DTC 208.02 Schedule Fall 2022

The schedule is subject to change based on the needs of the class.  All changes will be reflected here and a message will be sent out to the entire class through the Announcements on Canvas.

Week & DatesClass PrepIn ClassDue
Week 1 –

Aug. 23, 25

DTC 208 Syllabus (on Canvas)

The Advent of Cinema

Zoetrope History
Introductions

Pre-Cinema Devices, Zoetropes & Thaumatropes
Week 2 –

Aug. 30, Sept. 1
Doing Film HistoryEarly Film History
Watch:
Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blache (2018)

Finish Be Natural Class Canceled

Unit #1 – Genre & Sound

Week 3 –

Sept. 6, 8
Main Film Genres

Comedy Films

Drama Movies

Romance Films

Adventure Films

Science Fiction

Fantasy Films
Finish Be Natural

Film Genres Overview
Due at the start of class on Sept. 6 – Thaumatropes & Zoetropes
Week 4 –

Sept. 13, 15

Watch:
Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022)

We’ll start the film on Tuesday and finish it on Thursday
Due before the start of class on Tuesday September 13th – Step #1 Group Genre Argument Essay
Week 5 –

Sept. 20, 22
1920s and 1930s in Film

The Importance of Sound. Watch Wall-E Animation Foley & Sound Design. Introduce Genre Switch Assignment.
Week 6 –

Sept. 27, 29
Pixels & Resolution

Best Screen Recording Software

OBS (PC)

QuickTime (Mac)

Adobe Premiere Pro CC Basic Tutorials

Using the Source Monitor

Trimming Clips in Adobe Premiere Pro

How to Export a Video in Adobe Premiere Pro

Upload Videos into YouTube
No formal class meeting on September 27th or 29th. Instead, attend a Premiere Workshop #1. Sign up HERE.Due before the end of the day on Tuesday September 27th – Step #2 Group Genre Argument Essay
Week 7 –

Oct. 4, 6
No Class Meetings
Individual Work Week
Attend Premiere Pro Workshop #1 before the end of the day on Oct. 4th OR Premiere Pro Quiz #1

Genre Switch Check-In due by the end of the day on October 6th

Unit #2 – Cinematic New Waves & Editing

Week 8 –

Oct. 11, 13
No Class Meetings
Individual Work Week
Week 9 –

Oct. 18, 20
An Introuction to the New Wave MovementsScreeining of Genre Switch Videos

1940s – 1970s in Film

Introduction to Cinematic New Wave Assignment
Due before class on October 18th – Final Cuts of Genre Switch
Week 10 –

Oct. 25, 27
La Pointe Courte: How Agnès Varda “Invented” the New WaveFinish watching Genre Switch Videos, Other New Wave examples

Watch: La Pointe Courte (1954) 1h20m
Week 11 –  

Nov. 1, 3
Video 101: Shooting Basics

Shooting video with a DSLR

Framing and Composition 

Canon XC10
No formal class meeting. Sign up using the link for a Camera Workshop (#1)

The quiz to test out of the workshop is on Canvas.
Week 12 –

Nov. 8, 10
Glidecam Tutorial

Smooth Out Your Videos with Camera Sliders

Jibs & Cranes

13 Essential Gimbal Moves

No formal class meeting. Sign up using the link for a Camera Movement Workshop (#2)

The quiz to test out of the workshop is on Canvas.
Week 13 –

Nov. 15, 17

Work Week
Due By the End of the Day on November 17th – Camera Basics Workshop and Camera Movements Workshop OR Camera Quiz #1 and #2
November 22, 24
No ClassThanksgiving Break
Week 14 –

Nov. 29, Dec. 1
Work Day

Attend Premiere Workshop #2. Sign up HERE.
Due by the end of the day on Nov. 29th – Cinematic New Wave Footage

Due by the end of the Day on Friday December 2nd – Premiere Pro Workshop #2 or Editing Quiz #2
Week 15 –

Dec. 6, 8
Cinematic New Wave
Check-In (Last Name A-J)

Cinematic New Wave
Check-In (Last Name K-Z)
Due by the end of the day on December 8th – Cinematic New Wave Check-Ins
Finals Final Screening of Work – Tuesday December 13th at 1:30pmDue before 1:30pm on Tuesday December 13th – Cinematic New Wave Edits