstrate the use of appropriate set dressing for digital film.

7. Demonstrate the use of special effects in digital films.

8. Incorporate the use of effective sound techniques for digital film.

9. Compare and contrast editing systems for digital film.

10. Incorporate the use of effective editing techniques for content and story.

11. Design effective color correction for image enhancement for digital film.

12. Compare and contrast digital outputs based on purpose and media requirements.

13. Produce a five-minute digital video for an educational, social, or professional organization.

14. Produce a ten-minute digital video demonstrating skills learned from all the outcomes.

15. Identify the sociocultural factors influencing intercultural communication as they relate to digital movie making.

16. Demonstrate effective use of time/cost/space management.

Degree Outcomes
Humanities: Graduates acquire critical skills to interpret, analyze, and evaluate forms of human expression, which can include creation and performance as an expression of human experience.

Effective Communication: Graduates will be able to exchange messages in a variety of contexts using multiple methods.

Critical, Creative and Reflective Thinking: Graduates will evaluate, analyze and synthesize information and ideas in order to construct informed, meaningful and justifiable conclusions.

Global Citizenship: Graduates will be able to critically examine the relationship between self, community, and/or environments, and to evaluate and articulate potential impacts of choices, actions, and contributions for the creation of sustainable and equitable systems.

Lecture Contact Hours 50
Lab Contact Hours 0
Clinical Contact Hours 0
Total Contact Hours 50

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