ERIC Number: ED328684
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Central Florida Film Production Technology Training Program. Final Report.
Valencia Community Coll., Orlando, FL.; Universal Studios Florida, Orlando.
The Central Florida Film Production Technology Training program provided training to prepare persons for employment in the motion picture industry. Students were trained in stagecraft, sound, set construction, camera/editing, and post production. The project also developed a curriculum model that could be used for establishing an Associate in Science degree in film production technology, unique in the nation. The project was conducted by a partnership of Universal Studios Florida and Valencia Community College. The course combined hands-on classroom instruction with participation in the production of a feature-length film. Curriculum development involved seminars with working professionals in the five subject areas, using the Developing a Curriculum (DACUM) process. Students were recruited for each of three 15-week classes. More than 2,000 people applied for the training, 163 were placed in the program, and 134 students (83 men, 51 women) completed course requirements. Program evaluation showed that the program met its goals of training film production personnel, forming college-industry linkages, and developing a curriculum. The curriculum will be distributed through information retrieval systems and the Florida State Department of Education. In addition, the student film will be distributed commercially or noncommercially. (Appendices, the bulk of this document, contain information on project staff and class participants, a sample syllabus and class schedule, data on the student film, pre/post test, and publicity articles.) (KC)
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, College Programs, Community Colleges, Cooperative Programs, Curriculum Development, Film Industry, Film Production, Film Production Specialists, Films, Institutional Cooperation, Job Skills, On the Job Training, Photographic Equipment, Program Development, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, Technical Education, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Valencia Community Coll., Orlando, FL.; Universal Studios Florida, Orlando.