CINE

CINE 160 History of U.S. Cinema
3 hours. An historical examination of the moving image, including television programming and film in the United States. Employs contextual and ethical methods for illuminating the relationship of these media artifacts to modern culture, both secular and religious.

CINE 210 Storyboarding and Concept Design
3 hours. This is the study of pre-production and previsualization techniques used in animation. Topics include developing story, storyboarding, concept design, and editing animatics. Additional course fee required. Prerequisite: ARTS 111, ARTD 210 or instructor’s permission.

CINE 212 Introduction to Animation
3 hours. This is an introduction to the fundamentals of animation production, from traditional hand drawn techniques to stop motion animation. In this hands-on workshop, students will produce short animation projects. Additional course fee required.

CINE 214 2D Computer Animation
3 hours. This is an introduction to 2D computer animation using industry standard software and techniques. Students will create character animations and short animation projects. Additional course fee required. Prerequisite: ARTD 210 Creative Suite I, CINE 212 Introduction to Animation or instructor’s permission.

CINE 220 History of International Cinema
3 hours. Film is a truly an international medium, stretching across borders, decades, and cultures. Students will study international films in terms of the historical, cultural, political, and economic forces that shaped them.

CINE 230 Introduction to Video Production
3 hours. An introduction to the language and the technical, creative, and aesthetic elements of the video production process. Course includes basic lighting, sound, camera operation, composition, and design of visual elements, producing, and directing through both classroom and supervised laboratory experiences.

CINE 233 Contemporary Christian Songwriting and Producing
3 hours. Working with professionals in the contemporary Christian music field, students will learn basic techniques of songwriting including lyrics and song structure. Students will write their own songs, which they will then produce and record. Prerequisite: CINE 243 Introduction to Audio or instructor's permission.

CINE 243 Introduction to Audio
3 hours. Concentrating on recording, editing, and mixing multitrack audio on a digital platform. The course will look at special recording techniques for (a) human voices in speaking, singing, and dramatic performance; (b) musical instruments; (c) dramatic sound effects. Students will complete projects in editing and mixing of multitrack sound programs.

CINE 260 Scriptwriting For Media
3 hours. An introduction to the styles, techniques, content, and forms of television writing. Both dramatic (sitcom and dramatic features) and nondramatic (news and informational) forms of writing are covered. The writing of several short scripts is required in the course. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the college writing competency, enrollment in the William Penn Honors Program, or instructor permission.

CINE 275 Field Experience
2-10 hours. An internship experience designed to give students an opportunity to practice video and film techniques and principles in an off-campus, professional setting. Students choose from a variety of options - cable, broadcast, corporate, medical, or commercial production facilities - based on the student's goals and interests. Up to 3 hours may apply to the communication media major. Pass/No Pass. Prerequisite: instructor's permission.

CINE 280 Film Theory and Criticism
3 hours. An introduction to film as a narrative and visual medium, emphasizing the terms, methods and techniques of film analysis, as well as prominent critical theoretical approaches to understanding film.

CINE 285 Selected Topics
1-3 hours. An introductory seminar offered on an occasional basis addressing a current topic in the field that is of special interest to students and current faculty.

CINE 310 Intermediate Directing
3 hours. Working with classmates as crew, students take turns directing scenes from Hollywood movies in this hands-on directing workshop. Beyond storyboarding and shot planning, this class focuses on working with actors, working with crew, and other skills required for balancing the technical and the artistic aspects of directing. Prerequisite: CINE 230 Introduction to Video Production or instructor's permission.

CINE 312 3D Computer Animation I
3 hours. This is an introduction to 3D computer animation using industry standard software and techniques. Emphasis is placed on modeling texturing, lighting and rendering. Students will create original 3D artwork. Additional course fee is required. Prerequisite: ARTD 210 Creative Suite I

CINE 320 Dramatic Scriptwriting
3 hours. An introduction to the art of writing for film. Dramatic structure is emphasized and plot scenarios, dialogue, and characterization are among several topics examined and exercised. Students create scripts for original features, short films, or plays. The writing experience is complemented through an examination of the business aspects of writing, including spec-scripts, agents, and the Hollywood system.

CINE 333 Camera and Lighting
3 hours. This course explores the various camera and lighting techniques used in film and digital video production. Students will focus on applying lighting techniques and camera movement to create specific visual effects. Students will apply the ideas discussed in the text and lectures to a series of in-class explorations, in addition to scenes filmed outside of class. Prerequisite: CINE 230 Introduction to Video Production or instructor's permission. Additional course fee required.

CINE 340 Media Law and Ethics
3 hours. Considers the rights and responsibilities of print and broadcast journalists, and explores media law and ethics in light of the First Amendment and legal philosophy. Prerequisite: JOUR 230 Introduction to Journalism

CINE 343 Sound Design
3 hours. This class explores the use of digital sound technology to record, edit, and mix audio for film and television. Students will use their audio skills to record sound both in the field and in the recording studio. Prerequisite: CINE 243 Introduction to Audio or instructor's permission.

CINE 344 Studio Sound Recording
3 hours. Students will learn to record music and vocal tracks in a digital multitrack studio environment. Students will produce music, advertising, and other audio projects in this hands-on studio course. Prerequisite: CINE 243 Introduction to Audio or instructor's permission.

CINE 350 Editing Video
3 hours. Theory and practice in editing the moving image. Analysis of Hollywood and avant-garde styles of editing is followed by practice exercises illustrating each concept. Additional course fee required. Prerequisite: CINE 230 Introduction to Video Production or instructor's permission.

CINE 355 Event Video Production
3 hours. This course concentrates on live multicamera production of sporting, theatrical, and entertainment events. The course concentrates on producing and directing components, but also features setting up multicamera remote systems for video broadcast. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours total. Prerequisite: CINE 230 Introduction to Video Production or instructor's permission.

CINE 363 Motion Graphics and Visual Effects
3 hours. Students explore different means of producing visual effects using digital computer imaging, blue-screens, compositing, and old-fashioned movie magic. Students will also learn how to create animated text sequences and video graphics. Additional course fee required.

CINE 371 Documentary Production I
3 hours. The documentary filmmaker must juggle a multitude of skills while maintaining a relationship with their subject in an ethical manner. Students will explore the historical, critical, and ethical aspects of the documentary while studying the steps taken during preproduction. Prerequisite: CINE 230 Intro to Video Production.

CINE 372 Documentary Production II
3 hours. This course continues the documentary experience started in Documentary Production I. Students will apply their understanding of documentary filmmaking while exploring the aspects of production and post-production. Prerequisite: CINE 371 Documentary Production I.

CINE 399 Cross-Cultural Experience
3 hours. This course offers in-depth discipline specific cross-cultural study designed to enhance the intercultural emphasis of various academic majors. The course includes class meetings followed by travel to various locations throughout the world. Students will use core disciplinary knowledge to serve, learn and interact with other cultures. (Offered in May Term. Students must meet eligibility requirements.) Additional course fee is required.

CINE 410 3D Computer Animation II
3 hours. This is an advanced course in 3D computer animation using industry standard software and techniques. Emphasis is placed on rigging and character animation. Students will create short animation projects. Additional course fee required. Prerequisite: CINE 212 Introduction to Animation and CINE 312 3D Computer Animation I

CINE 430 Producing and Directing Video
3 hours. An advanced course in video directing and producing. Students explore the preproduction, production, and postproduction of original short feature videos for the Fox Film Festival. Prerequisite: CINE 350 Editing Video. Additional course fee required.

CINE 474 Corporate Video Production
1 hour. Working with a client is an essential skill for the video professional. This course will prepare students to work collaboratively and creatively alongside a client while gaining hands-on experience.

CINE 475 Field Experience
1-10 hours. An internship experience designed to give students an opportunity to practice video and film techniques and principles in an off-campus, professional setting. Students choose from a variety of options - cable, broadcast, corporate, medical, or commercial production facilities - based on the student's goals and interests. Up to 6 hours may apply to the cinematic arts major. Pass/No Pass. Prerequisite: instructor's permission.

CINE 481 Advanced Production Workshop I
3 hours. In this intensive hands-on production course, students will draw on all their filmmaking skills to produce 10- to 30-minute shorts - narrative, documentary, or animated - for their portfolios and film festivals. This semester focuses on preproduction and production, including script breakdown, casting, and actual filming. Prerequisites: one of the following: CINE 310 Intermediate Directing, CINE 320 Dramatic Scriptwriting, CINE 333 Camera & Lighting, CINE 343 Sound Design, CINE 350 Editing Video, CINE 430 Producing & Directing Video, or instructor's permission. Admission to the class is a competitive process based on the student proposal and script. Additional course fee required.

CINE 482 Advanced Production Workshop II
3 hours. This course continues the project started in Advanced Production Workshop I into postproduction, including editing, sound design, color correction, and DVD authoring. Prerequisite: CINE 481 or instructor's permission.

CINE 485 Selected Topics
1 hour. An advanced seminar offered on an occasional basis addressing a current topic in the field that is of special interest to students and current faculty.

CINE 490 Senior Portfolio
1 hour. This class helps prepare students for entry into the professional realm by developing networking and marketing strategies, and by preparing a professional reel of their best work, which will be critiqued by members of the local media industry. Prerequisite: senior status. Additional course fee required.

CINE 495 Individualized Study
1-3 hours. Individualized study or supervised research in an area of special interest to the student which is outside the regular offerings of the major. Additional course fee (per credit) is required.