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Joni Varner

Cinema 2: Beginning Motion Picture Workshop

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Cinema 2 Class Schedule Example Dates 

 

The Cinema 2 classes will be in the distance education/online fall semester 2021. One class section 13974/7 will be taught in-person. Enhanced skills for mobile cinema technology will be taught using student-owned equipment (i.e., smartphones, cameras), with online instruction, screenings and peer-review for individually produced short video projects.

There will be Zoom meetings each week through Canvas. These meetings are recommended, but not required. Recordings of the meetings will be available through Canvas. You are not required to have a Zoom or Canvas account - it is all done through the student portal: https://mycollege.laccd.edu/

If you need help with Canvas, or logging into the Student Portal, call the toll-free Student Help Line at (844) 695-2223, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Information to help students also about free internet access and laptop give aways:   https://lacitycollege.edu/Students/Online-Assistance

SYLLABI:

ASSIGNMENTS

Class meeting Times.

Will be announced through Canvas and will be through Zoom meetings

Understanding Shooting Permits/ Where to get them

Link for Permission to Shoot on the LACC Campus

LACC FACILITES REQUEST FORM (depending on pandemic guidelines)

  1. Students must give the Facilities Administration 10 days in advance notice.
  2. A script or storyboard should be uploaded with this link. This is to help inform the Sheriff's office and other groups using the campus on what to expect.
  3. Sundays & Holidays - Buildings are closed, and if the student needs to film inside of the building, during these times, and permission is granted, Facilties Administration needs to hire someone to open and close the building and monitor. 

Link for Permission to Shoot in the City/County of LA

FILMLA STUDENT PERMITS (depending on pandemic guidelines)

SAFETY

Cinema Safety Guidelines 

PRE-PRODUCTION FORMS AND INFORMATION

Resources for Storyboarding

PRODUCTION INFORMATION AND FORMS

Camera & Support Information

PRODUCTION AUDIO INFORMATION

Shooting with Double System

While many filmmakers get fabulous picture with their camcorders and HDSLR’s, they often have poor sound.  Double system is a great way to get excellent sound at it can be done at a low cost.   Here are two excellent products.   The first is the Zoom audio recorder which can be obtained at many electronic stores and the second is the Pluraleyes or Dualeyes software,  produced and sold by Singular.  Here are links to more information.

POST-PRODUCTION INFORMATION

Free Sound Effects and music Websites

Here are a few sites that offer free sound effects and music. But read the terms carefully. Most charge for use outside of home or classroom.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR LACC CINEMA 2 CAMERA EQUIPMENT