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Joni Varner

Cinema 1 Class Schedule: Spring 2022

"Cinema 1: Introduction to Motion Picture Production"

Spring First Section: Yellow 13720/2
Spring Second Section: Blue 13725/6

Note: Canvas is the Learning Management System used by the class. Canvas is accesible, for enrolled students, through the student portal, with no additional software and through the Canvas smartphone application. 

Week of February 7th

Canvas - Module 0 - Overview and Class Instructions 
Canvas - Module 1 - Getting Started & Introduction to Filmmaking 
(Topics: Single vs. Multiple Camera & SD/HD/Film)

Week of February 14th

Canvas - Module 2 - "Before You Begin Production"
(Note: Friday 2/18 through Monday 2/21 are school holidays: Presidents' Day - no instruction)

Week of February 21st

Canvas - Module 3 - Video Camera Systems 
(Note: Monday 02/21 is the last day to drop or add spring semester classes that begin in February)

Week of February 28th

Canvas - Module 4 - The Lens

Week of March 7th

Canvas - Module 5 - Introduction to Film

Week of March 14th

Canvas - Module 6 - The Film Image

Week of March 21st

Canvas - Module 7 - Filters and Color

Week of March 28th

Canvas - Module 8 - Shooting: Camera Support & Script Breakdown

Week of April 4th

SPRING BREAK  - NO CLASSES + Chavez Day Holiday 03/31 & 04/01/22

Week of April 11th

Canvas - Module 9 - Shooting: Crews & Unions

Week of April 18th

Canvas - Module 10 - Producing & Distribution

Week of April 25th

Canvas - Module 11 - Location Sound: Mixer Systems & Techniques

Week of May 2nd

Canvas - Module 12 - Postproduction Sound: Editing & Mixing

Week of May 9th

Canvas - Module 13 - Lighting

Week of May 16th

Canvas - Module 14 - Visual Editing and Effects

Week of May 23th

Canvas- Module 15 - Video Editing Systems & Film Tech Prep

Week of May 30th - Final Exam Week

Canvas - Module 16 - The Video Image (Coding and Color) & Final Exam (50 questions is due by June 4)

Note: The end of the Cinema 1 class is on June 4th - the last day of the LACC semester is June 6th. Please join us on (tenative) Wednesday June 1st and Thursday June 2nd for the Zoom student selected "End of Semester Short Film Screenings" @ 6:30. Same show both nights.