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Cinema / TV

Questions About Fall Semester 2022

Some of our Cinema/TV classes have returned to campus and some are online for fall semester 2022.

If the class listing says "Location:ONLINE" that classes will be offered on-line in a distant education format, which means students will not be attending any classes on the physical campus. Students will use Canvas (Learning Management System) and Zoom (Meeting System) in order to take their classes. Students do not have to acquire specific software for either of these systems, as they will be provided through the LACC student portal for every student. Students will need a mobile device or computer with Internet access in order to be able to participate in these online classes. Go to the app store for your brand of smartphone to get the Canvas Student application.  Here is the link for assistance to students that might have not have internet access or computers.

If the class listing says "Location: LACC, CC#" that class will be offered in-person, which means students will meet in a studio or classroom on the LACC campus in the HFPA Center in the Communications Building. All of these in-person classes meet one day at week.

Our LACC Cinema/TV classes are transferable to other two and four year schools. All of our classes can be credited towards a LACC certificate or degree.

Learn more about Cinema/TV certificates and degrees at Los Angeles City College.

We even have a Production Assistant Certificate that can be earned with three classes.

We have hands-on classes beginning with your first semester and continuing throughout of our Cinema/TV Program. 

Many of our hands-on classes will meet in-person in the LACC Cinema/TV studios, screening rooms and editing labs with built-in equipment. 

What about specialized software needed for these classes? 

Our instructors will be focusing on free versions of existing industry software such as Avid Media Composer First and DaVinci Resolve Studio 16 Free. The Adobe Creative Cloud will be available at a low cost student price and/or as part of your class. 

For screenwriting: Celtx (free cloud-based software), and Final Draft and Movie Magic for screenwriting (both available via digital download only, with student discounts).

For any questions specific to the class you are taking, contact your instructor via email (if you are not yet enrolled or through Canvas (if you are already enrolled). Faculty & Staff

The class I want is full. How can I get enrolled?

The best thing to do is to check if there are other sections of the SAME class that are open. Since many of our classes are offered online asynchronously you do not have to select a section on a specific day and time as you would during an in-person class.

If an additional section is not available, the best thing you can do is get on a waiting list through the student portal system. Make sure and contact your instructor via email Faculty & Staff to let them know of your interest. On the first day of fall classes (August 29, 2022), the instructors will be given permission codes to allow you to add the classes even though they appear full. The instructors will not have the permission codes until class begins, so, for now,  a waiting list is the best way you can indicate you would like to take a class. 

We also repeat classes year-round with spring, summer, fall and winter semester offerings.

Will the LACC Cinema/TV building, stages, labs and equipment be available? 

Yes - in-person classes will have access to screening rooms, stages and labs. We are following LACCD, local, state and Federal guidelines on in person safety during the time of COVID-19. There will also be in-person equipment check-out for production classes: Cinema 2, 6, 7, 9-1, 9-2, Cin 33/TV 55, Cinema 501, TV 6/7. If conditions change, updates will be made directly to the students as the semester progresses.

WHEN will I “attend” these online classes?

If the online class listing DOES contain a time and day, those classes are synchronous. Attendance is required at that specified time on Zoom through the student portal.

If the online class listing says "TBA" and DOES NOT contain a time and day these are asynchronous. That means students can work on their assignments around-the-clock. Although there might be Zoom meetings - most of our professors will provide information/recordings of the class meetings for those who can not attend “live”.

If my teacher holds a Zoom meeting  - do I have to attend?

It is up to the individual instructor who will give you directions once the semester begins. Some of our instructors will record the Zoom sessions so that they can be available later for students that are not able to attend at a specific day and time. Contact your instructor for more information concerning your classes’ schedule and requirements.

Comprehensive List of Classes showing which are in-person and which are online in the schedule.
List of Cinema/TV Classes How Classes Meet for fall semester 2022  

Cinema 1-Intro Film Production(one section in-person, one section on-line)
Cinema 2-Hands On Film Production(one section in-person, three sections on-line, hands-on)
Cinema 3-Film History
(one section in-person, four sections on-line - one of those starts 10/24)
Cinema 4-Documentary Film
(one section in-person, three sections on-line - one of those starts 10/24)
Cinema 5- Screenwriting - (short scripts and pitches - two sections - both in-person) *
CInema 6-Cinematography
(one section - in-person)*   
Cinema 7-Advanced Cinematography (one section -  in-person)*  
Cinema 9-1-Sound Production(one section - in-person)  
Cinema 9-2 Post Sound Production
(one section - on-line)*
Cinema 10-Directing
(one section -  in-person)*
Cinema 17-Post Production Coloring
(one section -  on-line)
Cinema 18-Film Genres
(two sections- both on-line)
Cinema 20-Business of Motion Picture Production  (one section - on-line)* 
Cinema 25-Producing Motion Picture Features(one section - in-person)

Cinema 32-1 Editing (one section - online)*  
Cinema 32-2 Editing II
(one section - online)* 
Cinema 33-1-2/TV 55 - Advanced Workshop (one section - online - hands-on advanced films)*

Cinema 38-1 - Grip (hands-on-in-person ),  
Cinema 38-2 - Electric (hands-on-in-person ) 
Cinema 60 - (PA CLASS) Entertainment Industry Careers Below-the-Line Production Skills (in-person)
Cinema 501 - Media Aesthetics and Design for Film and Digital Media
(one section - online)

Section Numbers Listed Here For Cinema Classes

 

TV 1 - Introduction to TV & Media Class(one section - online)
TV 6 - TV Studio and Remote Production and 
TV 7 Announcing/Perfomance (TV 6/7 meet together - hands-on-in-person)* 

TV 9 - TV Studio Equipment (one section - hands-on-in-person) 
TV 25-1-2 - TV & Film Screenwriting
(long scripts and pitches-two sections-online - You must take 25-1 before taking 25-2*) 
TV 46 - Intermediate TV Studio
(one section - hands-on-in-person)* 

Section Numbers Listed Here For TV Classes


* indicates prerequisites for these intermediate or advanced classes. Email C/TV Department Chair vaughnje@laccd.edu for a possible waiver for these.

What if I sign up for class and then can't complete it? 

You have until September 11, 2022 to drop a class with a full refund of tuition and without a W grade appearing on your transcript. If you are later in the semester making this decision students will have up until November 20, 2022 to drop most classes. This will put a W (withdraw grade) on your transcript but it will not affect your grade point average or GPA. Refunds will not be possible at this late date. It is the student’s responsibility to drop the class through the student portal, if they can not complete.

How long do the classes last? 

Most of our classes are 16 weeks: (beginning August 29 - ending by December 18)
A few of our classes are 8 weeks: (begin 8/29 end 10/23) OR (begin 10/24 end 12/18)

Why are some of the Cinema/TV classes are being offered in the eight-week format.

These began on either August 29 or October 24. These classes offer the same amount of content, but are accelerated to finish in half of the normal amount of time. Classes that are offered fall 2022 that are eight weeks long include: Cinema 3 - History of Motion Pictures, Cinema 4 -  History of Documentary Films and Cinema 18 - Intro to Film Genres.