CMST 114 Introduction to Producing Motion Pictures • 5 Cr.


This course focuses on the elements and process of all aspects of film production from pre-production to the end of post-production. The course will also cover production skills and the impact of such on the viewer. Students will leave the course with a producing plan portfolio.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Critically analyze both analog and digital media presentations to describe what went on during production. Explain all positions and define responsibilities of each role on a major film production. Describe the techniques utilized in all aspects of production to complete a film project. Describe how post-production helps determine the pace and flow of a film. Define a variety of terms used on a motion picture set (including, but not limited to, gaffing, barn doors and placement). Assess financing a low and big-budget production. Effectively communicate and navigate in union and non-union productions. Create producing plan portfolio (implement a script breakdown, a budget with both above and below line items, and a cast & crew).