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Digital Media Classes

DIGITAL MEDIA G100 - 3 Units
Digital Media, Introduction

The history, concepts and theory behind digital media as well as basic video production
process, digital video techniques, camera and recording basics, script and production
formats, video and audio fundamentals, digital recording and editing basics, basic
microphone technique, digital mixing, and digital signal processing will be surveyed.
This course may be taken 2 times. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade.
Transferable to CSU; UC.

DIGITAL MEDIA G110 - 3 Units
Digital Audio, Introduction

This course covers audio theory, tracking, mixing, and basic mastering techniques
using digital audio workstation systems in more detail. Lab experiences include editing,
processing, mixing, and mastering projects of various musical genres. This course
may be taken 3 times. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

DIGITAL MEDIA G111 - 3 Units
Audio Post Production

This course covers the theory behind the assembly of various audio elements (dialogue,
music, and effects) into a play list for synchronization to picture and the implementation
of the theories into product. Non-linear digital video editing systems will be
utilized to create finished programs for digital video disc, compact disk, television, and
computer games. This course may be taken 3 times. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no
pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

DIGITAL MEDIA G112 - 3 Units
Sound Recording I

(Formerly known as: Digital Media G050)
This course covers the fundamental concepts in audio recording technology. Topics
include studio business practices, microphones, mixing, signal processors, the sound
field, monitors, recording and editing techiques. Lab experiences include recording
and mixing projects for output to CD, DVD, iTunes podcast, or YouTube. This course
may be taken 2 times when new products, software or features are taught. Lecture & lab.
Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

DIGITAL MEDIA G115 - 3 Units
Sound Recording II

Advisories: Digital Media G112
This course is a continuation of DM G112. Topics include advanced principles of signal
processing, advanced microphone theory, mastering for optical disc and web delivery,
console automation, 5.1 surround mixing techniques, and DVD audio. This course may
be taken 2 times when new products, software or features are taught. Lecture & lab.
Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

DIGITAL MEDIA G118 - 3 Units
Digital Audio Production

(Formerly known as: Music G051)
This course is a study of theory and practice of audio production in radio, television,
film and digital recording applications. Students will gain experience in current industry
information including studio procedures, talent and song writing evaluation, licensing,
publishing, promotion, merchandising, and audio recording in radio, television,
film and digital recording applications. This course may be taken 2 times when new
products, software or features are taught. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade.

DIGITAL MEDIA G140 - 3 Units
Media Production, Introduction

This course provides students with theory and comprehensive, hands-on instruction
in techniques and procedures used in media production. This course is designed for
the media producer who is interested in the entire process of media creativity. Topics
include markets in the digital arena, the production process, producing and production
management, scriptwriting, directing, audio/sound, lighting and design, camera operation
techniques, and analog and digital recording. This course may be taken 3 times.
Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

DIGITAL MEDIA G141 - 3 Units
Documentary Video Production

This course will introduce the student to the history and evolution of documentary
filmmaking. The student will learn how to plan,write,produce, shoot, edit and distribute
short form documentary videos. The student will learn how to create compelling
and meaningful images to convey a strong story. The class is an exploration of the video
medium and production using digital video format to explore documentary moviemaking.
The course may be taken 2 times in order to enhance and refine documentary
video production skills and proficiencies. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade.
Transferable to CSU.

DIGITAL MEDIA G160 - 3 Units
Video Editing and Motion Graphics

This course explores theory and techniques in digital video editing, motion graphics,
audio editing and DVD authoring using the Final Cut Pro Suite. Lecture time is divided
among discussion of theory, concepts and demonstration. Lab time includes inputting
source footage, assembling and editing sequences, editing video and audio, creating
titles, working with special effects, creating DVD menus, encoding, DVD authoring,
and outputting in various formats. Student projects will require editing original footage
and provided material, as well as, orientation towards the creation of digital media for
corporate and documentary markets. This course may be taken 3 times. Lecture & lab.
Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

DIGITAL MEDIA G163 - 3 Units
Introduction to Motion Graphics

This course provides the student with study principals, concepts and practices used in
the production of motion graphics. The course also examines the history and development
of broadcast motion graphics. The course includes classroom demonstrations
and extensive hands-on labs that cover the topics of: audio, color keying, motion
tracking,stabilization and animation techniques using Adobe After Effects. The course
may be taken 2 times in order to enhance motion graphic skills and proficiencies.
Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

DIGITAL MEDIA G170 - 3 Units
Sound Sequencing Production

This course covers sequencing of sound on an audio recording workstation using Logic
Studio. Students will sequence several styles of sound using different instrumentation
and utilizing many software instruments and beat creation. This course may be taken 2
times when new products, software or features are taught. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/
no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

DIGITAL MEDIA G200 - 3 Units
Applied Digital Media

This course is a capstone course for students preparing for a career in digital media.
Students apply theory and use concepts to create projects emphasizing professional
appearance, visual and audio quality, and problem-solving techinques in individual and
group assignments. This course requires skills in audio, video, and digital arts that will
be combined to create professional level products. This course may be taken 3 times.
Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

DIGITAL MEDIA G260 - 3 Units
Non-Linear Editing II

Prerequisites: DM G160
This course is a continuation of DM G160, Video Editing and Motion Graphics and
explores advanced theory, principles and techniques used in nonlinear editing. The
class progresses through creating a sequence, inputting source footage, assembling and
trimming sequences, editing audio, creating titles, working with special effects, and
outputting a finished program. Additional topics include creating multi-layered effects,
keyframing, creating templates, 3D effects , and work with nested layers. Class time is
divided between discussion of theory, demonstration and hands-on practice. Students
will edit segments from feature films, commercials and promos. The course is designed
for experienced video editors and developers of interactive media. The course may be
taken 2 times in order to enhance advanced editing skills and proficiencies. Lecture &
lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.