GFA Georgia Film Academy

GFA   1000   Intro to On-Set Production

6 Credit Hours.   6 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Introduction to On-Set Production is a survey class that familiarizes students with the many job positions, specialized equipment and technical procedures involved in professional feature film and television production, with an emphasis on workforce development fo the growing industry in Georgia. Upon successful completion of the course, students will understand and be able to execute the filming of a scene, and be prepared for continued study in the mechanics of film production.

GFA   3010   Production Design

6 Credit Hours.   6 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course is designed to examine the process of Production Design as it relates to the film and television industry. Students will work on an assigned project and take it from concept to completion solving real-world challenges with the skills they have learned in class. Assigned projects will allow them the hands-on experience they need. A large emphasis will be placed on set etiquette, including but not limited to task completion, teamwork, attitude, professionalism, and punctuality. This class will include assigned reading from various books, web articles, and periodicals. It will also include video lessons and use of Vectorworks Student Software. Students are expected to attend all classes and complete all assignments.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in GFA   1000.

GFA   3020   Motion Picture Set Lighting

6 Credit Hours.   6 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course is offered in collaboration with the Georgia Film Academy. The course is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge of electrical distribution and set lighting on a motion picture or episodic television set in order to facilitate their entry and advancement in the film business. Students will participate in goal oriented class projects including power distribution, set protocol and etiquette, properly setting lamps, department lingo, how to light a set to feature film standards, motion picture photography, etc. A large emphasis will be placed on set etiquette including, but not limited to, participation in exercises, attitude, professionalism and technique on and off set.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in GFA   1000.