Tompkins Cortland Community College

COMM298 - Cinema Capstone


Cross-listed as ENGL 298. Students apply what they have learned in the Digital Cinema program courses as they work together to produce a short form, narrative, digital film. The course emphasizes collaboration and cinematic storytelling and aesthetics throughout the preproduction, production, and postproduction stages. Topics include script development, business and legal concerns, budgeting and scheduling, casting, directing, art and sound design, and cinematography. Hands-on participation gives students experience with the technical aspects of preproduction (editing, titles, and effects, score, and sound). In addition, students learn about project promotion as they explore transmedia approaches, enter targeted film festivals, and identify appropriate distribution choices. Prerequisite: COMM 240; prior completion or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 101; ENGL 135; MATH 095 and RDNG 116 if required by placement testing. Restricted to Digital Cinema majors. 3 Cr. (3 Lec.) Spring semester.