Sheridan College IMAX Course Outline

FILM4049
Large Screen Production
Techniques Primer
 
  I: Administrative Information   II: Course Details   III: Topical Outline(s)
 
Retain during the course and for future use when applying for credit at other educational institutions

Section I: Administrative Information
  Credit Value: 1.0
Credit Value Notes: N/A
Effective Term: Winter 2002
Prerequisites: N/A
Corequisites: N/A
Equivalents:
N/A
Pre/Co/Equiv Notes: N/A

Program(s): Advanced Television & Film
Program Coordinator(s): Vladimir Kabelik
Course Leader or Contact: Richard Leiterman
Version:
2.0
Status: Approved - Under Rev (AREV)

Course Description
This module introduces technicians and production personnel to working in 15/70 large format productions, including IMAX, IMAX DOME and IMAX 3D. Over the years, we have become accustomed to going to specialty theatres to watch the spectacle of IMAX. It is not unusual then to want to become more familiar with the technicalities of working and producing IMAX. This module will explore the differences in producing IMAX compared to conventional 35mm film, the use of IMAX cameras, the reasons to shoot in the IMAX format, the practicalities of shooting IMAX, including preparation, crew requirements, and light concerns.

Typical Instructional Format

Lab
6.0
Lecture
4.0
Other
4.0
Total hours: 14.0

Courses may be offered in other formats.

Section I Notes: EXPECTATIONS CONCERNING THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT In this post-graduate program, students and faculty work together in a cooperative way to ensure an effective learning environment. Students are expected to share their expertise and experiences with each other to enhance the learning of all students. While the faculty is responsible for final evaluations, in this mature atmosphere students will also participate in individual or self evaluation and peer evaluations.

 
 
Section II: Course Details

Detailed Description
This module introduces technicians and production personnel to working in 15/70 large format productions, including IMAX, IMAX DOME and IMAX 3D. Over the years, we have become accustomed to going to specialty theatres to watch the spectacle of IMAX. It is not unusual then to want to become more familiar with the technicalities of working and producing IMAX. This module will explore the differences in producing IMAX compared to conventional 35mm film, the use of IMAX cameras, the reasons to shoot in the IMAX format, the practicalities of shooting IMAX, including preparation, crew requirements, and light concerns.

Program Context

 
Advanced Television & Film Program Coordinator: Vladimir Kabelik
This unique learning module has been designed to introduce basic elements necessary to understand shooting in IMAX, IMAX DOME and IMAX 3D.


Course Learning Outcomes
Learning outcomes identify the critical performances, and the knowledge, skills and attitudes that successful students will have reliably demonstrated through the learning experiences and evaluation in the course. Successful students will have demonstrated the following:

 
Knowledge
			
Successful students will have demonstrated knowledge of:

- the IMAX film production process
Skills
			
Successful students will have demonstrated further development in 
their abilities to:

- understand the purpose and usage of  IMAX technology

Attitudes
			
Successful students will have demonstrated attitudes of:

- self-confidence and pride in the proojects they will produce in the 
  future.
Evaluation Plan
Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways:

 
(Any adjustment to this plan would be communicated to students at the 
beginning of the module consistent with Sheridan Standards.  Timing 
and instructions for tests and assignments will be distributed and 
also discussed early in the module.)

Participants are assigned a "Satisfactory" (S) or an "Unsatisfactory" 
(U) based on self, peer and instructor evaluation.  Criteria for 
success includes formulating and articulating their vision, 
demonstrating their learning through contribution to the class and 
hands-on experience.  

Please refer to Section I Notes regarding "Expectations Concerning The 
Learning Environment".
Provincial Context
The course meets the following Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities requirements:

 

Generic Skills
Generic Skills emphasized in the course:

  communication - written   communication - oral   communication - visual
  analytical X creative thinking   decision making
X interpersonal   numeracy   organizational
  problem solving X technological   other (see below)

Notes: N/A

General Education
This General Education course relates to the following provincial goal area(s) as specified by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

  asthetic appreciation   social understanding
  civic life   understanding science
  cultural understanding   understanding technology
  personal development   work and the economy

Prior Learning Assessment
PLA Contact: Registrar's Office

Students may apply to receive credit by demonstrating achievement of the course learning outcomes through previous life and work experiences. This course is eligible for challenge through the following method(s):

Challenge Exam Portfolio Interview Other Not Eligible for PLA
        X
 
 
Section III: Topical Outline
Some details of this outline may change as a result of circumstances such as weather cancellations, College and student activities, and class timetabling.
Effective term: Winter 2002
Instructor: Richard Leiterman
Textbook(s):
To be established.

Applicable student group(s): Advanced Television and Film Post Graduate Program
Description:
- Introduction and origins of IMAX
- IMAX formats in relationship to 35mmm film format
- Support equipment
- Introduction to equipment
- Practicalities of shooting with IMAXX
- Implication of sound recording
- Crewing necessities
- Lighting for IMAX
- Limitations of lenses
- Considerations of film stocks
- Hands-on with IMAX Cameras
- Film loading of magazines
- IMAX system film transport
- Screening of an IMAX film
- Composition for IMAX
- FAQ session
 
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