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ACM: The School of Cinematic Arts (CINE)

CINE 210 Introduction to Cinematic Digital Production (3)

Introduction to the basic techniques of cinematic digital production and allows them to explore their personal voice in this process. A-F only.

CINE 215 Introduction to 3D Computer Animation (3)

A basic overview of the 3D animation production process, including modeling, texturing, rigging, animation, lighting, and rendering. A-F only. Pre: 255 (or concurrent).

CINE 216 Introduction to 2D Animation (3)

Introduction to traditional styles and methods of hand drawn 2D, digital, and stop motion animation through theory and practice. SCA majors only. A-F only. Pre: 255 (or concurrent) and ART 113 (or concurrent).

CINE 255 Introduction to Cinema and Digital Media (3)

Introduction to the study of cinema: history, aesthetics, and cultural impact. A-F only.

CINE 310 Cinematic Narrative Production (3)

Production-intensive course with collaborative as well as individual projects. Theories and application of basic digital cinema productions, including camera, lighting, sound, and editing. SCA majors only. A-F only. Pre: 255 (or concurrent).

CINE 312 Cinematography (3)

Comprehensive course in visual styles supporting screen narratives through a study of principles of camera elements, operations, lighting, color and composition. Professional role and responsibilities of cinematographer. Project-oriented. SCA majors only. A-F only. Pre: 310

CINE 314 Experimental Art and Animation (3)

Provides students an opportunity to experiment with new mediums while collaborating with artists from different backgrounds, such as art, theatre, dance, film, and animation. SCA, ART, THEA, DNCE majors only. Pre: 216 (or concurrent) or ART 113 or CINE/DNCE/THEA 353 (or concurrent) or CINE/DNCE/THEA 356 (or concurrent). (Cross-listed as ART 315 and THEA 314)

CINE 315 3D Modeling (3)

Essential principles of 3D modeling in order to create both organic character models and hard surface models. Students will create high-quality, animation-ready 3D models with textures and poses. SCA majors only. A-F only. Pre: 215.

CINE 316 3D Animation (3)

Creating the illusion of life through the principles of animation. Repeatable one time for different alphas. SCA majors only. A-F only. Pre: 315.

CINE 317 3D Lighting, Camera, and Rendering (3)

Students develop the ability to manipulate light, shadow, and color within a virtual 3D space. Rendering and cinematography for 3D animation. SCA majors only. A-F only. Pre: 316.

CINE 321 Storyboarding and Animatics (3)

Exposes students to the history, application, format, styles, and methods of creating storyboards and animatics. Visual storytelling will be analyzed by examining the foundational components of the visual language of a film. SCA majors only. A-F only. Pre: 255.

CINE 322 Visual Development for Animation (3)

Visual design and development for animated characters and environments. Students will create concept art, character, and prop designs; movements styles; backgrounds; and layouts for animation pre-production. SCA majors only. A-F only. Pre: 216.

CINE 322 Visual Development for Animation (3)

Visual design and development for animated characters and environments. Students will create concept art, character and prop designs, movement styles, backgrounds, and layouts for animation pre-production. SCA majors only. A-F only. Pre: 216.

CINE 323 Movement Study for Animation (3)

Creating the illusion of life and expressive movement through the principles of 2D animation: timing, spacing, physics, staging, anatomy, attitude, and acting. SCA majors only. A-F only. Pre: 216.

CINE 325 Motion Graphics (3)

A project-based introduction to motion graphics using Adobe After Effects. SCA majors only. A-F only. Pre: 215 and 216; or 310.

CINE 330 Independent Producing (3)

Fundamentals of producing for independent filmmaking, focusing on business acumen and role of the producer through various stages of production. Topics include proposal writing, script breakdowns, budgeting, scheduling, legal issues, festival strategy, and distribution. SCA majors only. A-F only. Pre: 255; and 310 or (215 and 216).

CINE 350 Screenwriting (3)

Introduction to the basics of writing a short narrative screenplay for film or animation. Students learn the fundamentals and format of screenwriting as well as basic elements of storytelling and character development. SCA majors only. A-F only. Pre: 255 (or concurrent).

CINE 352 Screening Asian Americans (3)

Survey of Asian and Asian American representations in American film and television from the silent era to the present, with an emphasis on Orientalism and multiculturalism, as well as performance and spectatorship. SCA majors: A-F only. Pre: junior standing or consent. (Cross-listed as AMST 352)

CINE 353 Scenic I: Beginning Scenic Design (3)

Workshop introducing the basic principles and approaches of scenic design for theatre and dance, with emphasis on the creative process. Pre: a course in THEA or DNCE, production experience, or consent. (Consent required for production experience option) (Cross-listed as DNCE 353 and THEA 353)

CINE 355 Oral Tradition to Screenplay (3)

Adapting the stories, styles, and cultural values of oral tradition storytelling to cinematic narratives. A-F only. Pre: 350.

CINE 356 Costumes I: Beginning Costume Design (3)

Basic principles and approaches to costume design for theatre and dance. Visual communication methods, creative process, historical research, and organizational practices. Repeatable one time. Pre: 240, or consent. (Cross-listed as DNCE 356 and THEA 356)

CINE 360 Indigenous Aesthetics (3)

Aesthetic theories and practices of indigenous cultures of the Pacific and their adaptation to the screen in cinematic storytelling. A-F only. Pre: 255 or consent.

CINE 370 Directing the Actor on Screen (3)

Introduction of the screen-director to the craft of acting for the camera. Students will develop communication skills and learn practical techniques to elicit spontaneous and relaxed performances with actors from the Theatre program. SCA majors only. A-F only. Pre: 310 or (215 and 216); and 350 (or concurrent).

CINE 372 Editing for Cinema (3)

Advanced course examining the theory, techniques, and practices of motion picture editing; use of non-linear digital editing systems; and practical experience in digital editing projects. SCA majors only. A-F only. Pre: 310; or 215 and 216.

CINE 374 Post Production Sound (3)

Practical course on the theory, art, and techniques of sound recording, editing, and design for cinema. Students work on projects involving dialogue and sound effects in post-production. SCA majors only. A-F only. Pre: 372 (or concurrent).

CINE 375 Directing the Camera for the Screen (3)

Detailed analysis of cinematic grammar, placement, movement, focus, and effects of the camera to create the mise-en-scene. Practical exercises to apply theory to individual creative work and in collaboration with actors from the Theatre program. ACM majors only. A-F only. Pre: (310, or 215 and 216), and 350, and 370.

CINE 380 Genre and Narrative Theory in Creative Media (3)

Focus on the concept of genre, genre films, genre film criticism, and popular genres such as the Western, film noir, documentary, and Chinese martial arts. A-F only. Pre: 255 or consent.

CINE 381 Documentary Studies (3)

In-depth study of the nature, history, and impact of documentary filmmaking traditions around the world, focusing on the interplay between filmmaker, subject, and audience. A-F only. Pre: 255 or consent.

CINE 382 Authors in Cinematic Arts (3)

In-depth study of the auteur theory and specific application to authors in cinematic arts, such as film directors, animators, screenwriters, or game designers. A-F only. Pre: 255 or consent.

CINE 384 Study Abroad (3)

Intensive study of selected topics, genres, filmmakers, or digital media production in the host country in a UH Manoa-approved study abroad location. Repeatable one time. A-F only.

CINE 385 Topics in Cinematic Arts (3)

Topics of study and critical inquiry in a variety of areas in the cinematic arts. Taught by regular and visiting faculty. Repeatable one time on different topics. SCA majors only. A-F only. Pre: 255 or consent. 

CINE 386 Techniques in Cinematic Arts (3)

Specialized techniques in the creation of digital media: taught by regular and *visiting faculty. Repeatable one time on different topics. SCA majors only. A-F only. Pre: 310, or 215 and 216.

CINE 390 Workshop in Cinematic Arts (V)

Intensive workshop in focused area of cinematic arts production. Repeatable up to six credits. SCA majors only. A-F only. Pre: 310, or 215 and 216.

CINE 399 Independent Group Project (V)

Participation in a group research or creative project under supervision of a faculty member. Only six credits of 399/499 in any combination can be applied to meet requirements for the major. A-F only. Repeatable up to six credits. SCA majors only. Pre: 350 and consent, and 310 or (215 and 216).

CINE 405 Documentary Production (3)

Analysis and practical knowledge of the documentary process including, but not limited to, research, organization and story structure, shooting, camera coverage, and editing. SCA majors only. A-F only. Pre: 310, 350, and one of the following: 312, 330, 370, 372, or 374.

CINE 410 Advanced Cinematic Production (3)

Production of a major cinematic/digital narrative project. Working in groups, each student takes on creative and technical role and responsibilities of a principle crew position. Emphasis on artistic form in narrative development; timely execution from pre- to post-production. Repeatable one time. SCA majors only. A-F only. Pre: 310; 350; and one of 312, 330, 370, 372, or 374.

CINE 412 Advanced Cinematography (3)

Applies the basic foundations, techniques, and theory of cinematography (covered in CINE 312) to a more informed and crafted practice with Camera and Lighting Scene study workshops, and research exercises and film projects. SCA majors only. A-F only. Pre: 310 and 312.

CINE 418 Animation Production I (3)

Students work independently to produce a short, animated film. Emphasis on visual storytelling and character animation. SCA majors only. A-F only. Pre: 317 or (321, 322, and 323); and 350.

CINE 419 Virtual and Augmented Reality Programming (3)

 Students will learn to develop virtual reality and augmented reality applications with turnkey tools as well as through programming. Prior programming experience is not required for this course. Pre: any 215 or ICS 110(Alpha) or ICS 111. (Cross-listed as ICS 486).

CINE 420 Animation Production II (3)

Student teams produce a short, animated film. Prior knowledge of 2D and 3D media authoring tools and animation techniques is necessary. Repeatable one time. SCA majors only. A-F only. Pre: 317 or (321, 322, and 323); and 350.

CINE 450 Advanced Screenwriting (3)

Application of narrative principles of character development, story structure, and thematic spine to screenplays for live action and animated short films, television, or transmedia projects. ACM majors only. A-F only. Pre: 350.

CINE 452 (Alpha) History and Film (3)

Explores the many relationships between history and film including how film has reflected and shaped society in the past and our relationship to the past. (C) Europe: emphasis on writing as historians and film critics; (E) world/ comparative: significant attention paid to developing writing skills that involve critically comparing history-related cinematic representations across regions and cultures. Repeatable one time for different alphas. (C Cross-listed as HIST 452C; E Cross-listed as HIST 452E) 

CINE 455 Indigenous Filmmaking (3)

Theories and studies of indigenous films and creation of a cinematic project based in indigenous cultural and value systems. SCA majors only. A-F only. Pre: 310, 350, and one of the following; 312, 330, 370, 372, or 374.

CINE 460 Ethics and Film (3)

Ethical theory and dilemmas as reflected in film and filmmaking. Social responsibility for filmmakers. SCA majors only. A-F only. Pre: junior standing and 255.

CINE 470 Directing the Motion Picture (3)

Students direct a narrative live-action short film from pre- through post-production, learning how to develop a directorial vision and how to implement it through storyboarding, scheduling, and collaborative skill sets. SCA majors only. Pre: 310, 350 and 370.

CINE 475 Screenwriting Capstone (3)

Culmination of beginning and advanced screenwriting classes. Students will write a treatment and first act for a feature-length project or pilot script and series bible for a television project. Repeatable one time. SCA majors only. Pre: 350 and 450.

CINE 480 Oceanic Media and Culture (3)

Involves close textual analysis of film, TV and multimedia content. The course includes cinematic and television screenings. Junior standing or higher. A-F only. Pre: 255 or consent.

CINE 484 Data Visualization (3)

Introduction to data visualization through practical techniques for turning data into images to produce insight. Topics include: information visualization, geospatial visualization, scientific visualization, social network visualization, and medical visualization. Junior standing or higher. Pre: 215 or ICS 110(Alpha) or ICS 111. (Cross-listed as DATA 484 and ICS 484)

CINE 485 Seminar in Cinematic Arts (3)

Intellectual issues in cinematic arts. Conducted by regular and visiting faculty with extensive student participation and scholarly presentation. Repeatable one time on different topics. SCA majors only. A-F only. Pre: 255 and junior standing, or consent.

CINE 486 Capstone Creative Production (3)

Emphasis on advanced production skills in creating a capstone project in live-action fiction film, animation, documentary, or new media. Screenwriting students may also develop a feature screenplay or television pilot and series bible. Repeatable one time. SCA majors only. Pre: 405 or 410 or 420 or 455 or 475.

CINE 487 Video Game Design and Development (3)

Students will team design, build, and demonstrate video games or related interactive entertainment environments and applications. Topics will include emerging computer science techniques relevant to the development of these types of environments. Junior standing or higher. Pre: any 215 or ICS 110(Alpha) or ICS 111. (Cross-listed as ICS 485)

CINE 490 Global Media (3)

Close textual analysis and strategic analysis of global media dynamics with an emphasis on transnational media corporations. SCA majors only. A-F only. Pre: 255 or consent.

CINE 495 Cinematic Arts Internship (V)

Internship in professional cinematic, television, animation and/or digital media production company under professional and faculty supervision. Repeatable up to six credits. SCA majors only. CR/NC only. Pre: 310 or (215 and 216); and 350.

CINE 499 Directed Study (V)

Independent research or creative project under the supervision of a faculty member. Only six credits of 399/499 in any combination can be applied to meet requirements for the major. Repeatable up to six credits. SCA majors only. Pre: 310 or (215 and 216); and 350. 

CINE/ACM 318 Classical 2D Full Animation (3)

Hand drawn full animation techniques; rough animation, inbetweening, clean up animation and digital color processes. Digital line testing, sync dialog and other advanced skills for classical 2D full animation. ACM majors only. A-F only. Pre: 216 and 255 and ART 113, or consent.