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MACA 1420 - Film Production 1

Credit Hours: 4.00


Prerequisites: MACA 1400  

Students will gain hands‑on experience in the responsibilities of production crew members in the film industry. MACA 1420 emphasizes the roles of producer, director, script supervisor, production assistant, camera operator, sound mixer, lighting technician, and editor.

Billable Contact Hours: 6

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to explain the film producer’s role.

Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate the role of a film producer.
  2. Describe financial budget aspects of the producer’s role.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to explain the film director’s role.

Objectives:

  1. Explain a working knowledge of the director’s workflow.
  2. Describe the function of a film director.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate the proper use of single-camera shooting for film-style productions.

Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate capture of media from live single-camera production.
  2. Describe the use of VU meters and Waveform monitors.

Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to capture and mix multi-channel audio.

Objectives:

  1. Describe the use of VU meters and Waveform monitors.
  2. Demonstrate microphone use and techniques for audio capture.

Outcome 5: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to explain and demonstrate terms used by script supervisors.

Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate charting a script as a script supervisor.
  2. Describe the formats of scripts used by script supervisors.

Outcome 6: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to explain and demonstrate lighting patterns.

Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate lighting techniques and modifications.
  2. Describe light temperatures using the Kelvin scale.

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
Week Topic

  1. Introduction, course goals and objectives, grading and attendance policy, assignment of equipment, procedures on equipment use and care; material and supply list.
  2. Present the applications of the technologies

    Lecture: Film making theory, vocabulary, and equipment overview
  3. Lecture: Production staff: duties, responsibilities of below-the-line film crews

    Assignment: Production crews are formed and assignments made for first project
  4. Lecture: Role of producer, director, and above-the-line personnel
  5. Lecture: Basic lighting for productions; light temperatures and waveform monitor use
  6. Lecture: Single-camera operations; basic film style shooting techniques

    Assignment: Shoot a “short” demonstrating the proper use of camera.
  7. Lecture: Recording sound; using hard-wired and cordless microphones; monitoring sound and why
  8. Lecture: Basic use of Script

    Assignment: Shoot a short demonstrating the proper use of scripts.
  9. Lecture: Modifying lighting; flags, cookies and gel filters for lighting
  10. Lecture: Directing script supervisor and camera operators
  11. Lecture: Script approval; planning the shoot; managing the shoot
  12. Lecture: Alternate uses for microphones; types and uses
  13. Lecture: Shooting the projects
  14. Lecture: Post-production workflow
  15. Lecture: Editing
  16. Review for exam; final exam; final grades and equipment maintenance

Primary Faculty
Marquez, Yoselyn
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Thero, Laura
Dean
Hutchison, Donald



Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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