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NEWM-N 456 Digital Cinema

3 credits

  • Prerequisites: NEWM-N 353, NEWM-N 354, and NEWM-N 356
  • Delivery: On-Campus
  • Semesters offered: Fall
    The above are the semesters this course is generally offered. View the course schedule to confirm.
  • Students work with the latest digital cinema technologies and workflows to create short narrative films. Students develop, script, and storyboard films and then plan and execute shoots. During post-production students employ the latest professional practices to edit, color grade, mix, finish, and author their films for final presentation.

    Core Competencies

    • How to write a short narrative film.
    • How to coherently represent cinematic space.
    • How to plan and coordinate for a successful narrative film shoot.
    • How to use an advanced 2.5K Ultra High-Definition digital cinema camera with a RAW workflow.
    • How to light on location for dramatic content.
    • How to record production audio.
    • How to work with tapeless image acquisition.
    • How to edit narrative material employing industry standard processes and digital tools.
    • How to operate and manage a RAW post-production workflow.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Create a narrative film employing digital cinema technology and techniques.
    • Develop an advanced understanding (through assessing and solving numerous pertinent issues) of the preproduction, production and post-production requirements for a 10+ minute narrative film.
    • Develop an advanced skill set with the tools of digital cinema production: digital cinema cameras, film lights, grip equipment, microphones, etc.
    • Develop a comprehensive and advanced understanding of techniques involved in the successful depiction of cinematic space.
    • Develop an advanced understanding of the UHD video signal, including a fluency in the terminology associated with UHD video technology, production and post-production.
    • Explore the creative possibilities of the digital tools of post-production and produced advanced and sophisticated content.
    • Develop an advanced understanding of the tools involved in post- production: Editing techniques with Avid Media Composer and color grading with DaVinci Resolve, including the use of picture profiles and LUTs.

    Extended Course Description

    Students produce, direct and edit a 10+ minute narrative film while gaining experience in pre-production, production and post-production workflows.

    Technology Learned

    • BlackMagic 6K Pocket Camera
    • DaVinci Resolve