Spotlight on BMCC Faculty
- MMP 100 Course Hub by Prof. Anna Pinkas
Course hub for MMP 100 at BMCC created by Professor Anna Pinkas and published under a CC-BY license. “The content of the course has been divided into “Topics”. Please refer to the “Syllabus” page for a suggested weekly breakdown. Each topic’s page includes slides (core concepts and terminology), web resources (relevant tutorials, articles etc.), as well as sample assignments and grading rubrics (faculty members are free to use these exact guidelines or to adapt them). Students should use Blackboard to submit their work and faculty should upload grades and comments there as well.”
Open Textbooks & Courses
- Understanding Media and Culture: An Introduction to Mass Communication (University of Minnesota)
Open textbook from the University of Minnesota that aims to provide an alternative introductory communication text by focusing on media technology.
- Digital Foundations: Introduction to Media Design with the Adobe Creative Cloud, Revised Edition
By xtine burrough and Michael Mandiberg. “Digital Foundations uses formal exercises of the Bauhaus to teach the Adobe Creative Suite” with Adobe Creative Cloud 2017 software.
- Computer Graphics and Computer Animation: A Retrospective Overview
By Wayne E. Carlson. “Book Description: This book was developed in an attempt to maintain in one location the information and references that point to the many important historical developments of the short life of the computer graphics world as we know it.”
- 3D Animation
By Praseed Nair and A C Balaji. “This course covers 3D visual designing and animation using open source software. It has five modules: Modelling, Shading, Animation and Rigging, Lighting and Rendering, and Dynamics. It follows a practical approach to multimedia animation.”
- Exploring Movie Construction & Production: What’s so exciting about movies?
“The discussion covers theme, genre, narrative structure, character portrayal, story, plot, directing style, cinematography, and editing. Important terminology is defined and types of analysis are discussed and demonstrated. An extended example of how a movie description reflects the setting, narrative structure, or directing style is used throughout the book to illustrate building blocks of each theme.”
- Moving Pictures: An Introduction to Cinema
“A free and open-source introduction to the art and science of moving pictures, offering in-depth exploration of how cinema communicates, and what, exactly, it is trying to say.”