Filmmaking

Filmmaking

HCC’s Film/Video Production and Special Effects program offers training for one career path with five specializations in the film industry.

AWARD TYPES: Associate of Applied Science, Certificate Level 1, Certificate Level 2, Enhanced Skills Certificate

AREA OF STUDY: Art & Design

Media Arts & Technology

This program is part of the

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Center of Excellence

 
 

The Media Arts & Technology Center meets the need for multimedia artists and animators to create animation, web development, and visual effects for television, movies, video games, internet and advertising, as well as industry simulation training used in energy, medical, marketing, social media, and industrial settings.

Degrees and Certificates

Program Outcomes

STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO:

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Compose effective treatments and scripts for use in common video and film genres including documentaries, dramas, commercials, news, and public service announcements. Demonstrate the preparation needed for film and video production, management (including budgeting, supervision of personnel, permitting, scheduling and guild/union relations) and post-production supervision.

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Describe accepted film industry distribution processes including promotions, advertising, and publicity. Demonstrate industry standard film/video editing and post-production processes used in the completion of shorts, trailers, documentaries, and features.

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Apply cinematographic concepts to film/video projects including camera setup, lighting, and scene design. Develop professionally acceptable resumes, demo reels and interview techniques needed for employment within the film industry.

Program Information

General Requirements

 

In this innovative hands-on program, students work with HD and 16mm film cameras and edit with both non-linear digital and traditional equipment. During their academic career, students perform every function necessary to complete theatrical, documentary, and docu-drama style films: scriptwriting, producing, directing, acting, shooting, budgeting, managing and serving as crew.

After their first year, students refine their skills through the rigorous application of their craft in advanced areas of theatrical, feature and documentary film production. Upon graduation, students pursue careers in all levels of the film industry.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) allows students to earn only one AAS in Filmmaking. Students may choose from one of the following two specializations: General, or Film/Video and Special Effects.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) allows students to earn only one Certificate in Filmmaking I. Students may choose from one of the following four specializations: Filmmaking Editing, Film/Video Production, Filmmaking Screenwriting or Film/Video and Special Effects.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) allows students to earn only one Certificate in Filmmaking II. Students may choose from one of the following two specializations: General or Film/Video and Special Effects.

Note a student may only earn one Occupational Skills Award (OSA) per academic year.

TSI testing required prior to first enrollment for all AAS degrees and Level II certificates.

Accreditation

HCC is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). Seven Art and Design Programs—Studio Art, Interior Design, Digital Communication, Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, Filmmaking, and Digital Gaming & Simulation for Artists—collectively represent the Art and Design Unit at HCC.

National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
Reston, VA 20190-5248
Phone: 703-437-0700
Website: nasad.arts-accredit.org

Employment

There are 1,004 Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio Directors employed in the Greater Houston Area. This number is expected to decrease by 0.7% over the next four years.

  • The estimated annual of job openings is 39 jobs a year.
  • Median Wages - $20.53 hourly, $43,000 annually

Resources

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Aric Nitzberg

Filmmaking

Hours of Operation: Mon.-Fri. 8am-5pm