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GFA 1000 Introduction to On-Set Film Production
Credit Hours 6.0
Description

An introduction to professional on-set film procedures, standards, and organization. Taught in conjunction with the Georgia Film Academy.

GFA 2000 Georgia Film Academy Internship
Credit Hours 6.0
Prerequisites GFA 1000
Description

An on-set professional film production internship under the supervision of the Georgia Film Academy. This course is the first of the two-course Georgia Film Academy (GFA) Certification Program, designed specifically to provide students with a basic level of on-set film production skills, knowledge and experience with film-industry standards, organizational structure, professional equipment and on-set procedures.

GFA 2010 Set Construction & Scenic Painting
Credit Hours 6.0
Prerequisites GFA 1000
Description

This course is designed to equip students with entry-level skills and knowledge of set construction for the film and television industry. Students will participate in goal oriented class projects including reading blueprints, set safety, use of power tools, carpentry, scenic paint and sculpting. A large emphasis will be placed on set etiquette including, but not limited to, attitude, professionalism and technique on and off set.

GFA 2020 GFA Craft Course: Lighting & Electric
Credit Hours 6.0
Prerequisites GFA 1000
Description

This course is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge of electrical distribution and set lighting on a motion picture or episodic television set in order to facilitate their entry and advancement in the film business. Students will participate in goal oriented class projects including power distribution, set protocol and etiquette, properly setting lamps, department lingo, how to light a set to feature film standards, motion picture photography, etc. A large emphasis will be placed on set etiquette including, but not limited to, attitude, professionalism and technique on and off set.

GFA 2030 GFA Craft Course: Grip & Rigging
Credit Hours 6.0
Description

Prerequiste: GFA 1000. Grip & Rigging is an introduction and orientation to the practice of rigging and supporting grip equipment, cameras, vehicles and other physical/mechanical devices. In addition to a gaining a thorough knowledge of the equipment used in grip and rigging, students will engage in on-set exercises in inventory, maintenance, set-up, trouble-shooting, teamwork, set protocol and safety.

GFA 2040 GFA Craft Course: Post Production: Film & Television/Avid Editing, Digital Imaging & Story
Credit Hours 6.0
Description

Prerequiste: GFA 1000. This course is designed to certify students with Avid Media Composer User Certification. This certification is recognized worldwide as the industry standard for assistant editors in feature films and broadcast television. This course will equip students with a unique skillset and knowledge of industry standard digital imaging, editorial process and story forging on both motion picture and episodic nonlinear productions. At the end of the course the students will be qualified to advance a career in entertainment post production of film and television.

GFA 2050 GFA Craft Course: Introduction to Special Makeup Effects
Credit Hours 6.0
Prerequisites GFA 1000
Description

This course is designed to educate students with entry-level skills and knowledge in practical Special Effects (SFX) Makeup for the film and television industry. Students will participate in goal-oriented class projects including fabrication, material safety, using casting materials, professional make-up, sculpting, airbrushing, and design.

GFA 2060 FA Craft Course: Production Accounting
Credit Hours 6.0
Prerequisites GFA 1000
Description

This course is designed to give students a broad understanding of Production Accounting and related production concepts. Students will learn the fundamentals of Production Accounting for the entertainment industry, including how to manage the finances on a production and maintain accurate records. This course will explain the relationship between the production accounting department, the producers, the production office and set. Practical experience will be created by the use of industry standard software.

GFA 3140 Professional Assistant Sound Engineering with Avid ProTools User Certification
Credit Hours 6.0
Prerequisites GFA 1000
Description

Students learn and may certify in globally recognized Avid ProTools 100, industry best practices for the digital audio process within an industry standard sound department to be ready to enter the film industry as a working digital audio technician and/or assistant digital audio technician. This knowledge includes, but is not limited to, the equipment, techniques, communications, specifications, etc. used in the digital audio department.

GFA 4040 Professional Editing—Post Production Digital Imaging & Story Craft with Avid Media Composer 200
Credit Hours 6.0
Prerequisites GFA 1000 and GFA 2040
Description

Students will learn the skills needed to optimize editing workflows, streamline and ingest process and manage media. Students will learn advanced picture editing techniques, how to quickly prepare for multi-cam editing and how to work with graphics and mattes. This course also covers compositing with the 3D Warp effect, color correction and an in-depth look at some of the wide range of audio tools and effects included in Media Composer.