Cinema studies go hand-in-hand with today's media rich environments. The two skills (traditionally - photography and filmmaking) are all about the creative capture and manipulation of images. However, they have expanded greatly to embrace the digital media revolution that has occurred. Today's imaging specialist must be prepared to work with digital as well as conventional photographic, video and motion picture tools and applications.
Film is the universal cultural expression of our day. Because of its capacity to merge visual, intellectual, and aural experiences together, we depend on film to interpret events in our lives and the world. The Digital Imaging and Cinema emphasis wants students to gain both foundational skills and the sensitivity to use these skills to make films that are both entertaining and purposeful. We want to produce both technicians and storytellers.
Teamwork is essential to any film production, students share responsibilities as cinematographers, lighting and sound technicians, scriptwriters, and editors to complete a professional-quality project. Most courses in cinema studies also include extensive film screenings. JBU's Visual Arts department has all the facilities needed to produce films at a professional level and student films have been showcased at prestigious film festivals nationwide. The department works hard to provide a professional real-world experience. And for these reasons, we believe there is no better atmosphere for purposeful filmmaking.
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