Introduction to Art and Technique of Filmmaking

Jasmine Trice

Introduction to Art and Technique of Filmmaking

Film and Television department

Jasmine Trice

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Easiness of class 4.5
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Clarity of professor 4.8
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Helpfulness of professor 4.8
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  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Participation Matters
  • Would Take Again
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Grades

Spring 2020
71.1%
59.3%
47.4%
35.6%
23.7%
11.9%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Summer 2019
33.2%
27.7%
22.1%
16.6%
11.1%
5.5%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2019
41.8%
34.8%
27.9%
20.9%
13.9%
7.0%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2018
36.5%
30.4%
24.4%
18.3%
12.2%
6.1%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Reviews

Quarter Taken: Spring 2020
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Submitted July 4, 2020
Grade Received: A

super easy A. took this spring 2020, so all of this was online. basically you have to do quizzes each week on tuesday and thursday that had queastjons based on the lecture and the film that we were supposed to watch. i got an A in the class by basically googling the synopsis of the movie and didn’t watch any of the movies and averaged 9/10 on the quizzes. you also have to buy a textbook that have some of the info on the quizzes. you also need to do discussion questions once a week, which are about 250 words and you need to reply to 2 other people to get full question. depends on your TA, because some TA’s will grade discussion questions harder while others will basically give you full points if you meet the word count and do the assignment on time. if you notice your getting points taken off bc of no reason, GET ON YOUR TA’S ASS. when i took it, my TA was randomly taking off points for no reason that numerous students basically called her out to the prof, who told the TA in question to chill with her grading. you also need to do a two projects (one project anytime from weeks 1-5 and another project that was due anytime from weeks 5-10. that were incredicinlu easy and took me less than 1 hour each. there wasn’t a midterm and there wasn’t a final. bottom line, this is one of the easiest GE’s i’ve taken. highly recommend.

Quarter Taken: Fall 2020
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Submitted Dec. 23, 2020
Grade Received: A+

This class was pretty easy. The structure is each week you need to watch lectures, skim the reading, and watch a film or two to answer the questions on the quizzes, which are pretty straightforward. You also have to write short responses to questions on the discussion forums. Grades are 50% discussion forums/ replies, 15% for two projects, and 35% for the quizzes. It's kind of a lot of work but if you do it all you should get an A :). I enjoyed the lectures and I thought the subject material was pretty interesting.

Quarter Taken: Fall 2019 Submitted Dec. 24, 2019 Grade Received: A

Professor Trice is incredible. She is devoted, respected, smart, knowledged. Her organization is on-point and the amount of detail and attention she puts into every single assignment instruction, rubric, syllabus, etc is second to none.
I am a STEM person so I really didn't find the content all that interesting, but I could tell that she was engaging. She really cares about what the students have to say and takes a good amount of class to have several students give their insight.
The class is very manageable. Her lectures give you everything you need to know from the readings, so you don't have to do those. The films are not the best, but they're interesting enough to pay attention to. You don't have to take notes during the screenings. Just bring a jacket because Melnitz is freezing!! The creative exercises are self-explanatory (she lays out the instructions so nicely for you), and you get to choose 2 of 5 assignments, so you really get to do projects that work better for you. The take home exams are kinda overwhelming at first glance, but they're really not that bad. The questions are easy to answer and they're obviously all open book, which is nice. We also got like practically a week with both exams, so there was enough time if you didn't leave it to the last minute. I don't know what I got on the final project, but it wasn't too bad if you manage your time well and choose an option that you know you can do well on.
My TA was Brittany Murphy and I absolutely loved her. She's hilarious, smart, and genuinely cares for the well-being of her students.
Easy A, but meh course content.

Quarter Taken: Summer 2019 Submitted Oct. 17, 2019 Grade Received: A+

I took this class in the summer, as an online course.

I've taken so many online classes, and barely do the professors care if they haven't seen you in person, but Professor Trice is a HUGE exception. She responds to. every. single. student. within a day or two, and is very concerned about our learning. She explains her content well, and the quizzes and discussion essays are straightforward if you have listened to her lectures well. The class requires effort, but you're guaranteed an A as long as you do all the work and submit things on time. Professor Trice, with all her devotion and care, is the best it can get for this course!

Quarter Taken: Fall 2018 Submitted June 26, 2019 Grade Received: A-

You show up to lecture and learn about how movies are made and different types of critical lenses to apply to watching movies. You write an essay or two, watch a movie or two every week, and skim through a very simple textbook. Occasionally, you're hit with some odd texts, but Professor Trice's lectures are the most helpful and comprehensive I think I will ever encounter at this school. Her slides are digestible, her engagement is impeccable, and she frequently gets students to participate just to clarify that we're all on the same page. The subject matter is fairly easy and fun, and if movies and art interest you at all, I think you're in for a treat. It's UCLA after all -- as a film major, I can attest to the quality of the program, and this intro class is just a tiny peak into what the rest of us are going to be spending our time grinding out. I hope I don't sound pretentious calling it all "easy," as there was a very very large amount of shit that I learned about for the first time in this class. Lots of techniques, terms, and movies I'd never even heard about came from here, and many of those movies or styles are now some I can call my favorites. Take this class for the GE if it interests you, and film majors, don't worry too much about it! It's not hard nor boring.

Quarter Taken: Fall 2019 Submitted Dec. 24, 2019 Grade Received: A

Though I took this as a GE class, I genuinely enjoyed many of the concepts taught. The course work is light with a few creative exercises, but the end of the quarter with the 2 take-home finals and the final project was highly writing-intensive and took a decent amount of time to complete. The professor is very clear and has engaging lectures, and I actually enjoyed critically thinking about films and being exposed to new ways of thinking.
tldr: The professor is well-spoken and lectures well, the course work is easy, and the finals are lots of writing but not too bad.

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  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Participation Matters
  • Would Take Again
  • Uses Slides
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Snazzy Dresser
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