This course provides a broad overview of the process of creating content for motion pictures, television, new media and live venues. The course includes a historical overview of the entertainment industry and focuses on storytelling principals, aesthetics and techniques used in these audio-visual performance media. It also examines the variety of opportunities available in the entertainment industry;s specialized trades sectors such as stagecraft, set dressing, carpentry/fabricating, grip, editing cinematography/camera, costume manufacturing, make-up, studio electrical lighting, set painting, and scenic artists. Participants will gain a deeper appreciation of narrative and visual design in audio-visual performance media, as well a thorough understanding of the key terminology, protocols, personnel, equipment, duties, responsibilities and physical demands required of the entertainment industry crafts.
Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017