Fall 2016 Class Schedule (SCC)



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TAFILM 300    Introduction to Film    3 Units

Same As: ENGLT 400
Prerequisite: ENGWR 51 and ENGRD 11 or ESLR 310 and ESLW 310 with grades of "C" or better or placement through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course explores the artistic, business, and social elements of modern film. It examines the elements that go into making films: acting, directing, cinematography, writing, and editing. It investigates the techniques used to manipulate the audience into fear, laughter, and sadness and compares the commercial box office hit and "movie star" to enduring artistic films and actors. This class will view and analyze films to evaluate filmmaking techniques and the impact of films and the movie business on society. This course is cross-listed with ENGLT 400. It may be taken only once for credit as TAFILM 300 or as ENGLT 400, but not both. This course was formerly known as TA 310.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC R.Young              SCC MAIN RHN 228         20271 
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Web-enhanced
NEW SECTION - 20271 - as of 7/15/16
On-Campus

MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC R.Gore               SCC MAIN PAC 202         18684 Textbook
Web-enhanced
On-Campus

MW        04:30PM-05:50PM LEC R.Young              SCC MAIN PAC 202         19826 Textbook
Web-enhanced
On-Campus



TAFILM 303    History of Film: 1880's through 1950's    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101 and ENGRD 110 with grades of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with grades of "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1 (effective Fall 2015); IGETC Area 3A (effective Fall 2015)
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is a historical and critical survey of film as an art form. It emphasizes the evolution of artistic and technical facets of production in features, documentaries, and experimental films. The focus is on films from the 1880's through 1950's. (This course was formerly known as TA 314.)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       02:30PM-03:50PM LEC R.Young              SCC MAIN PAC 202         18831 
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On-Campus



TAFILM 307    Diversity in American Film    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101 and ENGRD 110 or ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with grades of "C" or better, or placement through assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area C1; CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 3B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is an introduction to cultural diversity as it is expressed in American film. The course will focus on the cultures of Asian/Pacific Americans, Black/African Americans, Chicano/Latino/Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, and recent immigrant groups, as expressed in film narrative, production practices, and critical responses. Issues of class, gender, and sexuality will be examined and compared cross-culturally. Media stereotypes and their social, political, and cultural origins and the responses to these stereotypes by 20th and 21st century film makers will be examined through film viewings, lecture, and discussion. (This course was formerly known as TA 318.)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
F         01:00PM-04:25PM LEC R.Young              West Sac WSC 114         18686 
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Off-Campus - West Sacramento Center, 1115 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento.



TAFILM 320    Cinema Genres    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101 and ENGRD 310 with grades of "C" or better.
General Education: CSU Area C1 (effective Fall 2015); IGETC Area 3A (effective Fall 2015)
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is designed to explore in depth one or more film genres. Special attention is paid to development, aesthetics, popularity, and artists of the specific form. (This course was formerly known as TA 320.)

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 13-Dec 09
Action Films
TTh       05:30PM-08:40PM LEC L.DeLappe            SCC MAIN PAC 202         19828 
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On-Campus



TAFILM 330    Film Making    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 72 hours LAB
Description: This course emphasizes contemporary methods of film production, including low-budget art films with a concern for the aesthetics of film making. Stressed are techniques of direction, lighting, tilting, camera use, editing, film types, lenses, and other aspects of cinema. Equipment and supplies for individual projects must be furnished by each student. Supplies and equipment are furnished for students working on group projects. (This course was formerly known as TA 331.)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       03:00PM-03:50PM LEC N.Schemel            SCC MAIN PAC 121         18687 
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TTh       04:00PM-06:05PM LAB N.Schemel            SCC MAIN PAC 121           
On-Campus



TAFILM 332    Film Production Workshop I    3 Units

Prerequisite: TAFILM 330 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 72 hours LAB
Description: This course will give an overview of the creative, technical, and management skills necessary to design and produce a film production on location. Students will gain hands-on experience in production techniques using film production equipment. Within this course, students plan the total operational process for actual film productions. Students participate in and take responsibility for various aspects of the finished product, such as pre-production planning, scripting, equipment operations, lighting, audio, and post-production. (This course was formerly known as TA 332.)

Schedule: Other Term, Sep 20-Dec 08
TTh       10:00AM-11:20AM LEC R.Gore               SCC MAIN PAC 121         20497 
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TTh       11:30AM-02:20PM LAB N.Schemel            SCC MAIN PAC 121           
NEW SECTION - 20497 - as of 8/29/16
On-Campus



TAFILM 333    Film Production Workshop II    3 Units

Prerequisite: TAFILM 332 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 72 hours LAB
Description: This course allows students to gain additional experience in technical and management skills necessary to design and produce a film production on location. Students may take more active lead roles for various aspects of the finished product, such as pre-production planning, scripting, equipment operations, lighting, audio, and post-production.

Schedule: Other Term, Sep 20-Dec 08
TTh       10:00AM-11:20AM LEC R.Gore               SCC MAIN PAC 121         20499 
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TTh       11:30AM-02:20PM LAB N.Schemel            SCC MAIN PAC 121           
NEW SECTION - 20499 - as of 8/29/16
On-Campus



TAFILM 334    Film Production Workshop III    3 Units

Prerequisite: TAFILM 333 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 72 hours LAB
Description: This course allows students to gain advanced skills and leadership experiences in technical and management areas necessary to design and produce a film production on location. Students will take lead positions and may be required to assist in the training of other students for various aspects of the finished product, such as pre-production planning, scripting, equipment operations, lighting, audio, and post-production. Students may serve as department heads or as producers, directors, and production managers.

Schedule: Other Term, Sep 20-Dec 08
TTh       10:00AM-11:20AM LEC R.Gore               SCC MAIN PAC 121         20501 
Textbook
TTh       11:30AM-02:20PM LAB N.Schemel            SCC MAIN PAC 121           
NEW SECTION - 20501 - as of 8/29/16
On-Campus



TAFILM 340    Film Editing with Final Cut Pro    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is an introduction to the concepts and technical elements of film editing for the cinema. Students will gain practical experience in editing images and synchronous sound to create cinematic products. Students will receive training in the features and capabilities of current film editing equipment including the latest film editing software. Some of the topics covered in the course include a basic overview of editing, video montage, subclippings, storyboarding, and editing dialogue, as well as digitizing and final output. This course involves the use of software that is primarily Macintosh based. (This course was formerly known as TA 333.)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
MW        12:30PM-01:20PM LEC R.Gore               SCC MAIN PAC 109         18691 
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MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LAB R.Gore               SCC MAIN PAC 109           
On-Campus



TAFILM 341    Advanced Film Editing with Final Cut Pro    3 Units

Prerequisite: TAFILM 340 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is designed for experienced users or those wishing to increase their overall Final Cut Pro knowledge. This course delves into the details of such topics as compositing, power trimming, media management, color keying, audio finishing, color correction, and much more. Instruction also covers tips, tricks, and other secrets that allow participants to master the finer points of this powerful program. (This course was formerly known as TA 334.)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       03:00PM-03:50PM LEC R.Gore               SCC MAIN PAC 109         19829 
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TTh       04:00PM-05:20PM LAB R.Gore               SCC MAIN PAC 109           
On-Campus



TAFILM 360    Screenwriting    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 300 (College Composition) with a grade of "C" or better, or ESLW 340 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is a study of the creativity and techniques of screenwriting for short films, feature films, and television. Students will view and analyze exemplary films, participate in writing exercises and workshops, and complete a treatment and master scenes of a full-length professionally formatted screenplay. (This course was formerly known as TA 339.)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC L.Hanson             SCC MAIN PAC 158         18694 
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On-Campus



Fall 2016 Class Schedule

Updated: December 20, 2016