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Course Descriptions Digital Media (DMED)

DIGITAL MEDIA (DMED)

Updated for 2014-2015

DMED 113 Introduction to Layout Design (3)

Introduction to the technology, vocabulary and procedures of basic paste up for preparing digital mechanicals for offset print production. Emphasis is on preparing simple mechanicals for brochures, newspaper ads and other print formats.

Prerequisite: ART 112 with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor.

Rec Prep: ART 113D.

DMED 120 NetPrep Web Development (3)

This course will prepare students to analyze, design, build and implement websites. Areas covered include identification of information objects, the creation of flow diagrams, the use of multimedia, the use of hyperlinks, navigational efficiency, text creation and the appropriate use of maps, menus and frames.

Prerequisite: ENG 22 or equivalent, with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor.

Rec Prep: ICS 100.

DMED 121 NetPrep Web Site Design (3)

This is an introductory course in Web Site Design. The focus is on basic graphic design concepts, Web Site accessibility, Web graphics concepts and practices, information architecture, navigation design and graphical user interface design.

Prerequisite: ENG 22 or equivalent and ART 112, with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor.

Rec Prep: DMED 120.

DMED 122 NetPrep Flash Animation (3)

This course introduces the basic principles of Web animation using Macromedia Flash. Students will learn how to plan a scene for Web animation, which includes thumbnails, exposure sheets, layouts, staging, and motion composition.

Prerequisite: ENG 22 or equivalent and ART 113D, with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor.

Rec Prep: DMED 121.

DMED 130 Digital Storyboard (3)

Introduction to writing, designing and presenting a storyboard and story reel using digital tools.

Prerequisite: ENG 22 or equivalent, with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor.

Rec Prep: Art 113D.

DMED 131 Introduction to Digital Video (3)

This course introduces digital video production techniques including: camera operation and procedures, basic principles and techniques of sound and digital video editing. Course topics include the operation of digital Prosumer camcorders, lighting and sound equipment, the concepts and techniques of nonlinear digital editing with emphasis on the principles and aesthetics of film and video editing.

Prerequisite: ENG 21 or ENG 22 or equivalent, all with a grade

of C or better, or consent of instructor.

Rec Prep: DMED 130.

DMED 132 Principles of Video Editing (3)

This course introduces digital video production techniques including: camera operation and procedures, basic principles and techniques of sound and digital video editing. Course topics include the operation of digital Prosumer camcorders, lighting and sound equipment, the concepts and techniques of nonlinear digital editing with emphasis on the principles and aesthetics of film and video editing.

Prerequisite: ENG 21 or ENG 22 or equivalent, with a grade

of C or better, or consent of instructor.

Rec Prep: DMED 130.

DMED 133 Sound Design for Digital Media (3)

Utilization of audio within the context of digital media production. Elements of sound design, production and implementation will be covered. A survey of acquisition and post-production technology and techniques used in media production will be included within the course.

Prerequisite: ENG 21 or ENG 22 or equivalent,

with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor.

Rec Prep: DMED 130

DMED 140 Principles of Animation (3)

This course focuses on the principles and history of animation. Students will review live action and animated examples, learning the mysteries of making an animated character come to life. Topics include animation history, animation principles and how the timeline in a graphics software program can give movement to individual frames. Students will focus on traditional animation principles and how they are effectively applied in digital animation environments. Additional topics include key-framing strategies, timing and visual rhythm.

Prerequisite: ENG 22 or equivalent, with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor.

DMED 141 Introduction to 3D Animation (3)

DMED 141 is a course in the design and production of 3D animation and visual effects for film, television and multimedia applications. Topics include three- dimensional rendering; the relationship between 2D and 3D animation; and multimedia concepts and production procedures.

Prerequisite: ENG 22 or equivalent, with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor.

Rec Prep: DMED 140 (can be taken concurrently).

DMED 150 Film Analysis & Storytelling (3)

Students will explore the techniques of effective storytelling in film and video through analysis of film transitions, shot types and angles, montage, mise en scene, blocking, and camera movement. Attention will be paid to special needs of animation, such as creating the role of the camera and cutting, in hand drawn or all digital film. A history of film discovery will be explored. (DA)

Prerequisite: ENG 22 or equivalent, with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor.

DMED 200 Electronic Portfolio (3)

DMED 200 is a course in how to digitize and store student portfolio projects using a range of technologies and multimedia elements. This course asks students to summarize all work done in previous courses. The work will be developed into presentation formats such as CD-ROM, DVD, video and the Internet.

Prerequisite: ART 112 with a grade of C or better, or instructor approval.

Rec Prep: DMED 130.

DMED 220 Intermediate Web Site Design (3)

The course is intended to teach intermediate topics of Web design using the latest Web design software. It builds upon the skills learned in DMED 121 and introduces Web authoring and design techniques with emphasis on planning, design, and the concepts required for creating a site targeted to a specific audience. Topics include web standards, designing visual navigation systems, using style sheets, implementing forms, using layers for creative visual effects, Action-Script, Behaviors and multimedia.

Prerequisite: DMED 121 with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor.

Rec Prep: DMED 120.

DMED 221 NetPrep Dynamic Web Publishing (3)

This course focuses on the development of database-driven web applications using the Microsoft.NET Framework. Students will learn how to develop dynamic ASP.NET web forms using the programming language C# and the database language of SQL.

Prerequisite: DMED 120 and ICS 113 with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor.

DMED 235 Digital Video Pre-Production 
for the Web (3)

Students build on skills learned in DMED 131 Introduction to Digital Video, and /or DMED 132 Principles of Video Editing, DMED 133 Sound Design for Digital Media. This course reinforces the skills necessary for preplanning of effective video production for distribution over the Internet. Topics include brainstorming ideas, writing of treatments, script writing and storyboarding.

Prerequisites: DMED 131 or 132, and DMED 133 with a grade of C or better or consent of instructor. ENG 22 or equivalent, all with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor.

Corequisites: DMED 236

Rec Prep: DMED 130 and DMED 150

DMED 236 Advanced Digital Video for the Web (3)

Students build on skills learned in DMED 131 Introduction to Digital Video, and /or DMED 132 Principles of Video Editing, and DMED 133 Sound Design for Digital Media. This course reinforces the skills necessary that utilize audio, video, graphics, and motion to communicate effectively. Students will create productions that emphasize the aesthetic and technical capabilities of the medium for distribution over the Internet.

Prerequisites: DMED 131 or 132, and DMED 133 with a grade of C or better or consent of instructor. ENG 22 or equivalent, all with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor.

Corequisites: Concurrent registration with DMED 235.

Rec Prep: DMED 130 and DMED 150

DMED 240 Animation & Special Effects (3)

This course focuses on advanced 2-D animation techniques for film, television and multimedia. Students will further enhance motion concepts in animation and develop advanced compositing, sound and editing skills.

Prerequisite: DMED 140 with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor.

Rec Prep: DMED 130.

DMED 242 Character Animation (3)

This course moves deeper into the heart of animation studying techniques in character design and animation. The focus is on storytelling, filmmaking, performance and actually making a movie. Students will begin developing stories and characters. Dialogue, lip sync and character interaction will be explored in detail.

Prerequisite: DMED 141 with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor.

DMED 243 3D Modeling and Animation (3)

This course covers the concepts of 3D modeling and animation. Students will establish a foundation of 3D computer animation theory and concepts along with an introduction to curves, surfaces, nurbs, polygons, textures, modeling, animation, lighting and rendering.

Prerequisite: DMED 141 with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor.

DMED 293 Practicum in Digital Media (3)

This course provides practical work experience in Digital Media where students will apply their classroom lab knowledge and develop job competencies. Students will be placed in a internship off at least 120 hours. Generally, this internship will take place in a facility on O‘ahu. In some cases it can be on another Island or the Mainland. Positions may also be offered on the Leeward campus. This class will allow students to experience production in a real-world situation. In addition to the internship students will meet once every two weeks for a total of 20 hours in class to discuses and evaluate their work experience with the instructor and the other students.

Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENG 100 or equivalent with a grade of C or better or equivalent and approval of the instructor. Additional requirements by the DMED Department:

(1) completion of 12 or more credits in DMED courses.

(2) declared DMED major.

(3) full- or part-time student enrolled at Leeward CC.

(4) a student in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0.

(5) eligible for employment—U.S. citizen or have the legal right to work in the U.S..

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