Department of Cinematic Arts2022-10-24T10:39:25-04:00

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CINEMATIC ARTS

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The Department of Cinematic Arts (CCA) prepares a new generation of innovators, storytellers and leaders to succeed in film, television, and digital emergent technologies.

Undergraduates earning the Bachelor of Science in Communication (B.S.C). in Motion Pictures may select from the following tracks: General, Production, Screenwriting, Business, or Critical Studies. A Motion Pictures minor is available.

Students in the Masters of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) Program concentrate in production, screenwriting, or producing.

SPECIAL TOPICS COURSES

Please consider the following Special Topics course offerings from the School of Communication. Spring registration begins on November 7, 2022. Please consult Canelink, the instructor of record, and/or your academic advisor for more information.

CCA 294 section TU1Intro to Animation: Introduction to 2D animation introduces the student to the fundamentals of animation language. This course presents and explores techniques used to animate including: motion graphics, conceptualization, storyboarding, shot language, editing styles, narrative structure, creating characters, and bringing those characters to life.

CCA 294 section TU2Intro to Animation: Introduction to 2D animation introduces the student to the fundamentals of animation language. This course presents and explores techniques used to animate including: motion graphics, conceptualization, storyboarding, shot language, editing styles, narrative structure, creating characters, and bringing those characters to life.

CCA 404 + JMM 592 section JK1Aspects of Contemporary Cinema

CCA 419/619 section RSSeminar Documentary Production: The Seminar in Documentary Production is an advanced documentary class for SoC students who want to polish an existing project or develop a new project based on a detailed proposal.

CCA 419/619 section RSSeminar Documentary Production: The Seminar in Documentary Production is an advanced documentary class for SoC students who want to polish an existing project or develop a new project based on a detailed proposal.

CCA 494/622 section OPWriting for the Screen through Editing: Writing for the Cut teaches the unique structure of media narratives through the simultaneous exploration of screenwriting and screen editing. Through a series of exercises students are expected to develop a better understanding of screen writing at both the level of the script and the level of the edit.

CCA 494/632 section HJ2Production and Location Sound Recording: This course provides students with in-depth exploration into the use of creative sound recording techniques and post-production sound design. Students acquire the skills necessary to utilize audio equipment effectively in production and especially on location while advancing their understanding of the post-production sound process.

CCA 494/750 section FGH From Script to Screen: Advanced production concepts and techniques explored in a variety of media. Students will produce an approved film or script. The class will explore the language of motion picture and how this language is utilized in the story telling process.

CCA 494/795 section CDEAdvanced Cinematic Lighting: An in-depth and hands-on production course where students get introduced to, utilize and design advanced lighting setups that could help frame the state of mind, evolving emotions, and underlying motivations of the characters, and set nuanced mood, ambience, and visual impact in a narrative film.

CCA 494/795 section QR2Avant-Garde Cinema: Lectures and screenings will acquaint the student with the historical context in which the cinema avant-garde was nurtured: the aesthetic, technical and societal setting within which it developed, as well as the complex variations of genre and style that have characterized it throughout its history.

CCA 494/795 section RS1Producing the Art Documentary: Taught by the President and CEO of Oolite Arts Dennis Scholl, this course will guide students through the production of short documentaries focused on art/artists.

CCA 494/795 + COM 609 section HJGlobal Black Film: This course explores the international history of film, centered on the pioneering innovations by people of African descent from 1898 to the present.

CCA 494/795 + JMM 356/656 section RS2Podcasting: Podcast Storytelling affords students the opportunity to develop a new wave of audio content, create virtual gathering spaces and has the potential to create new audiences. Students will produce projects as either stand-alone or episodic and will publish their projects on a hosting site.

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A few of our motion pictures projects, all done by our very own students and faculty.

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Anthony
Allegro

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Grace
Barnes

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Margaret
Cardillo

m.cardillo@umiami.edu
(305) 284-9722
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Sanjeev
Chatterjee

sanjeev@miami.edu
(305) 284-2234
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Ali
Habashi

ahabashi@miami.edu
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Sana
Haq

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Shane Kinsler

Shane
Kinsler

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Konstantia Kontaxis

Konstantia
Kontaxis

kkontaxis@miami.edu
(305) 284-6382
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Christina
Lane

clane@miami.edu
(305) 284-3657
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Barbara
Leibell

dleibell@miami.edu
(305) 284-4890
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Betsy Mateu

Betsy Helf
Mateu

e.mateu@miami.edu
(305) 284-6902
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Thomas
Musca

t.musca@miami.edu
(305) 284-5219
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William
Rothman

rothman@miami.edu
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John
Soliday

jsoliday@miami.edu
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Ed Talavera

Ed
Talavera

etalavera@miami.edu
(305) 284-4167
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Rechna
Varma

rxv310@miami.edu
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Jim Virga

Jim
Virga

jvirga@miami.edu
(305) 284-2759
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