CMS 121 FUNDAMENTALS OF FILMMAKING
CMS 121 – Fundamentals of Filmmaking
Course Number & Name: CMS 121 Fundamentals of Filmmaking
Credit Hours: 3.0 Contact Hours: 3.0 Lecture: 2.0 Lab: 2.0 Other: N/A
Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or better in CMS 113 or placement
Co-requisites: None Concurrent Courses: None
Course Description: This introductory course is designed to acquaint students with the basic elements of film production. Students are taught the aesthetics and techniques required for producing a short narrative film. They are also introduced to techniques in producing, writing, cinematography, directing, and editing. Students are required to write, produce, and direct a short film. Note: Students are required to share in the expenses involved in their productions.
Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:
- develop a storyboard and script for a short film from an original idea;
- utilize cinematographic techniques to convey meaning and create visual interest in a short film;
- plan and implement a film shoot with a variety of crew roles; and
- edit filmed scenes into a short narrative or experimental film.