The Digital Filmmaking program is designed to prepare students for entry-level and self-employment in the film and television fields. Students are given basic skills in all aspects of film and video production & post-production: camera operation, lighting and cinematography, sound recording, video editing, sound design and creation, color correction and visual effects. Emphasis is placed on hands on, experiential learning. Students are given access to professional level equipment to produce both individual and collaborative projects and gain the necessary skills to enter the entertainment workforce.
Program Student Learning Outcome(s):
• Demonstrate an understanding of concept, design and creation of film projects.
• Demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively to produce film projects.
• Engage creativity and original thinking in the production of a film project.
• Develop a career path in the film and television industry.
10-15 per year
The Digital Filmmaking program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in the film and television industry. The film and television industry plays a significant role in the Southern California economy with one out of every 10 California workers being employed in creative economy related industries*. LBCC’s proximity within the Los Angeles / Orange County regional media and entertainment industries gives our students firsthand access to meaningful employment opportunities. An emphasis is placed on creating a balance between creative and technical skills by learning to collaborate in a hands-on environment.
According to the Otis Creative Economy Report*, 12.5% of jobs in the L.A./O.C. region are directly tied to the Creative Industries. Within these industries the Entertainment sector (in which the film and television industry falls) is the largest economic base, employing around 140,000 people in the LA & OC region. Otis projects 3.6% increase in employment in LA County and a 5.6% increase in Orange county by 2019. Our program will train our students to enter this workforce well-trained in the technologies, workflows, and strategies of modern film and television production and post-production.
Explain the program modifications: Replacing R_TV 70WE with FILM 70WE and updating R_TV 216 to new number R_TV 16 and updating Motion Graphics course to new number and designator DMA 25. Also, adding the four “Job Skills” courses (FILM 220, 221, 222 and 223). Total units required changes to 25.5 – 26.
|Required Core (18)||FILM 1||Introduction to Film Studies||3||Yr 1, Fall|
|FILM 20||Fundamentals of Digital Film Production||3||Yr 1, Fall|
|FILM 25||Introduction to Digital Cinematography||3||Yr 2, Fall|
|R_TV 16||Non-Linear Video & Film Editing||3||Yr 1, Spring|
|FILM 70WE||Work Experience-Film||3||Yr 1, Spring|
|R_TV 60||Pro Tools (Digital Audio Recording/Edit)||3||Yr 2, Spring|
|Job Skills Courses-Complete 1.5-2 units from the Following|
|Film 220||Assistant Camera Skills||.5||Year 1, Summer|
|Film 221||Film Grip and Electric Skills||.5||Year 1, Summer|
|Film 222||Assistant Editing Skills||.5||Year 1, Summer|
|Film 223||Film Set Management Skills||1||Year 1, Summer|
|Complete 6 units from the following:|
|DMA 25||Motion Graphics||3||Yr 2, Spring|
|FILM 21||Intermediate Digital Film Production||3||Yr 2, Fall|
|FILM 40||Introduction to Screenwriting||3||Yr 2, Fall|