Courses

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FIRST YEAR

Fall Semester

Code Course Name T P C
FLM 100 Project Proposal I 3 3 6
FLM 102 Cinema History 4 0 4
FLM 104 Screen Writing I 3 3 6
FLM 106 New Media Technologies 2 2 4
FLM 108 Cinematography I 3 2 6
FLM 110 Sound Recording I 1 3 4
Total Credit 30

Spring Semester

Code Course Name T P C
FLM 101 Directing I 3 3 6
FLM 103 Edit Theory (The Art of Editing) 2 2 4
FLM 105 Script Supervising 3 3 6
FLM 107 Editing I 2 2 4
FLM 109 Cinematography II 3 2 6
FLM 111 Sound Editing & Design I 1 3 4
Total Credit 30

SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester

Code Course Name T P C
FLM 200 Project Proposal II 3 3 6
FLM 202 Producing 2 2 4
FLM 204 Screenwriting II 3 3 6
FLM 206 Directing II 2 2 4
FLM 208 Cinematography III 3 3 6
FLM elective   2 2 4
Total Credit 30

Spring Semester

Code Course Name T P C
FLM 201 Project 3 3 6
FLM 203 Production Management 3 3 6
FLM 205 Sound Editing & Design II 1 3 4
FLM 207 Editing II 2 2 4
FLM 209 Career & Portfolio Development 3 3 6
FLM elective   2 2 4
Total Credit 30

THIRD YEAR

Fall Semester

Code Course Name T P C
FLM 310 Introduction to Radio & TV 3 3 6
FLM 312 Studio News 4 0 4
FLM 314 History of Radio & TV 3 3 6
FLM 316 Advanced Scenario and Casting 3 3 6
FLM 318 Film Genres 2 2 4
FLM Elective 1 3 4
Total Credit 30

Spring Semester

Code Course Name T P C
FLM 311 Storyboard 2 2 4
FLM 313 Radio Programme Making 3 3 6
FLM 315 Semiotics 2 2 4
FLM 317 Art Direction 3 3 6
FLM 319 Writing for TV 3 3 6
FLM Elective 1 3 4
Total Credit 30

FOURTH YEAR

Fall Semester

Code Course Name T P C
FLM 410 TV Programme Making 4 4 8
FLM 412 Documentary Making 3 3 6
FLM 414 Film Criticism 2 2 4
FLM Elective 2 2 4
FLM Elective 2 2 4
Total Credit 30

Spring Semester

Code Course Name T P C
FLM 411 Portfolio Presentation 3 3 6
FLM 413 Final Projects 4 6 10
FLM Elective 2 2 4
FLM Elective 2 2 4
Total Credit 30

Elective Courses:
FLM 210 Documentary Theory & Practice (2, 2, 4)
FLM 211 TV Adv. (2, 2, 4)
FLM 212 Visual Effects (2, 2, 4)
FLM 213 Advance Sound Recording II (2, 2, 4)
FLM 214 Sound Recording II (2, 2, 4)
FLM 216 Introduction to Communication (2, 2, 4)
FLM 320 Art Hisory (2, 2, 4)
FLM 321 Photography (2, 2, 4)
FLM 322 World Literature (2, 2, 4)
FLM 323 Storyboard Drawing (2, 2, 4)
FLM 325 Studio Photography (2, 2, 4)
FLM 326 Introduction to Philosophy (2, 2, 4)
FLM 326 Visual Culture (2, 2, 4)
FLM 416 Animation (2, 2, 4)
FLM 418 Music in Film (2, 2, 4)
FLM 420 Computer Aided Design(2, 2, 4)

Description of Courses

FLM 100 Project Proposal I
This course meets throughout the student’s first quarter to introduce them to the short thesis film project that will be produced in the second quarter. The instructor will guide students through selecting a topic, developing a screenplay, writing character descriptions, location lists, character bios, and more. This course ties in the curriculum from other courses taken simultaneously and acts as a platform for discussion of any production issues and/or concerns students may have towards independent filmmaking.

FLM 101 Directing I
In this course, students will be introduced to the art and craft of directing. They will be taught how to translate written stories to the screen and how a director breaks down the elements of a script to convey to the Director of Photography and to their actors. Students will also learn how to begin a project, what is a visual story,how to shoot a scene,how to block actors and 180 rule.They will learn Basic and Advanced techniques for covering the action in each scene,how to create invisible moves,storyboarding and previsualisation. Basic continuity and script notes.They will learn to create a shortlist for the shoot.How to direct a chase scene. and directing Actors on set and directing extras.Students will learn how to work with a set designer,art direcor,production designer and editor.Theh will learn how to find locations for the shoot.They will learn how to find actors ,do auditions rehearse actors,analyse characters ,do rehearsal exercises for actors and how to avoid making mistakes during directing.

FLM 102 Cinema History
Students will gain an understanding and appreciation of the origins and history of film by considering film history from a narrative, social and aesthetic point of view. They will grasp an understanding of the technological advances and changes throughout history and learn about the directors who helped shape world cinema. Students will learn to appreciate the global scope of film history through discussions in class with assigned films to watch from around the world.

FLM 103 Edit Theory (The Art of Editing)
Through in class screenings of edited scenes and lab writing exercises, students will be introduced to the theory of editing, and learn the historical evolution of film editing. Students will understand the psychology of making a cut, learn various styles of editing according to genre, and understand the importance of sound mixing, music, ambient sound and rhythm. Students will learn how to critique different editing styles, hot to negotiate a cut creatively, and how to put theory into practice through review of individual student thesis film projects.

FLM 104 Screen writing I
Students will be introduced to the craft of screenwriting by developing their own ideas into a dramatic narrative story, which will become their short thesis script. In this course, students will learn the elements that shape a screenplay: plot, character, dialogue, descriptive action, narrative structure, formatting, genre and theme. Students will read and critique each others work in class, perform writing exercises related to the elements of screenwriting, study film clips for scene analysis, develop skills in pitching, and develop an understanding of the film industry from the perspective of a screenwriter.

FLM 105 Script Supervising
This intense professionally-based workshop is designed to teach the necessary skills for a career as a script supervisor. Through lecture, in-class exercises, assignments and visuals, students learn the proper techniques to work effectively as a script supervisor including what to watch for, how and why to make continuity notes, how to handle the paperwork and how to work effectively with the Director and crew.Topics Covered include: preparing and breaking down scripts, calculating page-count, blocking and screen direction, maintaining continuity of actors’ actions, wardrobe, make-up, and props, cueing dialogue for actors, lining the script for coverage, script notes for the editor, timing scenes, production reports shot descriptions, camera / lighting diagrams, assigning scene and take number, tools of the trade, set etiquette and procedures.

FLM 106 New Media Technologies
Students will learn the latest advanced digital software and hardware filmmaking technologies at the highest industry standards. Students will learn Cinema cameras, workflow, file formats, and more.Students will learn all the relevant New Media technologies necessary for filmmaking from Pre Production to Production to Post Production.

FLM 107 Editing I
This course introduces students to the art of editing software. Students will learn the technical skills needed to input, edit and output a film while understanding how the methodology of editing differs between short films, narrative features, documentary features, music videos, promotional films, and commercial work. Discussion and critique of student work will occur in class as well as in class editing projects. Scheduled labs accompany class time with outside help from other FLM staff and faculty.

FLM 108 Cinematography I
In this hands-on course, students will be working with the latest digital camera equipment to grasp an understanding of visual storytelling through different shooting and lighting techniques. Students will perform in class exercises on how to light various scenes and how it impacts the tone of a film as well as scheduled labs that allow time for students to complete out of class assignments. In this course, students will learn the role of the cinematographer on set and how the transition from film to digital has altered the profession.

FLM 109 Cinematography II
In this advanced course, students will be working with the latest high end digital camera equipment to understand and apply the advantages provided by the highest end cinema technology. . This is an intensive hand on course with scheduled lab times outside of class to work on course assignments.

FLM 110 Sound Recording I
This course teaches students to become familiar with sound’s role in film, to understand how both audio production and post-production sound design contribute to the filmmaking process. Students will apply location sound production theories and techniques, and become familiar with the language of audio professionals and the equipment they use, current industry practices used by sound recordists/mixers and boom operators. Fundamental best practices are emphasized. Students will understand current industry practices, its limits, benefits and disadvantages. Thus, students will understand and choose effective methods and tools to record sound for their own film projects. The course contains lectures, reading assignments, as well as hands-on practice sessions with scheduled labs to work on group projects.

FLM 111 Sound Editing & Design I
In this course, students will be introduced to post-production sound editing for film, video and television. Topics covered include sound impurities, sound consistency, sound perspective, mixing and mastering, using necessary software as a platform to do so. Students will also learn how to import projects from other editing software and platforms.

FLM 200 Project Proposal II
The Project Proposal course provides students with guidance and feedback on the production of their advanced digital film project. During the class sessions, students will be guided through the production process and participate in discussion, feedback and critique on each individual student film project.

FLM 201 Project

FLM 202 Producing
Film Production combines the skills of engineering and the craft of art: the engineering part plans and executes; the art portion deals with surprises and the unplanned. It is a challenging but rewarding field of endeavor, one that is highly complex, unpredictable and drains the resilience of even the toughest and the smartest. The role of the Producer is essential to every film production, from the smallest indie project to the largest Hollywood blockbuster. In this class, students will learn the complex skills in a step-by-step approach, with an emphasis on “best practices,” and a large collection of tools and methodologies. Students will gain a firm understanding of the measurable goals of a film producer, learn the process and procedures of film production, master the tools and forms of production, and create a production book with all forms and permits.

FLM 203 Production Management
In this course, students will learn how to schedule and budget a film using the industry standard software. Students will build their own budget and schedule for their own screenplays, gain a better understanding of the Production Management process, and master these skills.

FLM 204 Screen writing II
This course builds on the basic foundation of screen writing, using the fundamental elements of plot and structure, character, dialogue, genre and theme. This course expands on the student’s understanding and development of the screenwriting craft. Students will focus on writing and polishing a short thesis film screenplay, working outside of class at scheduled lab times to complete it. The class is made up of in class writing exercises focused on character, dialogue, theme, discussion and critique of student work, analyzing film sequences, and comparing these to the production screenplay. Students will also enhance their skills in pitching, and greater understanding of the film industry.

FLM 205 Sound Editing & Design II
This advanced course teaches advanced sound editing techniques using latest software. Through in-class lectures, class exercises and evaluation and critique of student work, students gain a strong understanding of the post-production process and refine editing techniques to a professional production level.

FLM 206 Directing II
Students will learn Film Language and Grammar, Dramatic elements embedded in the screenplay and how to film it, organising action in a dramatic scene, Staging , Camera as a Narrator and more;
In this course, students will be introduced to Cinematic Storytelling techniques.They will learn the most important and most powerful 100 film conventions created since the movie Metropolis.They will learn 17 basic building blocks of cinematic language,100 definitions of cinematic tools.They will see 100 examples of cinematic techniques to create powerfully layered scenes.

FLM 207 Editing II
This course teaches advanced editing techniques using editing software. Although visual editing is emphasized, sound editing will also be discussed. Through in-class lectures, class exercises and evaluation and critique of student work, students gain a strong understanding of the post-production process and refine editing techniques for a professional production level.

FLM 208 Cinematography III

FLM 209 Career & Portfolio Development
In this course, students will focus on their future endeavors after leaving the NEU Filmmaking. They will learn how to write an effective cover letter, resume, produce a portfolio of the film projects.

FLM 210 Documentary Theory & Practice
This course provides students with an understanding of the theory and practice of documentary filmmaking, from concept through post-production. Class discussion topics will include; the issues and challenges of documentary production-style, approach, ethics, verisimilitude, logistics, locations, research, interview techniques, treatment writing, shooting, post-production editing, production books, and new technologies. Classes will be made up of in class discussions and screenings of parts of documentaries. Upon completion of this course, students will have written their own documentary treatment.

FLM 310 Introduction to Radio and TV
Basic concept of radio and TV will be ıntroduced. In addition, The impact of such media will be explored through class discussions.

FLM 311 Storyboard
The aim of this course is give students the skills to present their written scripts into a visual one with camera angles.

FLM 312 Studio News
This course will focus on the elements of new and how it is produced in studio environment. While doing this, the course will also touch upon the necesary skills, such as, managing a studio that students need to be aware of.

FLM 313 Radio Programme Making
The course will focus on programme making techniques in radio. At the end of the semester, students are expected to develop their own radio programme and have the possibility to use the Near East Radio.

FLM 314 History of Radio and TV
Radio and television are extremely important role in our lives. This class will be a historical overview of these media.

FLM 315 Semiotics
Semiotics is considered as the study of signs and how these signs produce meanings in our lives. The main aim of this course is to give a general introduction of semiotics and how it came into being. While doing his, students are expected to study of visual language and the significance of these signs while producing a film, TV production etc..

FLM 316 Advanced Scenario and Casting
Advanced scenario and casting will focus on how to develop scenariaos as well as the significance of casting while writing a cinema, TV serial script etc. The course will not only focus on script writing for different mediums but also supervise students to have the necessary skills in casting.

FLM 317 Art Direction
Art direction course aims to prepare students for creative projects, advertising graphic campaigns and designing creative strategies

FLM 318 Film Genres
The course introduces some issues like film genres, how it came into being, in relation to the question of “genre”.

FLM 319 Writing for TV
The course is designed to show students the fundamentals of TV script writing. The differences between films script and TV script will be shown and students are expected to develop their own TV script, to be able to show and use the language effectively.

FLM 410 TV Programme Making
The course will focus on the production making in television studios. Students are expected to get the knowledge of operating the cameras, audio board, lighting equipment, video switcher, character generator and other studio equipments.

FLM 411 Portfolio Presentation
This course is a preparation course for the industry and will teach students the ways of creating a portfolio and how they can use it after graduation.

FLM 412 Documentary Making
Documentary making course aims to introduce documentary form as a way of expression. The content and methodology of documentary as a form will be discussed throughout the class. Students are expected to write and shoot their own short documentary at the end of the semester.

FLM 413 Final Projects
Final projects is the most significant course of the programme. In this course, each student will demonstrate/screen his/her own graduation project and has to defend it in front of the faculty jury.

FLM 414 Film Criticism
Film criticism is a course that aims to give students a critical point of view. In that regard, the relationship between the visual materials, sound, colours, camera angles, the cultural context will be discussed through examples.