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Joni Varner

Cinema 1 Class Schedule: Spring 2021

"Cinema 1: Introduction to Motion Picture Production"

Spring First Section: Yellow 14858/14860
Fall Second Section: Purple 14864/14865

Note: Canvas is the Learning Management System used by the class. Canvas is accesible, for enrolled students, through the student portal, with no additional software and through the Canvas smartphone application. 

Week of February 8th

Canvas - Module 0 - Overview and Class Instructions 
Canvas - Module 1 - Getting Started & Introduction to Filmmaking 
(Topics: Single vs. Multiple Camera & SD/HD/Film)

Week of February 15th

Canvas - Module 2 - "Before You Begin Production"
(Note: Friday 2/13 through Monday 2/15 are school holidays: Presidents' Day - no instruction)

Week of February 22nd

Canvas - Module 3 - Video Camera Systems 
(Note: Sunday 02/21 is the last day to drop or add spring semester classes that begin in February)

Week of March 1st

Canvas - Module 4 - The Lens

Week of March 8th

Canvas - Module 5 - Introduction to Film

Week of March 15th

Canvas - Module 6 - The Film Image

Week of March 22nd

Canvas - Module 7 - Filters and Color

Week of March 29th

Canvas - Module 8 - Shooting: Camera Support & Script Breakdown

Week of April 5th


Week of April 12th

Canvas - Module 9 - Shooting: Crews & Unions

Week of April 19th

Canvas - Module 10 - Producing & Distribution

Week of April 26th

Canvas - Module 11 - Location Sound: Mixer Systems & Techniques

Week of May 3rd

Canvas - Module 12 - Postproduction Sound: Editing & Mixing

Week of May 10th

Canvas - Module 13 - Lighting

Week of May 17th

Canvas - Module 14 - Visual Editing and Effects

Week of May 24th

Canvas- Module 15 - Video Editing Systems & Film Tech Prep

Week of May 31st - Final Exam Week

Canvas - Module 16 - The Video Image (Coding and Color) & Final Exam (50 questions)

Note: This is the the end of the class - the last day of the semester is June 6th). Please join us on Wednesday June 2nd and Thursday June 3rd for the Zoom student selected "End of Semester Short Film Screenings" @ 6:30. Same show both nights.