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Multimedia

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MM 110   Introduction to Multimedia
Credits: 1.00
Description: Explores the different roles, skill sets, jobs and equipment associated with the development of digital media. Examines the processes involved in producing content to meet a specific communication goal toward a target audience. Audit available.
MM 120   Multimedia Design
Credits: 2.00
Description: Introduces the multimedia development and design process. Includes identifying the functions and skills of a multimedia team, defining project goals and target audience, utilizing information architecture and user experience design principles, evaluating projects to determine deliverables and resource needs. Prerequisite/concurrent: MM 110, or instructor permission. Audit available.
MM 130   Multimedia Graphic Video and Audio Production
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces graphic, audio and video development for multimedia. Includes use of industry standard tools to produce digital media elements composed of graphics, audio and video to communicate an idea to a targeted audience. Prerequisites/concurrent: MM 120, or instructor permission. Audit available.
MM 140   Multimedia Authoring I
Credits: 3.00
Description: Covers production of an interactive multimedia project incorporating graphics, text, video, and audio using multimedia industry standard authoring software. Incorporate the principles and practices from MM110, MM120, and MM130. Prerequisite/concurrent: MM 130 or instructor permission. Audit available.
MM 141   Incorporating Multimedia Elements in Presentation Software
Credits: 2.00
Description: Plan and produce a multimedia presentation using industry level presentation software (Microsoft PowerPoint[TM]). Incorporate design theory, clip-art, video clips and sound into a Microsoft PowerPoint(TM) presentation. Emphasis on quality, presentation flow and program design. Audit available.
MM 146   Directing Actors for Recording
Credits: 4.00
Description: Explores the process of directing for camera and voice recording work within the multimedia profession. Focuses on industry standards and principles. Promotes the process for the collaboration by both performers and directors. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
MM 150   Multimedia Project Review, Testing and Delivery
Credits: 1.00
Description: Covers the final steps of a multimedia project including, quality assurance, beta testing, group evaluation and debugging techniques. Examines the different ways multimedia is currently being used. Covers tips and techniques for successfully promoting multimedia work. Prerequisite/concurrent: MM 140 or instructor permission. Audit available.
MM 160   Marketing Yourself as a Multimedia Professional
Credits: 2.00
Description: Explores the employment and independent market for multimedia professionals, including job qualifications for various positions in small to large organizations, as well as the general business environment for multimedia production. Provides an overview and opportunity to apply methods and practices used in finding and obtaining employment in the multimedia industry. Prerequisite/concurrent: MM 130 and MM 140 or instructor permission. Audit available.
MM 220   Multimedia Design II
Credits: 3.00
Description: Emphasizes design concepts including layout, typography, color theory, and information architecture with the goal of creating interactive designs that balance aesthetics and function. Students participate in "real-world", client focused design projects. Prerequisites: MM 120, 130; CAS 111D, CAS 175; or instructor permission. Audit available.
MM 230   Graphics for Multimedia
Credits: 4.00
Description: Continues to develop skills using multimedia industry standard graphic software to create, edit and optimize graphic images for use in multimedia and interactive computer applications. Explores graphic creation, color, composition and compositing of multiple graphics for use in multimedia presentations and other multimedia formats. Prerequisite: MM 130 or instructor permission. Audit available.
MM 231   Vector Graphics & Animation for the World Wide Web
Credits: 3.00
Description: Provides instruction and practice in creating short animations, long-form animations with synchronized sounds, interactive walkthrough animations and navigation controls using multimedia industry standard vector graphics and animations software. Prerequisites: MM 130, 140; CAS 111D, CAS 175; or instructor permission. Audit available.
MM 232   Multimedia 3D Modeling and Animation
Credits: 3.00
Description: Covers how to create, edit, and take apart 3D models and animations using industry standard 3D modeling and animation software. Develops foundational skills to work, create, and navigate utilizing the features of the digital 3D modeling workspace. Explores basic elements of the 3D development of objects, environments and animations. Prerequisites: MM 130, 140; CAS 111D; or instructor permission. Audit available.
MM 233   3D Character Modeling and Animation
Credits: 3.00
Description: Continues the study of 3D emphasizing the creation of animated characters. Involves sophisticated techniques for creating organic shapes and natural motion, matching facial expressions and lip movement to dialog and using kinematics for character movement. Provides the opportunity to individually experience all aspects of production. Includes group production projects. Prerequisites: MM 232. Audit available.
MM 234   3D for Interactivity
Credits: 3.00
Description: Includes how to design, create, and display high-quality, interactive 3D graphics and animations using industry standard 3D modeling tools. Explores and tests delivery options, limitations, and quality issues. Prerequisites: MM 232. Audit available.
MM 235   Digital Video Editing and Production
Credits: 3.00
Description: Explores the post-production process for non-linear editing of digital video for use in video production and multimedia applications. Focuses on industry standard editing software to develop the foundation grammar of editing including continuity and montage principles. Prerequisite: MM 130 or instructor permission. Audit available.
MM 236   Video Compression and Streaming on the Internet
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces preparing video and audio for Internet playback, incorporating the principles of quality video and audio streaming techniques and technology. Introduces adaptation of video and audio segments for streaming using industry-standard digital editing and compression software. Covers cross-platform/cross-browser projects on both PCC-provided and publically available user-generated content (UGC) hosting services to be tested for performance on Macintosh and Windows computers using various browsers and players. Prerequisite: MM 235; CAS 111D; or instructor permission. Audit available.
MM 237   Video Compositing and Effects
Credits: 4.00
Description: Introduces the creation of motion graphics using industry standard software. Illustrates the basic concepts of motion graphics, as well as the functions and capabilities of the software tools including their extensive compositing, keying, animation, and special effects capabilities. Prerequisites: MM 230, MM 235. Audit available.
MM 238   Creating Professional DVD-Video
Credits: 4.00
Description: Introduces creation of custom DVD-Video using professional level authoring software. Integrates video with audio, graphics, and other assets. Develops custom navigation, menus, chapters, and interactivity. Encodes uncompressed audio into highly compressed Dolby digital AC-3 streams, and incorporates it into the DVD authoring software. Prerequisite: MM 140 and MM 235, or instructor permission. Audit available.
MM 239   Digital Video Edit/Post Production II
Credits: 4.00
Description: Continues to develop and explore post-production design and delivery of digital video and audio for multimedia projects and television. Continues to build upon the basic techniques of video editing, color correction, audio development, media compression formats and codecs for video delivery using industry standard software. Analyzes, evaluates, and critiques existing video projects. Prerequisite: MM 235. Audit available.
MM 240   Multimedia Authoring II-Scripting
Credits: 4.00
Description: Covers industry standard web application tools to author interactive projects. Covers essential and foundational authoring languages, concepts and practices. Includes assembly of digital media elements, made interactive through authoring, and then tested for function, design, usability, and bugs. Prerequisites: MM 140, 231; or instructor permission. Audit available.
MM 241   Multimedia Authoring III - Scripting
Credits: 4.00
Description: Continues to develop the essential and foundational authoring languages, concepts and practices. Includes advanced assembly of digital media elements will be assembled, made interactive through authoring, for web or mobile phone delivery and then tested for function, design, usability, and bugs. Prerequisite: MM 240; or instructor permission. Audit available.
MM 244   Creating Interactive Web Pages
Credits: 3.00
Description: Develop web pages using multimedia industry standard web page development software, such as Macromedia Dreamweaver (TM) and web animation tools, such as Macromedia Flash (TM). Incorporate multimedia elements for optimal internet delivery. Commercially available multimedia elements (clip media) will be used for constructing the web page. Prerequisites: CAS 111D and MM 231 or instructor permission. Audit available.
MM 245   Internet Delivery Methods
Credits: 3.00
Description: Covers methods and strategies to optimize and expand the delivery of still graphics, animations, audio, and video streaming to various devices. Includes evaluation of media performance, codec efficiency, image quality and cross platform functionality, interactivity, accessibility, and digital design standards. Recommended: CAS 112D, 113, & 206. Prerequisites: MM 230 & CAS 111D or Instructor Permission. Audit available.
MM 246   Post-Production Sound for Video
Credits: 2.00
Description: Introduces the practice of sound editing for video projects. Examines multiple methods and workflows including: synchronization of sound with picture, modification to maximize intelligibility, dialog replacement, the creation, collection and use of sound effects and music, mixing, and conforming sound to distribution standards. Prerequisites: MM 235 and MM 260. Audit available.
MM 247   Field Sound for Video
Credits: 2.00
Description: Provides overview, exploration and practice of field sound recording for video projects. Examines multiple concepts, methods and techniques including preproduction, microphone use, signal routing, mixing and improving sound recording in challenging acoustical environments. Prerequisites: MM 235 and MM 260. Audit available.
MM 250   Advanced Multimedia Project Development I
Credits: 3.00
Description: Explores the connection between creative and technical skills required to develop digital multimedia projects. Covers planning, producing and implementation of interactive projects using industry standard software. Prerequisites: MM 230, 231, 235 and MM 270. Audit available.
MM 251   Advanced Multimedia Project Development II
Credits: 3.00
Description: Continues to develop digital multimedia skills used in planning, producing and implementing interactive projects using industry standard software. Prerequisites: MM 250. Audit available.
MM 252   Advanced Multimedia Project Development III
Credits: 3.00
Description: Further develops the project created in MM 251. Prepare an interactive multimedia project using industry standard software tools. Project development will include planning, production, project review and, implementing the evaluation suggestions. Final projects will be submitted for faculty and peer critiques and then placed on the World Wide Web. Prerequisite: MM 251 or instructor permission. Audit available.
MM 253   Intermediate Modeling and Texturing
Credits: 3.00
Description: Continues exploring 3D modeling and texturing through hands-on exercise and assignments. Explores relevant modeling tools, advanced modeling theory, and intermediate texturing techniques. Prerequisite: MM 232. Audit available.
MM 254   Character Rigging and Animation
Credits: 3.00
Description: Explores 3D character rigging and animation through lectures and assignments. Covers the creation of a professional bipedal character rigging, character animation and lip-syncing facial animation. Prerequisite: MM 232. Audit available.
MM 255   3D Lighting and Texturing
Credits: 3.00
Description: Covers lighting techniques with an in depth focus on the technical aspects of both lighting and shadows. Includes UV unwrapping and layout skills, and advanced graphic tool techniques into order to create professional quality textures. Prerequisite: MM 232 or instructor permission. Audit available.
MM 256   Graphics for Multimedia II
Credits: 4.00
Description: Continues to develop skills using multimedia industry standard graphic software to create, edit and optimize graphic images for use in multimedia and interactive computer applications. Explores techniques to manage workflow of graphics production essential for use in multimedia presentations and other multimedia formats. Prerequisite: MM 230. Audit available.
MM 258   Video Composting and Editing II
Credits: 4.00
Description: Continues development of essential foundation skills needed to create motion graphics using industry standard software. Illustrates intermediate concepts of motion graphics, and the functions and capabilities of the software tools including their extensive compositing, keying, animation, and special effects capabilities. Prerequisite: MM 237. Audit available.
MM 259   Screenwriting/Preproduction
Credits: 4.00
Description: Focuses on the pre-production phase of narrative video projects. Provides story structure, character development, and formatting for screenwriting. Covers the transition from script to screen including shot lists, location scouting and floor plans, and other pre-production variables. Prerequisite:WR 121 and MM 260. Audit available.
MM 260   Video Production I
Credits: 4.00
Description: Introduces digital video production, with a focus on the fundamentals of project planning, basic camera functions, shooting techniques, lighting principles, and audio recording fundamentals. Includes preproduction issues, production terminology, and evaluation of industry etiquette. Prerequisites: MM 130 and MM 235. Audit available.
MM 261   Video Production II
Credits: 4.00
Description: Continues video production at an intermediate level; includes digital camera, lighting, audio, and preproduction techniques. Focuses on narrative production techniques. Focuses on narrative production workflow, including an overview of industry crew positions, directing actors and scene coverage. Prerequisite: MM 235 and MM 260. Audit available.
MM 262   Video Production III
Credits: 4.00
Description: Explores documentary video making through hands-on exercises and assignments. Covers relevant preproduction methods and materials, the small-crew field production model, interviewing techniques, and further development of camera, lighting, audio, and editing skills. Prerequisites: MM 235, MM 260, MM 261, or instructor permission. Audit available.
MM 263   Cinematography/Lighting
Credits: 3.00
Description: Develops skills in lighting and camerawork for field and studio video production. Explores all light fixtures, safety, theory and techniques. Covers camerawork, composition, lens, techniques and theory. Explores the roles of cinematographer and gaffer. Prerequisites: MM 235 and MM 260. Audit available.
MM 264   Broadcast I
Credits: 4.00
Description: Covers broadcast television workflow and techniques, including studio production, live events and multi-camera set-up productions. Explores the roles of directing, production switching and studio crew roles. Prerequisites: MM 235 and MM 260. Audit available.
MM 265   Broadcast II
Credits: 4.00
Description: Produces productions for PCC-TV and Portland community. Extended development in broadcast television workflow and techniques. Prerequisite: MM 264. Audit available.
MM 270   Writing for Multimedia
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces creating and adapting technical information and linear narratives for non-linear, interactive multimedia applications. Includes developing ideas into multimedia scripts, incorporating text with other media, writing narration, and writing for voice-over, writing for interactivity, presenting text on-screen, and writing concisely. Prerequisites: MM 120; WR 121, 122, 123 or WR 214; or instructor permission. Audit available.
MM 280   Cooperative Work Experience in Multimedia
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Description: Practice and enhance skills gained in the Multimedia 100 and 200 level classes. Spend 4 to 12 hours per week working in the multimedia industry (public/private sector organizations) working at an approved multimedia development company doing cooperative work. Develop career objectives by linking course work with out-of-classroom experiences by becoming part of the "multimedia team" learning cooperation, team building, communication skills and project development. Prerequisites: MM 230, 231, 235, 236, 240, 241, 245 or instructor permission. Audit available.