In your first quarter, you will be introduced to principles of photography, cinematography, screenwriting, graphic applications, and location based audio, to serve as a foundation for the remainder of your program. In Principles of Photography, you will become familiar with through learning and hands on assignment: controlling exposure, composition/angle/framing, focal length, depth of field/focus, and basic colour theory, all of which will apply to your film work as well. Location for Audio for Film and TV is a course designed for those with careers in the arts and entertainment industries, and includes topics in audio post-production, composition, supervision, and editing of music for picture, digital audio theory, digital non-linear audio post-production tools, audio processing, and audio effects.
Building on your first quarter, you will delve more deeply into the art and science of photography and filmmaking in your second quarter. Training in Digital Imaging will complement your advanced photography training this term, while Techniques for Video and Film Production and Digital Film Editing will serve as a technical foundation for more advanced training in the art of cinematography and storytelling. You will also gain a level of understanding in the digital film and photography industries while completing projects to increase your employability, in personal management, communication, problem solving, positive attitudes and behaviours, adaptability, and teamwork.
You will become proficient at creating digital art at an advanced level with the continuation of Digital Imaging training, including new techniques such as photo merging, High Dynamic Range (HDR) imagery, advanced photo restoration, and sophisticated retouching. You will learn the theory and practice behind lighting for film and photography, exploring lighting instruments, the ways that light can alter a mood or tone, and the different qualities of light and how to control them. In Broadcast Production, you will experience the fast-paced world of electronic news gathering and feature reporting for television and new media platforms. Through group and individual projects, you’ll learn through doing on-location shoots around the community, chroma key setups, working with virtual sets, and full length news stories.
This is where everything comes together, in your final quarter. Cinematography will introduce you to the art and craft of cinematography by exploring a wide range of topics that allow a lighting cameraperson to control his or her medium. The advanced Digital Film Editing course get you working on many projects with a special focus on editing dialogue and cutting scenes for pacing, and using sound effects and music to bring your stories to life. Through your Career Management and Employability Skills courses, you will explore different employment options in the creative industry, and build the tools to successfully navigate the business world while working as a self-employed artist.