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RTVF 295
Independent Studies in Radio, Television, and Film
1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 54 hours LEC; 162 hours LAB
An independent studies project involves an individual student or small group of students in study, research, or activities beyond the scope of regularly offered courses. See the current catalog section of "Special Studies" for full details of Independent Studies.
RTVF 299
Experimental Offering in Radio, Television and Film Production
.5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
RTVF 300
Mass Media and Society
3 Units
Same As: JOUR 310
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D7; IGETC Area 4J
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Survey of the mass media: history, philosophy, structure and trends, as well as theories which help to explain effects and the importance as a social institution. Exploration of economics, technology, law, ethics, and social issues, including cultural and ethnic diversity. This course is the same as JOUR 310, and only one may be taken for credit. (C-ID JOUR 100) (C-ID JOUR 100)
RTVF 302
Introduction to Digital Design & Storytelling
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area I (effective Summer 2017)
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
The course explores computer-based images, text, graphics, narration, video and music in today's visual and social media. Students will analyze media literacy, audience, narrative elements, themes and the review of visual media through the lens of story structure.
RTVF 304
Introduction to Multimedia
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: CISC 302 or JOUR 330
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course is designed to familiarize students with designing and producing multimedia presentations. Emphasis will be given to developing skills in producing photographic, graphic, video and audio materials used for the World Wide Web and multimedia presentations. The course presents a description and history of computer-interactive multimedia. Students explore current uses of these technologies and receive instruction in practical application. Each student conceives, writes, and designs a high-level multimedia program, using a user-friendly system. Some applications for multimedia include: professional presentations, specialized instruction research, Internet web pages, job training, interactive newsletters, computer games and point-of-purchase marketing.
RTVF 305
Film History
3 Units
Same As: FMS 305
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
An introduction to the art of motion pictures, using both lectures and films. Students will briefly study the history of motion pictures and will view, evaluate, and critique films which are landmarks in the art of movie making. This course is the same as FMS 305, and only one may be taken for credit.
RTVF 306
Introduction to Media Aesthetics and Cinematic Arts
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b)
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course introduces the close analysis of film and television texts to students. It examines the broad questions of form and content, aesthetics and meaning, and history and culture. Students explore the diverse possibilities presented by the cinematic art form through an examination of a wide variety of productions, national cinemas, and film movements. Topics include modes of production, narrative and non-narrative forms, visual design, editing, sound, genre, ideology and critical analysis.
RTVF 312
Beginning Radio Production
Formerly: Radio Studio Operations
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This is an introductory course in theory and application of audio production techniques for radio. Students will gain a basic understanding of audio equipment in both live and pre-recorded broadcasting. This includes recording equipment, mixers, digital audio production, radio program formats, broadcast writing and announcing skills. This course should be taken prior to Radio Workshop, RTVF 316.
RTVF 315
Voice and Diction for Broadcasting
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course is intended for all majors relating to broadcasting including radio production, communications media and television production. This course focuses on individual speech improvement through the study and practice of voice control and manipulation, proper breathing, and diction. Emphasis is placed on achieving correct pronunciation, enunciation, and voice production. Students will build on basic theories and practice of the interpretation of various oral selections chosen by the instructor and by the student.
RTVF 316
Introduction to Radio Workshop
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: RTVF 312 or 319
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
Through lectures and supervised labs, this intermediate radio production course explores current radio industry trends and practices. Students in the course will take part in the planning and producing of original radio programs for pod-casting and internet streaming.
RTVF 317
Radio Workshop
2 Units
Prerequisite: RTVF 312 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: RTVF 316 or 319
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 108 hours LAB
This course provides hands-on skills in advanced radio production, including the planning, producing and participating in original radio programs for broadcast over local or campus stations, using both the college and the community as subject matter. The course provides practice in the techniques of live broadcasting.
RTVF 319
Beginning Audio Production
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course serves as an introduction to the theory and practice of audio production for radio, television, film and digital recording applications. Students will learn the fundamentals of sound design and aesthetics, microphone use, and digital recording equipment. Students gain hands on experience recording, editing, mixing and mastering audio. Upon completion, students will have basic knowledge of applied audio concepts, production workflow, equipment functions, and audio editing software.
RTVF 330
Beginning Single Camera Production
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course provides an introduction to the theory, terminology, and operation of single camera video production, including composition and editing techniques, camera operation, portable lighting, video recorder operation, audio control and basic editing. This course focuses on the aesthetics and fundamentals of scripting, producing, directing on location, post production, and exhibition/distribution. (C-ID FTVE 130)
RTVF 331
Beginning Television Studio Production
Formerly: Television Production
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course introduces theory, terminology and operation of a multi-camera television studio and control room. Topics include studio signal flow, directing, theory and operation of camera and audio equipment, switcher operation, fundamentals of lighting, graphics, video control and video recording and real-time video production.
RTVF 340
Television Production Workshop I
2 Units
Prerequisite: RTVF 331 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 108 hours LAB
Within this course, students plan the total operational process for actual television programs (on air or closed-circuit), as well as participate in and take responsibility for various aspects of the finished program, such as camera operation, audio, switching, lighting, sets, graphics, editing and directing.
RTVF 341
Television Production Workshop II
2 Units
Prerequisite: RTVF 340 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 108 hours LAB
Within this course, students gain additional experience in creating television programming for cable TV, internet or DVD distribution. Besides production experience, they may take more active roles as producers, directors and production managers. Participation as production crew positions and with field remotes are required.
RTVF 342
Television Production Workshop III
2 Units
Prerequisite: RTVF 341 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 108 hours LAB
This course is designed for the production of new types of video programming for cable, business, industry and special groups - religious, ethnic, minorities, children, and women.
RTVF 343
Television Production Workshop IV
2 Units
Prerequisite: RTVF 342 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 108 hours LAB
This course is designed for students preparing for industry jobs as producers, directors and production managers. Students provide focused attention in the process of pre-production, production and post-production. Participation as production crew positions and with field remotes is required.
RTVF 350
Intermediate Film / Digital Cinema Production
3 Units
Prerequisite: RTVF 330 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course provides a hands-on project-based opportunity for students to create single-camera projects using a Hollywood-style field production. Students focus on producing and directing skills as well as understanding the roles of field production crews. Development of narrative and documentary ideas for field production using both guerrilla and conventional set techniques are emphasized. Topics include scriptwriting, cinematography, directing, and non-linear editing. Off-campus field trips or production opportunities outside of class time may be required.
RTVF 354
Audio Editing for Film & Video Post Production
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: RTVF 362; For best success, students taking Audio Editing for Film and Video using the Soundtrack Pro software, should complete RTVF 362 before taking this course.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This hands-on course provides understanding of how to edit audio and video files, repair field recordings, perform multi-track arranging and mixing, synchronize audio and video, analyze and fix common audio problems, and perform other creative sound design techniques. This course focuses on practical, professional techniques used to add music and sound effects to video and multimedia projects. This course is particularly designed for students who want to learn more about the basics of audio content creation, editing, and mixing in Soundtrack Pro as part of the Apple Final Cut Pro Studio. Students may choose to pay an optional fee and take an Apple software certification exam at the end of this course.
RTVF 360
Introduction to Motion Graphics: Adobe After Effects
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This is an introductory motion graphics course for students interested in digital video, multimedia, 3-D computer animation, and emerging broadcast technologies. Students will gain hands-on experience with picture and video manipulation, 3-D composing, paint and draw applications for film, broadcast, multimedia and the Internet.
RTVF 361
Intermediate Motion Graphics: Adobe After Effects
3 Units
Prerequisite: RTVF 360 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
The course presents an intermediate level exploration of the theory and practice of animation for video, film and the Internet. Students study the contemporary uses of the techniques of computer animation. Intermediate level skills are developed in Adobe After Effects including advanced techniques of graphic motion over time. Techniques for creating 3-D graphics are explored in depth. Exposure to additional computer applications may include Apple's Motion, Animation Master or others.
RTVF 362
Digital Non-Linear Video Editing
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course will provide an overview of the theory and practice of nonlinear editing for video and film utilizing nonlinear digital editing work stations. Student will examine the technical and aesthetic requirements of editing through the use of professional film and video dailies. Projects will explore computer graphics, computer animation, audio/visual applications and digital video.
RTVF 365
Intermediate Film & Video Editing
3 Units
Prerequisite: RTVF 362 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course is designed for previous users of non-linear editing software or for those wishing to increase their overall effectiveness with film and video editing software. This course helps students with improved project workflow, trimming shortcuts, advanced compositing, special effects and distribution for broadcast and film or in emerging technologies. Instruction also covers tips and tricks when using filters, nesting sequences and using variable speed controls to get movie quality effects.
RTVF 368
Scriptwriting for Film, Video & Multimedia
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 300
General Education: AA/AS Area I (effective Summer 2017)
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Students will learn the mechanics of scriptwriting and formatting used for film and television as well as the writer's role in pre-production and production. Additionally, students are introduced to non-linear writing for new interactive multimedia technologies.
RTVF 370
Broadcast Writing & Announcing
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
Students learn fundamental techniques of broadcasting with an emphasis upon speaking and writing. Students practice with specified formats in the television studio and radio workshop. Lab experiences and review of microphone use and performance in-front of the camera are included. A variety of non-news writing styles are explored.
RTVF 371
Hollywood TV and Film Studios: A Behind the Scenes Experience
1 Unit
Prerequisite: RTVF 330 or 331 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC
This course provides an overview and introduction to video and film production techniques utilized by professionals in and around Hollywood, CA. Students will learn about the operation of motion picture and television studios from behind the scenes. A variety of topics including preproduction, production and post-production techniques, set design and lighting, and the history of Hollywood-style production will be included. Guest speakers will provide a professional perspective on entry-level job skills and analysis of current workforce development.
RTVF 376
Advertising
3 Units
Same As: MKT 314
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course is an introduction to the field of advertising, its history, purpose, institutions, and functions. Studies are made of the various media used in general advertising, as well as the effective use of these media. Students will produce ads and advertising campaigns. This course is the same as MKT 314, and only one may be taken for credit.
RTVF 378
Acting for the Camera
3 Units
Same As: TA 356
Prerequisite: RTVF 370 or TA 350 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: CSU Area C1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This is an introductory course in the theory and techniques of acting for film and video, comparing the differences between stage acting and acting for the camera. Scenes and commercials are enacted and played back on videotape for class critiquing. Students experience single camera and multiple-camera studio production and performance techniques. This course is the same as TA 356, and only one may be taken for credit.
RTVF 380
Broadcast Journalism
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: JOUR 300, RTVF 362, and RTVF 370; and the ability to type.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
The student will gain a general knowledge of the field of radio/television news writing and production. Through theoretical and practical application, the student will understand and practice writing, filming, editing, and broadcasting radio and television news.
RTVF 495
Independent Studies in Radio, Television, and Film
1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
See UC Limitations & Counselor
Hours: 54 hours LEC; 162 hours LAB
An independent studies project involves an individual student or small group of students in study, research, or activities beyond the scope of regularly offered courses. See the current catalog section of "Special Studies" for full details of Independent Studies.
RTVF 498
Work Experience in Radio, Television and Film
1-4 Units
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Enrollment Limitation: Students must be in a paid or unpaid internship, volunteer position or job related to career goals in Radio, Television and Film.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 300 hours LAB
This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment in their major field of study or advancement within their career. It is designed for students interested in work experience and/or internships in transfer level degree occupational programs. Course content includes understanding the application of education to the workforce; completion of required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site; and developing workplace skills and competencies. Appropriate level learning objectives are established by the student and the employer. During the semester, the student is required to participate in a weekly orientation and 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of unpaid work experience for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. Work Experience may be taken for a total of 16 units when there are new or expanded learning objectives. Only one Work Experience course may be taken per semester.
RTVF 499
Experimental Offering in Radio, Television and Film Production
.5-4 Units
Prerequisite: RTVF 330 (Basic Film/Video Camera Techniques) or 331 (Television Production) with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
See UC Limitations & Counselor
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB