Wednesday, December 4, 2013


All freshman media students enrolled in the Fundamentals of Post-Production class will need to acquire their own removable hard drive for class.  There is no Fundamentals of Production class during the winter quarter.  All freshman who take the post production class will take the production class next quarter.

Monday, February 25, 2013


For your final, you need to light and shoot a 2-4 minute scene.  This scene needs to contain at least 3 different types of lighting: hard, soft, high key, low key, exterior, strong back with a bounced fill, etc.  You can create your scene from one of three sources:

  1. You can come up with your own original idea and shoot it.
  2. You may find an existing film that has the necessary elements, and recreate it.
  3. You may do the lighting for one of the final projects in the Fundamentals of Production class or Directing I class (as long as it meets the above criteria).
  4. You can shoot an outdoors scene that contain some type of movement with actors. Shoot in a location that is somehow effected by direct sunlight.  

Put your final edited project in the shared folder labeled Lighting Class.  These are due by the end of the day on Wed March 6.  On Mon, March 4, we will have the book test and continue with a lighting exercise in class.  

Friday, February 22, 2013

Lighting Class

The test on the textbook will not be on Monday Feb 25, but on Monday March 4.

Monday, February 11, 2013


Homework: high contrast scene
  1. first shoot exposing the background, leaving the foreground person in silhouettenext 
  2. shoot exposing the foreground while letting the background blow out 
  3. add whatever is needed to properly expose both foreground and backgroundlist
  4. for each shot: how it was lit, what the exposure is for foreground & background in F-stops

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Short Films

List of quality short films:

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Here are the details for your final paper.
  • 4-5 page paper 
  • chose a business within one of the categories we have studied  
  • explain what it does 
  • explain its business model (how does it make money)
  • identify who its audience is/customers are
  • summarize its history
  • project its future prospects
  • identify future job opportunities this business offers
  • explain to what degree it impacts culture, and which culture that would be
This paper is to be typed written and turned in the day of the final, December 14.  There will also be an in-class exam, similar to the midterm.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Navigating Media Landscape: Homework

Homework due Friday Oct 26.

Media Use Diary: The goal of this exercise is to learn more about your own media behavior in terms of how you use the media and how much you use them. For one week, keep a diary in which you log all your media use. Record the medium you used, when you used it, and what kind of material you were consuming (i.e., what show you were watching, which book you were reading, what social media network you were posting to). After you have completed the diary, calculate the total amount of time you spent with each medium (newspapers, books other than textbooks, magazines, recorded music, radio, television, movies, and the Internet). Then write a 500-word essay (roughly 1 page) that draws some conclusion about how you use the media, what benefits you derive from the media, and how you think your media consumption might affect you.