FTVM 304 - Topics in Media Production I
Winter 2022, Section 001 - Volumetric & 360 Cinema
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Film, Television, and Media Std (FTVM)
Department: LSA Film, Television, and Media
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Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Lab Fee:
Enforced Prerequisites:
FTVM 290 with a minimum grade of C- or better, and a declared major in Film, Television, and Media.
May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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This studio production course introduces students to 360 film production with an emphasis on exploring the technical and artistic possibilities of the 360 form. We will cover storytelling, shooting and framing with 360 cameras, editing and post-production of 360 footage. Through short film viewings and production exercises, we will explore the particularities and specificities of the 360 form and how it changes traditional modes of filmmaking and storytelling. We will also spend some time digging into the world of volumetric filmmaking and look at the differences between depth sensing and 360 video capture. Students in the course will make a 360 short film for their final project.


Course Requirements:

This course requires regular attendance and active participation in weekly production exercises, discussions and critique sessions. Students will complete short assignments throughout the course, including writing exercises, storyboarding, camera and editing exercises. Ultimately, students will produce a 360 short film for their final project.


Intended Audience:

This course is appropriate for students interested in film production and who have completed an introductory film production course.


Class Format:

In-person studio production.



FTVM 304 - Topics in Media Production I
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
Tu 4:00PM - 8:00PM

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