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SCRW 315 Film Production and Editing I

The course introduces the principles and practices of electronic filmmaking as a personal and creative art form. Students will engage in exercises and projects to explore and understand editing, camera work, light, composition, and sound. A variety of cinematic forms will be examined. Student screenplays may be produced. Students will film and edit individual creative projects.

Special information

Note: This course may be taken twice for credit.
4 Undergraduate credits

Effective May 8, 2013 to present

Meets graduation requirements for

Learning outcomes


  • Can combine filming and editing to create personal cinematic statements.
  • Can use advanced keystrokes to navigate Final Cut Express interface to make advanced edits in sound and picture.
  • Establish a solid intermediate foundation to move into advanced digital film production courses.
  • Know how to edit at an intermediate level using Final Cut Express 4.
  • Know how to film using a digital video camera.
  • Prepared to write and direct compelling, high level, and artistic electronic cinema.
  • Understands and can utilize light and composition for advanced filming.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

Goal 6: The Humanities and Fine Arts

  • Demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities.
  • Understand those works as expressions of individual and human values within a historical and social context.
  • Respond critically to works in the arts and humanities.
  • Engage in the creative process or interpretive performance.
  • Articulate an informed personal reaction to works in the arts and humanities.

Fall 2024

Section Title Instructor books eservices
01 Film Production and Editing I Hannahan, Kathryn Books for SCRW-315-01 Fall 2024 Course details for SCRW-315-01 Fall 2024