Seats Available in Winter Courses!

Space is still available in these winter term 2019 classes: 

CINE 399:  African Cinema
CINE 399: Global Blockbusters
CINE 408:  Avid Post-Production
CINE 415:  Cinema Careers

<--break->Please check for updates on seat availability of these courses and others in the major.

CINE 399: African Cinema (4 credits)
Monday/Wednesday 2:00-3:50 p.m. / Allison McGuffie

Are you interested in other countries and cultures? Curious about media production in Africa? Are you a cinephile hungry for new and interesting directors and filmmaking styles? African cinemas provide a wealth of diverse, fascinating, politically engaging, and beautiful films to watch and discuss. In this introductory course, students will learn about the history, aesthetics, and politics of films made in Africa. Diverse modes of production and styles will be addressed, including documentary, art, popular, and educational films. No previous knowledge of African history or filmmaking required. 

CINE 399: Global Blockbusters (4 credits)
Monday/Wednesday 4:00-5:50 p.m. / HyeRyoung Ok

This course explores one of the most visible, yet least critically discussed forms of popular culture: the movie blockbuster. We will endeavor to evaluate or re-evaluate the cultural significance of this often easily dismissed cultural phenomenon by positioning it at the intersections of such discourses as globalization, transnationalism, film historiography and genre. At the same time we will trace the genealogy of the movie blockbuster and examine its shifting definitions and generic conventions. In particular, challenging a myopic perception that blockbusters are the exclusive products of Hollywood, this class will survey the global dissemination of the movie blockbuster and focus on blockbusters, spectacles or “event movies” from Asia, including, but not limited to, China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, and India. In addition to looking into the formal, aesthetic, and industrial elements of blockbusters across nations, the analysis of films will lead us to interrogate cinematic and cultural constructions of history, nation, gender and sexuality. 

CINE 408: Workshop: Avid Post-Production (4 credits)
Monday/Wednesday 10-11:50 a.m. / Kevin May

This course, taught by one of our Avid Certified Instructors, will train students in the industry standard non-linear editing software, Avid Media Composer. The course follows Avid’s curriculum along with additional content focusing on editing theory and practice to give students a complete understanding of the software’s workflow and operations. The class will also strengthen students’ overall editing technique and help them to become proficient in the art form of non-linear editing. In this course we will focus on media organization, beginning and refining an edit using a variety of tools, and also on numerous effects, including tracking, color correcting, and multilayer effects. Additionally, at the end of the term students will take Avid’s Certification Exam with the opportunity to become Avid Certified Users.

Previously taught as CINE 425 CINE Prod AVID, CINE 399 Cine Prod AVID, and CINE 408 Wrk Avid; not repeatable. 

CINE 415: Cinema Careers (2 credits)
Friday, 12:00-1:50 pm / Veratta Pegram-Floyd

This course bridges the gap between education and employment by helping students identify the various career paths possible with a Cinema Studies degree. Students will learn how to make informed decisions about internships, jobs, and/or graduate school while producing resumes, cover letters, and/or portfolios of their scholarly and creative work.

Previously taught as CINE 399 Sp St Internship Devel, CINE 399 Sp St Intern/Job Srch, and as 4 credits; not repeatable.