2023-2024 Pierce College Catalog 
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2023-2024 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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DRMA 165 Introduction to Digital Movie Making (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. Storytelling for film.
B. Pre-production
C.Production and Filming
D.Post-production and editing 
E.Time/cost/space management
F. Reading digital film

Student Outcomes

  1. Describe and explain the required elements of a digital film script to understand how to read and create digital film.
  2. Create storyboards, designs, and production schedules for digital films that are executable within environmental restrictions (time, money, site access, coordination of work).
  3. Utilize editing techniques in digital film by including various sounds and special effects in a digital film.
  4. Apply color correction and image enhancement techniques of digital films to improve their quality.
  5. Analyze different film formats and platforms in order to choose the most appropriate for a project.
  6.  Explain the differences between different editing techniques to enhance the quality of a film’s story.
  7. Create a digital film that is within time, cost, and space restrictions, as required by professional filmmakers.

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 craft and exchange ideas and information in a variety of situations, in response to audience, context, purpose, and motivation.

Critical, Creative and Reflective Thinking:

Graduates will evaluate, analyze, synthesize, and generate ideas; construct informed, meaningful, and justifiable conclusions; and process feelings, beliefs, biases, strengths, and weaknesses as they relate to their thinking, decisions, and creations.

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

Potential Methods
A. Essays: out-of-class assignments or essay exams
B. Tests: short answer, matching, multiple choice.
C. Projects: group presentations, individual presentations, multimedia productions, performances.
D. Observation: teacher evaluation in class, teacher conference, peer evaluation, or self-evaluation

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