FTVM 303 - Media Production Mini Course II
Winter 2022, Section 002 - That Film Needs a Trailer
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Film, Television, and Media Std (FTVM)
Department: LSA Film, Television, and Media
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Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Lab Fee:
May be elected three times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:


With an emphasis on creative methods and theoretical approaches, this class will dive into an exploration of the fast paced world of motion picture trailer editing. With a full serving of excitement, a few scoops of mystery, conflict and character, along with a side of catchy dialogue and covered in a ladle full of intriguing sound design - cutting a trailer is like a mouthwatering buffet of creative possibilities for an editor! Unhinged from continuity editing, movie trailers can break rules and be bold, shocking, or experimental in ways that the movies they represent often can't be. Using footage from a completed film each student will plan, develop and edit a finished trailer by the end of our 8 weeks together. Experience with Adobe Premiere Pro is recommended as there will be little class time spent on introducing the basics of the software, but it is not required. If you have concerns about your experience editing or with Premiere Pro, please feel free to contact the Instructor for more information.

Course Requirements:

Students will be assessed based on: Multiple editing assignments (75%), reading/viewing responses (15%) and participation/critique (10%).

Intended Audience:

FTVM Majors and students (with the prerequisites) who are interested in gaining hands on experience and a deeper theoretical and technical understanding of motion picture trailer editing.

Class Format:

The course will meet once per week for 2 hours per meeting (the second seven weeks of the term) and include a variety of lectures, hands on demos, and in-class critique of student work.


FTVM 303 - Media Production Mini Course II
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
Tu 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: This class meets 1/5/22 - 2/22/22
002 (LEC)
 In Person
Th 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Note: This class meets 3/7/2022 - 4/19/2022

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