Course Numbering Information:
Courses at SLCC are identified by an alphabetic prefix (two to four letters) followed by a four-digit number. Numbers beginning with a “1” generally indicate a course designed primarily for freshmen (such as ENGL 1010); numbers beginning with a “2” generally indicate courses designed primarily for sophomores (such as MATH 2010); numbers beginning with a “0” generally indicate preparatory courses that are non-transferable (such as WRTG 0990).
FLM 1023 - Introduction to Film (FA)
Credits: 4 Introduces students with no previous film training to historical, technical, and aesthetic developments of film within its cultural context. Film genres examined. Some materials presented are R-rated. Also listed as THEA 1023.
Credits: 6 An intensive workshop experience in which students, crewing in their area of specialization, complete the shooting and post-production of projects up to 15 minutes in length. Required for film majors.
Credits: 6 An intensive workshop experience in which students complete pre-production building toward a final project which they will cast, staff, and shoot, producing a 15 to 20 minute short film. Required for film majors.
Credits: 4 Course intended to raise diversity awareness through aesthetic, critical, and interdisciplinary examination of our American Cultural Identity through film. Presents film as an art form, as an industry, and ultimately a system of cultural representation and communication.
Credits: 3 Introduces professional screenwriting techniques, with focus on properly formatting screenplays for film, including narrative style projects. The student will be required to develop a script using professional screenplay software.
Credits: 2 Instruction and discussion in the role of music in film. Students will examine the scores of historical and present-day films to learn different approaches to film scoring and the different roles music can play in film, and will learn about the process of creating music for film from the spotting session through the final audio mix.
Prerequisite: FLM 1023 or concurrently, or instructor approval
Credits: 1 Acting for the camera focuses on discovering and developing strong acting techniques common to both stage and camera, on the relationship between actors and directors, and on developing basic camera techniques.
Credits: 1 Hands-on study of the camera actor’s craft. Emphasis on more advanced camera acting theories, auditioning techniques, practice of various camera techniques and the study of methods used by Film/TV actors.
Credits: 1 Basic financial information for creative professionals or students interested in freelance work or setting up a studio. This course is useful for artists working in the areas of fine art, the many forms of design, photography, film/video, music, advertising, the performing arts and creative or technical writing.
Credits: 1 This introductory short course focuses on U.S. copyrights given to creative individuals who produce visual, musical, literary works of art or performing arts. The course also covers licensing and trademarking.
Credits: 2 This introductory short course will introduce basic business structures and examine the process of setting up a business for creative professionals working in the areas of music, the many forms of visual design, fine art, animation, film and video, and the literary arts.
Credits: 3 Introduction to technical theatre production as utilized in theatre, film and television.Forms of staging and production techniques. Set construction, painting, lighting, and sound are introduced.
Credits: 3 A broad overview of sound, sound systems, recording, and live sound reinforcement providing basic training in the physics of sound and the hardware and systems used to control and record it. No prerequisites.
Credits: 4 An introduction to digital media fundamentals and the evolving industry. Students obtain a hands-on, in-depth experience with digital media tools, content and production techniques. Industry standard hardware and software tools are used to create and edit images, audio, video, layout, and web media to create powerful media. Copyright and professional responsibility issues and trends are covered.
Credits: 4 This course teaches film directing techniques and theory. Students will explore film directing history; film terminology, language and grammar; and story structure and basic acting theory. Students will: perform script analysis; prepare a shot list; diagram and block a scene; learn and exhibit methods to shoot and cover a scene; understand how to work with actors; learn to work with departments and crew.
Credits: 4 Sound as a creative tool for enhanced story telling in film production. Use of proper equipment and techniques for acquisition of production sound; tools techniques and practices of audio post production.
FLM 2075 - Advanced Video Editing And Postproduction
Credits: 3 This course teaches advanced video editing techniques and theory utilizing the industry standard editing software. Students will understand the use of color correction technique. Students will utilize keyframes, motion effects and advanced compositing techniques.
Prerequisite: FLM 1045 and FLM 1055 Additional Course Fee Required
Credits: 4 Film or theatre majors explore in-depth critical aspects of film including aesthetic and technical developments that have influenced film from its inception to present day. Students will view key films. Some R-rated films presented.
Prerequisite: THEA 1013, THEA 1023/FLM 1023, or THEA 1070/FLM 1070
FLM 2500 - Bootcamp: Advanced Film Production Techniques
Credits: 4 The Bootcamp course provides the student with an experience comparable to a large-scale professional film shoot. Students are assigned to departments, including camera, sound, production, etc. working as a team to produce a 15-20 minute film.
Credits: 4 Provides advanced video production experiences for students who already possess significant media production skills. Students produce an audio documentary, a short documentary and work with groups (modeled after industry-standard production crews) to produce 30-minute documentary film projects.
Prerequisite: COMM 2200 or FLM 1045 Additional Course Fee Required
FLM 2513 - Introduction to Set Design for Stage & Screen
Credits: 3 This class examines process designers script analysis; conceptualization; collaboration; forms of presentation of a design (drawings, paintings, models, etc.); and preparation of design documents necessary for the physical execution of a design.
Credits: 3 Introduction to theatrical lighting. Lighting instruments, color theory, theater safety, basics of script analysis for lighting design will be taught. Prior technical theatre experience is helpful but not required.
Credits: 4 This course covers advanced lighting techniques and camera technology for digital cinematography. Through lab demonstrations, studio projects and location settings, students will utilize professional motion-picture equipment to develop various compositional and technical skills. Digital camera equipment, lighting, filters, and other film technology will be explored.
Credits: 1 Course demystifies the actor’s craft and develops a range of techniques through scene study, improvisations, exercises and script analysis. Techniques are invaluable to directors and writers.