Summer is just around the corner, and we’re offering plenty of opportunities for students to work hard but still have time to play hard. Check out these great summer course offerings from the Film Division!

Summer Session I

FTV 329-03 / FTV 529-03 Activist Viral Videos
M W 10:00am-1:00pm
Instructor: Jeff Stanzler

Activist Viral Videos will be a class for students to make use of their cinematic and marketing skills as a way to get involved and help promote public issues that are important to them. The course will also serve as a practical introduction to an important and quickly emerging media art form/career path.

FTV 329-04 / FTV 507-01 Filmmakers and Actors Workshop
M W 1:00pm-5:15pm
Instructor: Dave Kost

This is an intensive workshop in which graduate students work in all disciplines to create short projects cast from a group of dedicated actors in a co-enrolled course.  Whether you are a director, cinematographer, editor, producer, sound or production designer, this is the class to take if you are interested in gaining production experience this summer.  To register or for more information, contact Professor Dave Kost:

FTV 468-01 / FTV 568-01 Avid Certification Prep
T W TH 2:00pm-5:00pm
Instructor: Dan Leonard

The course will teach the core skills for editing using Avid Media Composer 5.5 and will introduce the fundamental concepts and workflow of editing. It is designed for novice and intermediate users using Avid official training curriculum.

FTV 587-01 / FTV 587-02 Short Script Workshop
T F 10:00am-1:45pm
M TH 5:30pm-9:45pm
Instructors: James Dutcher and Paul Wolansky

This is an intensive workshop in writing short screenplays. Students will write in a variety of styles and complete a number of short scripts.

Summer Session II

FTV 359 / FTV 559 Pro Tools Certification
M W F 10:00am-12:30pm (June 17-July 6)
Instructor: Dan Pavelin  

This course will explore Pro Tools, the industry standard software for film/television sound, in a completely hands-on environment, covering advanced functions such as additional editing tools, elastic audio, MIDI and virtual instruments, and more!  And at the conclusion of the course, students will be eligible to take Avid’s Pro Tools certification exam and attain official “Pro Tools Certified User” status. This is the same material that Avid offers to professionals at training centers in Los Angeles, but Dodge College is offering it as a 3-unit course that you can take for academic credit, right here at Chapman!   Bolster your resume, your Pro Tools knowledge, and your sound-editing skills all at once!  **Grads, register for the course as “559.”  Undergrads, register as “359.”  This course will count on your major as an upper-division FTV elective. For more information please contact Dan Pavelin, 714/744-7866,   **Prerequisites:  FTV 133 Audio Techniques (undergrads) or FTV 533 Fundamentals of Audio Design (grads).

FTV 329-02 / FTV 529-02 Production Prep
T TH 1:00pm-3:45pm
Instructor: Martha Coolidge

Students will go through the steps of Pre-production in detail covering the collaboration of the Director, Producer, Production Designer, Casting, Production Manager, Assistant Director, Cinematographer, and Visual FX Supervisor.  The course will also cover scouting and scheduling the creative and practical interaction of the key creative crew members to maximize an effective production.

Summer Session III

FTV 600-01 / FTV 600-02 Cycle Project Screenplay
T TH 10:00am-1:45pm
T TH 4:00pm-7:45pm
Instructor: Andy Lane

Second year directors collaborate with second year screenwriters to develop a short Cycle project screenplay. The directors and screenwriters are closely mentored by the instructor, and narrative and character work is emphasized. The resulting projects are prepped and shot during the Fall semester Production Workshop III class.

Please be sure to check for any restrictions and/or prerequisites for these courses before registering on WebAdvisor.