A selection of courses taught by Professor Fuller.
Introduction to Digital Filmmaking (4). An introductory course in film-style production. Instruction includes pre-production planning, scriptwriting, image capture, sound, lighting and editing. Students will produce a series of exercises and a short finished video.
Digital Audio Production (3). A course in the ethical, aesthetic, technical, and organizational principles that govern the recording and post-production of dialogue, music, and effects.
Multi-Camera Production (3). An introduction to the theory and practice of studio-based video production. Various program formats are discussed and evaluated in light of particular communication principles and needs. Students gain experience with stationary video cameras, recorders, switchers and related technologies. Performance for the camera, studio lighting, audio recording and mixing principles are analyzed and demonstrated.
Intermediate Digital Filmmaking (Documentary) (3). An intermediate-level course in video production. Course includes further development of technical and creative skills, with special emphasis on the production of documentaries.
Advanced Digital Filmmaking (3). The intensive study and production of video in a particular style or genre. The course focus, designated by a subtitle, will alternate among various genres of style, content, and form. Thorough investigation of creative, ethical, and technical requirements will culminate in student-produced projects.
Independent Study. Independent study of topics of interest to particular students, under the supervision of a member of the department. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.
Oral Rhetoric (3). Students examine the principles of oral and visual rhetoric in this course, with an emphasis on guided practice in the development of effective speeches. The course leads students to understand the role of rhetoric in society, to think critically about rhetorical situations and practices, and to gain proficiency in the art of rhetoric.
Communication and Culture (3). This course examines the ways in which communication is used to create, maintain, and change culture. Students have the opportunity to apply a basic understanding of the concepts of communication and culture to a range of contemporary social issues, cultural texts, and communication practices. Emphasis is given to rhetorical and discussion methods to help students learn about analyzing and constructing oral and written arguments and to work cooperatively doing a research project for class presentation.
Development of Cinema (3). A survey of American film history with an emphasis on principles of critical viewing. Includes study of important thematic genres, stylistic movements, and technological developments.