DMED Curriculum - Page 2
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. (formerly DMED 197P)
Prerequisite: ENG 22 or equivalent, with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor.
DMED 197L Flash Action Script & Games (3)
This course focuses on programming with ActionScript, including using ActionScript to animate, process data, create dynamic content, and manipulate components. The course emphasizes the object-oriented capabilities of Macromedia Flash MX.
Prerequisite: ICS 111 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Rec Preparation: DMED 122 is recommended and can be taken concurrently.
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 Preparation: DMED 130.
DMED 221 NetPrep Dynamic Web Publishing (3)
Prerequisite: DMED 120 and ICS 113 with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor.
Rec Preparation: DMED 121.
DMED 230 Digital Compositing (3)
This post-production course focuses on the theory and art of compositing. Topics include audio editing and audio creation, title creation, motion title, color correction, adjusting contrast, fixing color balance problems, as well as achieving sophisticated effects. Emphasis is on importing 2D animation as well as rendered Maya animation for compositing.
Prerequisite: DMED 130 with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor.
Rec Preparation: DMED 132.
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 Preparation: DMED 130.
DMED 242 Character Animation (3)
This course moves deeper into the heart of animation technique studying cel animation, stop motion animation and computer generated 3D animation. The focus is on storytelling, film making and performance and in actually making a movie. Advanced features of Adobe After Effects, Macromedia Flash, Final Cut Pro and Maya will be discussed. Students will begin developing stories and characters using digital tools to bring them to life. 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)
Students will learn the basic use of organic modeling and character animation tools.
Prerequisite: ENG 21 or ENG 22 or equivalent and DMED 141, all 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.