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Cinema 1 Class Schedule: Fall 2019

"Cinema 1: Introduction to Motion Picture Production"

Day Section 16392/6: Wednesday 12:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Night Section 16398/402: Wednesday 6:00 pm - 10:15 pm

August 28

Class Orientation & Class Content Introduction  (Single vs. Multiple Camera & SD/HD/Film Lecture)

September 04

Chapter 2 "Before You Begin Production"

September 11

Chapter 3 "The Video Camcorder" & Chapter 1 "Intro to Digital & Film Systems"

September 18

Chapter 7 "The Film Image"

September 25

Chapter 4 "The Lens"

October 02

EXAM #1 [Covers Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8 & the lecture] (There will be an in-classroom review before the exam is given and a Lecture on Chapter 8 "Color & Filters"
Click Here for 2013 Book Study Guide Test #1
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October 09

Chapter 9 "Shooting the Movie"

October 16

Chapter 9 "Shooting the Movie" Continued and Introduction to Lighting

October 23

Chapter 12 "Lighting"

October 30

Chapters 10 & 11 "Sound Recording Systems & Techniques"
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November 06 

EXAM #2 Chapters 9, 10, 11, 12 & lecture (There will be a Lecture and an in-classroom review before the exam is given)

November 13

Chapter 13 "Picture & Dialogue Editing" (all)

November 20

Chapter 14: "Editing Video" pages 544-562, 601, 625-631 only & Chapter 5: "The Video Image" pages 207-216 & 227-252 only

November 27

Chapter 15 "Sound Editing & Mixing" (all) &
Chapter 16 "Working with Film in Postproduction" pages 675-685 only &
Chapter 17 "Producing & Distributing" (all)

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December 04

EXAM #3 [Covers Chapters 5, 13, 14, 16, 17 select pages & lecture] (There will be a Lecture and an in-classroom review before the exam is given). 

Note: This is the final class meeting - no scheduled make-ups for Exam #3 (Final Exam). Please join us on Wednesday December 11th in the classroom for our student selected "End of Semester Screenings" @ 6:30.

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