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    UC Davis Pre-College Program: Film and Media

    UC Davis Pre-College Program: Film and Media


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Two Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Performing & Visual Arts
    • Sub-Categories: Filmmaking and Digital Media
    • Selective: No
    • Minimum Cost: $3,000 - $6,999
    • Career Clusters: Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications
    • Credit Awarded: No
    • Call: (530) 757-8777
    • Meeting: Schedule a Meeting
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    Experience the creative joy of producing a short film and how to analyze intentional and unintentional messages on screen by learning the ins and outs of film production and analysis. Taught by a veteran of the feature and television animation industry, this project-based course is designed to teach you how films and TV are made, so that you walk away with a new appreciation for and understanding of media of all types.

    Topics include:

    • “The Filmmakers Toolbox”Mise-en-scéne (everything on screen as expressed meaning)
    • Cinematography (camera angles, movement, framing, lighting), editing, sound design, music, performance, etc. 
    • Genre
    • The production pipeline (pre-production, production and post-production)
    • Critical/analytical topics such as reality and representation, male/female gaze, afrofuturism, history of Hollywood and the portrayal of API people